AHC is NOT certified cruelty free.

At present, unless the brand has proven its cruelty free status by joining a cruelty free certification programme, it should not be considered cruelty free. AHC has not joined any known cruelty free certification programmes; therefore, in 2022, AHC can not be considered cruelty free.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Certification = Cruelty Free Brand

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AHC Brand Analysis

Is AHC affiliated with a parent or manufacturing company that tests on animals?

AHC’s current parent company is Unilever. PETA recognises Unilever as a company that works towards regulatory changes to reduce the number of animals used for testing.

Has AHC ever dropped out of a cruelty free certification programme?

To our knowledge, AHC has never dropped out of a cruelty free certification programme.

Is testing cosmetics on animals permitted or prohibited in the country where AHC has its headquarters?

AHC has its headquarters in South Korea. Animal testing is prohibited in South Korea. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

Is testing cosmetics on animals permitted or prohibited in the country where AHC products are manufactured?

We are unable to confirm where AHC manufactures its products. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

Is AHC sold in countries, including but not limited to mainland China, where animal testing is legally required?

We are unable to confirm whether AHC products are sold in countries, including but not limited to mainland China, where animal testing is legally required.

Does AHC hold any vegan or vegetarian certifications? Could AHC products be considered rightfully vegan?

AHC does not hold any vegan or vegetarian certifications; therefore, none of the products could be considered rightfully vegan.

AHC animal testing statement

“AHC uses science, not animals to ensure that our products are safe, and we don’t believe that animal testing is necessary to assure safety.” – the quote is taken from the official website.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

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Conclusion

In 2022, AHC cruelty free status remains unverified; therefore, AHC should not be considered cruelty free.


To help you switch to cruelty free cosmetics, we have certified cruelty free and certified vegan lists of brands for you to explore.