Does Loreal still test on animals?

Answered by Robert Flynn

L’Oréal is a company that is strongly committed to the principle of no animal testing. We firmly believe in the importance of ethical practices and have been actively working towards this goal for many years.

Since 1989, L’Oréal has made the decision to no longer test the safety of our products on animals. This was a significant step that we took voluntarily, 14 years before it became a legal requirement. We were one of the first companies in the beauty industry to make this commitment, and we continue to uphold this principle today.

Our stance against animal testing is built upon a foundation of scientific advancement and innovation. We invest heavily in the development and implementation of alternative testing methods that do not involve animals. These methods include in vitro testing, the use of reconstructed human skin models, and computer simulations. By utilizing these alternatives, we can ensure the safety and efficacy of our products without the need for animal testing.

L’Oréal actively collaborates with regulatory authorities, academic institutions, and industry partners to promote the acceptance and adoption of non-animal testing methods. We work towards advancing the scientific field by funding research and participating in initiatives that aim to develop and validate alternative testing approaches.

However, it is important to note that in some regions, such as China, animal testing may still be required by law for certain cosmetic products. This is a complex issue, and we are actively engaged in conversations with regulatory authorities in these regions to encourage the acceptance of alternative testing methods.

As a company, we are proud of our commitment to no animal testing and the progress we have made in this area. We believe that beauty should not come at the expense of animal welfare, and we will continue to advocate for alternative testing methods and work towards a future where animal testing is no longer necessary.

L’Oréal does not test the safety of our products on animals. We have been committed to this principle since 1989, long before it was required by regulations. We invest in alternative testing methods and collaborate with various stakeholders to promote the advancement and acceptance of non-animal testing approaches. However, it is important to acknowledge that in some regions, animal testing may still be mandatory due to regulatory requirements.