Week 4: Safe Ingredients Vs New Ingredients
Did You Know? In the world, there are over 5000+ safe ingredients that can be used within cosmetics (China has listed out 8000+ safe ingredients). Most companies will use these safe ingredients to create a variety of products (many Taiwanese companies have claimed that they do not do animal testing because they utilize already safe ingredients. Only “new” ingredients within cosmetics need to be animal tested). In the past 3 years in Korea and Japan, statistics shows that zero animal testing have been conducted for Regular Cosmetics. In Taiwan according to the “Industrial Technology Research Institute”, zero animal testing have been conducted for both Regular and Functional cosmetics in the past year.
＊New chemical substances not already listed on Taiwan’s National Existing Chemical Inventory will be subject to new testing (likely animal-based) in accordance with the 2013 Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA). These chemical substances may subsequently be used as ingredients in cosmetic formulations