Animal Testing & Avon
Thank you for your interest in this subject and it is a very good question and a concern to many.
So here is Avon’s official position:
“Avon will continue in a leadership role to support the development and validation of new alternatives to animal testing. New Avon LLC (“Avon”), with operations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, has a deep respect for animal welfare and does not conduct animal testing. Avon does not conduct animal testing on its products or ingredients, nor does it ask others to do so on its behalf.
Avon is a strong advocate of both the ethical and humane treatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety. Our products are developed utilizing alternative testing methods such as extrapolations from existing data, computational modeling, in vitro (test tube/cell culture) testing and clinical tests with human volunteers to ensure both their efficacy and safety.
Consumers can be assured that any product carrying the Avon name and sold in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico has not been tested on animals, has undergone rigorous and thorough safety evaluation, and can be used with the utmost confidence.
However, our products may contain animal derived ingredients. Additionally, we do have lists of products that do or do not contain certain items. We are more than happy to look that up if you provide specific products.”
I hope I’ve answered this question completely and fully. Animal lovers can rest assured they can safely purchase Avon cosmetics and products.