Is Nioxin cruelty-free?

Is Nioxin cruelty-free?

Last week I have gone through the cruelty-free status of Wella. For this week I happened to have chosen another hair brand which is owned by Wella and Coty. Today I will be going through the cruelty-free status of Nioxin.

Let’s start.

Does Nioxin test on animals?

When I googled this question I got no result from Nioxin themselves. Nioxin doesn’t seem to target customers who care about animals. All I could find are answers from other cruelty-free bloggers. However, unless I am stuck, I prefer finding out on my own as a blog post could be outdated. So I have no answer to this question. Let’s move on the next questions.

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

Nioxin is owned by Wella which is owned by Coty. PETA lists both Coty Inc and Wella as a brand that supports animal testing.

Is Nioxin certified cruelty-free?

No Nioxin is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Nioxin as a brand that supports animal testing.

Is Nioxin cruelty-free?

My answer is that Nioxin is not cruelty-free. With regards to cruelty-free brands, I don’t always trust PETA’s judgement as they are starting to certify brands that still sell cosmetics within China. However, I do currently trust PETA’s judgement on brands that are not cruelty-free. We will find out why I agree with PETA with regards to Nioxin’s animal testing status in the upcoming questions.

Does Nioxin sell in Mainland China?

I went to their Salon Finder and found specifically “Mainland China” as a location in their country list. So Nioxin does sell in Mainland China.

Are Nioxin products in Mainland China are cosmetics?

As far as I know, Nioxin sells hair products. The only 2 cosmetics that are not considered as cosmetics in China are oral care products and soaps. This means that Nioxin sells cosmetics in Mainland China.

Which brands should I support instead?

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

Source:ย Nioxin’s Official Website as at 20.4.2020ย 


(a.k.a. Fiona Vella) 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.