Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-Free?

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Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-free?

La Roche-Posay is not cruelty-free because their products and/or ingredients are tested on animals and sold in mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.

La Roche-Posay’s Animal Testing Statement

La Roche-Posay Animal Testing Statement

Here is a statement I found on La Roche-Posay’s website of their stance on animal testing:

“La Roche-Posay does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does La Roche-Posay delegate this task to others. The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.” (Source: La Roche-Posay)

La Roche-Posay claims that they don’t test their products or ingredients on animals, except when a regulatory authority requires it. This suggests that La Roche-Posay may be selling their products in countries that require animal testing by law.

And that is the case for all imported cosmetics in mainland China. After some research, I discovered that La Roche-Posay is distributing and selling its products throughout China.

Since La Roche-Posay has chosen to sell its products in mainland China, they must pay and consent to have their products tested on animals.

Therefore I would not consider La Roche-Posay to be a cruelty-free brand.

It should also be noted that La Roche-Posay is owned by L’Oreal, a non-cruelty-free corporation that continues to test on animals.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to La Roche-Posay

Looking to switch to cruelty-free products? Here are some cruelty-free alternatives to La Roche-Posay:


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10 Comments
  • H grant
    October 25, 2019

    Why do they still trade in China if they still use animals in their testing as we all know they can be alternatives! Boycott the countries that still do this. I regularly use Estée Lauder as l have been reassured on several occasions that they do not animal test🤷🏻‍♂️.

    • Abby
      April 29, 2020

      Estee Lauder do test on animals…

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