Is Clinique cruelty-free in 2022?

Is Clinique cruelty-free?

Today I am investigating a popular skincare brand called Clinique. In this post, we will find out if Clinique is cruelty-free and how I came to my conclusion.

Is Clinique certified cruelty-free?

No, Clinique is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Clinique as a company that tests on animals.

Is Clinique owned by a certified cruelty-free parent?

No, Estée Lauder owns Clinique. PETA lists Estée Lauder on their companies that test on animals list.

What is Clinique’s cruelty-free status?

As mentioned, already Clinique is a company that supports animal testing. This also means that Clinique is not cruelty-free.

Which brands should I support instead?

If you are looking for a brand that is serious about its anti-animal-testing policy. Check my list of brands that are against animal testing.

Source: Clinique Mainland China website and Clinique animal testing policy as at 9.2.2020 


(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.