Klorane is NOT cruelty-free.
This means that this brand tests on animals or finances animal testing. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.
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).