The short answer: No, Chanel is not cruelty free.
The long answer: Chanel is a high-end fashion brand that also carries fragrances, makeup, and skin care products. Established in 1910 by couturière Coco Chanel in Paris, the French company is currently owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer.
Chanel does not disclose its stance on animal testing on its official website. They do not provide detailed information about their raw ingredients, their suppliers, and if they test their raw ingredients or final products on animals. In addition to this disconcerting information, they can also be purchased in China—a country known for its mandatory testing of imported cosmetics. Chanel cannot sell its items in the country without allowing the government or approved third parties to test their products on animals. As such, Chanel cannot be considered a cruelty-free brand.
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