List of companies that DO test on animals

The following list consists of companies that DO test on animals.

Its main source is PETA, and I’ve supplemented it with my own research. I’ve organized the brands by category but you’ll notice that most of these brands are owned by a few big corporations.

These corporations are L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight, Unilever, and Dial/Henkel. These companies all have poor ethics when it comes to animal testing, and are making no efforts to change their policies.

There are however two exceptions, the first one being Colgate-Palmolive, which have agreed to gradually change their policy. PETA currently lists Colgate-Palmolive as “working toward regulatory changes to reduce the number of animals used for testing”. This does NOT mean the company is or will be cruelty-free in the near future! It’s only a small step in the right direction, and the company still DOES test on animals at this point.

The second exception consists of a few select brands. While in most cases, brands that are owned by companies that test on animals are not cruelty-free, L’Oreal is one of the few companies to own brands that have kept their ethical stances and have remained cruelty-free under the ownership. The same goes for Burt’s Bees (now owned by Clorox but still cruelty-free) and Tom’s of Maine (Colgate-Palmolive). All the brands mentioned on this list, however, do test on animals.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. This list only includes companies that claimed they test on animals at some point, or sell in China; there are many other companies who remained silent about their animal testing policy.

Makeup

To find brands that aren’t tested on animals, please refer to my Guide To Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands (link opens in a new window).

  • Almay
  • Artistry (Amway)
  • Avon
  • Benefit
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Borghese
  • Burberry
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chanel
  • Chapstick
  • Cle de Peau
  • Clinique
  • CoverGirl
  • Demeter
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Estee Lauder
  • Flirt
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givenchy
  • Guerlain
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • L’Oreal
  • Lancôme
  • MAC
  • Make Up For Ever
  • Mary Kay
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • OPI
  • Prescriptives
  • Rimmel London
  • Revlon
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • Sinful Colors
  • Sephora (brand)
  • Tom Ford
  • Tony Moly
  • Yves Saint Laurent

Skincare

  • Algenist
  • Ambi
  • American Beauty
  • Aveeno
  • Avene
  • Avon
  • Bain de Soleil
  • Bioderma
  • Biotherm
  • Bliss
  • Boscia
  • Caudalie
  • Cetaphil
  • Clarins
  • Clarisonic
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Coppertone
  • DDF
  • DHC
  • Dermablend
  • Dr. Brandt
  • Dr. Jart
  • EOS
  • Eucerin
  • Fresh
  • Garnier
  • Gatineau
  • Glamglow
  • Good Skin Labs
  • Grassroots
  • Jurlique
  • Kiehl’s
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • La Roche Posay
  • Lab Series for Men
  • Lubriderm
  • Mederma
  • Neutrogena
  • Nivea
  • Noxzema
  • Nu Skin International
  • Nuxe
  • Ojon
  • Olay
  • Origins
  • Oriflame
  • Osiao
  • Peter Thomas Roth
  • Piz Buin
  • Ponds
  • ROC
  • Rembrandt
  • Simple
  • SK-II
  • Skin ID
  • St. Ives
  • Vaseline
  • Vichy
  • Walgreens
  • Yves Rocher

Hair Products

  • Alberto V05
  • Aussie
  • Bumble and Bumble
  • Clairol
  • Fekkai
  • Got2b
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Herbal Essences
  • Hoyu
  • Joico
  • John Frieda
  • Just for Men
  • Kao USA
  • Kerastase
  • Matrix Essentials
  • Mizani
  • Natural Instincts
  • Nexxus
  • Nice ‘n Easy
  • Pantene
  • Physique
  • Redken
  • Rogaine
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Sebastian Professional
  • Soft & Beautiful
  • SoftSheen
  • Suave
  • Sunsilk
  • TRESemmé
  • Vidal Sasson

Soap and Bath

  • Dial
  • Dove
  • H2O Plus
  • Irish Spring
  • Ivory
  • Johnson’s
  • Lux
  • Purpose
  • Shower to Shower
  • Softsoap
  • Wella

Fragrance

  • Acqua Di Parma
  • Aramis
  • Balenciaga
  • Bvlgari
  • Cacharel
  • Christina Aguilera Perfumes
  • Cire Trudon
  • Coach
  • Donna Karan
  • Dunhill Fragrances
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Escada Fragrances
  • Gucci Fragrances
  • Hugo Boss
  • Jo Malone
  • Lacoste Fragrances
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • Michael Kors
  • Missoni
  • Odin
  • Ralph Lauren Fragrances
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Kenzo

Toothpaste & Oral Care

To find dental care brands that aren’t tested on animals, please read my post HERE (link opens in a new window).

