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.
BE AN ACTIVIST
• Share the petition link on social, and tell your friends and family
• Tag #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting #TheBodyShop @thebodyshop @crueltyfreeintl
• Write a letter to your local or national newspaper
• Show your support with our campaign t-shirt and tote bag. Don’t forget to share a pic!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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:
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.
The Body Shop started campaigning to end animal testing in cosmetics, the first global cosmetics company to do so.
Following our sustained campaign, the UK government banned animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients.
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.
The European Union implements its ban on animal testing in cosmetic ingredients.
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.
We reach 3 million signatures in our petition with Cruelty Free International.