Hello! Here’s our latest cruelty-free update for the past 2 months. There are a LOT of new brands being added to the list of cruelty-free brands. As always, the brands added to the list claimed that they:

  • Don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals.
  • Don’t have suppliers who test on animals.
  • Don’t allow any third parties to test on animals on their behalf.
  • Don’t sell cosmetics in physical stores in mainland China.
  • Don’t test on animals where required by law.

For the full animal testing policies and questions answered by each brand, please scroll to the end of this post. You can see the correspondence that we received from each brand.

New Brands

Here’s the complete list of the brands that were added:

Leaping Bunny Brands

I am excited to share that out of this list,Dr. Brite, Formulary 55, Madison Reed and Reverie are all certified by Leaping Bunny!

Brand Policies + Correspondence

Here’s the correspondence for each of the brands being added.

Abba

Thank you for contacting ABBA. For over 25 years, the ABBA brand has been cruelty-free. Below is the statement on our website:

ABBA® has a strict policy that animals can NEVER be used for testing in the creation, development or formulation of our products. We also require that all of our raw material and ingredient suppliers sign a commitment stating that none of the raw materials or ingredients that they sell to us have ever been tested on animals. Like you, we never want to see animals harmed and are proud to produce and sell Cruelty-Free beauty products.

ABBA products are not sold in China.

Australis

Sure, please see below answers:

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No, we do not test on animals.
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? Our suppliers also do not test on animals and are certified cruelty free.
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No we do not.
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No we do not.
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No our products are not sold in any stores in mainland China.

We are also certified by CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) and officially listed on their website

Captain Blankenship

Thanks so much for contacting us and for fighting for animal rights!
We never test on animals. We only test on ourselves, our family and friends. Our products are made with only organic and wildharvested ingredients and the formulas are very straightforward.

1. Can you guarantee that your products are not tested on animals at any point during production, from the ingredients to the finished product? YES
2. Can you guarantee that your company does not test on animals? YES
3. Can you guarantee that none of your suppliers test on animals? YES
4. Can you guarantee that no third parties test on animals on behalf of your company? YES
5. Do you test on animals where required by law? NO

Christophe Robin

Thank you for reaching out. Our products are made in Italy and we are a French company, European law strictly forbids testing on animals, hence we are cruelty-free.
We do not test on animal wherever authorities require it by law, and we are not sold in China.
We always make sure to work with suppliers who share our values and ethics.

de Mamiel

Great to hear from you and thanks for getting in touch. de Mamiel is absolutely cruelty free!

1.Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No, It is one of our checks that they do not.
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? We don’t sell in any places where this is required.
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No. We have no authorised or do we intend to sell in mainland China.

DPHUE

dpHUE can answer NO to all of these questions.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Formulary 55 (Leaping Bunny certified)

All of our products are vegan and certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny.

Gerard Cosmetics

All of our products are cruelty free. The answer to all of your below questions is No.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Gloss Moderne

Thank you so much for reaching out! Please see our responses below – we are happy to share that GLOSS MODERNE is completely cruelty-free!

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

HANA Organic Skincare

We do no animal testing ourselves, and none of our ingredients are tested on animals.
Our website homepage has the ‘cruelty free’ logo/stamp of approval. The majority of our ingredients are purchased
from Mountain Rose Herbs in Oregon, if you would like to see more detail. We are a very small business, and I make
all the products myself. No products are sold in mainland China.

After a followup email, they also confirmed that they do not allow third parties to test on animals on their behalf.

House of Lashes

All HOL products are cruelty-free and eco-friendly, we love animals and all living creatures so we pledge to keep our products this way. Please note, we currently do not have any wholesalers or distributors in China that hold our products.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Iles Formula

Thank you for inquiring about ILES FORMULA. We certainly don’t and will never test our products on animals. Products are tested by our stylist creator first on herself and then on all sorts of hair types but never on animals. We don’t sell in mainland China.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Laura Geller

Thank you for reaching out to us.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? – NO
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? – NO
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? – NO
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? – NO
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? – NO

Lina Hanson

Thanks for your email and interest in our products.

1. Does your company hat test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? no. like you we are very much against animal testing.
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? no- we do our best to make sure that any producers we buy our ingredients from also avoid testing on animals and to our knowledge all of our suppliers comply.
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? no- we have never done that. Sounds horrible!
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? no- we don’t sell anywhere that animal testing is required.
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? we do not sell our products in mainland China.

