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Skincare entrepreneur and founder of cult brands including The Ordinary and NIOD – Brandon Truaxe – has spoken out about the number of animals we slaughter.

In an interview for beauty editor Nadine Baggott’s YouTube channel, the scientist said: “Becoming a vegan, I reflected on life at large.

“I really do think 100 years from now we’re going to look back at today and remember it as a time when we used to murder millions of animals.”

Animal testing

Truaxe made the comments while answering a question from Baggott about animal testing.

Last year, corporation Estee Lauder – which does not have cruelty-free status as it sells products in China – acquired a minority shareholding position in Truaxe’s company Deciem.

At the time, he made a statement saying despite the stake: “We will not change. We continue not to test on animals.”

Truaxe’s interview with Nadine Baggott

‘Not part’

During the interview he told Baggott: “We’re really not part of the Estee Lauder company.

“They are an investor. We are Deciem.

“Ultimately what we recognize is we control what we do…the reason we don’t do animal testing is I disagree with using animal testing as a method of establishing customer safety today – it doesn’t make any sense.”

You canwatch the full interview on YouTube here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.