Consumers Can Vote Ahead For Cruelty-Free CosmeticsJune 14, 2016
ANIMAL testing for cosmetics may be phased out in Australia come July next year, but a leading make-up educator says consumers can vote ahead of this legislation, by choosing from a wide range of cruelty-free cosmetic products already available in Australia.
“If Australians are opposed to animal testing, there are a host of amazing animal cruelty-free products already available in the marketplace,” Crystal Dawson, owner of education facility and natural cosmetics retailer Glam Affair said.
Mrs Dawson welcomes the introduction of the proposed animal testing legislation, which would bring Australia in line with other countries, including the European Union, by banning the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals from July 2017.
“In this modern age, we should absolutely be looking for alternatives at every juncture to ensure animal safety is not compromised for the safety of humans,” she added.
Mrs Dawson said the law could go further, by applying regulations to existing products which have been tested on animals.
“The Government could do more to ensure that the products sitting on our bathroom shelves going forward, are not tainted by animal testing,” she said.
Australian consumers can verify a product is not tested on animals, by checking with individual retailers about their safety-testing policies.
About Glam Affair
Crystal Dawson is a qualified makeup artist and entrepreneur based on the Gold Coast, who runs Make-up workshops and training for all ages in Brisbane Gold Coast and Sydney. Her company Glam Affair is committed to non-toxic, animal cruelty-free cosmetic products made in Australia.