According to Aveda, no tests are performed on animals or by others on their behalf regarding the safety of their products. As well, their suppliers do not test on animals, nor do they permit their products to be tested on animals unless the law requires them to. Last but not least, they do not sell their products in any stores on the Chinese mainland or in any other country requiring animal testing.
According to our standards, Aveda products are cruelty-free.
As a subsidiary of Estee Lauder, Aveda is NOT cruelty-free, as some of the other brands within the company are allowed to test on animals.
Whether you choose to support or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a firm that is not cruelty-free is completely up to you. In this case, there’s no right answer or wrong answer. Although you are free to disclose Estee Lauder owns Aveda, I think it’s important to do so.
The Animal Testing Laws in China?
Under certain conditions, some imported cosmetics will no longer be required to undergo animal testing as of May 1, 2021. As of 2022, however, most imported cosmetics are still legally required to undergo animal testing.
According to Aveda, they do not need to conduct animal testing in mainland China since they only sell in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has different animal testing laws than mainland China because it is not a part of mainland China.
Aveda’s products do not need to be tested on animals so long as they do not sell in mainland China, which they have confirmed they will not.
Veda is completely vegan
The Aveda brand confirms that all of its merchandise is vegan and does not contain any animal products or ingredients.
Beeswax, honey, and/or ingredients derived from bees used to be part of Aveda products. However, Aveda recently announced they were able to find vegan alternatives and their products are now 100% vegan.
According to the Aveda website, all products manufactured as of 2019 will be vegan. By the beginning of 2021, all vegan products will be available on shelves.
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