Last Updated: October 12, 2016

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If you’d like to collaborate with Cruelty-Free Kitty, please e-mail me at suzi@crueltyfreekitty.com. Let me know what type of collaboration you have in mind, and I’ll tell you more about what I offer.

We mainly collaborate with cruelty-free beauty brands, but we consider cruelty-free brands from every industry. Leaping Bunny or PETA certification is preferred, but not mandatory.

  • http://aniqadreams.blogspot.com Aniqa

    Dear Suzi,

    I have been a reader of your blog for a few months now and I really like the content! Having a cruelty-free blog myself, I was wondering, if you would be interested in collaborating with me on a post, which would be published on our blogs.

    Please let me know, if this sounds interesting to you.

    Have a lovely day,

    Aniqa x
    aniqadreams.blogspot.com

  • Olivia

    Hi Suzi! I’m really trying to find a cruelty-free scented candle brand, since bath and body works do test on animals. Wether their candles are or not, I still feel uncomfortable buying their products. :/

    I have had no luck so far, I just wanted to know if you use any scented candles and what are their brands, or anything else that helps make your room smell good. I know that there are such brands like method that create air freshers and such, but I would really love a candle. I’m also trying to avoid online purchases as shipping can be quite expensive in Canada, Montreal.

    Anyways either way please let me know. I would love to know how you freshen up your house!
    In the meantime I will keep on searching :)

    Olivia

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Hi Olivia. :) Scented candles are not generally tested on animals. The fragrance they use has a long history of proven safety, so you shouldn’t worry about that. With Bath & Body Works, the issues were more related to their bath and detergent stuff and not the candles (although obviously I wouldn’t purchase candles from them either). Most candle companies nowadays also don’t use beeswax, but rather a cheaper non-animal alternative which is paraffin.

      Anyhow, you should be safe buying from any candle brand available at Winners/HomeSense or in retail stores!

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

    I know. :)

  • Danyell

    hello—love your blog…wanted to find out tho…am I mistaken?…I thought tarte was owned by Kose who tests on animals…I have been looking everywhere to learn more about japonesque as well….I found a great foundation by them but not sure if it’s cruelty free…

    Thanks, Danyell

  • Danyell

    I have been told Dermalogica is Cruelty free…I wrote to them they are a great…did wonders for my skin…you could add that to your list…

  • Danyell

    Is Japonesque cruelty free??? Can’t find that info anywhere….also…I didn’t see it mentioned here that tarte is owned by kose (I believe) who does test on animals…

  • Sara

    I am new to the cruelty free cosmetic community and I just want to say that I have become absolutely dependent on your blog! Anything I hear I think, “What does Crueltyfreekitty have to say about it?” Thanks so much! You’re such a big help! @

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Aww, thanks so much Sara! Makes me so happy. :)

  • Star

    The Balm is selling to China. China wants all * imported* make up coming into their country tested on animals. Japan is also specifying testing although they supposedly made some progress with testing in their own nation- they want imported products tested too

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Nope, TheBalm is not sold in China.

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

    Hi Mimi! Unfortunately not.

  • Jolene

    Hi Suzi! :)
    First off,its wonderful what you’re doing and i really admire your achievements and burning passion! Thank you for helping us make wiser decisions and saving us from indirectly bringing harm to animals. Im new here and i think i noticed that you do not include korean brands in your list of cruelty free brands. Korean makeup is becoming increasingly popular. do you think you are going to add international brands to your list soon?
    Cheers! 😀 and have a great day!
    Jolene

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Hey Jolene and thank you! I actually looked into a few Korean brands and they were not cruelty-free. The problem with them is that they tend to sell in mainland China. If you’d like, please post a list of the Korean brands you’d like me to verify! South Korea itself is gradually working toward cruelty-free cosmetics, so there is still hope. :)

  • Carol

    Dear Suzi,
    Can you tell me if the Nuance brand by Salma Hayek is cruelty free? Their labels says not tested on animals, but I can’t find them on any cruelty free lists. Thank you. Your site has really helped guide me in a better direction.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Hi Carol! I contacted them and yes, they are! Thanks for the kind words. :)

      • Carol

        Thank you for your time and assistance. I just recently started switching to cruelty free products, and your site has been a tremendous help and a great eye opener. Thanks again and keep the great information coming.

