Animal testing for cosmetic products has been banned in the EU since 2004, and for all the ingredients of these products since 2013. In this sense, all cosmetic products available in the EU are equally “free of animal testing.”
Eucerin is in complete compliance with this rule and, for a long time before, actively forewent animal testing worldwide whenever it was legally possible. We do not conduct animal testing for our cosmetic products or their ingredients – unless, in the very rare case, that this is speciﬁcally required by law.
There are still a few local laws around the world that legally require animal testing for the oﬃcial safety registration, for example in China. In this case, the tests are conducted by local, state authorized institutes, without the involvement of the manufacturers (Eucerin in this case). Our explicit goal is to convince the Chinese authorities that animal testing is unnecessary for cosmetic products. Eucerin continues to actively promote the development of innovative alternative testing methods as well as the international acceptance of already existing ones.