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

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About Mary Kay
  • Headquarters: United States
  • Parent company: Mary Kay Holding Corporation
  • Products: skincare, bath & body care, makeup
  • Website:

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

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