No, Atelier Cologne is not a cruelty-free cosmetics brand. They choose to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
About Atelier Cologne
Atelier Cologne’s Animal Testing Policy
Atelier Cologne’s animal testing policy can be found in their FAQs. Here is what it says:
“Atelier Cologne is a part of L’Oréal since 2016. Our consumers’ health and safety have always been an absolute priority for us and L’Oréal. As is the support of animal welfare. L’Oréal has developed a very rigorous safety evaluation procedure of its products, backed by Research. Well before the question of animal testing was raised by civil society or within a regulatory framework, L’Oréal has been committed to new methods of assessing safety that don’t involve animals. A true pioneer, L’Oréal has been reconstructing human skin models in laboratories to elaborate in vitro safety tests since 1979, as an alternative to animals. In 1989, L’Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, thus 14 years before the regulation required so. Today, L’Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule. Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China. L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or certain make-up are no longer tested on animals.”
Is Atelier Cologne Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Atelier Cologne is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Atelier Cologne is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Atelier Cologne Sold in China?
Yes, Atelier Cologne is sold in China. Here is a picture of their products on the Sephora China site.
Is Atelier Cologne Owned by a Parent Company?
Yes, Atelier Cologne is owned by L’Oreal, a company that tests on animals.
Is Atelier Cologne Vegan?
No, Atelier Cologne is not cruelty-free so we do not consider any of their products to be vegan.
Wrap Up: Does Atelier Cologne Test on Animals?
Yes, Atelier Cologne does test on animals. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Atelier Cologne makes the exception to satisfy Chinese health authorities. Therefore, Atelier Cologne is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
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