Animal Testing In The Cosmetic Industry
I saw this article in the Guardian about the hold off the EU encounters in their ban of animal testing of aesthetic products. For someone new in the aesthetic industry, the role of animal screening might be complicated. There are several brands out there that claim to be ‘cruelty free’ which ‘don’t test on animals.’ It might make an aspiring aesthetic chemist wonder, why do some companies continue steadily to test on animals?
What kind of pet testing is done? If one company could stop tests on pets, why don’t they all? Good questions. But before we answer, let’s go over what animal assessment has been used in the aesthetic industry. There are a variety of animal lab tests that you can do on aesthetic formulas and substances. The principal tests include the following.
1. Draize test – That is an operation used to determine dermal irritation. Animals used are albino rabbits who have much more sensitive epidermis than humans. Semiocclusive patches of the test material are positioned on readings and skin are taken at 24 and 72 hours. Your skin is graded for erythema and edema then. In america, this test is necessary for legal reasons for skin and makeup products care products under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
2. Eyesight irritancy test – Assessments what goes on if the beauty enters the optical eyes. It involves rabbits again and compounds are put in to the eye albino. Evaluations happen at 24, 48, 72 hrs and also to 7 days up. 3. Guinea Pig Maximization test – This test procedures for the sensitizing potential of an ingredient and requires injecting the substance under your skin followed by topical program.
I’ve never been too comfortable doing pet tests and as a cosmetic formulator, I never had to. Fortunately, it is unlikely that you’ll have to do any pet testing yourself ever. It really is done by an outside screening laboratory typically. But governments still require cosmetic companies to demonstrate their products are safe and while they don’t usually require animal testing, for some products, it is the only proof they accept. I was once asked some questions about pet screening.
Here is my perspective. 1. Do you consider that pet assessment for makeup products should be prohibited? While I don’t like animal testing, as the original story shows there are currently no suitable options for some types of tests. I don’t think animal testing should be banned until there are alternative tests that help prove products are safe.
2. Should pet testing be prohibited for cosmetics, but nonetheless be allowed for medication? Animal testing is not something that anyone wants to do. Scientists feel the same passion for animals as everyone else. But until choice testing are better developed, banning animal tests for either makeup products or medication seems unethical. Aren’t human lives more important than animals?
3. Do you agree with the EU ban on pet testing? Exactly what will the consequences be? I don’t concur or disagree with your choice made by the EU. The truth is cosmetics are not vital for living a wholesome life. The result of banning animal screening will be that no new aesthetic products will be produced. All you are certain to get in the foreseeable future are color & bottle changes using the same products you have today. Cosmetic innovation will minimize.
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Solutions to acne, dandruff, dry skin, curly hair, etc. will never be developed. Fortunately, the products currently available are often good enough. If these problems were solved and there were never a fresh cosmetic made never, the world would be just fine. However, it seems strange people get upset about animal testing, but still eat meat, kill mice & rats, and wear leather products. 4. Do you use cosmetics products which have been tested on animals? I do Yes. So do you.
Everyone uses products that have things that were tested on animals. It is deceptive when companies say they don’t test on animals. ALL makeup products have been tested directly or indirectly on animals. The truth is, hardly any cosmetic companies test their products on pets straight. Animal testing is expensive and terrible for pr.