Nykaa 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 rightfully cruelty free. Nykaa has not joined any known cruelty free certification programmes; therefore, in 2022, Nykaa should not be regarded as cruelty free.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Certification = Cruelty Free Brand

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Nykaa Brand Analysis

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

To our knowledge, Nykaa is not at present and has never been affiliated with a parent or manufacturing company that tests on animals.

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

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

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

Nykaa has its headquarters in India. Animal testing is prohibited in Nykaa. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

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

Nykaa manufactures its products worldwide. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

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

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

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

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

Nykaa animal testing statement

“The nykaa inhouse products are cruelty free and vegan.” – the quote is taken from the official website.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

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Conclusion

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


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