Klorane is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
We reached out to Klorane and they confirmed that they do test 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).
Klorane is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
It's unclear if Klorane is available for sale in stores in mainland China.
No, Klorane is not certified by any organizations.
Klorane might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.
Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."
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