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Is OGX Cruelty Free?

Is OGX cruelty free?

Is OGX Cruelty Free?

Recently I reached out OGX to ask, Is OGX Cruelty Free? I asked my standard set of questions.

Are the finished products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?

Are the products tested on animals during the production process by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?

Do you have documents from your ingredient suppliers to show that they are not testing on animals for your brand or any other brand?

Does your manufacturer purchase any ingredients from laboratories that conduct tests on animals? Do you have documents to support this?

Are the products sold in any markets where animal testing is required by local law and regulations (China, etc)?

Are the products vegetarian? (no animals killed for the products – i.e. some forms of collagen, squalane, etc.)

Are the products vegan? (i.e. product ingredients that come from animals like lanolin, honey, milk, etc. – being vegan is NOT necessary for my blog, but a bonus for my vegan readers)

Is your company certified by Leaping Bunny? (NOT necessary, but definitely a nice thing! It’s free to become Leaping Bunny certified, plus they promote you to over 10 million people. Read more about it here)

OGX’s Response

Hi Courtney,
Thanks for contacting us! We understand and share your concern regarding the ethical treatment of animals. We have a deep respect for animal welfare. Vogue International does not itself conduct or request others to perform animal testing in order to substantiate the safety or efficacy of any of our products or raw ingredients. Given that there are countries that require animal testing by law, we do our best to respect governing law and regulations set by that governing body while encouraging alternative methods and helping to bring about change from within. We are pursuing opportunities to influence others on alternative methods and work towards our long-term goal of the elimination of animal testing worldwide. We understand that you may not agree with our decision, and we respect your right to choose the best products for you.

Is OGX Cruelty Free? My Thoughts

OGX did not answer each of my questions individually. They just sent a single paragraph. OGX’s answer reads as they test where required by law. They must sell somewhere that animal testing is mandatory. Therefore, OGX is not cruelty free.



  • I was just researching this and discovered that OGX is now owned by Johnson & Johnson. Even though OGX says they don’t use cruel ingredients nor test their products on animals here I don’t want to support J&J because they kept information about a possible connection between talc & cervical cancer hidden. So this is another brand I won’t be trying.

    Lastly, your question list is amazing! I’m pinning this for them. Thanks for all you do!

  • I just bought a bottle of OGX Argan Oil hair conditioner because it states on the bottle that it is cruelty free, made in the USA. I would like to tell my store manager that this company is falsely advertising. However, I just received a list of cruelty free products provided by Leaping Bunnie and Organix is listed. What shall I do?

  • At least they had the courtesy to give you a clear and respectful response. I know that is not always the case.

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