Safety Testing

Tested. Proven. Safe.

Products sold by L Brands meet or exceed all safety requirements established by the governments where the products are sold. We have internal experts that focus on the design, development and safety review of the ingredients and materials in our products. 

Once the product meets our specifications, we verify our findings by requiring safety testing on all personal care, cosmetics, accessories, candles and apparel by world-renowned, independent, accredited consumer product testing labs. If a product doesn’t meet our stringent safety and quality evaluations, we don’t sell it.

Ingredient and Material Safety Review
One way L Brands ensures safety is by using ingredients that meet the safety qualifications of independent scientific expert groups – the same standards that are relied upon by government agencies and other leading manufacturers, including: 

Personal Care Products
L Brands’ scientific experts verify the safety of every ingredient before using it in our products. This includes a scientific review of relevant, available information before we approve the use of an ingredient. We collaborate with outside technical manufacturers to assure that L Brands’ products are manufactured in conformance with regulatory standards. Subsequently, production batches are tested and meet stringent product specifications. The final products are clinically tested by independent laboratories for safety and efficacy as well as to substantiate all applicable marketing claims. 

Animal Testing
L Brands has had a long history – more than five decades since our founding in 1963 – of being against animal testing.  Visit our Policies page for additional information about our policy and efforts in this area.

Apparel Products
L Brands works with world-class manufacturers to help ensure that only safe, quality components are used in our apparel. Additionally, we employ designers, textile specialists and fabric technicians who assemble technical specifications regarding our apparel and intimates products. Fabrics are carefully chosen and tested to ensure the safety and suitability for their intended use. The fit, comfort, performance, design and durability are tested by consumer panels before the final design is approved. Safety testing is conducted on final products to assure adherence to regulatory requirements and L Brands’ internal standards. 

Home Fragrance Products
In home fragrance, L Brands has devised best-in-class testing for new candle materials and technologies by requiring exceptional performance under rigorous burn conditions.

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