Some brands are hard to understand why they are not considered to be cruelty-free. Especially when it’s tools such as razors. One starts to think why aren’t razors cruelty-free? Why would they need animals to test razors? That’s one reason why I took a bit long to feature Gillette in my cruelty-free status posts. However, as we all might know some razors have a gel strip to make it easier for the razor to slide on the skin, and Gillette does not only sell razors, it sells also shaving gels and foams.
Does Gillette test on animals?
I could not find any information from Gillette themselves. Either it’s not an important topic for them or they do sometimes test and did not want to guarantee that they don’t. I would not know how to answer this question.
Is Gillette owned by a parent that is not cruelty-free?
Gillette is owned by P&G, also known as Procter & Gamble. PETA lists Procter & Gamble as not cruelty-free.
Is Gillette certified cruelty-free?
No Gillette is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Gillette as not cruelty-free.
Is Gillette cruelty-free?
I grew to learn that when PETA states that a brand is or is not cruelty-free, then it is so. Like others in this area, I had my doubts about whether to trust PETA’s cruelty-free list completely. Turned out that they usually have knowledge which I get to learn of later in months about the market. So since PETA states that it is not cruelty-free, I state also that Gillette is not cruelty-free. We can get a tiny hint of why next.
Does Gillette sell in Mainland China?
Yes, Gillette has a website registered in Mainland China. This means that Gillette is being sold in Mainland China. Most probably Gillette did not avoid the pre-market tests that require animal testing. That seems to be the only thing in the way of selling in Mainland China and be cruelty-free right now.
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: Gillette Mainland China Website at 20.7.2020