For today's Is (BLANK) Cruelty Free? I'm going to be focusing on the brand YSL or Yves Saint Laurent, which is a luxury beauty brand. I already did a post on their parent company L’Oréal, and originally I was debating on just leaving it at that since technically I already covered their policy. But after, I was like "No, each brand gets it's own post regardless if I mentioned it in their parent company." And since I'm offline for the entire month of September, I am doing one of these almost every day. Afterwards these will drop down to only occurring on Saturdays. I normally don't purchase from luxury brands as they are just out of my price range and budget all together, but there are others who love those brands. So it just wouldn't be right to do this series without including them.
The criteria I use to determine if a brand is cruelty free are the following:
- Don't test finished products or ingredients on animals.
- Don't have suppliers who test on animals.
- Don't allow any third parties to test on animals on their behalf.
- Don't sell cosmetics in physical store in mainland China.
- Don't test on animals where required by law.
Animal Testing Policy
On YSL Beauty FAQ page, their animal testing policy redirects you to L’Oréa l's page which I already stated in the previous post. But just for transparency, I'm going to repeat it here.
At a Glance
- Finished products tested on animals: No
- Ingredients tested on animals: No
- Third party animal testing: No
- Tested on animals where required by law: Yes
- Sold in mainland China: Yes
- Certifications: None
- Parent company: L’Oréal
- Parent company status: Not Cruelty Free.
YSL or Yves Saint Laurent is not cruelty free.