Inolex is the latest personal care ingredient manufacturer to join the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS).
Along with other new member, the UK Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association, the number of organisations joining ICCS, which promotes the use of animal-free methods in cosmetics safety testing, stands at 42.
Other personal care ingredient maker members of the ICCS, which was launched in February, include BASF, Croda, Evonik, IFF and Innospec.
"The inclusion of Inolex and CTPA as members is another important step towards driving greater global awareness in animal-free science. With these two notable organizations we will continue to build on our progress for the accelerated uptake of non-animal methodologies," said ICCS President and chief executive Erin Hill.
Inolex product stewardship manager Katie Sminkey added: “We are pleased to partner with ICCS on their mission and science-backed approach to eliminate animal testing in beauty and personal care.
"Together with like-minded organizations, we can move the industry in a forward direction to make responsible alternatives for assessing ingredient and consumer product safety the norm.”