Statement on Animal Testing

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No animal tests have ever been carried out by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka. 

Dr. Hauschka is created at WALA Heilmittel GmbH. WALA’s experience of using natural substances to provide natural care through the biodynamic cultivation of medicinal plants extends back to 1935. WALA also produces an extensive range of anthroposophical homeopathic medicines. The responsible and sustainable development of our products is something that has been at the core of Dr. Hauschka ever since the beginning, back in 1967. Today we are proud to continue to carry this philosophy forward.

Naturally, this means that no animal tests have ever been carried out either by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka since our founding in 1967.

While Dr. Hauschka has always foregone animal testing, the EU Cosmetics Regulation represented a decisive step forward for animal welfare in the entire cosmetics industry: As a result, tests on animals for cosmetic products and the raw materials required to create them have been completely banned in the EU since 11 March 2009. This is a legally binding ban, i.e. all cosmetics manufacturers within the EU must comply with this legislation.

To produce Dr. Hauschka’s natural and organic skin care and make-up, we rely on traditional raw materials of natural origin and the highest quality – raw materials which are also often used in the food industry. There is sufficient evidence to support the tolerability and effectiveness of the various plant extracts, oils or waxes we use.

Furthermore, we also commission independent institutes to perform dermatological testing of new cosmetic products on human volunteers prior to launch. These confirm the high tolerability of our products.

Animal testing and China:
Logocos recently brought the issue of animal testing for natural cosmetics into public discussion. This related to the requirement to perform animal tests in order to sell cosmetics on the Chinese market.

We ourselves examined the conditions for exporting to China years ago. Unfortunately, the Chinese authorities have made animal tests a binding requirement for companies wishing to register products for the Chinese market. We therefore made a conscious decision to not register or market Dr. Hauschka products in China.

We assure you that no animal tests have ever been carried out by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics, nor will this happen in the future – not for the Chinese market nor any other market anywhere.

Parent Company WALA/Dr. Hauschka Website Reference

Portait Parfumeur Joerg Zimmermann 4.4.08

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