Loved by many, both men and women, Garnier has provided a lot of self-care products from body care, skincare, haircare, and hair color. Not only do they provide the whole package of body care equipment, but their products are also proven to be liked by many people all around the world and also affordable.
In 2020, Garnier launched their Green Beauty to the public as their way of committing to help create a better environment. The plan focuses on eco-design packaging and formulas, sustainable factories and sourcing, and the Earth itself. It also includes their plan to be the brand with 100% renewable ingredients to be sourced sustainably by 2022 and to use 100% recycled plastic in their packaging and make it recyclable by 2025.
As we all know, Garnier is part of the L’Oreal group, so many people were concerned that they might test on animals. Worry not, Garnier just earned their official "cruelty-free" certificate from the Leaping Bunny, the most trusted cruelty-free certification for non-animal tested products.
This is a huge step for Garnier to prove to their customers that they are not playing games with their commitment to environmental sustainability. The certification process took more than a year and consisted of a lot of investigation from ingredients, raw materials, to supply chains. As of today, Garnier is the first and only L’Oreal-owned brand with the official cruelty-free label.
Alongside this good news, people still question the moral ethic of buying Garnier products. As Garnier received their official cruelty-free certificate, there is still no official news whether L’Oreal is still experimenting on animals. According to the website of their products, L’Oreal stated, “L’Oreal does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals.” However, they could still do tests on animals. In China, the health authorities still require and carry out animal testing for certain products and since their products are sold in China, L’Oreal still figures on the PETA list.
Apart from its relation with L’Oreal, Garnier itself has made appreciable progress in succeeding in the Green Beauty program. With more and more steps towards an eco-friendly brand being taken by Garnier, many people hope that L'Oreal as the “parent” of Garnier can also take the same steps as Garnier.