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NUXE is NOT a cruelty-free company. NUXE does not test their ingredients or finished products on animals, but they do sell their products physically in mainland China, which means their products are tested on animals, as China requires mandatory animal testing for all foreign cosmetics that are sold within the country.

I e-mailed nuxe.com and got the following reply:

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Dear Mme,

Thank you for your email.

We do not use ingredients or do any testing on animals.

As far as our China development is concerned, we, as a local sister company of Nuxe Paris, do not have this information.

Wishing you a very nice week.

Best regards

Nuxe Customer Service

I then e-mailed nuxe.fr with the same questions, and got the e-mail below. Based on this e-mail, they make it very clear that their products are sold in China, although they don’t actually say those words.

What confirms this is the existence of their Chinese site (www.nuxechina.com).

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Chère Madame,

Nous vous remercions vivement de l’intérêt que vous portez à notre Marque.

Nous vous confirmons que NUXE ne pratique aucun test sur animaux sur ses produits et n’en commandite aucun. Nous sélectionnons également nos matières premières pour garantir que celles-ci ne soient pas testées sur les animaux. [NUXE does not test any product or ingredient on animals and we ensure that our raw materials aren’t tested on animals.]

En revanche, les autorités chinoises peuvent, de leur propre et unique gré, décider de pratiquer des tests sur des produits avant leur commercialisation sur leur territoire. [But China requires animal testing on products before they can be sold there.]

Nous regrettons cette situation et nous espérons que l’Europe saura convaincre les autorités chinoises concernées de la fiabilité des méthodes alternatives utilisées sur le marché européen. [We regret this situation and we hope China will be convinced that alternative testing methods, such as those used in Europe, are reliable.]

Nous vous souhaitons une belle journée.

Très cordialement,

Christine Aupetit
Votre Pharmacien Conseil NUXE