Does L’Oréal test on animals?
L’Oréal was able to end all animal testing for products as early as 1989, without making its products any less safe. This is thanks to its research & development of alternative methods to testing, particularly in the use of reconstructed skin models.
However, for some of its new ingredients, there’s still a small gap between what the replacement tests can help us predict about the ingredient and what we need to know to ensure its full safety, for example when predicting the ingredient’s potential for skin allergy. For these reasons, the Group still needs to resort to some animal testing, which today represents less than 1% of its safety assessments.
L’Oréal’s ambition is to replace the need for any animal testing, and the Group has already contributed to most of the replacement methods accepted today in the cosmetics industry, and continue to develop new ones.