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Shiseido’s In Vitro Test More Accurate Than Animal Testing

September 15, 2016

We've always wondered how conclusive animal testing really is, especially considereing the fact that they have such a different genetic make-up from ours. Not to mention the ethical connotations it has. We're so glad that Shiseido and the Kao Group have pioneered a different method to testing products in a much more sustainable and ethical way. Below is an excerpt from an artical on Cosmetics Business:

Shiseido and the Kao Group’s human Cell Line Activation Test (h-CLAT) has been adopted as a globally recognised official test method for skin sensitisation by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), providing an alternative to animal testing.

The h-CLAT test is said to be a world-first alternative method for skin sensitisation tests focusing on the in vitro replication of functions in immune cells...

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What are your thoughts on this new method of testing products? Do you have any customers who actively avoid products tested on animals? Share your experience with us below. We'd love to hear from you!

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