California has become the first state in the US to make the sale of beauty products tested on animals illegal.The law will come into effect from January 2020, making the sale of animal-tested products illegal in the state of California.
The bill was introduced in February by California Senator Cathleen Galgiani, and in June the state passed the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act bill, which was then approved in September by a unanimous vote. The products will include makeup, skincare, shampoos, deodorants, and all other personal hygiene products.
California isn’t the only ones who have made this ban active. The European Union banned animal-tested product sales back in 2013, and other countries with the ban include Israel, India, and Norway. Galgiani said in a statement, “The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act would save thousands of animals’ lives each year while making cosmetics safer for humans.”
Not only will the products listed need to be cruelty-free, but each ingredient is required to be free from testing too.