Advantages Of Animal Testing For Cosmetics

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Animal testing has become extremely costly. Animal testing results are not quick, especially for cosmetics. When testing a product it needs to be continually applied to detect if it’s going to irritate the skin or eyes. This can take days or weeks. During this time you have to keep the animals alive long enough to see the result. Therefore also having to supply food and water costing even more $$$. For example the eye irritant test involving rabbits to see how a product or chemical will react on human eyes cost around 1,800$ while the alternative in vitro method only cost 1,400$. Not only is the alternative more accurate but its much more cost effective and over time those 400$ will add up. Another common example is the skin sensation test, which is where a product is placed on a shaved animals skin to see how it reacts. The cost for the animal test is 6,000$ and the alternative is only 3,000$. That is a lot of money that could be used to make the product better or for the company to keep. Some of the…show more content…
Not as many new lip sticks or body wash are out on the market because many of the companies have to rely on already safe ingredients because they cant animal test for new ones. “All the cosmetic products sold in the EU use ingredients that have been well established to be safe for use on humans and so do not require new testing for new ingredients or the end product.”(RSPCA Australia Knowledgebase). The cosmetic industry is always growing and some think this will set the EU back quite a bit. Truth of the matter is that no one needs 100 different eyeliner choices. Would you rather kill innocent life for a new lipstick? It isn’t right. The EU can still use alternatives to test new products so it’s really up to the company if they’re willing to do so. New products are still coming out in the EU but not necessarily as many as before. Again, no one needs 1000 different choices for cosmetic
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