Is Neutrogena cruelty-free in 2021?

Is Neutrogena cruelty-free?

My mother is a fan of the Neutrogena hand cream. I don’t know what she finds in it. The only thing it seems to be doing is to add a protective coating but the skin on her hands seem to be getting even harsher. If it were really treating the skin, I would say, ok I understand why she likes it but no the skin of her hands is getting worse than better. In my opinion, that was a waste of animal experiments. You guessed it! Today I will be investigating whether Neutrogena is cruelty-free.

Does Neutrogena test on animals?

  • “Neutrogena doesn’t conduct animal testing of our cosmetic products anywhere in world, except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it.”
    Unfortunately, Neutrogena tests on animals when authorities require it.

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

Neutrogena is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Yes, the corporation that was sued often for using ingredients that could cause cancer. PETA lists Johnson & Johnson in their animal testing list.

Is Neutrogena certified cruelty-free?

PETA lists Neutrogena in their animal testing list.

Is Neutrogena cruelty-free?

Neutrogena conducts animal testing when authorities require it, and PETA lists it on their animal testing brand list. This means that Neutrogena is not cruelty-free. However, let’s get an assumption on why it is so.

Does Neutrogena sell in Mainland China?

Yes, Neutrogena sells in Mainland China. Selling in Mainland China does not always mean that they test on animals. However, in this case, it seems that it does or else PETA either won’t list them or they certify Neutrogena as 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: Neutrogena Animal Testing Policy and Neutrogena Mainland China Website at 10.5.2020 


(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.