Dr Hauschka and NO Animal Testing

Jul 3, 2010 by

The Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are not tested on animals. They do not perform animal testing nor do they use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products comply with guidelines regarding animal testing set forth by both PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the BDIH (German Federation of Natural Products Manufacturers). Details on these guidelines may be accessed online at: www.peta.org and www.kontrollierte-naturkosmetik.de

Dr.Hauschka skin care products and cosmetics are manufactured by WALA Heilmittel GmbH. Since 1935 this company has been working with natural substances and thus has longstanding experience in this area as well as with practical nature conservation through the use of biodynamic cultivation methods. Since the inception of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care in 1967 they have always attached particular importance to the responsible development and manufacture of their products in a way that harms nature as little as possible.

And this is still the case today.

Of course this also means that, since 1967, none of the Dr.Hauschka  Care products have been tested on animals – either by them or by anyone else on their behalf.

When they use a new raw material in any of their products for the first time they require their suppliers to certify that these raw materials have not been tested on animals at any time after 1 January 1998 either by the suppliers themselves, by any company associated with them or on their behalf.

During their development, the Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are extensively tested on volunteers selected from amongst the company’s employees. In addition, before a new skin care product goes on the market they have dermatological tests performed on human volunteers by independent institutes. These tests confirm the good skin compatibility of their products.

Their  raw materials have to conform to high standards of quality and purity which, together with strict quality controls, ensures a very high level of safety and quality of the preparations.

Of course, they will not test any of our Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products on animals in the future either, nor will we commission the performance of any such tests on our behalf.

In the context of their biodynamic cultivation of medicinal herbs and the certified organic farming practiced on their Demeter farm they are committed to an ethical, sustainable and responsible approach to animals and to the entire ecosystem in which we live.

Eckwälden, May 2006 Information from the Science Department, WALA Heilmittel GmbH

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