  • Aim
  • Aquafresh
  • Close-up
  • Colgate
  • Crest
  • Listerine
  • Mentadent
  • Pearl Drops
  • Reach
  • Scope
  • Sensodyne
  • Signal

Deodorant

  • Arrid
  • Axe
  • Dry Idea
  • FDS
  • Lady Speed Stick
  • Mitchum Deodorant
  • Old Spice
  • Right Guard
  • Secret
  • Soft & Dri
  • Speed Stick
  • Teen Spirit
  • Ultrabrite

Feminine Hygene

  • Always
  • Carefree
  • Femfresh
  • o.b Tampons
  • Stayfree

Razors and Hair Removal

  • Bic Corporation
  • Braun
  • Gillette Co.
  • Nair
  • Schiek
  • Veet

Other/Personal/Household

  • 3M
  • Acuvue
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Band-Aid
  • Hill’s
  • Mead
  • Off
  • Pampers
  • Puffs
  • ReNu
  • Savlon
  • Vaseline
  • Vicks

Pet food

For more information about animal testing in the pet food industry and to find brands that aren’t tested on animals, read my post HERE (this opens in a new window).

  • Blue Buffalo
  • Iams
  • Hill’s Science Diet
  • Pedigree
  • Purina
  • Friskies
  • Natural Balance
  • Whiskas
  • Eukanuba
  • Sheba
  • Bakers Complete
  • Iams
  • K.Y.

Cleaning

  • Air Wick
  • Ajax
  • Armor All
  • Calgon
  • Clorox
  • Dermassage
  • Drano
  • Easy-Off
  • Ever Clean
  • Fabuloso
  • Fantastik
  • Febreze
  • Finish
  • Formula 409
  • Fresh Step
  • Glad
  • Glade
  • Green Works
  • Joy
  • Kaboom
  • Liquid Plumr
  • Lysol
  • Melaleuca
  • Mr. Clean
  • Murphy Oil Soap
  • Nature’s Source
  • Old English
  • Oomph!
  • Oust
  • OxiClean
  • Palmolive
  • Pine-Sol
  • Pledge
  • Raid
  • Renuzit
  • Resolve
  • Rid-X
  • S.O.S.
  • Scoop Away
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Shout
  • Soft Scrub
  • Spray ’N Wash
  • Static Gaurd
  • Sunlight
  • Swiffer
  • Tilex
  • Windex

Laundry

  • Comfort
  • Downy
  • Purex
  • Suavitel
  • Tide
  • Woolite

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ashly
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Boo to all of these!!! Currently sourcing cleaning products cruelty free so this was really helpful thank you x

Samantha Harris
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Astonish are cruelty free and do a fantastic range

Allie
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Just use plan old vinegar, dish soap and baking soda. That’s all I use to clean my house, aside from window cleaner. Vinegar is magical and you don’t get all those toxic chemicals. My house felt a million times cleaner when i switched from expensive chemical products.

Suzi
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Amen! 🙂

Simone Brennan
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Yes Astonish !! and they are cheap as chips from the 99p store and £1 shops. . . .and M&S for washing liquids, washing up liquids . . . . some people think that makes me loaded to buy such stuff at M&S . . . but when they have offers on, I stock up . . .washing up liquid is about 90p I think . . .

tracy
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Nutrimetics are cruelty free cleaning products and lasts a long time goes far. http://www.nutrimetics.com.au/tracybaker
and not only that the OLC can even clean your fruit and veg

Jessica
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Can you explain what the bold text indicates? Also, when was this list compiled? I am trying to find as up-to-date information as possible. This list is great and I’m hoping it’s recent!! Thanks for all of your research.

Suzi
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If you can order online, Personna and Preserve are fairly big brands. You might also find them (or other cruelty-free brands) at health stores.

Natasha
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Thank you for this – I’m going through all of my products at the moment and it’s very sad that a lot of them in there come under this list, and I had no idea! I’ll be getting rid of them and not buying anymore until they change their policy. Are there any affordable make-up alternatives you would recommend? – Tasha

Suzi
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Congrats on making the switch! 🙂 Are you looking for specific product recs? For affordable makeup, I would suggest brands like NYX, Wet’n’Wild, ELF, Hard Candy, Sonia Kashuk. Everything is a bit hit or miss though!

Natasha
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No that’s brilliant advice, thanks! 🙂

Diana B
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Smashbox and Gosh are cruelty free make up brands as well! But you probably already know that by now.. haha On another note, Sally Hansen doesn’t test their nail polish and other products on animals either!

