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Is Dove cruelty-free? No, Dove is not cruelty-free, they test their products on animals. Dove products are sold in mainland China where animal testing is required by law.

Is Dove sold in China?

Does Dove sell in China? Yes, Dove is sold in mainland China. Even though the Chinese laws surrounding routine post-market testing have changed, brands are still subject to non-routine animal testing if a consumer makes a complaint about a product. Pre-market testing laws still apply.

Is Dove vegan?

No, Dove is not 100% vegan meaning some of their products contain ingredients derived from animals or their by-products.

Does Dove test on animals?

Do Dove test on animals? Dove sells its products in mainland China where post-market animal testing is still required by law.

Dove animal testing policy

The official animal testing statement on the Dove website states they do not test their products on animals, however, the current animal testing laws in China do not align with this statement.

Dove does not test on animals. For over 30 years, we’ve used multiple alternative, non-animal approaches to test the safety of our products and ingredients.

We have enacted a policy to prohibit and stop animal testing, anywhere in the world. And our products will now carry PETA’s cruelty-free logo, something we are phasing in across all our packaging progressively from next year, to assure and inform our customers that Dove does not, and will not, test on animals. Our parent company, Unilever, has announced that it supports calls to ban animal testing globally, similar to the existing EU ban.”


Is Dove owned by a parent company?

Dove is owned by Unilever, a parent company that tests on animals.

What they sell

Dove sells skincare and personal care items like soap, moisturizer, deodorant, body wash, and cream.

Dove cruelty-free position:

This brand is NOT cruelty-free.

I love this brand, what can I do?

Dove creates amazing makeup products and there is a lot of love for the brand. Try reaching out and respectfully asking the brands you love to reconsider their animal testing policies and selling in the Chinese market until the post and pre-market animal testing laws have changed.

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