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Is Cetaphil Vegan And Cruelty-Free?

by Toni Olukiran

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Cetaphil is another brand that people swear by, but are their products cruelty-free and vegan? Read on for the full lowdown. 

What is Cetaphil?

Cetaphil is a skincare brand founded in 1947 by a pharmacist and has rapidly grown in the decades since its inception. The focus of all products is non-harsh chemicals, and its face cleanser is the most popular as it is suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Is Cetaphil cruelty-free?

Cetaphil is unfortunately not truly cruelty-free. It states on its website that ‘Cetaphil products do not consist of any animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals.’, however, it also says that it is not truly cruelty-free in a somewhat confusing statement elsewhere on the website, stating ‘some health authorities may conduct animal testing for certain cosmetic products prior to approval for sale on the market, as is still the case in China’, of which it is included. As a result, it cannot be considered truly cruelty-free as it still sells products in countries where it is required by law.

Is Cetaphil vegan?

Cetaphil contains no animal products so produces vegan formulas — however as it is not cruelty-free some may argue that the brand itself isn’t vegan, but this is up to the individual. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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