Ripley
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Sally Hansen should test on something given some of their products can lead to cancer

Kayla White
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Younique prides itself on being cruelty free & naturally based. Not to mention amazing! Feel free to look around at my website ♡

Nicki
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I use SoBio here in France…the products are very good and I think my skin looks good with them. Their prices are really good and I can buy them in my local supermarket

Monika Willis
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So biological is made by nuxe and not cruelty free. Just bio. It’s a bit of a trap. I’m currently at monoprix trying to find something!

Monika Willis
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Actually. I’m not sure. I mixed it up with bio beauté. Sorry.☺️

Cindy Church
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in addition to stop using these products, we need to write the company – online and an actual letter – and explain exactly why we will not use or promote their product. Also, that we will actively let everyone know how they test on animals.

pinkphoenix1111 .
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Also BH cosmetics is great

Caconetes
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I was so shocked to see here one of my main brands L’Occitane. I was even thinking in applying for working in one of their shops because I love the brand. I read on their website that they do NOT test on animals, although they do sell on China. They don’t do the testing directly AND they’ve been fighting against that testing. They got some products to be sold in China without testing and they keep working on that, so one day all their products will be cruelty free even in China. I’m in process to become an cruelty free… Read more »
Suzi
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I definitely agree with you. And many smaller companies would glady join the Chinese market if they had the funds. I don’t blame the companies that are selling in China but rather the super-outdated law on animal testing there. That’s what has to change.

Beth Wilson
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Same I love L’Occitane and I thought they would be free from animal testing due to the fact they are made from natural sources I was really sad to see this on here especially since they said they didn’t test on animals

elle
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Hi Decleor shave foam gel is amazing and should be easy to get hold of.

Suzi
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I think you mean “have not” made my list, right? Cetaphil is not cruelty-free. Their finished products aren’t tested on animals, but the products are made by a pharmaceutical company that tests on animals.

Ronnie
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Thank you for taking the time to make these lists! I’m curious as to how Walgreens ended up on it, but not other drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid, or Target. I’m definitely going to stop buying Walgreens’ Studio 35 products, what’s the status on the others?

Suzi
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CVS confirmed that their makeup brand Nuance is cruelty-free, but I have yet to hear a confirmation about their generic brand. I’m going to do some research and come up with a full post about generic store brands. Stay tuned! 🙂

alyssa
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I have an app called Cruelty Cutter and I scanned the generic target brand while I was looking for a new body wash and it told me it wasn’t tested on animals, if that helps sway that brand’s case.

alyssa
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Also scanned the CVS generic brand while I was there tonight. Not sure if Vegan for either generic brand, but definitely says cruelty free. The last screen shot is the up&up body wash!

Anon
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Rimmel london state on their website that they are cruelty free

Suzi
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Click and look at their full disclaimer! Not cruelty-free.

Meghan
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I’m confused, I’m just wondering how pet food brands can justify what they’re selling without testing it on animals in order to see if it works? I’m just curious as to how this would work. I understand makeup, skincare, etc and how that’s just cruel and unusual punishment, but when it’s meant for animals how are they tested when not on animals? I’m just curious 🙂

Traxy
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Fair question! With regards to IAMS, you might want to give this a read: http://www.uncaged.co.uk/iamsexpress.htm

Suzi
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They have a store in Shanghai!

Tammy St Jean
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NYX cosmetics dark circle eraser comes in like 3 or 4 colours from light to dark and it’s the perfect salmon coloured colour corrector.

Josephine
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R u sure artistry Amway is not cruelty free? I have searched in free bunny and it doesn’t say so

Katariina
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Peta claims Marc Jacobs Beauty is cruelty free, yet you have it in do test -list. Do they sell in China or what? Shame if they do, cause I love the Daisy Edt :/

Btw, this is a great blog, thank you! 🙂

Suzi
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Sadly nope.

Julie
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I’m confused about ahava, I thought they didn’t ? Did something change with them?

Anna
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Dr. Jart has the cruelty free bunny pic on its products… If they do test on animals, is it legal for them to use the sign? Can we do something about them lying?

Suzi
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Is it one of the 3 logos I mention in this post? Anything other than those is not regulated, so there’s nothing that can be done unfortunately.

Teddi Pappas
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Good thing there are so many alternatives. Screw all the testing companies, you wom’t get a penny from me!

Sue
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Hello,
Benefit does NOT test on animals. Could you tell me where you got that info from?

Suzi
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Unfortunately they do. 🙁 They sell their products in mainland China, where animal testing is required by law.

