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Question:
Are your cosmetics tested on animals?
Answer:
We do not test our cosmetic products on animals. Regulation (EC) on cosmetics and official positions of Unipro (Italian Association of Cosmetic Companies). have set forth: that all tests on animals are banned by law for ‘Finished products’ (in force since Septembe, 11 2004).
The 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive 2003/15/EC, to be transposed by Member States into national law by 11 September 2004 and implemented in Italy by Legislative Decree 50/2005, has introduced some new provisions in the Directive, namely on animal testing and consumer information, but has not changed its basic principles. Therefore, as of this date, the ban on animal testing in order to meet the requirements of the Cosmetics Directive will apply by the date on which such tests must be replaced by validated alternative methods.
The marketing ban will therefore gradually come into effect, according to progress with the timetable for the phasing out of animal testing methods. However, for tests relating to repeated-dose toxicity and reproductive toxicity the deadlines is extended until 11 March 2013, unless this date is postponed. This cannot be later than 11 March 2009. In the light of the above and with reference to the Recommendation of the European Commission of 7 June 2006 the choice to display the legend ‘Not Tested On Animals’ in the label of cosmetic products is for purely commercial and marketing scope.

Question:
I am allergic to nickel, can I use your cosmetics?
Answer:
All our cosmetics are “nickel tested”. Each batch undergoes analysis that guarantees a quantity of nickel lower than 0.1 ppm, in order to avoid allergies or irritations on the skin.

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