AFSA (Animal Free Safety Assessment Collaboration) launched training program on Cosmetics Safety Assessment

L’Oréal’s commitment to share the science of alternative methods

On March 9th, 2023, AFSA (Animal Free Safety Assessment Collaboration), of which L’Oréal is active member since 2008, has announced the launch of a free online training program dedicated to cosmetics safety assessment. This program is designed to support safety assessors and regulators, compliance specialists, SMEs, CROs, NGOs, and other interested stakeholders develop a greater understanding of non-animal predictive approaches.

What is AFSA?

The Animal-Free Safety Assessment (AFSA) Collaboration is a unique multi-sector partnership between non-profit, corporate, and philanthropic leaders working to advance acceptance and use of modern safety science without animal testing.

L’Oréal’s engagements for beauty with no animal testing.

L’Oréal has been at the forefront of non-animal methods for over 40 years. 

Over 40 years ago, L’Oréal pioneered the development of human reconstructed skin that can be used to evaluate how cosmetic ingredients and products behave on human skin. 

We believe that scientific and regulatory advancement of non-animal methods is only possible through multidisciplinary cooperation.  

Our engagements focus on scientific programs to develop new non-animal methods, international collaboration, and educational programs to further encourage their recognition by authorities.


Educational programs to widespread the use of non-animal testing methods 

L’Oréal is directly involved in international collaborations and educational programs, such as Animal Free Safety Assessment Collaboration. We are proud to have been an active member since 2008, contributing to the scientific advancements and training programs of non-animal testing methods.


About AFSA Masterclass on Cosmetics Safety 

‘The AFSA Master Class is a free, in-depth, e-learning course. The course content is based on established scientific principles of “next-generation risk assessment,” an exposure-led, hypothesis-driven risk assessment approach that integrates existing knowledge with in silico, in chemico, and in vitro approaches in a tiered framework to identify situations in which a product or ingredient may be used safely.’ 

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Gladys, senior scientific officer, L’Oréal R&I

We believe that scientific and regulatory advancements of non-animal testing methods is only possible through multidisciplinary cooperation. Raising awareness on better science is a fundamental step in reaching beauty with no animal testing. Our AFSA Master Class is providing state-of-the art scientific content on the safety assessment of cosmetic products and ingredients. encompassing a large spectrum of predictive modern approaches.” 

Passionate researcher for more than 20 years in L’Oréal, Gladys Ouédraogo is driven by a powerful purpose: to preserve human health, through the development of predictive safety evaluation methods. She is proud to contribute to her work to for healthy and inclusive beauty, inspired by nature and respectful of the planetary boundaries.

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