Is Kiehl’s cruelty-free in 2022?

Is Kiehl's cruelty-free?

I usually prepare these posts and schedule them on Sunday. Since last week I requested for my domain to be transferred to the same provider as my new hosting, the site was not available for me until the transfer was through. As today is Carnival, my German school gave us Carnival holidays, so I could use the opportunity to write my blog post on the same day that I am supposed to publish it. Today I will be investigating Kiehl’s cruelty-free status.

Is Kiehl’s certified cruelty-free?

No, PETA lists Kiehl’s as an animal testing company.

Is Kiehl’s owned by a certified cruelty-free parent?

No, Kiehl’s is owned by L’Oréal. PETA lists L’Oréal as an animal testing company.

What is Kiehl’s cruelty-free status?

PETA states that Kiehl’s is a brand that supports animal testing, so Kiehl’s 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: Kiehl’s Mainland China website and Kiehl’s animal testing policy as at 24.2.2020 


(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.