How vegan are your cosmetics?

Microbiological testing is an essential step of getting cosmetics to market. But if you’re selling vegan beauty products, it might shock you to know that such tests are traditionally non-vegan. Cosmetics Business speaks with representatives from MSL Solution Providers and The Vegan Society to find out more about the first Challenge Test to carry The Vegan Society’s trademark

What is MSL’s VeganSure and what inspired its creation?

Chantelle Adkins, Head of Business Development, The Vegan Society VeganSure was created as a way to reduce the use of animal-derived ingredients used for regulatory testing, giving companies wishing to market their products as vegan more choice.

Alex Fotheringham, Operations Director – Cosmetics, MSL Solution Providers VeganSure is MSL’s vegan alternative to standard cosmetic microbiology testing. It is a brand new and unique testing solution, which replaces all animal-derived ingredients with plant-derived or synthetic alternatives, to assure the safety of a cosmetic product while supporting vegan ethics.

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