Virginia Prohibits Production or Sale of Cosmetic Products Using Animal Tests

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law Senate Bill 1379, the Humane Cosmetics Act, which prohibits conducting or contracting for cosmetic animal testing or manufacturing after January 1, 2022; importing any cosmetic or ingredient thereof if the manufacturer knew or reasonably should have known it was developed or manufactured using an animal test after January 1, 2022; and the sale of cosmetic products developed using animal tests after July 1, 2022.