  • ingride lewis

    What about Dr. Fisher products?

  • http://just-creamed.tumblr.com Jess Peaches

    Hi Suzi! Thanks for your incredible blog you have helped me so much in becoming cruelty free! Can you tell me if Soap and Glory are cruelty free? Thankyou :)

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      I believe they are but I haven’t received confirmation yet. I’ll add then to the list once I know for sure!

  • leah

    Does anyone know if Simple Skin Care is cruelty free?

  • Jennifer

    What is a good deodorant that actually works? “I live in Florida”

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Certain Dri works very well and is cruelty-free!

  • Kelly

    Hi, I am looking for advise on cruelty free fragrances. I can’t seem to find much info on it. Can you tell me of any great brands and if there are any available in any high street stores. Buying perfum online can be risky as you can’t smell it first. Any info would be great.

    Thanks :)

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Kelly, thanks for your question. I’m working on a post all about cruelty-free fragrance and want to make sure I have the most updated info before spreading it. I’m sorry I can’t give you much info yet, but hopefully you’ll stay tuned for the post. :)

  • Nikki

    Hi Suzi! I am so excited that I found your blog. I’ve been a cruelty-free shopper for years, and it’s very difficult to keep up with because things change so often and the sources aren’t necessarily consistent with their methodologies and standards. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to clear it up for us! Also, I love the blog name (crazy cat lady over here!)

    Anyway, I actually do have a question. My understanding is that the EU banned cosmetic testing, to include tests done in other countries as a loophole. And yet, these brands are sold in China, the U.S., and other places that do allow it (or even mandate it.) Let’s take… Laura Mercier or Neutrogena, for example. How can they be sold both in Europe and in China? I don’t understand how the EU won’t sell products that test, yet they are sold in places where they have to test. Am I making sense?

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Hey Nikki, thanks for your kind words! I’ve actually been working on a post about the EU’s animal testing laws, and I asked the exact same questions you’re asking to a source from HSI that’s helping me shed some light on the issue. The post is on hold right now, but It’ll be up ASAP. Hopefully it will answer all these questions, so please stay tuned. :)

  • Siobhan

    Thank you xxxx

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

    Yay, thanks Annie!! Glad you like it.

  • Tasha Barrientos

    Hi Suzi,
    Thank you for creating and updating your website! You are my go to when it comes to researching which companies are truly cruelty free. i had a question though, because i was unable to find the answer on your website and couldn’t find a definite answer elsewhere on the web…ULTA brand products are not 100% clear to me. I noticed on their cosmetics they do not have anything listed however on others such as lotions and body washes they do list ‘not tested on animals’. I contacted customer service and asked them why that was, if they go thru a 3rd party who tests their ingredients on animals, and if they sell in China. They replied that all their products are cruelty free and they only sell their products in the United States. They seemed to have ignored my question about where their ingredients come from, so i sent another email asking them again, are the ingredients tested on animals before they become the finish product. Unfortunately, again they did not answer my question, only repeating themselves with ‘our products are humane and are not tested on animals.’

    I was curious if you have heard anything different that would make it more clear? At this point I refuse to purchase ANY of their products now because I feel that if you can’t answer a simple question, then you must be hiding something.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Hi Tasha, thanks for your kind words! I can’t be of any help regarding Ulta, as I haven’t personally heard about their ingredients either. I’ll look into it in the upcoming days.

  • Jaki

    I’m so confused! According to your list, Laura Mercier does test on animals, but their website states:

    17. Does Laura Mercier Cosmetics test on animals?

    We do not, nor have we ever, tested our products on animals. We also do not contract outside companies to test on animals for us.

    And there is no info on PETA about them. Why do you say they test?

