“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.
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.
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.