As Trulux reported in our cruelty-free skincare blog back in December 2016, the Australian Government is committed to implementing a ban on testing cosmetics on animals from July 1, 2017.
"This commitment recognizes the strong view many Australians have on this issue and brings Australia into line with similar policies implemented in other countries," states the Dept of Health website.
Ban on animal testing in Australia on Trulux blog.
So what are other countries doing about this matter?
Brazil: January 2014, Sao Paulo cosmetics animal testing ban. National ban under discussion. Federal guidelines were revised to increase the acceptance of non-animal test methods.
Canada: Working with politicians to amend its Food and Drugs Act to ban animal testing for cosmetics.
China: Regulations changed to end the animal testing requirement for cosmetics manufactured in China. They are also working to extend this exemption to imports as well.
India: National cosmetics animal testing ban in June 2013. A sales ban is under development.
Japan: Initiated a high-level dialogue with political, regulatory and corporate stakeholders towards the national testing ban.
New Zealand: Pressing for a cosmetics animal testing ban as part of ongoing revisions to New Zealand's Animal Welfare Act.
Russia: Government acceptance of non-animal test methods following a practical training course for regulators.
South Korea: a $155 million government commitment to build a national alternative testing centre. Regulatory acceptance of non-animal test results for medicated cosmetics.
Taiwan: Working to educate politicians and the public on the importance of ending animal testing for cosmetics.
United States: Leading efforts to support federal legislation that will phase out animal testing and prohibit the import of animal-testing cosmetics.
Trulux products that are cruelty-free:
Montanov 68 is an O/W emulsifier used for natural/"green" concepts. It can create fluid to a thick cream with a rich texture—100% Natural Origin Content by ISO 16128.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is the first anti-wrinkle hexapeptide with a Botulinum Toxin-like mechanism of action. It reduces the depth of the facial wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.
Easyliance acts as a smoothing and firming agent. It is a synergistic blend of a hydrolyzed biopolymer obtained by fermentation and Acacia gum. It is preservative-free grade.
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