Is Shea Moisture cruelty-free? I’ve seen some conflicting information floating around in regards to Shea Moisture’s cruelty-free status.
I was a fan of their face masks until I read that they may not regulate whether their suppliers are cruelty-free or not.
Since they’re such a well-known drugstore brand, I really hoped so.
So, I reached out to their customer service team to get the answer.
Is Shea Moisture Cruelty-Free?
Here’s what I was told by a Shea Moisture rep, when I asked them “Is Shea Moisture Cruelty-Free?”
The Shea Moisture team got back to me quickly and answered all my questions. See their response below.
Thank you for contacting Shea Moisture. Sundial Brands LLC is a privately owned, animal cruelty-free company. We do not test on animals, we are not affiliated with any companies which test on animals, and we do not sell in parts of the world that require animal testing.
In fact, in most parts of the world there is a trend towards the banning of animal testing, so savvy ingredient suppliers have provided cruelty-free ingredients for many years now. It is a simple matter for us to require our suppliers and retail partners to certify they do not test on animals.
Thank you again for reaching out to us! If you have any other questions, please let us know.
So, yes, Shea Moisture is cruelty-free!
Shea Moisture requires that their suppliers certify that they do not test on animals and they do not sell in China.
I’m happy that they specified they require their suppliers to be cruelty-free as well.
HOWEVER, Shea Moisture is owned by Unilever a company that tests on animals.
So although Shea Moisture is cruelty-free, unfortunately, their parent company is not.
Must-Try from Shea Moisture
I absolutely adore their Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner. It works wonders on damaged hair.
My favorite perk is that you don’t have to wash it completely out: it works as a leave-in conditioner.
Or get super fancy and use it as an overnight hair mask. You’ll have silky smooth hair to look forward to the next morning.
I’ve also heard people with acne-prone skin rave about the African Black Soap line. Specifically the Clarifying Mud Mask.
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