M路A路C ANIMAL TESTING STATEMENT

Updated on September 7, 2017

WORKING TOWARD A CRUELTY-FREE WORLD

M路A路C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M路A路C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally. To this end, we are proud to partner with IIVS (Institute for In Vitro Sciences) to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods.

FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked most often. If you have others, please CLICK HERE to email us and we鈥檒l get back to you. We want to keep the conversation going.

Which countries require animal testing?
China tests on animals as part of its safety assessment of cosmetic products. We love our fans and we never want to exclude them anywhere.

How does M路A路C test its products for safety and efficacy?
We use human volunteers and we conduct or commission in vitro testing.

Does M路A路C own any animal testing facilities?
No. We don鈥檛 own any animal testing facilities anywhere in the world.

What is the Institute for In Vitro Sciences?
The INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES (IIVS) develops and implements programs in countries where in vitro testing is not accepted in order to educate scientists on the scientifically validated safety record of these methods. We are proud to announce a new partnership with the INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES (IIVS) to help ensure that alternative testing becomes the global standard. By funding IIVS鈥檚 International Outreach Program (IOP), we are working to make a difference. The IOP provides a wide array of support including technical assistance in the form of lectures, workshops and hands-on training sessions to countries that rely on animal testing to determine the safety of products or ingredients.