Meninas há tempos enviei um email á Pierre fabre para saber se testavam os produtos em animais, porque gosto muito de todas as marcas deles, em especial a Avene e a Rene Furterer, mas não queria usar sem ter a certeza que os produtos não eram testados em animais.
Aqui fica então a resposta que eles me enviaram:
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.
main aim is to protect life in all its forms and especially human
life: the pharmaceutical origin of our laboratories is proof.
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.
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.
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.
Sylvia MULLENS Informations Conseils Produits Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique et Branche Santé
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