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 funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“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.“
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.
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.
Yes, La Roche-Posay is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, La Roche-Posay is not certified by any organizations.
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.
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."
Help spread the word by clicking the buttons below to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Reddit.