La Roche-Posay is not cruelty-free

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La Roche-Posay is not cruelty-free

La Roche-Posay 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 selling products where animal testing is required by law.

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  • Finished products tested on animals

    Yes, where required by law

  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing

    Yes, where required by law

  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


Official Animal Testing Policy:

“La Roche-Posay does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does La Roche-Posay delegate this task to others. The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.

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The Truth About La Roche-Posay's Animal Testing Policy

Although La Roche-Posay as a company do not test their finished products or ingredients on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that La Roche-Posay is not cruelty-free.

When companies claim that they test on animals “where required by law”, it typically means that they sell their products in mainland China, where cosmetics are legally required to be tested on animals.

To learn more about animal testing laws in China, click here.

La Roche-Posay also doesn’t mention whether or not their suppliers test on animals, which is a red flag.

Is La Roche-Posay owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

La Roche-Posay is owned by L'Oréal, a company that tests on animals. Not only is La Roche-Posay not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is La Roche-Posay sold where animal testing is required by law?

Yes, La Roche-Posay is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing. This means that their products were likely tested on animals.

Is La Roche-Posay certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, La Roche-Posay is not certified by any organizations.

Is La Roche-Posay vegan?

La Roche-Posay 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.

How do you determine that brands like La Roche-Posay are not cruelty-free?

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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