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Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Commitment to Animal Welfare:
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health does not conduct animal testing in the research or development of our cosmetics, and we are committed to eliminating the testing of any cosmetic product or ingredient on animals globally. The fact is, a small number of countries still require animal testing on new products to validate safety. That is why we partner with top research organizations around the world to develop and promote alternative testing methods and technology - and it’s working. We are encouraged by recent regulatory reforms and continue to advocate for the acceptance of non-animal data by all governments. Respect for animal welfare is an integral part of our Safety and Care Commitment to our consumers.

We do not test on animals in the creation of our cosmetics:
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health does not conduct animal testing in the research or development of our cosmetics, and we are committed to eliminating the testing of any cosmetic product or ingredient on animals globally.

  • Safety is our first priority and we believe that cosmetics and personal care products can be validated as safe and effective without compromising animal welfare.
  • Our commitment to this issue dates back decades, to when Johnson & Johnson’s scientists were among the first to replace animal eye irritancy testing, which ultimately led to the creation of our JOHNSON'S® NO MORE TEARS® shampoo.

We are investing in new science to eliminate cosmetic animal testing around the world:
The fact is, a small number of countries still require new cosmetic products to be tested on animals to validate safety. That is why we partner with top research organizations around the world to develop and promote alternative testing methods and technology - and it’s working.

  • Most government regulators around the world accept the validity of non-animal testing data for cosmetics; however, some continue to consider animal testing to be a superior demonstration of safety.
  • Progress is being made. For example, reforms introduced in 2019 significantly reduced the category of products for which animal testing is required in China. This is a very positive development.
  • Over the last 21 years, more than 1,000 scientists and regulators have been trained by the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), an animal-free safety testing laboratory that trains professionals globally on non-animal testing methods, and of which Johnson & Johnson is a charter sponsor. This includes more than 200 Chinese scientists in the last 5 years alone.
  • Johnson & Johnson is a long-standing supporter of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) which has a similar mission: to create and validate alternatives to animal testing and provide education on these methods.
  • Johnson & Johnson is a member of The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA).

Progress is being made every day, and we are helping lead the way:
We are encouraged by recent regulatory reforms and continue to advocate for the acceptance of non-animal data by all governments. Respect for animal welfare is an integral part of our Safety and Care Commitment to our consumers.

  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health works with legislators and policy makers around the world to gain wider acceptance of alternatives to animal testing and public policy that reduces or eliminates animal testing altogether.
  • In 2019, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health was instrumental in the development of industry principles to inform legislative bans on cosmetic animal testing globally.
  • Throughout 2019, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health worked with legislators and NGO’s, directly and in collaboration with our industry peers, to advance federal legislation to ban cosmetic animal testing in the United States. The Bill was introduced in November 2019 with support from industry and animal rights activists.