Beauty Kitchen do not test on animals, do not use materials that contain animal derivatives that are unsuitable for vegetarians and only buy raw materials from companies that are not involved in the use of, or commission the use of, animals for testing and have no plans to do so in the future. We believe that animal testing is not acceptable. We recognise that customer safety is of importance but that this can be assured without the use of animals.
We will not knowingly purchase ingredients from suppliers that have conducted, commissioned or been party to animal testing after our fixed cut-off date 11th April 2013 unless the supplier commits to no further animal test in the future and using for Beauty Kitchen acceptable in-vitro (refers to the technique of performing a given procedure in a controlled environment outside of a living organism) alternatives.
Whilst we recognise the unavoidable exception of REACH legislation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals), Beauty Kitchen wishes to continue to encourage suppliers to test for safety using non-animal testing methods and to fund the development of non-animal test methods.
We have built Beauty Kitchen from day one using this policy –and we believe this shows that it is possible to invent, manufacture and bring to the market an entire range of products without any involvement in animal testing. Our founder launched this policy in April 2014 and has stuck to it ever since.