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Is Neutrogena Cruelty-Free And Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Checking to see if some of your go-to products are vegan and cruelty-free? Read on to find out if Neutrogena is vegan, and whether or no they continue to test on animals.

About Neutrogena

Neutrogena is an American brand selling a range of makeup, skincare and haircare products. It was founded in 1930, then called Natone, by Emmanuel Stolaroff. It has since grown to become a major corporation in the beauty and skincare world, with it also being owned by the Johnson & Johnson company. 

Is Neutrogena cruelty-free?

Neutrogena is not cruelty-free. It states on the website:

NEUTROGENA ® cares about the welfare of animals and consequently does not conduct animal testing in the research or development of any of its products. Unfortunately, some countries still require animal testing data to approve new cosmetic products for sale, which is why we will continue to advocate for alternative cosmetic testing methods. At NEUTROGENA ®, safety is our first priority and we believe that our products can be validated as safe and effective without compromising animal welfare.

As Neutrogena still sell products in countries where animal testing is required by law, it is not truly cruelty-free. 

Is Neutrogena Vegan?

No, Neutrogena is not a vegan brand as it uses ingredients such as beeswax and lanolin in its products. Products that contain no animal-derived ingredients may not also be seen as vegan either since the brand is not cruelty-free. 

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

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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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