Is La Roche-Posay Cruelty-free in 2019?
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
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 it
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: