Cruelty Free Europe expressed frustration over the Wednesday decision made by the General Court of the European Court of Justice regarding animal testing on cosmetic ingredients.

German fragrance and flavors supplier Symrise lost its appeal against a European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) decision requiring it to carry out toxicity tests on animals for two chemicals used in skincare products. 

The General Court’s decision means Symrise is required to test UV filter homosalate and 2-ethylhexyl salicylate, two formerly approved ingredients used exclusively in sunscreens, on animals.