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Clarins Animal Testing Statement; Not Cruelty-Free

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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.

16 Responses
  • Dianne Barnes
    December 6, 2018

    I agree that the products are quality, and it’s time for Clarins to stop sitting on the fence re. China and their archaic regulations. Becoming genuinely ‘cruelty free’ will bring a multitude of new customers, more than making up for those few who may be lost. This is the way of the future so becoming leaders in the field rather than ‘late adopters’ is the only choice for a conciensous and modern company.
    I am very dissointed that I now have to re-think using Clarin’s products.

  • Natoya
    October 3, 2018

    Well thanks for clearing that up. It is so greedy of them. They are totally sitting on the fence. Why can’t they just take the full leap into going cruelty – free and possibly vegan. Small steps to success. Thank you Vicky : ) xo

    Natoya

    http://www.juanitalikes.com

  • Rita
    September 4, 2018

    I feel sick. I have just purchased almost $200 worth of Clarin’s products based on the belief that they were cruelty-free according to a very convincing saleswoman. They are beautiful products which have put me in a rather agitated state, my conscience is currently debating their fate.

  • Wendy Pelletier
    April 12, 2018

    I just called the Clarins customer service line and was told the same thing……….that they do not test on animals in Canada and France, however have to adhere to China’s policy. Bottom line; Clarins in NOT Cruelty Free. Will not be buying there products which is unfortunate as they do have a quality line.

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