Lancôme’s makeup, skin care, and fragrance line is sadly not cruelty-free. Lancôme sells their products in-stores in Mainland China where Chinese laws require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Lancôme is owned by L’Oreal, a corporation that continues to test on animals.
On both, L’Oreal’s and Lancôme’s website, it states:
“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.“
Lancôme Sold in China
To prove that Lancôme products are in fact sold in stores in Mainland China, I used Lancôme’s store locator feature on their website to find several store listings that carry Lancôme products in-stores throughout Mainland China.
In order for Lancôme to sell their products in these stores in Mainland China, they must consent to have their products tested on animals and therefore Lancôme is not cruelty-free.
Until China changes their current laws that require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals or Lancôme decides to stop selling in-stores in Mainland China, I would not consider Lancôme to be a cruelty-free.