Today I will be evaluating whether Dior is cruelty-free. Please note that this post is about Dior’s beauty products and not their fashion items. Although for me if the beauty part is testing on animals, I would not support even their fashion sector. However, that’s my opinion. Others might think that it is too extreme. If you do not want to read the full evaluation, note that my answer is that Dior is not cruelty-free.
Does Dior test on animals?
Could not find Dior’s animal testing policy. So the answer to this question is unknown.
Is Dior owned by a parent that is not cruelty-free?
As far as I could find, Dior is not owned by any parent company.
Is Dior certified cruelty-free?
No Dior is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Dior as an animal testing brand.
Is Dior cruelty-free?
Dior is not cruelty-free. I will answer why in the upcoming questions.
Does Dior sell in Mainland China?
On the Dior website, you have the option to switch to a Mainland China website. Since the China website is an eShop, it could be that they are selling to China but being based elsewhere. This would make Dior cruelty-free. However, they are based in China. I could tell this as on the footer they wrote their company registration number for China. So, unfortunately, Dior sells in Mainland China and not to Mainland China.
Are Dior products in Mainland China are cosmetics?
Yes, Dior sells cosmetics in Mainland China. Till now I have the knowledge that only soaps and oral care are not considered as cosmetics in China. However, Dior is selling every item which is considered as cosmetics in Mainland China. If it were selling soaps and oral care only, it would have been considered as cruelty-free. However, they don’t seem to sell such products.
Which brands should I support instead?
If you are looking for a brand who is serious about their anti-animal-testing policy. Check my list of brands that are against animal testing.
Source: Dior Mainland China Website as at 14.3.2020