France becomes first EU country to bypass China animal tests on ‘ordinary’ cosmetics imports

French cosmetics manufacturers can now obtain a certificate of conformity allowing them to import certain cruelty-free cosmetics into China

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Cosmetics Business Live 2021 to go virtual

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Lush apologises 'unreservedly' for funding groups with anti-trans views

The group was called out on social media for donations made to two women’s rights groups that have expressed anti- ...

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