Every year, more
than 115 million animals are experimented in laboratories.
This practice is
cruel, unreliable, and unnecessary. In the process of developing new
ingredients, some companies conduct further animal tests to assess the safety
of these new ingredients. From all the animals captured in the wild or bred for
experiments, animal testing is not legally required for cosmetics to be sold in
the United States, South Korea, Guatemala, and several states in Europe.
The European Union
opposes the choice of unnecessary use of animals for Testing. Some ineffective
tests performed on rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs are skin and eye irritation
tests where chemicals are rubbed on the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of
restrained rabbits without any pain relief. Another one is when they force-feed
to look for signs of illness or reactions, such as cancer or hormone
disruptors. Experimental animals do not classify under the Animal Welfare Act
and are killed without any pain relief – typically by suffocation, neck-break,
or decapitation. Banned by the European Union, they are finding alternatives
for cosmetics tests in animals.
International is working around the world to end animal testing forever. To
create a world where animals no longer have to suffer to produce lipstick, the
Human Cosmetics Act was introduced to prohibit animal testing for cosmetics in
the United States. Scientists are developing a new approach to Testing using
ultra-fast cell tests and advanced technology to deliver human-relevant
results, whereas animal tests take months or years.
China has the largest
market worldwide. For foreign companies to sell cosmetics in China, they are
required to undergo animal testing by the Chinese policy. Although companies
that were not cruelty-free in their domestic countries, they are subject to
animal testing and thus are not cruelty-free in China.
considered entering the China market but decided to withdraw for that reason.
AROMATICA could not give up the philosophy of vegan and cruelty-free beauty
brand. Our philosophy goes beyond cosmetics to our new pet products. The latest
launched pet shampoo is vegan and cruelty-free. AROMATICA will continue to
conduct ethical sourcing and produce products that make people and animals
happy. We encourage you to support our animal ethics policy.
How to help
You can pledge to
purchase products which are cruelty-free by checking if they are vegan and not
tested on animals. If you want to fight against animal testing, contact your
legislator to support cruelty-free legislation.
cruelty is the worst of human sins. Once we accept that a living creature has
feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting
suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal.”