L'Occitane's Position on Animal Testing

Please take time to read and understand our position on this important subject below

L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials, on animals at any point in the product development or manufacturing process.

L’OCCITANE is fundamentally committed to the abolition of animal testing of beauty products worldwide. Unfortunately given the limited economic and political weight of L’OCCITANE, ceasing to sell our products in China will not do anything to change local regulations.

To move forward we decided to develop our relationship with the Chinese authorities to pledge the case for the end of animal testing for beauty products, through open dialogue. Since 2010 we have therefore engaged in a dialogue with the relevant authorities, as well as animal rights NGOs. Our goal has been to highlight alternatives techniques used in Europe where animal testing has been banned. This constructive dialogue has led to a series of advances in Chinese regulation including a decision to end this type of tests as of June 2014, on so-called ordinary cosmetics that are manufactured and packaged locally (shampoo, perfume etc.), as well as on imported hygiene products (soap, toothpaste etc.).This is a first step. L'OCCITANE will continue to work proactively for these alternatives to be implemented as soon as possible for all of our products.

We remain of the firm opinion that it is by working from inside China that we will be best placed to further influence Chinese regulation and put an end to animal testing. L'OCCITANE will continue to work proactively with the Chinese experts committee from National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, for these alternatives tests to be implemented as soon as possible for all of our products.

Thank you for your interest and we hope this statement has clarified our position.