How cosmetics regulation is boosting the non-animal testing sector

Exploring how innovation is coming about through legislation, here Dr Carol Treasure talks exclusively to Cosmetics Business about the shift in how companies are testing their products

Carol Treasure

Dr Carol Treasure is the Co-founder and Managing Director of XCellR8, an animal free testing laboratory based in Daresbury, UK.

XCellR8 conduct safety tests for a number of cosmetic ingredients manufacturers and high street retailers including Lush, The Body Shop and Croda.

Here, she talks to Cosmetics Business about how the ban has affected the industry and the innovators behind the science of animal-free adaptations of tests for skin sensitisation


"Itís five years since the European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 banned the testing of cosmetic products or ingredients on animals.

In the month of the banniversary, I wanted to look back and assess whether this did . . .

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