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Is CeraVe cruelty free?

Is CeraVe Cruelty-Free?

Is CeraVe Cruelty Free?

I reached out to CeraVe to ask, is CeraVe Cruelty Free? I know so many people want CeraVe to be cruelty-free, which is why I reached out again.

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Who Owns CeraVe?

L’Oreal owns CeraVe.

Is CeraVe PETA Certified?

No. CeraVe is not PETA certified.

Is CeraVe Leaping Bunny Certified?

No. CeraVe would have to prove that they are not testing on animals anywhere to be certified by Leaping Bunny. If CeraVe became Leaping Bunny certified, then I would believe that they were cruelty-free.

Here’s their response from 2018:

Hi Courtney!

CeraVe, a brand of L’Oreal, does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals and has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 yrs. For more information, please click here: http://bit.ly/1Npr1Dz

In China, the health authorities still require and carry out animal testing for some products. CeraVe a brand of L’Oréal, is the most active company working with the Chinese authorities towards a total elimination of animal testing.

As a result, the vast majority of products we sell in China are no longer tested on animals. For more information, please click here: http://bit.ly/2dP0Rnz

Cosmetic & personal care products may contain ingredients derived from animal sources such as lanolin & honey. Our products do not contain ingredients derived from bovine (beef) or porcine (pork) sources; we may use ingredients derived from fish & insects.

A review of the ingredients that are listed on all of our products or packages will alert you to the presence of this type of ingredient.

I Emailed CeraVe Again March 2019:

Here is everywhere that CeraVe Products are currently sold:

The Americas, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Europe, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Asia and Middle East, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Russia and Taiwan

L’Oréal does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, and has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 years. 
In China, the health authorities still require and carry out animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products. L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or make-up are no longer tested on animals.

Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China. L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or make-up are no longer tested on animals.

My Thoughts:

No, CeraVe is not cruelty free. They are testing some products on animals in China and Brazil, just to name two places. CeraVe even says ‘Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China.’ So there is no ambiguity here. CeraVe is currently choosing to sell where animal testing is mandatory for their products.

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands

There are many cruelty-free drugstore makeup and skincare brands out there! I’ve got a list of cruelty-free drugstore brands by type. I highly recommend Pixi Beauty or the Ordinary for budget skincare (see my Fall Skincare Routine for Dry Skin). CoverGirl just went cruelty-free, too!

Learn how to put an Ordinary Skincare Routine together with the Ordinary for all skin types.

Find out all the details on the biggest brand to ever go cruelty-free, CoverGirl.

What alternatives do I have to CeraVe?

I’ve got over 1000 cruelty-free brands on my cruelty-free beauty brand list that I update all the time! Find a new cruelty-free brand to love!

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  • CeraVe is on your list of cruelty free brands, though. Are they CF? I’m on the hunt for an easily accessible drugstore eye cream and was thinking of buying theirs.. but not if they’re in China and testing on animals.

    • I think that is an error. I still have a developer working out some issues. I removed cerave because they’re not cruelty-free as far as I know. I’ll reach out to them though to see if anything has changed in the past year!

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