animal welfare

For Beauty With No Animal Testing

At L’Oréal, we care for animal welfare and we do not test on animals. We are for beauty with no animal testing.

Since 1989, 14 years before the "EU" regulations required us to do so, we have not tested the safety of our products on animals.

Because we care about animal welfare, over 40 years ago, L’Oréal pioneered the development of human reconstructed skin that can be used to evaluate how cosmetic ingredients and products behave on human skin. We currently manufacture different types of reconstructed human skin in our Episkin labs in France, China and Brazil – and we make this technology available to governments, organizations and other companies for testing purposes, so that they don’t have to test on animals.



L’Oréal has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 years.

In addition to our skin models, we have a large number of non-animal predictive assessment tools, such as molecular modelling, expert toxicology systems, imaging techniques and many more. Our scientists continue to pioneer new non-animal methods and technologies, including artificial intelligence, in our labs across the world.

 Milestones in the safety assessment without animal

Milestones in non-animal safety testing

Milestones in non-animal safety testing
Find out more about the key dates in the development of non-animal methods.

To help increase the acceptance of non-animal methods for safety evaluation. We also work with a range of scientific experts, NGOs and authorities from around the world.

We are for beauty with no animal testing.

GLADYS OUEDRAOGO
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Gladys Ouedraogo, Manager: Alternative Methods Development
I’ve been working at L’Oréal for 18 years, always in product safety. Since I was a little girl I’ve always enjoyed solving problems – I think that’s why I became a scientist, and have been so passionate about developing non-animal methods.
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