Lavera natural cosmetics will stop exports to China

Monday, 6 January 2014  |  Sarah

“Organic for everyone & natural cosmetics for everyone“ – but not at any price!

Lavera natural cosmetics will stop exports to China until freedom from animal testing has been introduced.
For us everyone has the right to natural body and beauty care. For this reason, Lavera sees itself as a natural cosmetics brand which actively shapes and expands the market: everyone on this earth should have the possibility to take care of him/herself with certified and highest-quality natural cosmetics. Lavera is against animal testing!
As the manufacturers of verified natural cosmetics, we are against animal testing and have never undertaken tests nor instructed others to do so on our behalf. We make sure that only ingredients are used which are known and registered as free from Animal testing (REACH definition).

The EU Cosmetics Regulations demands testing verification for products available. Therefore we have documented effectiveness and compatibility from the beginning of our brand over 25 years ago that lavera only tests in co-operation with people or through testing institutes.
Freedom from animal testing in China!

The path-breaking freedom of animal testing in Europe came into force on 11 July 2013 but was unfortunately not implemented worldwide. China, which is only now adapting its registration regulations (incl. the envisaged animal testing) has come under criticism worldwide.

As “natural cosmetics for all“ is our vision and our goal, we believe every person worldwide should have the opportunity to take care of him/herself naturally.

This principle is binding for us and is part of our company philosophy. For us, people in China also have the right to natural personal hygiene. Therefore, we had decided on export to China.

However due to the conflict between our standards and Chinese regulations lavera natural cosmetics has resolved to stop further deliveries to China WITHOUT DELAY!

China’s Import regulations have to be adapted eradicate animal testing for all cosmetic products!

We shall therefore stop exports to China until we are certain that freedom from animal testing is guaranteed in China also for all imported products. Alternative testing methods and existing methods of verification have to be recognised.

To this end, we shall through all political channels in Europe and also use our contacts and  associations locally to advance freedom from animal testing in China as it is, and remains, our goal that every human being worldwide should have the opportunity to look after him/herself with certified natural cosmetics.

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