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    California bans the sale of animal tested beauty products

    California lead the way by becoming the first USA state to ban the sale of animal tested beauty products. The California Senate Bill 1249 was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday 28th September 2019. In short, this bill bans manufacturers from importing, selling or offering for sale any cosmetics which have used animal testing at any stage of the products development, on or from the date of the 1st January 2020. According to the bill cosmetics are defined as ‘any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness,…

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    The Body Shop partners with Natura

    That’s right! Towards the end of 2017 The Body Shop was bought by the Brazilian cosmetics company¬†Natura & Co¬†for an eye-watering number of dollars (read more here). Natura & Co also own Aesop and Natura – and together the three companies commit to ethical and sustainable business practices. According to Nature Watch the company’s representatives have confirmed that Natura has a cruelty-free animal testing policy. This is BIG news for animal lovers everywhere because although The Body Shop has always been pro cruelty-free, being owned by L’Oreal Co from 2006-2017 meant that shopping at the Body Shop was indirectly lining L’Oreals pockets. This definitely tainted The Body Shop’s image and…