I have started making a habit to explain whether an why a brand is or is not cruelty-free and test or does not test on animals. I usually take their animal testing policy and explain the hidden message behind the important messages. However, not every brand seem to find it important to have an animal testing policy on their website. So with brands such as Guerlain, I had to dig further by checking at least if they have a website for the Chinese market. So yes you have guessed it, today I will be answering the questions of whether Guerlain tests on animals and whether it is cruelty-free. So let’s start.
Does Guerlain test on animals?
As I mentioned earlier, I could not find Guerlain’s animal testing policy on their website. So, I can’t give a sure answer. However, since they sell in Europe I would assume that they would claim that they don’t test on animals. If they do test on animals, they wouldn’t be able to sell in countries that are part of the European Union.
Is Guerlain cruelty-free?
No. Unfortunately, I don’t consider Guerlain as cruelty-free as I have managed to find their official website for the Chinese market. I would not think that they have wasted effort to have a website for a market they don’t sell in. Just in case you did not know, to sell in China, a company allows authorities to test their products. Most likely the method of testing is animal testing. Some areas in China, like Hong Kong, do not require animal testing. However, Guerlain has a Hong Kong website and even a China website.
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