The commitment that Germaine de Capuccini maintains to the preservation of the environment means that, since our beginning, we have completely rejected testing on animals.
Germaine de Capuccini has never and will never test on animals nor does it use any raw material on which these type of tests have been carried out.
We don’t publish the fact that our products are cruelty-free on our product packaging because, for us, this is just common sense.
The European cosmetics industry is a leader in animal-protection where, for decades, experimenting on animals in the development of products has been forbidden.
In 2009, a law was published that prohibited and punished this practice within the European Union: (REGULATION EC No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products).
Since 2013, Article 18 of the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics has extended this prohibition to any cosmetic ingredient.
The European standard’s objective is to guarantee that all cosmetics placed on the market are safe for human health and to protect and seek the well-being of animals. Health Authorities make a report that annually ratifies that the cosmetic industry does not do research on animals. The report is sent to the European Commission and guarantees that all the companies of the sector rigorously follow current legislation.
Our certification ISO 22716 and our Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices issued by the Autonomous Region’s Ministry of Health guarantees the strict following of the law by Germaine de Capuccini and thus that it DOES NOT test on animals.
Leaders in the respect for animals in research
The European cosmetics sector sees to the application and following of the regulations and is at the disposal of the different authorities to collaborate in their effective development. Innovation and research in cosmetics are done with alternative methods of technology that guarantee the safety of the products without using animals in laboratories, an achievement of which the European industry is especially proud.
In fact, the sector is the “greatest promotor” of research in alternative tests, with investments of more than 80 million euros in recent years, becoming the vanguard of studies of new approved, effective, and innovative research methods.
The European cosmetic industry continues to participate actively in the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) made up by the European Commission and different industrial sectors and, in Spain, Stanpa is part of the Spanish Network for the Development of Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (REMA).