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Is Clarins Cruelty-Free And Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Clarins specialises in luxury skincare, but is it also a cruelty-free and vegan brand? Read on for the full lowdown.

About Clarins

Clarins is a French skincare and perfume company founded in 1954 by medical student Jacques Courtin-Clarins, becoming a family business. It began with a small range of plant-based skin products but has since grown to include a range of serums, creams and toners. 

Is Clarins cruelty-free?

No, Clarins is not cruelty-free. This is because Clarins is sold in China, where it is required by law to test on animals for any cosmetic products being sold in the country. As a result, it can’t be considered truly cruelty-free. 

Is Clarins vegan?

No, Clarins is not a vegan brand, as some products contain lanolin and carmine, which are derived from animals. Clarins does have a range of products called My Clarins, which are marketed as vegan and cruelty-free. However since the rest of the brand is not vegan or cruelty-free, it is up to the individual whether they feel comfortable buying from the range, as some people would not consider My Clarins to be truly cruelty-free or vegan. 


By Toni Olukiran
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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