Innovation And Research
Do you use animal testing?
At Mustela, product and consumer safety remains our first priority. We do not conduct animal testing of any kind on our products or ingredients, nor request that anyone else conduct such tests before launching a product within their respective markets. As a French based company, Mustela complies with the European regulation 1223/2009 that bans animal testing since 2004 for final products and completely since 2013 for ingredients. As part of our innovation and strict product safety requirements, Mustela has developed a new and unique testing model that allows us to test the tolerance and effectiveness of Mustela products without testing on animals.
I read that you have reconstituted a baby’s epidermis in your laboratories. What do you use that for?
To develop the safest and most effective products for your baby, our researchers need to know the specific characteristics and needs of your baby’s skin. By reconstituting the epidermis of a baby and young child in our laboratories, our teams gain an in-depth knowledge of the skin, its cells and genes, to better understand its physiology and development. This is the world’s first patented epidermis of its kind and only Laboratoires Expanscience’s Mustela researchers are able to perform these experiments. We also use reconstituted epidermises to test the effectiveness and tolerance factor of our products with a high level of precision and reliability.