With the news in March that the New Zealand Government has passed a ban on animal testing of finished cosmetics and their ingredients that are exclusively used for cosmetics, it is a great reminder that we are ahead of the game with all our product brands. Hempz Bodycare, Haircare, Supre Tan, and Monu Skincare Brands are all Cruelty Free ie. not tested on animals or any individual ingredient within these products. In fact all of Hempz and Supre Tan products are 100% Vegan and most of Monu Skincare is too, with the exception of products with collagen in them. Monu use marine collagen which is a by-product of the fishing industry. We are proud to have been well and truly ahead of the game for a number of years, on this score.
It is interesting to note that the actual legislation ban is on finished products and not on "dual use" ingredients ie. substances that may be used for a purpose other than cosmetics. This then limits the ingredient list considerably as about 90% of all cosmetics ingredients fall into this category. This legislation is a start in the right direction but still has a long way to go.