A few weeks ago I shared with you the cruelty-free status of Unilever brand Axe also known as Lynx. I had Rexona also in the pipeline. However, I decided to vary these cruelty-free status posts and investigate other brands from other companies in between.
Does Rexona test on animals?
- “Most of our products reach consumers without testing any of their ingredients on animals.”
This could mean that they test some of their products on animals.
- “Where some testing is required by law or currently unavoidable, we aim to minimise the number of animals involved. ”
Again, they are not denying that they test some of their products on animals.
So after reading these sentences, I have to say yes, Rexona tests on animals.
Is Rexona owned by a parent that is not cruelty-free?
Unilever owns Rexona. Although PETA claims that they are in progress of becoming cruelty-free, Unilever is not cruelty-free yet. PETA put Unilever together with other brands such as Avon in a middle list where the brand is neither cruelty-free nor animal testing. I prefer to make it simpler and say they are not cruelty-free. Then when they become cruelty-free I adjust, just in case they change their mind in the middle of the process.
Is Rexona certified cruelty-free?
No Rexona is not certified cruelty-free.
Is Rexona cruelty-free?
My answer is that Rexona is not cruelty-free.
Does Rexona sell in Mainland China?
On the Unilever Mainland China website, Rexona is one of the listed brands for the Mainland China market. So from this information, I conclude that Rexona does sell in Mainland China under the Lynx brand name.
Are Rexona products in Mainland China are cosmetics?
As we know Rexona is a deodorant brand. As far as I can tell Mainland China considers deodorants as cosmetics. this it means that Rexona 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: Unilever Mainland China Website and Rexona Animal Testing Policy at 3.8.2020