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
  • 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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