So, she is confirming that Physicians Formula does sell in China. The products for the Chinese market are made domestically in China and they are not using special use ingredients. This is how they avoid PRE-market testing. So, the only animal testing that MIGHT be done is if a consumer complains and they have to do post-market testing. They are saying that if this should occur, they will withdraw from the Chinese market (but, I believe by then the animal tests would have been done).
The animal rights organizations are not in agreement on whether post-market testing still involves animals (PETA says it doesn’t but they haven’t been able to provide me with any proof of that). For now, I’m playing it safe and avoiding companies who sell in China and aren’t part of the Leaping Bunny pilot program (Physicians Formula and Wet n Wild are not). I reached out to Leaping Bunny and Physicians Formula is NOT in talks with them at this time.