Animal Testing Declaration
Own Label Skincare Limited is a family business that is strongly against animal testing and has been Cruelty-free since our conception in November 2011. We have always used carefully selected suppliers that have also never tested any ingredient or final product on an animal in the UK or any other part of the world.
No animal testing is conducted or commissioned for our finished cosmetic or household products or ingredients in any phase of product development by or for ourselves.
For 7 years we carried the Cruelty-Free International logo but have now removed it from all our products. We still believe in being true cruelty-free and will never test any of our product or ingredients. We are vegan founded.
We have always believed it to be abhorrent to continue using animals to test the safety of cosmetic products, especially since there are other methods of evaluating product and ingredient safety.
It has been understood that the results of product tests on animal skin do not necessarily give an accurate indication of a possible outcome on human skin. There is no justifiable reason to continue animal testing in the name of beauty.
We now carry the following logos which we stand by.
The vegan, Peta, our own cruelty-free paw print (*1) and our own Made with Certified Organic Ingredients symbol.
Our formulations are created by Llewelyn who is a qualified aromatherapist, a massage therapist and acupuncturist, who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Where possible our range is blended with essential oils each with its own powerful health properties.
All of our formulas and products are analysed and tested by an independent cosmetic chemist and comply with EU regulations so that we know they are more than safe for you to use each and every day. If you have any questions about any of the ingredients we use please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Note *1 Should you have your own brand and wish to carry please contact us and we will be happy to share this symbol of cruelty free.
*2 Our ingredient have all been certified as organic but due to the regulations if we mix these they are no longer allowed to carry an organic logo. This is something we do not feel is fair as all ingredients mixed are organic so the final product should be classed as organic.
For more information we recommend this highly informative, official site thefactsabout.co.uk which fully explains the current status on animal testing in the UK.
As it states, "Animal testing has not taken place on cosmetic products since 1997 and their ingredients since 1998. This was down to a voluntary industry initiative which led to all licences for such testing being withdrawn. In the European Union (EU), a complete ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals was introduced by the European cosmetic legislation in September 2004, reinforcing the voluntary action by the European industry to seek alternatives.”