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.
Is Gillette cruelty-free?
PETA lists Gillette as not cruelty-free and I agree with them, you will see why soon.
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.
Are Gillette products in Mainland China are cosmetics?
If it was purely razors that Gillette is selling in Mainland China, I would leave it alone. However, they have also their shaving foams, gels, etc listed on their Mainland China website. So Gillette is selling cosmetics in Mainland China. This proves that Gillette, just like most if not all of P&G brands, is not cruelty-free.
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: Gillette Mainland China Website at 20.7.2020