Using animals to test ingredients or finished products within the cosmetic industry is a practice we firmly stand against at Arcania Apothecary and is among one of the most controversial areas of animal testing around the globe.
Despite animal testing being banned in the UK in 1998 and across the EU in 2013, it does still occur in other parts of the world. The sad reality is 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 which are classed as both medical and cosmetic are essentially exempt from these rules, one example that springs to mind being the wrinkle treatment, Botulinum Toxin, or ‘Botox’ as it’s more commonly known.
In order to be confident that we do not come into contact with any animal-tested ingredients, Arcania Apothecary aims to use suppliers that can confirm the materials we purchase have not been tested on animals since 1998. This is in fitting with our mission to create each and every product with the same focus on efficacy, kindness, and creativity.
Arcania Apothecary is equally concerned with the use of animal ingredients in cosmetics; we believe this is wholly unnecessary with the wealth of botanically derived ingredients that can be used as alternatives. The power of plants is irrefutable. Botanical substances are esteemed for their effectiveness and healing properties which, if exploited appropriately, can work wonders for all things health, beauty, and wellbeing.
While we are committed to the avoidance of animal ingredients, as a rule, ethically-sourced beeswax is an ingredient we cherish. Understanding our responsibility to animal welfare, it is, therefore, our policy to source only 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.
Should you wish to collaborate with us, we welcome any questions or queries you may have on this important subject and we thoroughly look forward to hearing from you in the near future.