No, Kerastase is not a cruelty-free haircare brand. They choose to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Kerastase is a French luxury haircare brand that was founded in 1964. They were pioneers in developing products that actually took care of hair. Kerastase is part of L’Oreal’s professional product division.
Kerastase’s Animal Testing Policy
Kerastase’s animal testing policy can be found in their FAQs. Here is what it says:
“We are happy to confirm that the L’Oréal group of companies, which includes Lancôme, Redken, Garnier, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Biotherm, Kérastase, and Vichy, as well as L’Oréal, has carried out no animal testing since 1989 on the entire range of its products. This decision was undertaken within the framework of our fundamental objectives: to offer innovative products of high quality while ensuring their safety in use by our customers. For information about the significant efforts deployed by our laboratories over a period of 25 years to develop alternative methods to animal testing, as well as our very important achievements in this field, please consult our website at http://www.lorealusa.com.”
Is Kerastase Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Kerastase is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Kerastase is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Kerastase Sold in China?
Yes, Kerastase is sold in China. Here is a picture of their salon locations in China.
Is Kerastase Owned by a Parent Company?
Yes, Kerastase is owned by L’Oreal, a company that tests on animals.
Is Kerastase Vegan?
No, Kerastase is not cruelty-free so we do not consider any of their products to be vegan.
Wrap Up: Does Kerastase Test on Animals?
Yes, Kerastase does test on animals. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Kerastase chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals. Therefore, Kerastase is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
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