Products not tested on animals!
"It was a common practice to do animal tests when a new ingredient arrived on the market the first time, especially to know the toxicity of the environment on the environment (living aquatic species such as chips 'Water and some fish). It is ecotoxicity and it is still compulsory in certain countries. These tests have only been done once. All manufacturers who imitate the ingredient take up the same data from the first Test. These tests, especially the controversial ocular sensitivity test, is today replaced by a blood sample test of human red blood cells. Most MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) contain eco -oxicity data in section 13 . There is often the result of the tests carried out on certain fish or on the water chips. This test is called the LD50 (for lethal dose 50 %). It makes it possible to determine the amount of the ingredient that must be To kill or immobilize half of the organizations alive in a liter of water. The ingredient manufacturer does these tests because a regulatory authority requires it (only if it is a new ingredient). The test is done once in the history of the ingredient. The other manufacturers take up the same information. They do not take the test for pleasure, but to allow to authorize or prohibit it and to help the formulars in their choice of a surfactant. A awareness of the environment will choose a softer surfactant for the environment if there are several available choices.
There are 3 main types of tests that do not use animals. These are two in vitro tests: the Red Blood Cell Assay (RBC), the Zein test and a test with voluntary humans (Patch Test). The RBC is the result of the denaturation of the surface protein of the red blood cells by the surfactants. This test simulates eye irritation. The Zein test uses corn protein because it is very similar to the skin keratin. The more corn protein is dissolved by the surfactant, the more it is potentially irritating to the skin. Human test patches complete the table.
One last detail: no one tests a shampoo or other beauty product on animals. It is scientifically useless and suicidal at the marketing level. ""
So we decided to continue to hold These surfactants, although we strongly advise to choose anything other than the SCS (Yes it foams, but in large quantities it is irritating) that we hold on to the request of several customers. For the SCI, it is very soft, but its manufacture is controversial. You can always choose more eco-responsible surfactants such as SLMI and Slsa (less efficient and much more expensive, however). We invite you to do your own research and choose according to your values, but we assure you that no raw material that we hold is tested on mice or rabbits! We were very happy to learn that these barbaric measures have not been practiced for a long time in the industry, both natural and synthetic.
You can run in peace little Jaya!
Marie-Christine Vallières, herbalist and manufacturer
- Marie-Christine Vallières