February 21, 2013

EU Bans Sale of Animal Tested Cosmetics


Every cosmetic sold in the European Union will now be "cruelty-free" meaning the products have not been tested on animals. Nation of Change explains:
After a "long-fought" campaign, The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) came up victorious as the coalition banned the sale of animal tested cosmetics in all countries within the European Union.

The ban, which will go into effect on March 11, also makes it illegal to use animals to test final cosmetic products or any of the products' ingredients from "high-end cosmetic manufacturers to drugstore brands."

A similar ban does not exist in the US, but all of the brands we feature on Really Natural are not tested on animals. If they are, we will definitely call them out on it and let you know.

There is no reason animals should be harmed so humans can adorn themselves with makeup. If a cosmetic includes ingredients that are potentially harmful and require testing on live subjects, then it shouldn't be put on your skin anyways.  There are plenty of safe, natural cosmetics available, like those from Dr. Hauschka

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at February 21, 2013 1:08 AM

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