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Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-free?

Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-free?

Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-free?

La Roche-Posay is a brand I don’t hear much about, so when I was recently asked is La Roche-Posay cruelty-free? I had to delve into it! I knew that the initial response I had was No, but I wanted to deep dive to find more helpful information for you.

La Roche-Posay’s Animal Testing Policy

La Roche-Posay does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does La Roche-Posay delegate this task to others. The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.

Who owns La Roche-Posay?

L’Oreal owns La Roche-Posay.

What is L’Oreal’s Animal Testing Policy?

Our consumers’ health and safety have always been an absolute priority for L’Oréal. As is the support of animal welfare.

L’Oréal has developed a very rigorous safety evaluation procedure of its products, backed by Research. Well before the question of animal testing was raised by civil society or within a regulatory framework, L’Oréal has been committed to new methods of assessing safety that don’t involve animals. A true pioneer, L’Oréal has been reconstructing human skin models in laboratories to elaborate in vitro safety tests since 1979, as an alternative to animals. In 1989, L’Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, thus 14 years before the regulation required so. Today, L’Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule.

Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China. L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or make-up are no longer tested on animals.

Is La Roche-Posay Leaping Bunny certified?

No. If they were, I would believe that they were cruelty-free.

So is La Roche-Posay cruelty-free?

No, not currently. If they ever decide to get Leaping Bunny certification, that would change.

What alternatives do I have to La Roche-Posay?

There are so many great alternatives to La Roche-Posay! I’ve got over 1000 cruelty-free brands on my cruelty-free beauty brand list that I update all the time. Find a new cruelty-free brand to love!

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  • Boy, Phyrra, you keep posting great stuff and I keep posting comments these days! Another relevant one! People, errr ok my friends seem to be under the impression that if it sounds French and/or exotic it must be cruelty free. I so wish it were true. Another post I will be directing people to. Cheers!

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