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Is L’Oréal Cruelty-Free And Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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L’Oréal is known for everything from hair dyes and perfumes to makeup, but are its products suitable for vegan? Find out this and whether it is also cruelty-free below. 

About L’Oréal

L’Oréal is a French toiletry company founded in 1909. The company originally started with a hair colouring product name Oréale, before going into other areas of personal care, including face and body cleansers, sun protection, makeup and perfume.  

Is L’Oréal cruelty-free?

No, L’Oréal isn’t cruelty-free. This is because it sells products in mainland China, where animal testing is required by law if importing beauty products into the country. As a result, even if they themselves don’t test on animals, L’Oréal makes an exception in these instances, making it not quite cruelty-free.

Is L’Oréal vegan?

L’Oréal has some products that do not contain animal products, but it isn’t vegan as other products contain ingredients such as carmine and lanolin which are not suitable for vegans. It can also be argued that due to not being cruelty-free, animal-free products can’t necessarily be considered vegan either. 

Check out our favourite cruelty-free skincare product recommendations next.


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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