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

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Certification = Cruelty Free Brand

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Obagi Brand Analysis

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

Obagi is not at present and, to our knowledge, has never been affiliated with a parent or manufacturing company that tests on animals. Waldencast, Obagi’s current parent company, holds PETA cruelty free certification. Waldencast brand portfolio: Milk Makeup.

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

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

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

Obagi has its headquarters in the US. Animal testing is permitted in the US; however, it is not mandatory. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obagi animal testing statement

“Unless mandated by the FDA for drug safety purposes, Obagi does not test its products on animals. Non-prescription Obagi products have not been tested on animals.” – the quote is taken from the official website.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

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Conclusion

In 2022, Obagi cruelty free status remains unverified; therefore, Obagi 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.