How do Aesop test their products?

During their development, Aesop products undergo a series of rigorous and stringent tests to evaluate their safety, stability and efficacy. These tests are repeated a number of times in order to fully validate each formulation prior to launch.  

All products are assessed for safety during our product development process using cumulative irritancy testing on human volunteers. 

Before any product is released to the public, the formulation must pass a Product Safety Assessment and Toxicological review, conducted by an independent, qualified agency. This involves the consideration of a formulation both as a whole and in terms of its individual ingredients. These are complex, detailed and thorough assessments based on an assessor’s experiential knowledge as well as industry standards.  

We have never tested our products or ingredients on animals, and we do not use animal-derived ingredients such as beeswax, honey or lanolin in our formulations. We are proud to be Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny approved and included on PETA’s cruelty-free and Vegan lists  

To find out more about Leaping Bunny please visit Cruelty Free International’s FAQs here. 


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