BE CRUELTY-FREE CHINA
Be Cruelty-Free is the dynamic global campaign from Humane Society International, launched in Europe, India, Brazil, China, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Russia, and in the United States via our sister organization The HSUS. Working with national partner groups, cruelty-free cosmetics companies, consumers, regulators and scientists, Be Cruelty-Free aims to change laws,policy and practice globally to create a world where no animal has to suffer and die for the sake of cosmetics.
From June 2014, companies manufacturing “ordinary” cosmetics inside China will no longer be required to provide samples of new products to the government to be animal-tested. Instead, they will be given the option to conduct their own product risk assessment using ingredient safety data,including the possibility to rely on the results of non-animal test methods, provided the test methods are deemed scientifically valid by the European Union.
PALACE IDENTITY® makeup products belong to the category of ordinary cosmetics, which are not legally required to be tested on animals under China’s laws. We recognize that customer safety is of importance but that this can be assured without the use of animal testing. We believe that animal testing is not acceptable.
PALACE IDENTITY® does not test on animals and only buys raw materials from companies that are not involved in the use of, or that do not commission the use of, animals for testing and who have no plans to do so in the future.
PALACE IDENTITY® encourages its suppliers to test for safety using non-animal testing methods and to fund the development of non-animal testing methods. For customers, we recommend and advise patch testing prior to use. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.