  • Kaitlyn

    Hi! Your blog is a complete lifesaver! And I’m she you’ve heard about tarte, but in case you haven’t seen it or heard of it, Emma blackery recently made a video on boxes of foxes talking about how tarte, nars and urban decay are not cruelty free :/ thought you would be interested to check that out <3

  • Siobhan

    Hey Suzi! Merry Christmas (for yesterday)!

    I love your blog, was just wondering if you could visit my brand new blog, bySIOBHAN http://bysiobhan.wix.com/bysiobhan

    I would appreciate it heaps!!! Thank you

  • Ka Pe

    Hi Suzi, you’re doing an awesome job and you have become my go to website for anything cruelty free. I just wanted to know if you could add a list of cruelty free hair care brands that are most popular for black people. It’s really difficult to find the most popular brands I use on any cruelty free or cruelty list. Please help a sista out.

    SN a few of the most popular brands are Shea Moisture, Miss Jessies, Carol’s Daughter, Kinky Curly, Organic Root Stimulator, Organix, Eden body works, Creme of Nature, Cantu Shea Butter, Morrocanoil, Mixed Chick, Kera Care, Jane Carter, It’s a 10, Mizzani, Motions.

    I know that this would be greatly appreciated by myself and the natural hair cruelty free community.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Thanks for your lovely words! I’ll try to work on this. Thanks for listing your faves. :)

      • Ka Pe

        You’re so welcome! I listed them in hopes it made it a tad bit easier for you. 😀 N thank you for your help and quick response.

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

    Oh no, I’m sorry that happened. :( I updated the older posts. Thank you for letting me know.

  • Crystal Geoghegan

    Hi I was just wondering does your cruelty free brand list include cruelty free companies that are owned by companies that are tested on animals? For example I was under the impression L’Oréal and Unilever were not cruelty free. Does that make the companies they own guilty by association? I’m so confused so if you could clear this up for me I would appreciate it heaps 😊

  • Ava

    Hi Suzi,

    How do you know for sure what makeup brands are cruelty-free? I contacted Bobbi Brown and they said they do not conduct animal testing or animal ingredients except they sell in China and we all know the makeup sold there is tested on animals. Also I know brands like It cosmetics who claim to not test on animals yet their product is made in China and is full of animal ingredients. How do you decipher?

  • asimplelifecosmetics
  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Hi Ellen! NYX is still cruelty-free. I moved these brands at the bottom of the page, with other cruelty-free brands owned by parent companies that test on animals. My stance on the rest hasn’t changed. :)

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Thanks Hyde! :)

  • Susana Z.

    This cosmetics brand has the Vegan certificate, so they do not test on animal and don’t use anything that comes from animals neither:

    http://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/tabs/home.aspx

    If you want to buy any item, you can do it using my ID number 449029867 or searching me as Susana Zamora.

    Hope you like them

  • Emilie

    Hi, I am writing a paper on Animal Research… Could you answer a few questions for me? If so, here they are: 1) Is some animal testing required by law? 2) Doesn’t federal law ensure that animals used in research and testing are treated humanely? 3) What are the alternatives to using animals in medical experiments? 4) How can I find out if a company tests its products on animals?Thank you for taking the time to answer. Just for the record I’m against the cruelty of animals! Sincerely, Emilie F.

    • Robin R Blackmore

      I’m not Suzi (obviously!) But I believe this all depends on the country in question. China requires animal testing but other countries do not.

  • Violet Thomas

    Hi Suzi,

    I was just wondering if you’re based in the USA or UK? I am an Ambassador for Tropic Skincare, a UK based company, and all our products are certified by the Vegan Society in the UK and by Cruelty Free International but they don’t appear on your cruelty free list http://www.tropicskincare.com/

  • Sarah

    Just wanted to share… sounds like Australian government is planning to ban cosmetic testing on animals next year! Yay, not perfect but a step in the right direction.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Yessss! :)

    • Robin R Blackmore

      YAY!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

  • Robin R Blackmore

    Dearest Suzi,
    Just wanted to say thank you for creating this site and for sharing your info on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. I follow you on all 3 and visit this site on a daily basis, as well as share your things on Facebook & retweet you ALOT on Twitter LOL! Your doing a wonderful/marvelous/loving thing and people like me as well as animals all over the world thank you. I just wanted you to know how awesome you are and how much you mean to people like me.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thank you so much for your VERY kind words, Robin! 💕 Sending you all my love!

