Listerine is NOT 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 rightfully cruelty free. Listerine has not joined any known cruelty free certification programmes; therefore, in 2022, Listerine should not be regarded as cruelty free. Furthermore, PETA added Listerine to the Companies That Do Test on Animals list, which means that PETA obtained conclusive evidence that Listerine is not cruelty free.

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About Listerine
  • Headquarters: United States
  • Parent company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Products: oral care
  • Website:

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Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

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In 2022, PETA verified that Listerine does test on animals; therefore, Listerine should not be considered cruelty free.

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