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Lancôme’s Animal Testing Policy 2017

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Lancôme’s makeup, skin care, and fragrance line is sadly not cruelty-free. Lancôme sells their products in-stores in Mainland China where Chinese laws require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.

Lancôme is owned by L’Oreal, a corporation that continues to test on animals.

On both, L’Oreal’s and Lancôme’s website, it states:

“Today, L’Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule. Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China.

Lancôme Sold in China

To prove that Lancôme products are in fact sold in stores in Mainland China, I used Lancôme’s store locator feature on their website to find several store listings that carry Lancôme products in-stores throughout Mainland China.

In order for Lancôme to sell their products in these stores in Mainland China, they must consent to have their products tested on animals and therefore Lancôme is not cruelty-free.

Until China changes their current laws that require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals or Lancôme decides to stop selling in-stores in Mainland China, I would not consider Lancôme to be a cruelty-free.

3 Responses
  • Rebecca
    April 8, 2018

    I do believe L’Oreal no longer tests on animals but they need to go much further and quit selling in China where they do animal test L’Oreal and affiliate products for sale there. I’m sure there would be an uprising if L’Oreal and Estée Lauder quit selling there. Seriously. I worked for years representing Lancome and visitors from other countries, European and Asian countries, including China, would buy a lot of products to bring home. It was probably mainly for the price but nonetheless I had the impression especially the skin care products were very popular.

  • Jade
    November 2, 2017

    Have you read this?

    I’m trying to become an official activist of cruelty free products and so through my research I came across this article. Can I trust it?

    • Sam
      November 26, 2017

      I wouldn’t trust it. Especially since loreal has a very long history with animal testing that has nothing to do with China’s laws.

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