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

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About SK-II
  • Headquarters: Japan
  • Parent company: Procter & Gamble
  • Products: skincare
  • Website:

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

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