We hereby certify that the products manufactured by MLG SISTEMA S.L. have not been tested on animal. The marketing of finished cosmetic products that have been experimentally tested on animals have been prohibited since September 11th 2004 and ingredients or combinations of ingredients that have been tested on animals were added to the ban on March 11th 2009. That is to say, the regulation refers to the prohibition of ingredients, combinations of ingredients and the final product.
Europe banned cosmetic products testing on animals from July 11th 2013.
Taking into account that toxicity studies are requested for safety assessments, it is important to take into account the provisions of the ban on animal testing according to the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive and the respective deadlines specified on October 1st 2004, which have been fully corroborated in Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009.
WHAT DOES THIS REGULATION DO?
It increases the safety of cosmetics products sold in the European Union (EU) by imposing stricter safety requirements.
It simplifies procedures for companies and regulatory authorities in the sector.
Updates standards to reflect the latest technological developments, including the possible use of nanomaterials.
It maintains the existing ban on animal testing.
WHEN DID THE REGULATION COME INTO FORCE?
From July 11th 2013. Another key point of the European Regulation (ER) is that a “responsible person” for the cosmetic product is required to ensure that the cosmetic product complies with all relevant safety requirements in the legislation.
Another requirement of the ER also obliges that the name and address of the responsible person , content, list of ingredients, use, expiration, are informed in the packaging or labeling of the cosmetics in the language of the country that is marketed, it is not necessary to include “Cruelty free” or “not tested on animals” because the ER no longer allows it.
Whenever a cosmetic is marketed in Europe it must comply with the European Regulation.
IMPORTANT - WARNING
PRODUCTS OF CHINESE ORIGIN - MANUFACTURED IN CHINA
In China, all cosmetics and beauty products must be tested on animals. This is something the government regulates. The government does the testing, but brands selling in China must pay for animal testing.
WHAT IS ANIMAL TESTING?
One of the most commonly performed tests is the Draize test, which has been performed for over 45 years and consist on applying the substances directly to the eyes of animals (regularly rabbits) for seven days.
The rabbit suffers during these 7 days. Many become blind and in the end all are sacrificed, it serves to detect, eye and skin irritability, allergies, etc.
Another common test that existed since 1927 is the LD50 (Lethal Dose 50) in which animals are forced to ingest or inhale the substances. Groups of approximately 200 specimens are needed to measure toxicity. The study ends once 50% of the population dies. The objective is to know the quantities in which it is dangerous to consume a substance for humans, it measures acute toxicity.
HOW MANY ANIMALS DIE?
In 2008 24,199 dogs, 312,681 rabbits, 649,183 birds and 10,449 monkeys were reported from the 27 EU countries.
More than 115 million vertebrates could be used in experiments worldwide each year.
56% of monkeys are used for experiments.
WHY TESTING ON ANIMALS?
A guinea pig or mouse is cheaper than a whole set in vitro experiments or alternatives.
WHO TESTS AND WHO DOESN’T?
There are countries in which animal testing is prohibited, in others is permitted. Also the laws are being reviewed and there are projects to modify and ban testing on animals.
The regulation in each country is different each case must be verified, because if a company wants to market its products in a certain country it have to comply with its laws.
It is prohibited in: the European Union, U.S.A., Latin America applies the ER, New Zealand, India, Israel.
In Asia it also depends on each country whether it is a question of importing or not.
In China animal testing is mandatory in some cases.
The Human Society website clarifies and summarize the law in China today:
1. Import of *ordinary cosmetics from abroad - Still require testing on animals.
2. Ordinary cosmetics produced in China - Animal experimentation is no longer a mandatory requirement.
3. Foreign and domestic “special use” cosmetics - Still need to be tested on animals.
4. Ordinary cosmetics produced in China for export only - Animal testing has never been required.
5. Any cosmetic purchased in China through a foreign online website - Animal testing has never been required.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products.