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Animal Testing

Sometimes we are asked about if Luksha test their products on animals. 
The answer is no, Luksha does not test their products on animals as well as the vast majority of other companies. The raw material, which we use, are weren`t tested on animals either. 
In fact, the cosmetic companies don`t test their products on animal for a very very long time. Thus, even imply that some products are "cruelty-free" is misleading, as the animal testing was banned for decades in almost all countries.

Countries such as Canada, EU, India, Israel, New Zealand, Turkey, the UK, Norway, Brazil, Australia, Tawian, South Korea have already banned cosmetic products with animal testing. 
Other countries such as some Asian countries, Argentina, Columbia, Russia, and US have bills to ban underway or don`t require animal testing.

To understand how this stigma appeared lets look at the history.
Back in the 50-60s a lot of new chemicals were introduced to the market and it was very important to regulate them and make sure that they are safe for use in cosmetics. The best way to test these chemicals at that time was animal testing (and you will be surprised to know that many of our familia products were ones tested on animals, such as lavender oil or some botanical extracts, for instance).

🚩🔬 However, during the decades the cosmetic industry don`t use animal testing any more, they developed alternative, more reliable methods to test their products such as in vitro testing.
In vitro testing demonstrate huge advantages vs animal testing. 
- Its is more reliable
- More reproductive and 
- Much more cost effective!

Thus, even suggesting that some cosmetic products available in EU, Canadian or other countries mentioned above might be tested on animals is wrong and misleading.

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