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A journey to vegan testing in a family-owned company

Dr Sara Robb describes how Melbec Microbiology turned a personal commitment to veganism into a business proposition

Vegan cosmetics are the fastest growing vegan market and also the fastest growing sector in the personal care industry. In the US alone, the vegan personal care market is already worth over $4.1 billion/year. By 2025 its estimated that the global market will be worth over $20.8 billion/year.

With such a growing demand globally for vegan personal care products, more brands are looking at having vegan ranges and some are transitioning to fully vegan brands. The option of having accredited microbiology testing is essential for them. Companies should not have to choose between being able to sell their products to retailers that insist on accreditation or using microbiological culture media containing animal products.

Although the vegan cosmetic market is booming, testing without using animal products is still not available on a large scale. Even with the newly available vegan alternatives to the standard culture media, many labs shy away from offering vegan testing d

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SCC 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase

Sheraton NY Times Square (New York)
13-15 December 2021

Cosmetagora 2022

Espace Champerret, Paris
11-12 January 2022

PCHi China 2022

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
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in-cosmetics Global 2022 - Paris

1 Pl. de la Porte de Versailles, Paris
5 - 7 April 2022

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Javits Center, New York
3 - 4 May 2022

in-cosmetics Korea 2022

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13 - 15 July 2022

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