Is Vaseline Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

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Last Updated on 05/27/2023

Vaseline is not cruelty-free in 2023. It tests its finished products and ingredients on animals via third-party and suppliers. Vaseline sells in countries where testing is required by law. It is not vegan either.


Testing by Brand?Possible
Supplier/Third-Party Testing?Yes
Ingredient Testing?Possible
Finished Product Testing?Yes
Sells in China?Yes

Vaseline needs no introduction. So much so that the regular petroleum jelly is often called ‘Vaseline’. Today, I’m talking about Vaseline. Is Vaseline cruelty-free or vegan in 2023?

Is Vaseline Cruelty-Free or Vegan?

Vaseline Vegan

Vaseline Animal Testing

Vaseline lacks testing policy. There is no statement on its official website. You need to check the testing policy of Vaseline’s parent company which is full of filler words and is misleading.

Cruelty-Free Timeline

1872 – Chesebrough found Vaseline in 1872. It is unclear but highly unlikely to be cruelty-free.

The primary reason for this assumption is loose animal testing laws during those years. Additionally, there is no mention of animal testing and ethical practice by the brand itself.

1987 – Vaseline got acquired in 1987. The parent company of Vaseline is cruelty-free either.

2023 – Vaseline is still not a cruelty-free brand. It sells wherever testing is legally required.

Vaseline Lotion Spray

Does Vaseline test on Animals?

Yes, Vaseline does test on animals in 2023. Testing by the suppliers and third parties on finished products or ingredients occur.

Is Vaseline certified by any Cruelty-Free Organization?

Vaseline is not certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny as it is not cruelty-free.

Is Vaseline sold in China?

Yes, Vaseline is available in Mainland China, both offline as well as online.

Does Vaseline manufacture in China?

It is unconfirmed whether it manufactures in China.

Is Vaseline Vegan?

No, Vaseline is not 100% vegan. However, Vaseline offers some products that are free of any animal-derived ingredients.

Vaseline Cruelty-Free

Do I recommend Vaseline?

Since Vaseline still tests on animals, I recommended skipping it altogether if you’re an animal lover.

Alternatives to Vaseline

Looking for Vaseline alternatives? I got you. You can switch to natural plant-based oils. Look for shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, among others.

AcureSol De Janeiro
CeramedxTom’s of Maine
PacificaYes To

Vaseline is still testing on animals in 2023. It is neither vegan nor cruelty-free. Vaseline also sells in countries where testing is mandatory.

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Ashi K. is a beauty blogger and certified makeup artist. She loves to rescue cats and currently has 2 rescue babies. Join her on the journey as she uses this beauty blog to spread awareness regarding ethical ways of living.