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Is Elizabeth Arden Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, Elizabeth Arden is not cruelty free. The long answer: Elizabeth Arden is an American cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company founded by Canadian-American businesswoman, Florence Nightingale Graham. In 2016, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Revlon, Inc. On their official website, the company states, “Elizabeth Arden, Inc. shares your Read More...

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The short answer: No, Elizabeth Arden is not cruelty free.

The long answer: Elizabeth Arden is an American cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company founded by Canadian-American businesswoman, Florence Nightingale Graham. In 2016, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Revlon, Inc.

On their official website, the company states, “Elizabeth Arden, Inc. shares your concern about the use of animals in safety testing and is committed to eliminating the need for animal testing. We are equally committed to the health and safety of consumers and to creating products that comply with the laws of all countries where our products are sold. We do not perform any animal tests on our product formulations or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except in the rare instances where required by law. These laws apply to every company in the beauty industry that sells products globally, and Elizabeth Arden, like all other global beauty companies, must comply with any applicable local laws.”

Elizabeth Arden adds, “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the necessity for animal testing globally. We work closely with our industry and the scientific community around the world to actively support our industry’s sharing of scientific data and to support and fund research programs to develop and validate non-animal alternatives for product testing.”

Currently, Elizabeth Arden products are being sold in mainland China. This implies that by law, their items must all be tested on animals before being sold in the country. It also means that authorised third parties may do random tests on animals using their products, even if they have already been approved. Because of these reasons, Elizabeth Arden cannot be considered 100% cruelty free. 

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Beauty Without Bunnies: Elizabeth Arden

Animal Testing Policy

Wikipedia: Elizabeth Arden Inc.

Is Elizabeth Arden Cruelty-Free in 2020? (What You Need To Know Before You Buy!)

Is Revlon Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, Revlon is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: Founded in March 1932, Revlon, Inc. is a corporation that develops, manufactures, and markets cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care items. On its official website, it states that “Revlon does not conduct animal testing and has not done so for decades. Read More...

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The short answer: No, Revlon is not entirely cruelty free.

The long answer: Founded in March 1932, Revlon, Inc. is a corporation that develops, manufactures, and markets cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care items. On its official website, it states that “Revlon does not conduct animal testing and has not done so for decades. We comprehensively test all of our products using the most technologically advanced methods available to ensure they are both innovative and safe to use.”

Revlon continues, “We believe that all women should have the opportunity to express themselves through makeup and we sell our products in many markets around the world. Regulatory authorities in some countries conduct independent testing in order to satisfy their own mandatory registration requirements and a limited number of these countries have not yet adopted alternative testing methods.” In layman’s terms, Revlon allows countries such as China to test their products on animals, so that the brand can be authorised to sell its products in that lucrative market. 

The American beauty brand once belonged to the list of cruelty-free brands proudly endorsed by PETA. But in 2012, Revlon received the ire of PETA when they failed to disclose that they were already selling their products in China. To this day, Revlon still sells its products in mainland China, thus allowing authorised parties to test their items on animals. 

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Animal Testing

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Why PETA Is Seriously Ticked Off at Revlon—and You Should Be, Too

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