Is Elizabeth Arden cruelty-free in 2021?

Elizabeth Arden cruelty-free

My only experience with Elizabeth Arden was when I bought one of their celebrity perfumes. At the time so I was happy as I could rebuy my favourite perfume. I did buy two more perfumes. However, some months later I was shocked to hear that it was no longer considered to be cruelty-free. Let’s understand together why it is no longer cruelty-free.

Does Elizabeth Arden test on animals?

  • “We do not perform any animal tests on our product formulations or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except in the rare instances where required by law.”
    This paragraph is saying that they don’t test on animals usually. However, when required by the country’s authorities they do. A few years ago, many companies that sell in China were saying the same thing. Nowadays, they reworded it. For some reason, Elizabeth Arden did not reword this sentence. Not sure why. If they are testing on animals themselves, by law they should be banned from selling in Europe. It could be that just like Revlon, they split their company into two companies, one for Europe and one for Asia for example. So, different to what I was replying for other brands that sell in China, it seems that Elizabeth Arden does test on animals.

Is Elizabeth Arden owned by a parent that is not cruelty-free?

Elizabeth Arden is owned by Revlon. PETA lists Revlon as an animal testing company.

Is Elizabeth Arden certified cruelty-free?

Elizabeth Arden is not certified cruelty-freePETA lists Elizabeth Arden as an animal testing company.

Is Elizabeth Arden cruelty-free?

No, since it seems that Elizabeth Arden is testing on animals when required by law, it means that Elizabeth Arden is not cruelty-free.

Most companies seem to have the same template on how to write their animal testing policy. That is why I end up replying to these two questions fast. However, if there is something that is still unclear for you about such brands, please do let me know and I will make sure to provide more information.

Which brands should I support instead?

If you are looking for a brand who is serious about its anti-animal-testing policy. Check my list of brands that are against animal testing. If you have other brands which you have questions about, please leave a comment below.

Source: Elizabeth Arden Animal Testing Policy as at 6/10/2019 and Elizabeth Arden Mainland China website as at 3/1/2021




(a.k.a. Fiona Henschel) Malta-born blogger. I have been blogging during these last 6 years on my cruelty-free lifestyle including recipes, beauty and makeup products that I discover, receive, buy and try.