The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.
The Federal Council in Switzerland announces it will ban the marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals abroad, bringing it closer to the existing EU ban which already has a big impact on the market.
While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.
Animal rights organisation PETA has questioned whether a number of major make-up brands are violating the EU cosmetics ban on animal testing by selling products in China under the same names; as animal testing is required by law in the country.
As an ever-increasing number of countries make moves to end the testing of consumer products on animals, Unilever has partnered up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop alternative testing strategies.
Humane Society International has joined forces with fashion firm H&M in order to develop new animal welfare pledges that will look to combat animal cruelty and pursue policy change around the world to combat cosmetics testing on animals, as well as...