Clarins Animal Testing Statement; Not Cruelty-Free

Clarins Animal Testing

Clarins products are sold in China and therefore is not a cruelty-free brand and supports animal testing.

There isn’t an official statement anywhere on their multiple website including their Clarins USA, Clarins Canada, and Clarins Corporate Group sites. The only relevant statement I found (on their corporate website) was about their use of both in vitro and in vivo testing.

To ensure excellence in all its products, the Clarins group masters its production chain from A to Z. It has its own research laboratories in France, based in Pontoise.  They verify the effectiveness and stability of products through safety and tolerance testing, completed both in vitro and in vivo. ~Clarins

I reached out to them asking for specifics about their stance on animal testing and received the following response:

Dear Vicky,

As a company, we utilize the latest advances in non-animal safety testing to deliver products of the highest quality to consumers.

Some countries unfortunately still require animal testing in order to validate the safety of cosmetic ingredients or products. As a Global company, we are committed to providing our products and services to our consumers where they live and to do so, we must comply with all legal requirements where we do business. Clarins continue to maintain its commitment to end animal testing around the world and to do this, we will continue to invest in scientific research to promote the full acceptance of non-animal testing methods by working closely with Global authorities in this area.

It is confirmed that Clarins does sell in China as they have a dedicated website for consumers residing in China.

Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

  • Colleen
    April 20, 2017

    So Clarins uses animanl testing for legal reasons, but says they are commited to being cruelty free? I’m completely confused and completely sad. I’ve used Clarins for so many years appreciating the fact that they use quality, phyto ingredients, but this is changing my opinion about the company. They’ve been doing this long enough that they should know they don’t need animals to assure they’re effectiveness. I can’t bemieve I have to find a new line of cosmetics after 2à years of usihg Clarins. I am completely deestarted and disappointed in them. They are losing a lot of money and support from me.

  • Jill bell
    March 16, 2017

    I as a sane person will not be buying or endorsing your evil produce. …so so disappointed …being taught a lie..

  • Yolanda Martins
    March 14, 2017

    thaks for this informative page… how come there is an ad on your page to try out free samples (it’s from Dealio.la) and features products such as Olay and Clinique… I thought those companies do animal testing?

  • Lisa M Johnson
    March 13, 2017

    It’s sad to see comments like this from companies. They’re basically saying “Yes, absolutely, animal testing is a horrible thing – BUT it makes us money, so we’re going to continue to do it.” It makes my stomach churn. It’s frustrating because I just received a sample of one of their products, that I really liked, and wanted to buy; but now I won’t, as my vanity is not worth the torture and pain of living, breathing, thinking, feeling beings. Money isn’t everything, Clarins – get your head out of your ass.

  • Paige
    April 9, 2016

    Nikki Reed and her new Kiehls product for Earth Day is under the unmbrella of Loreal.
    We all know they both animal test.

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