Using animals to test ingredients or finished products within the cosmetic industry is a practice that we firmly stand against and is probably one of the most controversial areas of animal testing.
Even though it was banned in the UK in 1998 it does still occur in other areas of the world and the reality is, sadly, that any ingredient from Lavender to Capric/Caprlyic Triglyceride (fractioned coconut oil) will most likely have been tested in this way at some point.
Although it may be that here in the UK we have brought in a law to protect animals from cosmetics testing, it should be noted that products that are classed as both medical & cosmetic are essentially exempt from these rules, one example being the wrinkle treatment, Botulinum Toxin (advertised by the name “Botox”).
Therefore, we only use suppliers that can confirm that the materials that we purchase have not been tested on animals since 1998.
We are also concerned with the use of animal ingredients; we believe this is unnecessary with the wealth of botanically derived ingredients that can be used as alternatives.
However, beeswax is an ingredient we cherish and therefore it is our policy to source the most ethically produced, highest grade botanicals. The beeswax we use is organic and we are completely satisfied the source meets our standards in every way.