AO+ cosmetic products are never tested on animals. Because we believe in being fully honest and transparent, we want to make you aware that AO+ Cosmetics is a wholly owned division of AOBiome, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in high level bio-therapeutic research and testing. The FDA requires animal testing as part of their process to ensure that pharmaceuticals are both safe and effective and there is no way around this process. AOBiome is committed to work with the FDA to find alternatives to animal testing whenever possible and to minimize animal testing when no alternative is available. We recently became a contributing member of the ASCCT, a scientific society dedicated to the promotion of toxicology testing and research that reduces and replaces the use of animals.