VANDINIWe love animals
A PROMISE FROM VANDINI TO YOU
Feeling good starts with a good conscience. We believe that good body care products and cosmetics do not have to be developed at the expense of animals.
ARE OUR VANDINI PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No! All of VANDINI products are free of animal testing. In Germany, it is prohibited by law to test products and the ingredients used in cosmetics on animals. Find out more about it here.
VANDINI is absolutely against animal testing. We do no animal testing and we do not commission any animal testing.
ARE OUR INGREDIENTS STILL SAFE?
Of course! VANDINI is 100% against animal testing – nevertheless the efficacy and tolerability of our products are still guaranteed. For us, adhering to the highest quality standards is a matter of course. We therefore continuously check the quality of the products we manufacture to ensure their marketability. This involves every single VANDINI
product being tested both in our research laboratory and externally. All VANDINI products are, of course, tested for tolerability in close cooperation with external institutes and their dermatologists. Their tolerability is tested on volunteers – no harm is done to any animal.
WHY DO VANDINI PRODUCTS NOT HAVE THE "NO ANIMAL TESTING" SEAL?
The "No Animal Testing" seal is generally issued by associations. Products and ingredients that are marked with this seal qualify as free of animal testing, but this is usually based on the starting date of 01.01.1979. Most of the products that bear this seal still contain ingredients that were tested on animals before 1979. It is important to us to deal with the issue of animal testing openly and comprehensively. For this reason, we at VANDINI consciously avoid the use of a "No Animal Testing" seal. We believe that good body care products and cosmetics do not have to be developed at the expense of animals. Therefore, the statement "We love animals" is a standard component of our marketing philosophy.
LEGAL BASES AND REACH REGULATION
Animal testing for cosmetic products has been prohibited throughout the entire EU since September 2004. In March 2013, the ban was extended to include all ingredients that are used exclusively in cosmetic products. The marketing and sale of products with ingredients that have been tested on animals outside the EU have also been forbidden since 2013.
All ingredients, whether they are naturally occurring or synthetic, must be tested for their compliance with chemicals legislation. This applies not only to conventional ingredients, but also to organic substances and those used in natural cosmetics. On one hand, the law on cosmetics fundamentally decrees that cosmetic products and their ingredients may not be tested. However, many ingredients are not only used for cosmetics, but also for other products, and thus also fall under the European REACH regulation. REACH is an acronym for the "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals". Some of the tests stipulated as part of this process are carried out on animals. These have been carried out, even if this may have been decades ago. Like others, our VANDINI products contain ingredients which are generally not used exclusively for cosmetic products, such as glycerine. This naturally derived ingredient is used in cosmetics to moisturise the skin and protect it against dehydration. However, glycerine is also used as a raw material in the chemicals industry, and thus falls under the REACH regulation.
A PROMISE FROM VANDINI TO YOU – WE ARE, AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN, FREE OF ANIMAL TESTING.
Feeling good starts with a good conscience. At VANDINI, we have made it our business to manufacture safe, effective cosmetics and body care products. We want you to continue to trust our brand and enjoy using our products in the future. Because we love animals, VANDINI will continue to renounce animal testing – a promise from us to you.