THE ONLY BRAND TO TEST
EACH AND EVERY FACE & BODY FORMULA

La Roche-Posay tests each and every face & body formula on a representative set of aquatic life organisms. Our laboratories test above and beyond any legal requirements.

FRESH WATER 

STANDARD
TESTS

MICRO-CRUSTACEAN | DAPHNIA MAGNA
No impact on survival

MICRO-ALGAE | SELENESTRUM CAPRICORNUTUM
No impact on growth

FISH EGGS | DANIO RERIO
No impact on life

At La Roche Posay, we are always commited to safety.
Safety for your skin.
Safety for the environment.
We go beyond mandatory tests.
We test We test our formulas* with 7 different methods in fresh and salt water ...

SALT WATER   

FURTHER
TESTS

BABACTERIA | VIBRIO FISHERI
No impact on luminescence

MICRO-ALGAE | PARACENTROTUS UVIDUS
No impact on life

CULTURED CORALS
| STYLOPHORA PISTILLATA
No impact on photosynthes...

DISCOVER PRODUCTS
THAT ARE MORE RESPECTFUL OF MARINE LIFE
 

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
ABOUT ECO-TOXICITY FOR MARINE LIFE
 

BOTTLE OF PLASTIC ON THE BEACH

EIGHTY PERCENT OF POLLUTION TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT COMES FROM THE LAND
 

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

Following publications, Non point source, which occurs as a result of runoff, is one of the biggest sources of pollution. They includes many small sources (septic tanks, cars, trucks, boats), plus larger sources (farms, ranches). Millions of motor vehicle engines drop small amounts of oil each day onto roads and parking lots.
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arm with sunscreen

THERE ARE MANY PUBLICATIONS THAT STATES SUNSCREEN CAUSES SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO MARINE LIFE
 

FALSE WRONG-ANSWER

Professor Terry Hughes, Director of Australian research council center of excellence for coral reef studies, said “The environmental concerns over sunscreens on coral reefs are centred overwhelmingly on just two studies. The conclusion from the media is sunscreen is killing the world’s coral, and that’s laughable”.
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test cream in lab

SUNSCREEN CONCENTRATIONS ARE VERY HIGH AND DANGEROUS IN THE SEA
 

FALSE WRONG-ANSWER

Tests in real marine environments have shown that sunscreen concentration is equivalent to 1 grain of sand amongst 200 lorries.
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expert looking on microscope

INVESTING IN RESEARCH ABOUT ECO-TOXICITY IS VERY IMPORTANT
 

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

La Roche-Posay believe in caution and test all formulas, not just the ingredients incorporated in its products to make sure the environmental footprint is as small as possible.
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