At NAOS, we strictly adhere to the regulations and do not perform any animal testing in the development of our products.
Do you claim the absence of animal testing on the packaging of your products?
Since animal testing and products that have been tested on animals are prohibited for all cosmetic products in the European Union, it is not permitted to make this claim. So you won't see the claim of no animal testing on our products.
Are your products cruelty free?
We do not certify our products as "Cruelty free". As required by European cosmetic regulations since 1993, our products are not tested on animals. However, some of our products contain ingredients of animal origin, such as beehive products like royal jelly or propolis from the beehive or marine plankton. For each of these ingredients, we make sure of the perfect traceability, the responsible and ethical character of the supply chains and check their quality, their reproducibility, and their purity. To complete these requirements, we do not use any raw material that comes from animal or plant species protected by the Washington Convention (CITES) or that have caused the death of an animal.
How do you react to animal testing in China?
We commercialize our products on the Chinese market and are very careful to respect local regulations. Today, the Chinese authorities carry out additional tests in Chinese state laboratories on a random basis. We have no handle on these additional testing practices that do not exist in any other country in the world and that we consider unnecessary, our Safety Assessments being state-of-the-art, extremely detailed and complete, and performed by competent and fully qualified Toxicologists.
These assessments have been waiving the need for animal testing since more than 25 years in the European Union, paving the way to many other countries in the world that have taken-up the EU Cosmetic regulation as their regulatory model.
Currently, China is completely revamping their Cosmetic regulations and the nearly final CSAR (Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation) provides that products with a compliant Safety Assessment – very close to the European standard – will not require animal testing anymore.
We are confident that soon, our Safety Assessments will be sufficient in the sight of the Chinese authorities to completely eliminate their need to randomly test our products on animals.