It’s that time of the week again where we select our favourite news stories in the last 7 days – enjoy!

NovoRetin™ – a plant-based alternative to retinol

Mibelle Biochemistry have developed a new active: NovoRetin™, a plant-based, stable and safe alternative to retinol. As a unique all-in-one product, it increases skin density and elasticity, reduces pore size and wrinkles, refines skin texture, and creates a smooth and matte finish. Read more here.

Anne-Marie’s 24hr crate of loneliness

On Sunday, Anne-Marie Barton spent 24hrs alone inside a large dog crate, to highlight the mental and physical struggle of being caged up and alone. The money raised from this inspiring awareness-raising fundraiser will support an ongoing XCellR8 project to replace the widely discredited LD50 toxicity test, which currently uses over 80,000 animals per year in the EU alone, despite being widely discredited both ethically and scientifically. She has raised £2,210 so far out of a £2,400 goal. To find out more and support click here.

Testing claims matter in beauty and personal care sales

As the cosmetics and personal care market keeps growing, consumers have an increased number of options to choose from. Information being easily available, consumers are becoming more and more conscious of their choices and consumption habits. Therefore, it is essential to provide scientific proof of product efficacy to convince informed consumers. Full story here.

Dove launches its first ever plant-based deodorant

Dove has introduced its new Dove Care By Plants Deodorant, the brand’s first-ever plant-based, natural-origin deodorant range that provides 24-hour odour protection. Dove Care By Plants Deodorant is made with 99% naturally-derived ingredients and is free of aluminium, parabens and baking soda. The fragrances in the collection are 100% natural, complemented by 96% recyclable packaging. Read more.

CFI announce MEP Tilly Metz as their parliamentarian of the month

Cruelty-free International recognised Tilly Metz, Green Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg, and chair of the Parliament’s Animals in Science Working Group, for outstanding commitment to animals in laboratories in Europe. CFI Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Kerry Postlewhite, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to present this award to Tilly in recognition of the incredible work she does to help achieve the day when no more animals suffer in laboratories in Europe and around the world. She is engaged tirelessly in the European Parliament and outside in persuading people of the urgent need for change. Handing this amazing picture over to Tilly and her team is our chance to say a huge thank you.” For the full story, click here.

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