Animal testing by manufacturers seeking to market new products may be used to establish product safety. In some cases, after considering available alternatives, companies may determine that animal testing is necessary to assure the safety of a product or ingredient.
What does animal cruelty mean in makeup?
While we may think of animal testing for cosmetic products as a thing of the past, it's a practice that causes the death of 500,000 animals every year, primarily rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. These animals have chemicals applied to their skin, injected into their bodies or smeared onto their eyes.
What happens when makeup is tested on animals?
"Typically, animal tests for cosmetics include skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed onto the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of rabbits; repeated oral force-feeding studies lasting weeks or months to look for signs of general illness or specific health hazards, such as cancer or birth defects;
Why does Loreal say they are cruelty-free?
In 1989, L'Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, thus 14 years before the regulation required so. Today, L'Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule.
Does China require animal testing 2023?
In 2014, China began to relax its animal testing requirements for domestically-produced cosmetic products, but this did not extend to imported products. However, in 2023, China has officially banned animal testing for all cosmetic products, both domestically produced and imported.
Is cruelty-free makeup better?
To summarize, transitioning to cruelty-free cosmetics offers a range of skin benefits such as reduced irritation, natural radiance, and a healthier environment. You'll be opting for safer, more sustainable, and effective beauty products that cater to your skin needs while standing against animal testing.