Billie Denise McGhee
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So I didn’t see “Gain” under Laundry. Does that mean they’re free and clear? I see that they’re owned by Proctor & Gambel so I assume they test. Also, thank you for making this super helpful list – I trust your research!

Suzi
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Hi Billie, and thanks! If they’re owned by P&G they definitely should be on this list. I’ll look into it.

Icequeen81
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sinfull was a surprice, and benefit too, sinfull I know benefit I wanted to try out

Suzi
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Unfortunately Benefit chose to sell in China, and they do test on animals there. But not otherwise. :/

Icequeen81
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that is sad

Nicki
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Glad to have this list…will share it to spread the word.

I was really happy to see that I don’t use anything from any of these companies…It has been a hard slog to get there and living in France sometimes it is hard to source some products which are cruelty free…but If I can’t find them I do without. Well done for this..thank you very much

Suzi
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I’m happy to hear that! I imagine it’s not nearly as easy to find cruelty-free options in French pharmacies. 🙁

Lux
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not true! the list id not up to date! it has Fresh as doing animal testing! the only creams I use on my face are from Fresh and I actually spent a lot of time reading the back of the label because i happen to be very allergic and sensitive to some chemicals!
Selling in China is not the same as assembling the product in US. That shipment has to comply with the Chinese governments rules from formula to package, every country has their own rules. just because its done in China, doesn’t mean its done in US as well.

Suzi
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Fresh unfortunately SELLS their products in mainland China, meaning they do have to comply with the animal testing rules.

Cindy Church
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That is my younger daughter’s response. I told her to envision whatever the product being dropped or sprayed directly in the poor, immobilized animals eyes or mouth each time she enjoys using the products. Let’s say,, like Clorox or Tilex… Something to think about.

Simone Brennan
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You really have to do thorough research – what one regards as an animal-friendly company may indeed have a dark side – of a non-animal-friendly parent company. . . . . If you take a step into Estee Lauder’s website, you will find a huge list of companies under their umbrella . . . . . .Decleor unfortunately has Shiseido as it’s parent company, which is when I stopped using them . . . .Liz Earle has AVON as parent company, although they maintain that they are a ‘stand alone company’ still . . . . . it’s a minefield,… Read more »
Suzi
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I totally get your point, Simone. I always make sure to point out whenever a brand is owned by a company that isn’t cruelty-free. I believe everyone has to choose for themselves where they draw the line, as this issue isn’t completely black and white. 🙂

Debra Robinson
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Majority of these, I would never use. The only ones that surprised me was BIC and Vaseline…Thanks really helpfl

steph
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but the EU banned animal testing in any products and even ingredients coming into the EU… technicall french make up should be free of this. are you sure its updated?

Suzi
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I get where you’re coming from, but the ban only applies to cosmetics. A lot of these French companies work with pharmaceutical companies that still test on animals.

Graeme Smith
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L’Oreal are owned by Unilever,animal testers,wouldn’t touch them….pretty sure they make Stella McCartney’s fragrance as well,another celebrity hypocrite….

Suzi
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L’Oreal and Unilever are 2 different companies though.

Martina
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Nivea does NOT tests on animals simply because its cosmetic is made in Germany where as many of you might know animal testing is banned by the law

Elly
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I always feed my cats Iams. Not any more.

Patricia O'donnell
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In this day and age never imagined so many still did this. Can’t computers do this now?

Buni
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Thank you so much for this list! So disappointed in many of these brands that I thought were cruelty-free… (especially TRESemme). May I ask where you got the information that Dr. Jart tests on animals? On their site it says that they do not.

Suzi
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You’re very welcome and I’m glad it’s helpful! Dr. Jart tests on animals in China, unfortunately.

Madeline Lane
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Oh really? Pet food companies test on animals?? No shit Sherlock.

Suzi
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They both still test on animals, unfortunately. Some companies will use loopholes and deceptive phrasing.

Dan Famechon
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I’m in the middle of a shitfight ATM, bc I know they do & I’m sure my boss is torn but I can’t ignore it & my boss is making it sound like I’ve stores the hornets nest(I prob have!! These big companies don’t like people like me!!) I guess all I can do is stick to my guns & maybe we will lose the contract with them , but people are too conscientious these days & they will find out.

