Not tested on animals
The natural cosmetic products handmade by the Biounique brand are not tested on animals. We LOVE and care for animals.
A cosmetic, care or cleaning product may or may not be tested on animals.
Also, the ingredients that make up a product may or may not be tested on animals.
You might be tempted to think that animal testing is a thing of the past, especially since it was banned in the European Union in 2009. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of cosmetics tested on animals. One of the reasons is that in order to sell into the Chinese market, you are required by law to do so.
It is the "price of shame" paid by big names in the cosmetics industry.
It is estimated that more than 100 million animals are used annually in cosmetic laboratories. Monkeys, dogs, cats, rabbits, frogs, guinea pigs, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats, even goats and cows (according to Vier Pfoten reports) are euthanized in the name of beauty , after various chemicals or finished cosmetic products have been tested on their skin or in their eyes.
And very IMPORTANT, a good part of the products tested on animals, once they are used by people, turn out to be ineffective or dangerous for their health.
Alternatives to testing cosmetic products on animals
The elimination of animal testing is, first of all, a matter of the will of each company. To replace this practice, there are two great alternatives, available to any producer of cosmetics or basic ingredients: firstly, the cosmetic industry can use the thousands of existing cosmetic ingredients, already tested and approved for human use by the regulatory authorities. All these ingredients have a long history of use, have already been tested and there is clear, relevant data on safety and toxicity, obtained from studies carried out on human consumers, after they have been approved for use and marketing.
On the other hand, more and more modern testing techniques can be used, made possible in recent years by the amazing advances in genetics (for example, there are skin, toxicity and photo-toxicity tests available on reconstituted skin of human origin). All these alternative methods that do not involve the use of animals are scientifically validated by the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM).