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Animal Testing Alternatives for Cruelty free Cosmetics & Global Compliance

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Recorded on Dec 1, 2021

With increasing calls for ban on animal testing around the world, cruelty free cosmetics formulators face the big question: What are the alternatives to ensure product safety without violating government regulations and consumer sentiment?


Steer clear of this dilemma & clarify your action plans by joining top expert Robyn Brown, as she presents an overview of the current state of animal testing in cosmetics, available alternatives & the requirements for compliance with animal compassion standards.

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Presented By:
Robyn Brown

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Slightly over 40 countries have passed laws banning cosmetic animal testing around the world. Moreover, the recent change in laws by China and appeal by PETA in various countries, is pushing manufactures globally to ponder on alternatives. Today the consumers are also looking out for the products with ‘animal testing free’ tags yet with no compromise in safety.

In such times, it is highly demanded to switch to more ecofriendly options to maintain both safety and the trust of the buyers. This course is tailor made to achieve targets of near future and in line with laws and legislations of various governments.


Join this course and get answers to the following questions:
  • What is the future of animal testing in global cosmetic regulation?
  • What are the alternatives to animal testing?
  • How do alternative testing methods compare to animal testing?
  • What are the issues related to human skin testing?
  • Is synthetic skin testing equivalent to human skin testing?
  • What is the significance of the Leaping Bunny program?
  • How can formulators ensure that they are compliant with the Leaping Bunny Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals?
  • What are the regulations regarding use of animal derived products that do not involve any cruelty to animals?
  • What is the significance of the “Fixed Cut-Off Date” with regards to animal testing?
  • What are the differences and similarities between animal testing regulations in the U.S., Europe and China?
  • How are various brands coping with the ban on animal testing?
  • What are the documentary requirements for proving that a product is free of animal-testing?

  • Plus, get a participation certificate, to document your upgraded knowledge, from the most trusted online technology platform!

    Who should view this course?

  • Cosmetic formulators who wish to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Regulatory officers working with cosmetic companies who want to understand the issues involved and the options available to bypass animal testing
  • Marketers who need to position cosmetic products as animal friendly and want to learn about the requirements for using relevant certification emblems on their products
  • Suppliers of cosmetic hat need to provide information to formulators regarding animal testing history of their products
  • Indie beauty brands that want to benefit from consumer concern regarding humane treatment of animals
  • Cosmetic startups that are in the process of developing their product range and need to be compliant with industry regulations
  • Course Outline

    1. Introduction
      • Why has animal testing been used?
      • What are the alternatives?

    2. Consumer and market perceptions of animal testing
      • How do consumers perceive animal testing of cosmetics?
      • How does the industry actually test cosmetics?

    3. Learn Global regulations Compliance with ease
      • EU, Chinese and US Regulation
      • REACH regulations

    4. What are the alternatives currently available approved by OECD?
      • 3D printed skin types
      • Cell cultures
      • Skin Biopsies
      • Vitrigel eye irritancy test
      • HET- CAM
      • BCOP

    5. Do these alternatives really work?
      • Comparisons of skin and alternatives

    6. Communication to the consumer regarding animal testing and non-animal testing
      • Logos available
      • Leaping Bunny
      • Pros and Cons

    7. The future outlook regarding animal testing and alternatives in the Cosmetics Industry
  • 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

  • Have a query? Email us for any help!

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