Cosmetic giant Garnier has been granted milestone approval of the Leaping Bunny by Cruelty Free International, making the brand officially cruelty-free.
Cruelty Free International – the leading organisation working to end animal testing – has granted cosmetic giant Garnier the Leaping Bunny certification.
This means that Garnier is now finally a completely cruelty-free brand!
Garnier has confirmed with Cruelty Free International that it no longer sells in China, and has no plans to in the future as long as animal testing is a concern.
The brand is ranked as one of the world’s ten most valuable cosmetic brands, worth over $4.6 million, which makes this cruelty-free certification a significant milestone in the battle for a cruelty-free future.
Garnier is a household name available in supermarkets, drug stores and other retailers across 65 countries, and it could be the only brand that animal-conscious shoppers have access to. Therefore, this certification is truly groundbreaking and will help consumers choose more ethical products.
While the entire range is now cruelty-free, not all Garnier products are suitable for vegans due to animal-derived ingredients. You can find the full list of vegan products here, but our favourites include the 3-in-1 Watermelon Hair Mask, the Micellar Cleansing Water with Vitamin C, and the Smoothing Treat Avocado Conditioner.
‘A step in the right direction’
Speaking in a statement sent to Vegan Food and Living, Cruelty Free International CEO Michelle Thew said: “Garnier is a global brand familiar to us all. To work with them to help end animal testing for cosmetics and declare them officially approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Programme is a real milestone.
“It has taken many months, but Garnier have diligently reviewed every supplier and source and we are completely confident with the results.
“Garnier being approved under the Leaping Bunny programme is an important gear shift for major cosmetics; and a step in the right direction towards meeting the European Parliament’s call for a worldwide ban on testing cosmetics on animals by 2023, a call which Cruelty Free International wholeheartedly supports.
“It is the first of many L’Oréal Group brands and we urge more to step forward for Leaping Bunny approval.”
We applaud Garnier for seeking this important certification, and we hope that all L’Oreal brands follow in its footsteps!