Researchers Develop Invertebrate Alternative In vivo Skin Corrosion Test
Work published in Environmental Pollution describes an invertebrate alternative in vivo skin corrosion test that reportedly is more sensitive to acids and alkalis than traditional skin models.
Jun 3rd, 2022
China Drafts 2022 Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
Animal Aid Funds XCellR8 for Animal-free Safety Testing
Animal-Aid has pledged £51k to accelerate the research, development and commercialization of acute toxicity tests by ethical safety testing laboratory XCellR8.
Mar 14th, 2022
Berjé’s Helichrysum Oil - An Everlasting Cosmetic Solution
From Ancient Greek tonics to modern skincare routines, Helichrysum Oil has remained an everlasting staple of the cosmetics industry. Berjé details how this legendary Corsican ingredient finds use in everything from skin creams to fine fragrances.
Jun 28th, 2022
Animal Testing for Cosmetics Banned in Virginia as of 2022
"The more states that adopt this legislation, and Virginia being one of the first, has really helped push forward the federal legislation ... [W]hat we really do need is a harmonized law across the U.S.”
Dec 30th, 2021
Humane Cosmetics Act Brought Before U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund applauded U.S. Senators and Representatives for bipartisan efforts to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Dec 9th, 2021
ECHA on Combining Animal Alternative Data to Assess Sensitization
The ECHA recently published guidance for REACH registrants on reliably combining different sources of animal alternative-derived test data to assess the skin sensitizing potential of chemicals.
Nov 23rd, 2021
New Jersey Bans the Sale of Out-of-State Cosmetics Tested on Animals
While the state had already banned animal testing for cosmetics where alternative methods exist, the law extends its reach to ban the sale of such cosmetics from outside of the state.
Nov 9th, 2021
Givaudan Joins Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration
Givaudan has also pledged to contribute to real-world case studies in animal-free safety assessment.
Sep 17th, 2021
[updated] Report: EU Parliament Accelerates Plan for Animal Testing Ban
Members of the European Parliament reportedly passed a resolution calling on the European Union to expedite the ban on animal testing, "as soon as scientifically possible."
Sep 16th, 2021
The Body Shop, Unilever Defend Cruelty-free Testing, Call for Paradigm Shift
While Europe has banned animal testing for cosmetics, the REACH regulation permits it for chemicals. A recent Unilever paper calls for a paradigm shift to close this gap; in the meantime, The Body Shop and Dove have partnered with Peta and CFI to defend cruelty-free testing.
Sep 6th, 2021
Report: Mexico Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics
The new law was championed by the Humane Society International/Mexico and ONG Te Protejo.
Sep 3rd, 2021
MSL Solution Providers Tests Microbiological Profile with VeganSure
The VeganSure solution tests products for antimicrobial efficacy using non-animal derived culture media. These plant-derived or synthetic alternatives are registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark and have been adopted by the likes of The Body Shop.
Aug 9th, 2021