BAN ANIMAL TESTING

ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS

Did you know that over 80% of countries have no laws around animal testing? We’re taking a stand to stop this cruelty, and you can help. Sign our petition with Cruelty Free International to get animal testing in cosmetics banned worldwide. We’re aiming to reach 8 million signatures to present the UN in 2018.

SIGN THE PETITION

LET’S BAN ANIMAL TESTING IN COSMETICS. EVERYWHERE.

Together with Cruelty Free International, we’re taking a stand against animal cruelty, and you can help. Sign our petition, and tell your friends. Show your support for animals with a pet selfie. Be informed, be outraged, be #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting.

The countries in pink are when animal testing is banned today. Not many, right? That needs to change.

THE BODY SHOP X CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL

Meet Cruelty Free International, our campaign partners for the last 28 years. Watch our video to find out more about our long-standing partnership, our goals and many of the myths surrounding animal testing.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

BE AN ACTIVIST

• Show your support with our campaign t-shirt. Don’t forget to share a picture on social using the hashtags #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting #TheBodyShop #crueltyfreeintl
• Check out our step-by-step guide on how to help us ban animal testing in cosmetics.

GET ACTIVE

FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING DOGUMENTARY

Together with our friends at Cruelty Free International, we’re campaigning like crazy to take 8 million signatures to the UN. We’re pulling out all the stops. Forget what you heard, this is officially the biggest global campaign of its kind!

Say hello to Loubie, our very first doggy ambassador at The Body Shop. She’s on a mission to help awareness of animal testing in cosmetics. We joined forces at the United Nations, NYC, where we staged the world’s first doggy protest to give animals everywhere a voice.

     

    SO HOW DO WE TEST?

    Our The Body Shop products undergo extensive testing to ensure they are safe and effective for use, while remaining cruelty-free. We use three main testing methods involving computer data, laboratory-created tissues and people:

     

  1. In-silico (computer-based) analysis uses readily available, existing data which will help us to assess the suitability of similar materials through a process of extrapolation of this information
  2. Laboratory-produced skin is grown from human skin cells and allows us to conduct safety checks on cells that react in virtually the same way as human skin without harming any people or animals.
  3. Finally, to ensure good tolerance on people we will often test our products using patch testing, which involves placing a very small amount of product on person's skin to ensure that it is safe and effective, usually at the final stage of testing a new formulation.


  4. We will also carry out controlled user trials where people test our products for both skin compatibility and cosmetic effectiveness, under the supervision of medical experts when required.


1989

The Body Shop started campaigning to end animal testing in cosmetics, the first global cosmetics company to do so.

1998

Following our sustained campaign, the UK government banned animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients.

2003

Campaigning by The Body Shop and BUAV (British Union for the Abolition)

2004

Campaigning by The Body Shop and BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, now Cruelty Free International) contributed to a European Union ban on animal testing in cosmetic products.

2009

The European Union implements its ban on animal testing in cosmetic ingredients.

2013

We celebrate history. The sale and import of animal tested products and ingredients is banned, completing the EU ban. Our campaign with Cruelty Free International collects 1 million signatures.
Influencing significant progress across the world as South Korea, New Zealand and India now have a variety of bans in place. Australia is set to follow with a ban promised by July 2017 as is Taiwan in 2019. Cruelty Free International have trained scientists in Vietnam and are now discussing with Thailand and other governments the possibility of a ban across ASEAN.

2017

We reach 3 million signatures in our petition with Cruelty Free International.