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We thank you very much for your email. The Laboratories Pierre Fabre are also greatly concerned about animal testing and in reply we would like to explain to you our position.
The Laboratories Pierre Fabre offer to consumers products adapted to their needs, as well as guaranteeing utmost safety.
Our main aim is to protect life in all its forms and especially human life: the pharmaceutical origin of our laboratories is proof.
The European cosmetic directive (76/768/CEE amended on March 11th 2003) obliges the manufacturer to use alternative methods available in order to test the new cosmetic raw materials and finished goods.
Being aware of this, we stopped using animal tests many years ago to check the security of our cosmetic products during their creation years ago and we have set up a programme in 3 parts :
Development of substitute tests on cell cultures in our skin culture laboratory.
Use of different methods available on the market and active participation in the validation programmes set up by official French and European bodies.
In fact, to test our products and to ensure for consumers the indispensable security of every cosmetic product, we rely essentially on the existing information concerning the innocuousness of the ingredients used. The tolerance of the finished goods is then tested by the use of alternative methods (methods in vitro) then tests of clinical tolerance on healthy volunteers in the respect of laws on the protection of people consenting to biomedical research tests. We also test real product use and efficiency on human beings.
Finally, each lot of ingredients delivered to our factories is submitted to very elaborated physicochemical and bacteriological controls, in order to verify the identity, the purity and the quality of the ingredients used in the formula.
These controls are equally done on the finished goods, guaranteeing protection from any risk of fabrication error.
We hope that we have been able to answer your questions as clearly and in as much detail as possible.
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Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique et Branche Santé
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