Is Neutrogena cruelty-free?

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 was 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?

It conducts animal testing when authorities require it, PETA lists it on their animal testing brand list. This means that Neutrogena is not cruelty-free. However, if this is not enough, let’s go further to make sure we got the right answer.

Does Neutrogena sell in Mainland China?

Yes, Neutrogena sells in Mainland China.

Are Neutrogena products in Mainland China are cosmetics?

Only soaps and oral care products are not cosmetics in Mainland China. The rest is cosmetics and are at risk go through animal testing by the authorities without warning the company. Companies selling in Mainland China know this. However, they either think that the authorities would not need to confiscate their products and test them on animals, or they just don’t care.  On Neutrogena’s Mainland China website, I found skin and body care products. So yes, Neutrogena 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. 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 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.