Inolex, a pioneering sustainable ingredient designer in the fields of health, beauty, and wellness, has joined forces with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA), the leading UK trade association representing companies engaged in the production, supply, and sale of cosmetics and personal care products. Both organizations have officially become members of the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS), signifying a significant stride in their shared commitment to advocate for animal-free testing methods in the evaluation of cosmetics and their constituents, with a focus on both human health and environmental well-being.
ICCS is a global initiative dedicated to promoting the adoption of animal-free testing approaches for cosmetics and their ingredients, aimed at ensuring human safety and environmental protection. Based in New York, ICCS unites scientists and industry experts to enhance global awareness and confidence in animal-free scientific assessments. ICCS membership comprises a diverse range of stakeholders, including trade and research associations in cosmetics and chemicals, non-governmental organizations, and manufacturers of cosmetic products and ingredients.
Erin Hill, President and CEO of ICCS, emphasized the importance of this development, stating, “The inclusion of Inolex and CTPA as members is another critical step towards raising global awareness of animal-free science. With these two distinguished organizations, we will continue to build on our progress in accelerating the adoption of non-animal testing methodologies.”
Inolex and CTPA join a distinguished list of international corporations and organizations, including global beauty companies and animal protection groups, in supporting the ICCS mission of implementing animal-free testing methods to ensure cosmetic safety.
Katie Sminkey, Product Stewardship Manager at Inolex, expressed their pleasure in partnering with ICCS and their commitment to eliminating animal testing in the beauty and personal care industry. She stated, “Together with like-minded organizations, we can lead the industry forward and make responsible alternatives for assessing ingredient and consumer product safety the standard.”
Inolex, a global company specializing in ingredient design for the personal care and cosmetics sectors, places sustainability at the core of its operations. They are at the forefront of shaping the beauty and personal care industry through green chemistry-based technology. Inolex is dedicated to animal welfare, refraining from selling products derived from animals or animal byproducts and conducting no animal testing. Since 2018, Inolex has maintained a portfolio that is 100% vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
Dr. Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, expressed her delight at CTPA’s membership in ICCS, highlighting their commitment to promoting non-animal test methods for chemical safety. She emphasized the importance of partnering with key stakeholders at ICCS to advance this vital cause.
CTPA, as the UK association representing all facets of companies involved in cosmetics and personal care products, is a crucial advocate for the cosmetics industry in the UK. They actively contribute to health, hygiene, and well-being while championing the use of non-animal safety assessments through education and awareness initiatives focused on New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) and Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA).
ICCS continues to collaborate with stakeholders worldwide to expedite the global transition to embracing animal-free scientific methods for ensuring human safety and environmental protection.
About ICCS: The International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) is a global initiative focused on advancing the adoption of animal-free safety assessment approaches for cosmetics, personal care products, and their ingredients. ICCS brings together scientists and experts from cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers, industry associations, and animal protection organizations to drive greater global awareness to accelerate widespread use of animal-free science through research, education, and regulatory engagement.
About Inolex: Inolex is an independent company renowned for designing sustainable ingredients in the realms of health, beauty, and wellness. With a commitment to innovation, Inolex shapes the future of the industry by crafting solutions that meet the needs of its customers and challenge industry norms. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry, Inolex invents sustainable ingredient platforms that balance conscious science with nature and artistry, fostering the creation of exceptional products that care for both people and the planet. Explore more at www.inolex.com.
About CTPA: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) represents a diverse membership, ranging from multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), covering over 85% of the UK market by retail sales value. CTPA promotes best practices and provides guidance on the stringent legal framework for cosmetics. The association represents industry perspectives to the UK Government and external stakeholders and serves as a source of information for the media on matters related to cosmetic product safety.
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