Animal Testing Policy
Animal Testing Declaration
It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Equal=ibrium you will not involve yourself in any form of Animal Testing.
WE DO NOT TEST ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS ON ANIMALS AND NEVER HAVE, WE PREFER TO RELY ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF ESSENTIAL OILS, INGREDIENTS, PLANTS, FLOWERS AND ESTABLISHED TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONALS TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE AND SAFE PRODUCTS.
We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.
Our suppliers also do not carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients. Our suppliers had a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006, although in reality animal testing dates are far in excess of this and in most cases have never tested at all.
We do not conduct any form of animal testing and we do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.
Animal Testing In The UK in 2020
- According to the latest Government figures, a total of 2.9 million experiments were completed in Great Britain during 2020.
- Of these, 1.4 million (50%) related to the creation or breeding of genetically altered animals who were not used in further experiments.
- The remaining 1.4 million (50%) were actual experiments on animals, which included 407,735 animals (28%) that were subjected to experiments that even the researchers considered had caused them moderate or severe suffering.
- Out of the total number of experiments conducted in the UK, only 11% were required by regulators.
- 54% of all experiments were conducted in universities, often using taxpayers’ funds.
- A total of 4,340 experiments were conducted on dogs in 2020, including 4,270 experiments on beagles and 70 experiments on other breeds.