Taking back control
How do you know if there are animal derived ingredients in your cosmetics?
Most of us would probably look for a rabbit or a green 'V' to denote vegetarian or perhaps look for the word Vegan on the packaging.
There are many commercially driven companies profiting from this lack of clarity within the EU cosmetics market. Each with their own agenda, ethos and (for the brands wishing to display a stamp of approval), price.
India has now made it mandatory to disclose animal derived ingredients on packaging. This is great news for those wanting some clarity on the issue and the brands paying large annual sums to the 'certification' businesses.
I wonder if we will see a similar move here?
I do hope so.