Breaking news ! YODI is Cruelty Free and Vegan.
In recent years there is more and more talk about Cruelty free and Vegan cosmetics, what is it really? We explain.
Animal experimentation over time!
How has our attitude towards animal experimentation changed?
A little history to explain.
Animal experimentation dates back to antiquity. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, conducted anatomical dissections on monkeys and pigs.
Later, doctors continued to test on animals whose anatomy is similar to that of human beings.
In the cosmetics industry, companies used to apply products and formulations to the eyes and skin of rabbits every time they launched a new product. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. In fact, many countries have banned animal testing with the exception of China where animal testing is still required for many products.
The Cruelty Free movements...
In the early 2000s, an international ban on animal testing was launched.
In 2004, cosmetic tests on animals were banned in the European Union.
In 2009 it was the ban on the marketing of ingredients tested on animals.
And finally in March 2013, the European Union banned the marketing and import of finished products and ingredients that have undergone animal testing.
Other countries then took the same initiative to ban animal testing including the United States, Norway, India and Japan.
It is well to know that theoretically in Europe, no finished product is tested on animals! However, there are some gaps in the law. Indeed, products tested on animals in China, for example, can be sold if the animal testing data is not used to verify the safety of cosmetics in the European Union*.
But what are the alternatives?
There are several alternatives to animal testing that are faster, cheaper and much more accurate.
In vitro tests; they allow to test the products either on human cells or on artificially duplicated animal cells.
In vivo tests: these allow products to be tested on the tissues of living animals.
In silico tests: these are computer models created by scientists to compare data with already known molecules.
Cruelty Free and Vegan labels
Several labels exist to reassure you that the products you use are Cruelty free and Vegan, including PETA.
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is the world's largest animal rights organization.
A company is 'PETA APPROVED' when it commits to never perform, order, pay for, or allow animal testing on raw materials and the final product.
"Cruelty-free and Vegan?
In order to be certified Cruelty Free, the company confirms that the manufacturing of the product did not involve animal testing. The ingredients and the finished product must not have been tested on animals*.
To be Vegan, she must also refuse to use any ingredients of animal origin, including honey, beeswax and milk in her products*.
We hope one day the whole world will be cruelty free!
Switching to a cruelty-free skincare routine is not difficult. It protects the animals without any inconvenience to you!
PETA believes that 'no animal should suffer and die for a new lipstick or soap'.
But how do I know if my products are Cruelty Free and Vegan?
It's too easy, Global animal test-free allows you to recognize companies, brands and even products that are PETA approved via their website.
It is therefore with pleasure that we announce that YODI is Cruelty-Free and Vegan
*PETA's 'Global Beauty Without Bunnies' Program