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Did China End Animal Testing?

Did China End Animal Testing?

In the last couple of days, the cruelty-free community has been full of news about China supposedly ending required animal testing. Headlines were posted and rumors went flying. Did China end animal testing? Has China their laws to allow cosmetic brands sold in the country to avoid animal testing? Should we now consider cosmetic brands selling in China to be cruelty-free? To say people were confused would be an understatement. Many cruelty-free consumers began to …

Are Cosmetics Made in China Cruelty Free?

Are Cosmetics Made in China Cruelty Free?

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is, “Are cosmetics made in China cruelty-free?”. Many are aware that China currently requires animal testing on most beauty products that are sold there, but a lot of people are still confused about if products made in China are cruelty-free or not. It can be confusing to seek out cruelty-free brands and then see “Made in China” on their packaging. Many cruelty-free brands carry “made in China” …

China Considering Alternatives to Animal Testing

China Considering Alternatives to Animal Testing

As the cruelty-free world changes, and the cruelty-free stance of brands can change for better or worse, it’s always exciting to hear positive news. Today I got some exciting news from my friends at Humane Society International that I wanted to share with you! In China, where animal testing on cosmetics is currently required by law, they have released a proposal that would introduce a new in vitro test that could help reduce animal testing! …

China Files a Draft To Potentially Reduce Animal Testing

China Files a Draft To Potentially Reduce Animal Testing

Today China announced that is has filed a draft that, if further steps are taken, could help reduce animal testing for some cosmetics. Every January, the China FDA made some changes by taking some small steps that could make it easier for international companies to sell in China in the future. In this post, I will share information about what the draft that was filed means to animal testing laws in China. As you may or …

China Takes First Step Towards Ending Animal Testing

China Takes First Step Towards Ending Animal Testing

Today China enacted the first steps to reduce animal testing. This is not a ban on animal testing, but the start of potential changes to the animal testing laws in China. Previously it was required by law that all cosmetics sold in China be tested on animals. The new regulations state that ordinary cosmetics produced and sold in China will no longer be required to be tested on animals. This change will affect only pre-market …

Are Products Sold in Airports in China Cruelty Free?

Are Products Sold in Airports in China Cruelty Free?

Recently a reader emailed me about some brands that they had seen while passing through the Shanghai airport in China. One of them was The Body Shop. While The Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal, they run independently and claim to still be cruelty free. Since animal testing is required by law on products sold in China, I had to wonder how The Body Shop was able to sell there and still be supported by …

China's Cosmetic Definitions - How could they effect animal testing laws?

China’s Cosmetic Definitions – How could they effect animal testing laws?

Recently, news broke that China may be making adjustments to their animal testing laws in regards to cosmetics. Any changes to the animal testing laws there would be a huge step forward as currently, animal testing is required on law for all beauty and cosmetic items. The potential change that could go into effect in June, 2014 applies to “non-special use cosmetics”. It would allow brands the option to substantiate product safety using existing safety data …