L’Oréal no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.
For those who don’t want to read through this entire post, the plain and simple answer to the question I kept getting, “Is L’Oreal cruelty free?” is no. L’Oreal is not cruelty free. Here are a few bullet points to explain why.
- L’Oreal states that they allow for their products to be tested on animals to comply with regulatory laws in place around the world.
- The changes to animal testing laws in China do not change the animal testing policies for all beauty products. Animal testing is still required for many of the products that L’Oreal produces.
- The changes to animal testing laws in China do not impact international brands in the same way that they impact brands who manufacture and sell only in China.
- L’Oreal manufactures their products in many countries around the world, not only in China. China still requires animal testing for all beauty items that are imported into China for sale.
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