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Cosmetics Testing: End the use of animals in personal care product testing


Every year, tens of thousands of rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats are killed to test cosmetics in the United States alone. The experiments—developed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s—usually involve applying chemicals or products to animals’ shaved skin or eyes. But it’s difficult to interpret what animal test results mean for humans, because each species reacts differently to various substances.

There are many cheaper and faster alternative methods that produce more accurate information. Examples include artificial human skin and robotic technology that can screen thousands of chemicals at once using cells grown in the lab.

Learn more about our current campaigns to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing:

 



 
 

Cosmetics Regulation Reform in the United States

International Cosmetics Regulation Reform

Animal Testing 101

Have You Modernized Your Safety Program?

Cosmetics Home

NEWS AND UPDATES

More Than a Makeup Trend: New Survey Shows 72 percent of Americans Oppose Testing Cosmetics Products on Animals

Doctors Group Urges Europe to Uphold 2013 Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics with Nearly 25,000 Letters of Support

Actress Alicia Silverstone Urges EU to Keep Deadline for Ban on Marketing Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Actress Kristin Bauer Urges EU to Keep Deadline for Ban on Marketing Animal-Tested Cosmetics

 
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