Victoria’s Secret is not cruelty-free

Victoria’s Secret is not cruelty-free

Victoria’s Secret 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 selling products where animal testing is required by law.

Parent company:

L Brands

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  • Finished products tested on animals

    Yes, where required by law

  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing

    Yes, where required by law

  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


Official Animal Testing Policy:

“L Brands policy prohibits the testing of our branded products, formulations and ingredients on animals except in rare cases when required by government regulations. Through our involvement in the Institute For In Vitro Sciences, we are supporting research to develop additional non-animal alternative methods which we believe will ultimately result in the elimination of animal testing worldwide.”

Is Victoria’s Secret owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

Victoria’s Secret is owned by L Brands, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Victoria’s Secret not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Victoria’s Secret sold where animal testing is required by law?

Yes, Victoria’s Secret is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing. This means that their products were likely tested on animals.

Is Victoria’s Secret certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Victoria’s Secret is not certified by any organizations.

Is Victoria’s Secret vegan?

Victoria’s Secret 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.

How do you determine that brands like Victoria’s Secret are not cruelty-free?

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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