US Moves a Step Closer to Banning Cosmetics Animal Testing
“Cosmetics testing on animals is cruel, unnecessary, and outdated, and Congress should finally put a stop to it."
Sep 13th, 2023
Canada Officially Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Canada Commits to End Animal Tox Testing While MoCRA Misses the Mark
U.K. Government Alleged to Secretly Abandon Animal Testing Ban; CTPA Responds
Cruelty Free International called on Home Secretary Suella Braverman MP to reinstate the 1998 ban (case number CO/3748/21) although according to the CTPA, the ban was never abandoned.
May 5th, 2023
Benefits of Sustainable and Organic Candelilla in Cosmetics
Discover the benefits of organic candelilla wax in beauty products. From moisturize and create a protective layer to provide shine and consistency, this sustainable alternative is a game-changer. Meet Multiceras' commitment to responsible extraction.
Sep 18th, 2023
Brazil Prohibits Animal Testing for Cosmetics, Mandates Alternatives
The use of vertebrate animals, except human beings, in the R&D and quality control of personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes that use ingredients or compounds with safety and efficacy already scientifically proven is prohibited.
Mar 13th, 2023
John Paul Mitchell Hit with Suit Alleging False 'No Animal Testing' Claim
John Paul Mitchell Systems is facing a class action suit alleging its "no animal testing" promise was broken to meet regulatory requirements in China to gain access to the market.
Feb 21st, 2023
After 8+ Years, is Canada Ready to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics?
Health Canada confirmed plans are in the works to implement an animal testing ban for cosmetics, according to The Globe and Mail.
Jan 26th, 2023
New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act Signed into Law
The legislation will go into effect as of Jan. 1, 2023, and will end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals in New York State, WBNG reports.
Dec 16th, 2022
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
This draft will supersede the 2015 edition, which includes the overarching technical standards for cosmetics safety supervision and testing in China. Public comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.
Apr 11th, 2022
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
The CTPA and the U.K. cosmetic industry wants to promote the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal testing for these vital safety requirements under other chemicals legislation, especially UK Reach.
Mar 24th, 2022
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
Hazard List, Harmonization, Toxicity Tests and O'Malley Appointment: ECHA Updates
This ECHA update includes one addition to the hazardous chemicals list, two proposals for harmonized classification/labeling (eugenol and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate), advice for toxicity test dosing and the appointment of Shay O'Malley.
Jan 20th, 2022