Nexxus is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“Unilever is committed to the elimination of animal testing; and is equally committed to consumer health and safety.”
“We do not test our products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing. We use a wide range of non-animal approaches to evaluate the safety of our products for consumers, our workers and the environment. We also develop ‘next generation’ safety assessment approaches that do not rely on new animal data.
Occasionally, across Unilever’s broader portfolio of brands, ingredients that we use still have to be tested by suppliers to comply with legal and regulatory requirements in some markets; and some government authorities test certain products on animals as part of their regulations. “
Nexxus is owned by Unilever and inherits their animal testing policy.
Watch out for the “safety as a priority” trick. When a brand emphasizes “consumer health and safety”, like Unilever does above, this generally means that they prioritize safety at any cost — even if this means testing on animals to prove safety.
Unilever states that both their ingredients and their finished products might be tested on animals by their suppliers or third parties, which means Unilever and Nexxus are not cruelty-free companies.
Nexxus is owned by Unilever, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Nexxus not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
Yes, Nexxus is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Nexxus is not certified by any organizations.
Nexxus might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.
Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."
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