NYFW SS18- WEARABLE BEAUTY TRENDS w/ INGLOT

NYFW SS18- WEARABLE BEAUTY TRENDS w/ INGLOT

Wearable Beauty Trends NYFW SS18

ANIMAL TESTING BAN

// June 1st, 2017 saw bills passed to reform industrial chemical regulation in Australia. The six bills in total, will see plans laid to ban cosmetics testing on animals in Australia, meaning the end for thousands of beauty and cosmetics products being sold here. The ban is not just limited to whole products tested on animals but also ones that contain single ingredients tested on animals. Products affected will include, makeup, body lotions, perfume, shampoos, and even toothpaste.

SHOULD I START FREAKING OUT?!
No, well... not yet. If you’re thinking you’ll have to mourn your signature scent of the last 10 years, then let’s take a breath for a moment. Existing products won’t be pulled from their shelves. The legislation has provided a concession by way of a transition period and the new stringent laws are only going to apply to new cosmetic products, for now.

The Federal Government’s plan to ban will be effective from July 2018. How this will all affect the major beauty and cosmetics players, is hard to tell just yet. Companies don’t publish their use of animal testing or any results from such tests. However, a large number of newer brands like O & M, Milk Makeup, Becca Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Josie Maran are already anti-animal testing and cruelty-free. While some of the longer-standing brands have been changing practices and/or ingredients over the last decade to fall in line with consumers wants and needs. Meaning further appeal to a wider market by making products that are more ethically and environmentally friendly.

It’s hard to know the full extent in which the bill will impact the beauty industry. Over the course of the next 12-months no doubt there will be a shake up on the scene but, overall it would appear that the industry is moving in a positive direction. Receiving strong public support for this Bill, Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie has said that it is “an issue that is important to Australians”.

It’s hard to know the full extent in which the bill will impact the beauty industry. Over the course of the next 12-months no doubt there will be a shake up on the scene but, overall it would appear that the industry is moving in a positive direction. Receiving strong public support for this Bill, Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie has said that it is “an issue that is important to Australians”. So, if the public asked and the industry now has to listen then moving forward, surely there are only good things to come for the beauty industry - and for those poor little lab bunnies.
 

STORY BY AMIEE-LEIGH GOULD