Is Sanex Cruelty Free? 2021 Update!

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Sanex is a popular skincare brand in the UK, most well-known for their hardy and perfumed deodorants. They also sell a range of body care and some haircare. They are available to buy in all mainstream supermarkets and drugstores in the UK and further afield. But is Sanex cruelty free?

Read on to find out about Sanex’s cruelty free status.

Is Sanex Cruelty Free?

We are unsure if Sanex is a cruelty free brand – Sanex’s animal testing stance is in a grey area. They are not certified by any regulatory body, such as Cruelty Free International. Sanex state on their website:

“We strive to develop highly biodegradable formulas, and we never, ever test on animals.”

Due to the animal testing laws in China, we also need to know if Sanex sell in China to be sure if they are cruelty free. I reached out to them last year to enquire further, but I didn’t receive a reply. I have reached out to their PR department again to ask about their cruelty free status, and whether or not they sell their products in China.

Sanex are also owned by Colgate-Palmolive, which is an animal testing parent company. Some people choose not to buy from brands that are owned by animal testing parent companies, because they don’t want to fund these practises. Other people (including myself) continue to buy from cruelty free brands that are owned by animal testing parent companies. This is because I believe in spending power, and demonstrating to larger corporations that cruelty free brands are in demand by purchasing from them.

I wrote a whole blog post about animal testing parent companies here.

Is Sanex a Vegan Brand?

Sanex do not advertise any of their products as vegan, although some of their products may only contain vegan ingredients. I wouldn’t class any of Sanex’s products as vegan until we can be sure that they are 100% cruelty free.

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