The organisation dedicated to the development of alternative methods for the industry have noted a major increase in interest from the EU on in vitro toxicity screening options since the sweeping ban came into force last month.
Consumers around the world show greater confidence in a cosmetic product’s safety if it has not been tested on animals according to a new survey, as other countries call for bans to follow Europe’s example set this week.
The complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing in the EU which came into play on March 11, should ensure we will see greater collaboration between scientists and regulators, according to industry.
The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just released its strategy on how to achieve an animal-free solution for assessing chemicals for skin sensitisation.
With less than a week to go until the ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics in the EU, it appears that it has influenced several markets in Asia, with Korea, India and Japan all seeing instances of following suit in 2013 so far.
Regulations in countries around the world need to change to outlaw animal testing in cosmetics, rather than the manufacturers themselves, according to the industry-specific organisation set up by the BUAV.
There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a long time coming, it represents a huge step, according to Cruelty Free International.
The Committee, known for promoting education in humane science, has published new papers on the ‘Integrated Testing Strategies for Safety Assessments’, which looks at the most up-to-date strategies in alternative toxicological testing.
Cruelty Free International, the organization founded by the BUAV, has announced a new partnership with luxury hair care brand Paul Mitchell, with the latter pledging that its products will not be sold in China until the country changes its laws on animal...
Last week, India’s Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr G N Singh met with MP Maneka Gandhi, and now Humane Society International has applauded statesman Ramalinga Reddy for urging swift action to update Indian law to end animal testing of cosmetics.
2012 has seen a big focus on animal testing in the cosmetics industry particularly with the proposed marketing ban coming into play in Europe next year. Whilst companies want to get rid of the practice from industry, it still needs to ensure the safety...
EU scientists have been awarded the first ever £250,000 (€310,000) Lush Science Prize for their steadfast progress in an ongoing research project to find an alternative to animal testing with chemical safety in mind.
Cosmetics Europe has urged caution over comments made by prospective EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg regarding the proposed marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics, saying it may ‘jeopardise’ progress and undermine EU leadership in global animal welfare.
Tonio Borg, Commissioner Designate for the Health and Consumer Affairs portfolio has received backing from The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) and Humane Society International after announcing his position on animal testing.
The Chinese government are taking steps towards accepting a non-animal test for cosmetics for the first time, after a PETA grant allowed the necessary research to develop a new toxicity test, and the necessary training was carried out in a Beijing university...
As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the key points from the new legislation.
As a result of its Sustainable Trust guidelines becoming more stringent, the Co-operative Asset Management Group has sold its entire holdings of Avon shares, as it says its policy conflicts with the recent revelation that Avon tests its cosmetics on animals.
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny program has received backing from cosmetics players and can benefit further from big brand backing in its bid to end animal testing in the cosmetics industry.
Having a celebrity support a cause, such as phasing out cosmetics testing on animals, has a major impact on the message and spreads awareness, and also serves to boost the personal image of the individual for getting behind the cause.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has continued its aim of ridding the cosmetics industry of animal testing by working directly with companies that wish to avoid animal tests under REACH.
In an exclusive interview with CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, animal rights group PETA has defended the eye-catching images it uses in its campaigns stating it is sometimes necessary to shake people up in order to initiate discussion and raise awareness...
SEURAT-1, a major European private-public research consortium working towards alternatives for animal testing, has presented some of its recent achievements at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) last week.
With China poised to accept its first ever non-animal test method for cosmetics by late summer, Dr. Brian Jones of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) says don’t be surprised by how quickly the autorities accept and implement more.
The global cosmetics company is to reward efforts towards replacing animal use in product safety testing with a ‘Lush prize’ of £250,000 (€312,000) set to be divided between five categories to those demonstrating excellence in the sector.
The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.
In its latest attempt to drive animal testing out of the cosmetic industry Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics will send 27 ‘white rabbits’ to deliver a 350,000-signature petition to John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer...
The European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has received a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accreditation from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for its work in developing alternative...
In this first edition of ‘Voice of the Industry’, a new series to the Cosmetics Design sites, we sat down with renowned toxicologist Dr. Jim McKim after his presentation at in-cosmetics in Barcelona to discuss what shift the industry has seen in its quest...
Johns Hopkins University and the University of Konstanz in Brussels have announced they are to hold an open workshop on the ‘Human Toxome Project’ for alternatives to animal testing (CAAT) on the 15th of this month.
This week, Lush Cosmetics rolled out its largest-ever global anti-animal testing campaign, whereby staff staged protests and performance stunts in over 800 stores across 49 countries to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories.
The second edition in our exclusive series of special reports from trade association Cosmetics Europe takes a look at animal testing and where the industry currently stands with regard to alternatives.
University researchers have challenged law makers to set a legal definition for the term ‘cruelty-free’ in order to protect consumers, having found that many misunderstand products featuring these labels.