Cosmetics Business in conversation with XCellR8


Cosmetics Business is joined by the founder of animal-free testing lab, XCellR8, Carol Treasure and Chris Longmore, the group's Scientific Account Manager, for an exclusive insight into the company

This article is sponsored by XCellR8

XCellR8 is a leading GLP-accredited laboratory, dedicated to animal-free safety and efficacy tests for the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Using only human cell culture to carry out its testing, the group is committed to ensuring no animal cell culture, such as animal-based serums, tissues or antibodies, are used for its tests.

XCellR8 has worked with some of the biggest names in beauty, including beauty brands Lush and The Body Shop, as well as large ingredients manufacturers and fast growing SMEs, to ensure products are safe for consumers.

In this exclusive interview, XCellR8’s founder Carol Treasure and Chris Longmore, Scientific Account Manager, talk to Cosmetics Business about the difference between ‘cruelty-free’ and ‘animal-free’ and how brands can ensure their products are not tested on animal-derived products.

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This interview was led by Becky Bargh, Senior News & Social Media Reporter at Cosmetics Business. To learn more about the Cosmetics Business team, visit About Cosmetics Business.

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