Klorane

Suzana Rose

Klorane is NOT cruelty-free.

This means that this brand either tests on animals, pays for animal testing, or sells in mainland China. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.

Klorane

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Klorane confirmed with us that their products are tested on animals where required by law. Even though their website states that they only sell products in Hong Kong and not in mainland China, they claim that theyr allow third parties to test on animals on their behalf "if required by national regulation". This means that the brand either sells products in mainland China, or they're open to entering the Chinese market in the future. Either way, Klorane can't be considered cruelty-free. Here's our correspondence with the brand: Do your suppliers test on animals? No, European cosmetic regulations do not allow animal testing of raw ingredients or finished products. Do you have an agreement with your suppliers that they don’t test on animals, and if so, what kind of agreement? No, it would not be necessary due to the above regulations. Do you allow any third-parties to test on animals on your behalf? Yes, only if required by national regulation. Do you test on animals where required by law? Yes, if required by national regulation. I’m unsure if Klorane is marketed in any country where it is required. In which countries are your products available (excluding online sales)? It would vary for specific products but per the website, Klorane is available in the following 30 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA, Australia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Morocco, Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon).

Why We Classify Brands Like Klorane As “Not Cruelty-Free”

The term “cruelty-free” is unregulated. This means any brand can claim to be cruelty-free without breaking the law, even if they test on animals.

Because of this, we communicate with brands directly to gather information about their full animal testing policy.

Brands who are classified as “not cruelty-free” break one or more of the Cruelty-Free 5:

  • Their company engages in animal testing
  • Their suppliers engage in animal testing
  • They allow third-parties to test on animals on their behalf
  • They test on animals where required by law
  • They knowingly sell cosmetics in stores in mainland China, where animal testing could be performed

A supplier is any company that sells the brand raw materials, ingredients, or finished products. A third-party is an outside company or entity, whether or not it’s hired by the brand.

What’s The Deal With China?

Many beauty brands choose to sell their products in China. It’s important to note that these companies can not be considered cruelty-free.

As of 2020, China still requires most cosmetics to be tested on animals in order to be sold in the country.

As for products which can bypass these mandatory tests, the Chinese authorities may still pull these products from the shelves and have them tested on animals. Although the chance is small, we believe that companies can not be considered “cruelty-free” while taking this risk.

Klorane confirmed with us that their products are tested on animals where required by law.

Even though their website states that they only sell products in Hong Kong and not in mainland China, they claim that theyr allow third parties to test on animals on their behalf “if required by national regulation”. This means that the brand either sells products in mainland China, or they’re open to entering the Chinese market in the future. Either way, Klorane can’t be considered cruelty-free.

Here’s our correspondence with the brand:

Do your suppliers test on animals? No, European cosmetic regulations do not allow animal testing of raw ingredients or finished products.

Do you have an agreement with your suppliers that they don’t test on animals, and if so, what kind of agreement? No, it would not be necessary due to the above regulations.

Do you allow any third-parties to test on animals on your behalf? Yes, only if required by national regulation.

Do you test on animals where required by law? Yes, if required by national regulation. I’m unsure if Klorane is marketed in any country where it is required.

In which countries are your products available (excluding online sales)? It would vary for specific products but per the website, Klorane is available in the following 30 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA, Australia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Morocco, Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon).

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