  • Victoria Millar

    Does anyone know about INCC Parfums?(Parent company) I looked on their site and it said nothing in regards to being cruelty free so I’m assuming they aren’t, but does anyone here know for certain? I also heard that garnier have gone cruelty free recently but only found one small article about it, anyone know if its true or not?

  • Bridie

    Hello Suzi, I am wondering on what basis is Alberto not cruelty-free? From my research I have found the parent company is cruelty free. I may be wrong and I am finding it hard to find a simple answer for this brand! Its a shame as I like this brand due to low price and supplied almost everywhere.

  • Kate

    Katt Von D makeup is cruelty free but the company that owns her brand tests on animals

  • Dani

    Love the info here! Forgive, me, new at this and may be a bit naive, but, anyone else sad IT Cosmetics is now partnering with L’Oreal? I was very surprised to receive the announcement in my email 7/22/16.

  • Brianna

    Any good cruelty free pads (other than natracare) and razors (are there any cruelty free electric razors) and a product similar to the vera mona color switch?

  • Catherine Overfield

    Hi Suzi. do you know whether T Leclerc is cruelty free or not I cant find anything on it on PETA or anywhere Thankyou xx

  • leigh-anne

    Dear Cruelty free kitty :)
    I am curious to know why Arbonne is not listed on your page, I know it to be cruelty free 100% & certified vegan also backed by PETA :) love to hear your thoughts or perhaps it has been simply missed.

  • Cathryn

    There are other hair care brands and at least on more makeup that. says they don’t test on animals.

  • Cathryn

    I wonder why some products that are cuelty free are listed here.

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Hi Mbritt- When a company tests on animals in China, it can’t be considered cruelty-free. Unfortunately that’s the case with Nivea, as stated in the policy above (third paragraph).

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Hi Caitlin! Thank you for your kind words and support! I’ll try to explain my position a little better.

    I don’t add any company that “tests on animals where required by law” to my list of cruelty-free brands. There are 2 main reasons to this.

    1. If they tests on animals where required by law, they technically test on animals. It’s their official policy to test on animals, so it wouldn’t make much sense to consider these companies as cruelty-free. By the book, they claim to test on animals.

    2. There’s a reason why these companies “test on animals where required by law”, even if they don’t currently sell in China. Since they’re opening themselves up to it, they might already be working on entering the Chinese market. There’s the constant possibility.

    That being said, Smashbox just removed its “unless required by law” policy from the FAQ on their website. I’m going to reach out to them and see what they have to say about it. Although I wouldn’t feel comfortable supporting Smashbox (since they already sold in China and therefore paid for animal testing being done on their products), it’s possible they could be considered cruelty-free as of right now.

    Let me know if this helps, or if you have more concerns.

    • Caitlin

      Hey Suzi, thank you so much for taking the time to read my comment and respond! I understand why they are not on your cruelty-free list now. Please let me know what Smashbox says regarding their new policies and if they have permanently pulled out of the Chinese market, meaning they would never test on animals again. Hopefully that is the case, but if not then I will not be buying from them. You did a really great job of explaining and answering my questions and I totally understand now! Have a great day!
      Sincerely,
      Caitlin Galloway

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Hi, thank you so much! I’m working on an ethical fashion list but it’s taking a while. :)

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Drea, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words! So glad you’re making the switch! Good luck and let me know how it goes. xx

  • BunnyGirl

    I love your comment Drea. I wish someone like you could spread the world in schools. I am sure you already inform people around you. Education is the key! When I read that Dawn was campaigning about cleaning birds after an oil spill but heavily testing their products on animals, when I saw that the extremity of the feathers in my duvet were black therefore torn from an alive goose,…, I was so disgusted. But we cannot know what we don’t know. That’s why your blog is so important Suzil! It’s a door to access this knowledge. It should be certified of public interest.