Estēe Lauder is a multinational cosmetics company that owns popular brands such as, DKNY, MAC, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown.
But does Estēe Lauder test on animals? Are they cruelty-free? That’s what you’ll find out in this post.
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Is Estēe Lauder Cruelty-Free
Here is an excerpt of Estēe Lauder’s animal testing policy:
“The Estēe Lauder Companies does not test on animals and we never ask others to do so on our behalf. If a regulatory body demands it for its safety or regulatory assessment, an exception can be made. Our consumers can be certain that we are committed to producing only the highest quality beauty products which meet our exacting efficacy, safety, and ethical standards. “
Read the full policy here.
Estēe Lauder states that they do not test on animals unless a regulatory body demands it. So since they sell in China, which requires animal testing, they are not considered to be a cruelty-free parent company.
However, they do own some brands which are certified cruelty free.
Estēe Lauder Brands to Avoid
Here are the Estēe Lauder Brands that you should avoid to live a cruelty-free lifestyle. Most of the brands are sold in China, as indicated by the CH next to its name.
- Aramis -CH
- Donna Karan- CH
- DKNY- CH
- Ermenegildo Zegna- CH
- Estēe Lauder- CH
- Jo Malone- CH
- Michael Kors Beauty- CH
- Tommy Hilfiger- CH
- Tory Burch- CH
- Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
- Kilian Perfume as an Art
Skincare & Hair
- Clinique -CH
- La Mer -CH
- Lab Series for Men- CH
- Origins- CH
- Tom Ford- CH
- Darphin Paris
- Bobbi Brown -CH
- GLAMGLOW- CH
- MAC Cosmetics- CH
- Aerin Beauty- CH
Cruelty-Free Brands from Estēe Lauder
This is a list of cruelty-free brands that are owned by Estēe Lauder. They are all certified cruelty free by PETA.
Some peeps in the cruelty-free community feel very strongly about not using brands whose parent company tests on animals. However, that is a personal choice that you have to make. I personally use any cruelty-free brand regardless of their parent company’s cruelty-free status.
- Aveda- P
- BECCA Cosmetics- P
- Bumble and bumble- P
- Smashbox Cosmetics-P
- Le Labo- P
- Too Faced- P
Related: Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Brands
So Estēe Lauder is not a cruelty-free. That’s very disappointing to me. My all-time favorite perfume is DKNY Be Delicious but once it’s finished I’ll go support a cruelty-free perfume company.
However, it’s always nice to see cruelty free brands that are owned by non-cruelty free parent companies. It gives me hope that all is not lost.
How do you feel knowing that Estēe Lauder tests on animals? Which Estēe Lauder product do you have to replace once it’s done?