I’ve seen several posts lately asking about L’Oreal’s ‘new’ stance on animal testing, so I thought I would do a post of my own. L’Oreal are not the shiny happy company they are making themselves out to be.
This is their statement:
“L’Oréal no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”
The devil is in the detail, the last line is their disclaimer, their get out of jail free card so they think. PLEASE don’t fall for it. The line is another way to state ‘unless required by law’ or reserving the ‘right’ to bring something ‘innovative’ to market that would require lab tests, so not using already proven to be safe ingredients. Sometimes cosmetics with fancy claims are actually classed as drugs so they of course have to be legally tested. L’OREAL and many other companies like them employ people to cleverly word things so you fall for it. PLEASE don’t let them get away with it.