In response, the Independent Beauty Association affirmed its support of the idea that it is unnecessary to conduct animal testing to establish the safety of cosmetic and personal care products.
IBA says it is committed to the following:
- The highest priority for the industry is the creation of products that are safe for the consumer.
- It applauds and supports the 50 years of scientific investigation into alternative methods that has resulted in modern validated methodology eliminating the need to use animals to establish a cosmetic’s safety.
- It pledges to continue to work with the industry and regulators, nationwide and abroad, to finally make animal testing a thing of the past.