Diana B
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Great list! However, I do have a question about OPI. I read that they used to test on animals a long time ago but then stopped several years ago. I also heard that they were bought by a company that DOES test on animals- but they still do NOT test their products on animals. It is the same situation with Body Shop products; the company that owns them tests on animals, but the Body Shop does not. I have switched from OPI and Loreal nail polish to Sally Hansen, and Gosh because they do not test on animals, and because… Read more »
Suzi
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OPI is unfortunately sold in China to the best of my knowledge. This is why they’re not cruelty-free in my book. 🙁

Gordon Walker
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I will routinely check this list before buying products, thanks for providing it.

Anne
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Thanks for this list! Keep sharing and exposing their unethical and immoral businesses!

Suzi
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Hey Christina, you’ve read my mind! I’m working on a list of green brands as well as a generic/store brand post. I’m hoping to get both of these published this month. 🙂

Jess Barber
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If you “feel bad” why wouldn’t you change? You clearly don’t feel bad.

Dupont
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Eucerin and Nivea belong to Beiersdorf they pretend they don’t test on animals, where is he truth ?

Makenna
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Sooo helpful!!! Thanks for posting…at first I was just looking for makeup products but it is never bad to have too much information!

Suzi
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Thanks, glad you find it helpful! 🙂

Alexandra
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Shouldn’t Purina be added to the “DOES test on animals”/brands-to-avoid list? They’re owned by Proctor & Gamble which performs animal testing.

Suzi
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Regarding “how can you not test food on animals”, the tests are SOMETIMES done in extremely inhumane conditions where the dogs are kept in small cages, poor conditions, and die as a result.

There’s no real need to test pet food on animals though, as there are alternative methods. Some pet food companies don’t use animal testing at all.

Laura Carter
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That is good information thank you. Sadly I’m not surprised about the dogs. :(. I will give my friend your reply. Have a great Sunday!

Marta
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Hey Suzi! Your website is great. I wanted to learn about cruelty-free and cruelty-free shopping and you’re helping me a lot. I wanted to ask about brands like Essence, Makeup Revolution and Catrice Cosmetics. Are they cruelty-free?
Thanks 🙂

Suzi
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Yes to Essence and Catrice! I’ll do my best to look into Makeup Revolution. Thanks for all your kind words, I’m so glad to help. 🙂

Kaila Neeley Williams
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Kaila Neeley Williams
Can someone please advise why Benefit is on this list? And on the PETA list? I looked them up because I really love their products and this is what it said. “Benefit does not test our products on animals. Since 1989, the Perfumes & Cosmetics companies of LVMH group (including Benefit Cosmetics) have not performed any tests on animals for our products – this was implemented long before the 2013 official ban set by the European Union. We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing. We’re playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of… Read more »
Lauree
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Found this article. Apparently Benefit sell their products in China. http://fashionista.com/2013/12/benefit-cosmetics-china and this blog post on the issue as well http://www.logicalharmony.net/benefit-cosmetics-is-not-cruelty-free/#axzz3q2KIUiIo

I was also curious as they didn’t state the ole “Unless required by law” line… Very shifty work by Benefit… Such a shame.

Traxy
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Yves Rocher do not test on animals. From their website: “The brand Yves Rocher was committed early in the fight against animal testing. In 1989, the brand decided to be a pioneer in the cosmetic industry to stop animal testing for finished products, and replace them with alternative methods. Keeping this commitment: – We do not test on animals, nor our finished products or their ingredients – We support research programs on alternative methods to animal testing – We do not use raw materials of animal origin, except honey and beeswax The fight against animal suffering is and will remain… Read more »
hannah
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also,, burberry are not cruelty free, makeup brand, i didnt see it on the makeup, so maybe you should add that

i like bath and body works
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i like bath and body works
Why would they test pet food products on animals? I’m not a vegan nor a vegetarian but it’s a little sad and interesting to discover the products that do test on animals. They probably start their pet food business because they love pets and they feel that connection that I do. Oh and they decide to test animals like they don’t care. It’s also astonishing because Blue Buffalo always advertises that their dog didn’t like the chick-peas in their food, so they switched to Blue for real meat. Yes, dogs would prefer real meat then chick-peas, but we would all… Read more »
Suzi
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Shea Moisture is cruelty-free, yes!

E Ferrie
Guest

how does blue buffalo test on animals? that’s sick.

Giuseppe Gagliardi
Guest

Hi, I ma having serious problems with cruelty free brands, I use a retinol cream for face and one for eyes but tried Oz and Paula’s choice and my skin breaks down (today is like I have been bitten my mosquitoes)…any idea of where to start? I am a guy, cruelty free cosmetics has been the hardest thing since I turned vegan a year ago…thank you girls

Tamra Lynn Compton
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Hi. You should truly look into Murad products. They are clinical, effective, affordable and tested on people, not animals.

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