Animal Testing

New approach methodologies (NAMs) have already been well-proven for animal-free cosmetic product and ingredient safety testing, but should now be accepted as 'scientifically robust' for testing worker safety and environmental impact [Getty Images]

Next-gen methods can 'transform' chemical risk assessment: Experts

By Kacey Culliney

There are strong opportunities to widen use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessments on worker safety and environmental impact of cosmetics, though regulatory acceptance will require a collaborative industry-research push, say...

Decades of scientific work has advanced capabilities of in vitro safety assessment of chemicals, but these methods can't be used to their full potential because regulatory frameworks still need to catch up [Getty Images]

The Long Read: In Conversation with Unilever Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) executives

The future of animal-free chemical testing? There’s a ‘big frustration’ in the scientific community, say Unilever execs

By Kacey Culliney

The beauty industry continues to be stuck between conflicting requirements on animal testing, with bans under the EU Cosmetics Regulation and new data calls under the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) REACH Regulation, and the scientific community is...

MEPs have adopted a resolution vote that will add political pressure to the European Commission to respond, proving important for the cosmetic industry's fight to uphold its existing EU animal testing ban [Getty Images]

European Parliament votes for EU-wide plan to phase out animal testing

By Kacey Culliney

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution vote calling on the European Commission to establish an EU-wide action plan to actively phase out animal experiments – a move that adds weight to the cosmetics industry’s fight to protect...

The cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certification covers all of Garnier's product portfolio, including shampoos, conditioners, soap bars and sunscreens (Image: L'Oréal/Garnier)

A ‘milestone’ moment: Garnier now Leaping Bunny certified globally

By Kacey Culliney

L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has received Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny approval on its entire global portfolio after months of work with its vast supplier network – a move that proves exactly what is possible on a mass beauty scale, says the...

Cruelty Free International can certify cruelty-free brands and companies in cosmetics and personal care through its Leaping Bunny program (Photo: Cruelty Free International)

SCS FORMULATE 2019

Cruelty Free International: Leaping Bunny certification is soaring

By Kacey Culliney


Demand for certified cruelty-free cosmetics has soared in recent years, and with more than 200 Leaping Bunny applications in the process with Cruelty Free International this will only continue, says its head of certification services.

State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Director General of the European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry, John Chave, on the state of the industry today, and why it is a very good time to be an industry professional in beauty.

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over skin whitening products to The Body Shop’s recent animal testing alternative appointment, we round up the biggest recent headlines in regulation and safety in this Editor’s Spotlight.

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Animal testing bans for cosmetics are in place in a large number of countries and regional states, but some are still delaying in introducing these. We take a look and consider how far there is left to go with animal testing alternatives too. Watch in...

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