Friday, June 20, 2008

Is AVEENO products for vegans?

Dear consumer,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our AVEENO® products.

Our AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion contains animal ingredients, while our AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash and AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Bath do not. I have attached the ingredients for your review.

Should you require further information, I invite you to e-mail us again or call the Information Centre at: 1 800 361-8068.


JOHNSON & JOHNSON® Information Centre

AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Bath

Colloidal Oatmeal (43%)
Mineral Oil
Calcium Silicate

AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Decyl Glucoside
Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Glycol Stearate
Sodium Lauroampho PG-Acetate Phosphate
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Trioleate
PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
Tetrasodium EDTA
Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil
Citric Acid
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
Potassium Sorbate


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! For posting this!

This is such a relief because i love these products and i don't have to spend the money and time searching for vegan bath products online!

Your amazing! =)

Anonymous said...

Aveeno is NOT a vegan product.

Aveeno is just a brand of Johnson & Johnson products, and J&J is well known for testing its products on animals.

FYI, some other J&J products include Clean & Clear, Listerine, Lubriderm, Neutrogena,Rembrandt, and ROC.

Also, as a general rule, if it doesn't say "cruelty free" or "not tested on animals" on the back of the packaging, it's a safe bet that it is tested on animals, and you shouldn't buy it or use it until you confirm that it is cruelty free.
T vegan product.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Some Vegans don't care too much on the testing of products on animals while others really care. The important thing is to make a conscious decision that is based on facts.

Personally I prefer that it's purely vegan but can if there is little choice accept that it might have been or have been tested on animals as long as the product does not contain animal products or byproducts.

M.Lee said...

WoW. I was unaware that Aveeno would contain animal products. I've already thrown away my Aveeno stuff and began to let people know. So sad.

leanne said...

thanks for this post! pity that aveeno will no longer be in my life, but being cruelty-free is far more important. will let friends know as well.

Anonymous said...

Yes I am equally shocked, and refuse to support the company since learning this...too bad though, lots of good products :(

Anonymous said...

A vegan does not use products tested on animals. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I bought some products of Aveeno,and just now I saw its from J&J so I know is NOT cruelty free.I will not buy anymore nothing from this company.Animals are suffering for these products.So sad!It has other way to test cosmetic products!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I will be giving away my Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion to a non-vegan friend, and will no longer buy Aveeno products. It really upsets me that we continue to test beauty products on animals. What on earth are these manufacturers thinking? What I do appreciate, however, is their honest reply.

Anonymous said...

I have used Aveeno products for years, well no longer after reading this. I will now double check before buying anything to make sure it is not Johnson n Johnson as well. Stop testing on animals and use the many alternatives to animal products. simple. as. that.

Anonymous said...

Aveeno products are great, but stopped buying them last year after I found out that they still tested on animals. After a long search I did find products that are almost as good, but worth it because cruelty is not part of my life anymore.

Anonymous said...

Yes, if you don't want violence to animals in your life then avoid Aveeno and Johnson & Johnson products. If it doesn't have the leaping bunny logo then it is tested on animals furthering violence to animals. See

Anonymous said...

Btw I'm not sure why ppl think aveeno is a natural or beneficial product for the skin... Ppl do your research, mineral oil is horrible for your skin, and trust me I've research many of the other ingredients and you should too. Can't trust cosmetic company's word, you have to do your research... There are no set laws or regulations in place for these products, thanks to the U.S. government turning the other cheek.