While most of us were busy ringing in the New Year at midnight on January 1, three states were quietly making national and international headlines, ushering in a new – and more compassionate – chapter of U.S. history. At that moment, California, Nevada and Illinois became the first three states in the country to ban the sale of new cosmetic products tested on animals, a move that sets a clear path for others to follow.
While these are just the Blog
Illinois and Nevada made headlines early this year when, on January 1, they joined California as the only states to ban the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on live animal subjects. While more than 30 countries have banned animal testing worldwide, the U.S. has been slow to take up the call, opting instead to allow individual states to handle the legislation. That may change, though, thanks to the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced in Congress Blog
Thanks to advocacy groups and consumer concerns, companies across all industries have made efforts to decrease their use of animal testing. However, millions of animals around the world are still suffering every year. The statistics below paint a picture of the status of animal testing in 2019, which indicates that we still have a long way to go.
Animal Testing in the United States
•According to, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), approximately 100 million mice and rats Blog
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Some of the most notable benefits of working with us include:
1. Protection for animals.
Countless studies and anecdotal reports confirm that animal testing is detrimental to the welfare of animals. Not only are they kept in captivity and ultimately killed to carry out these tests, but they also suffer from pain and discomfort during their time in the laboratory. With our reliable and Blog
Animal testing for cosmetics is controversial all over the world, specifically, in the People’s Republic of China. That is all about to change.
Many U.S. and European cosmetic brands are seeing the market potential in China. Retail sales of these foreign beauty products have been on the rise for many years:
• In 2013 — 162.5 billion RMB or 23.14 billion USD
• In 2014 — 182.5 billion RMB or 25.98 billion USD
• In 2015 — 204.9 Blog