ENG May 16, 2021
Is Herbal Essences cruelty-free? No, Herbal Essences is not cruelty-free, their products are sold in countries where animal testing is required by law.
Does Herbal Essences sell in China? Yes, Herbal Essences is sold in mainland China.
Herbal Essences sells its products in mainland China where post-market animal testing is still required by law if a consumer makes a complaint.
The Herbal Essences Animal Testing Policy states they are PETA certified, however, the post-market animal testing laws in China still require a brand to be tested on animals if there is a consumer complaint (see statement above by The Humane Society International on Twitter).
Herbal Essences is owned by Procter & Gamble a parent company that tests on animals.
Herbal Essences sells haircare like shampoo, conditioner, mousse, dry shampoo, hairspray and spray gel.
Are Herbal Essences products vegan? Yes, Herbal Essences is 100% vegan meaning none of their products contains ingredients derived from animals or their by-products. They are also gluten-free and paraben-free.
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.