Is Clarins Cruelty-Free? | Does Clarins Test on Animals?

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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.

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25 Comments
  • Mary Mahler
    August 13, 2019

    How can we ever justify testing products on animals for man’s selfish vanity, it’s unforgivable

  • Michelle
    May 13, 2019

    So I gather everyone here thinks that Clarins should close their long established spa’s and put hundreds of thousands of people out of work both inside and outside of China so as not to be ‘greedy’. They were well established in China before anyone was concerned about animal testing. Do your research properly and see what a conscientious effort they are making on many fronts such as sustainability and protecting the environment. They are working to find a solution rather than turning their backs on their own people. None of their products outside of China are tested on animals.

    • Mary Mahler
      August 13, 2019

      So Michelle if none of their products outside of China are tested on animals why on earth would it be a threat to the Chinese workforce if they did the same as the rest of the world?

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