Lit Cosmetics

Answers below:

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? NO
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? NO
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? NO
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? NO
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? NO

Everything is vegan and gluten free.

Madison Reed (Leaping Bunny certified)

You’ll be glad to know that we do NOT test on animals. Leaping Bunny, a third-party organization, has certified that no animal testing has been commissioned or conducted by the company or by the suppliers of our ingredients. The Leaping Bunny logo will soon be proudly featured on all our packaging and our website.

At Madison Reed, we are proud to offer products that are socially responsible and that we source our ingredients according to European guidelines. The European Union has very stringent regulatory standards and expressly bans cosmetic testing on animals. Our goal is to ensure humane practices for production, and we are committed to animal preservation.

Morphe

Thank you for your email.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? We absolutely do not use any of our products on animals for testing purposes and do not condone the use of animals for cosmetic testing.
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No our suppliers do not test on animals
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No our company doesn’t hire or allow third parties to test on animals on our behalf
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? Fortunately our brand isn’t associated with regions that test on animals by law.
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? Here is a list of our international distributors, you will see we do not have any in China

MV Organic Skincare

Thank you for contacting us!

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Ouidad

At Ouidad we use the finest ingredients that insure we achieve curl performance. We do not test on animals and consider our formulas to be cruelty free.

The answer is no to all of the questions.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Rahua

Thank you for thinking of Rahua, see below:

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients?
A-no
2. Do your suppliers test on animals?
A-no
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on
animals on your behalf?
A-no
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law?
A-no
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China?
A-no

Rare Elements

Thank you for contacting Rare El’ements. We’ve answered your questions below.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Reverie

Please find our response below. Thank you for reaching out and adding Reverie to your list.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? NO
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? NO
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? NO
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? We do not retail in countries where animal testing is required.
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? NO

Rita Hazan

Thanks for your inquiry. Please see answers below:

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? NO
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? NO
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? NO
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? NO
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? NO

Rossano Ferretti

Please find the answers to your questions below.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? NO We are committed to providing natural and cruelty free products
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? NO
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? NO
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? NO
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? NO

Sachajuan

The answer on your question is all no.
Animal testing is not allowed in the EU since many years and we have never done it.
I have now checked with our manufacturer and since we only buy raw materials and ingredients from suppliers in the EU they are under the non-animal testing regulation.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Smith and Cult

Thank you for reaching out! Please see below:

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? No
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? No
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? No
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

Stargazer Cosmetics

Pleased to hear that you’re interested in our cruelty free policy. We do not test on any animals, we do not sell to suppliers who do test on animals, we do not ship our products to China, and we do not have any third party companies that test on animals for us. We’re completely against animal testing, and we’re currently looking to break into the vegan safe market as well.

Youth to the People

Thanks for the email. We do not test nor do our suppliers test on animals. Our products are also 100% vegan. Also Answers below.

1. Does your company test on animals, either for finished products or ingredients? We do not
2. Do your suppliers test on animals? They do not
3. Does your company hire or allow third parties to test on animals on your behalf? We do not
4. Do you test on animals wherever the authorities require it by law? No
5. Are your products sold in stores in mainland China? No

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Rebecca Gilbert
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Is it me or is Stargazer’s ‘we do not ship our products to China’ a bit vague? I heard a while ago that they had a physical shop in China and I stopped using their products. Also, I had no idea Laura Geller was cruelty-free! Keep up the good work x

Biba
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Off topic but, have any of you guys heard of Robanda?

Cara
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Would it be possible to find out if Bain de Terre is cruelty free?

Michael Pham
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I looked at their website to find their sister companies, and Joico is one of them. I would assume that Bain de Terre is not cruelty free, as they don’t mention anything about animal testing policies and etc on their website. https://www.baindeterre.com/where-to-buy on this website, they seem to sell in the Russian Federation. I’m not sure if they are exempt from testing on animals in Russia, but I’m pretty sure that they do test when required by law. Bain de Terre sounds pretty sketchy of a brand, to be honest.

Akriti Pandey
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Hi Suzi. Really appreciate your hard work. I am so happy that Laura Geller is Cruelty free. Did you hear that L’Oréal is selling The Body Shop ?

Suzi Scheler
Admin

Yes, I’ve been looking into it and there’s a possibility the company that acquired it could be cruelty-free. I’ll have a post up soon!

Carol I. Picciolo
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Thank you so much for this new list of CF products. I appreciate your hard work so much. Suzi, you listed Hempz as a CF shampoo choice. So their body lotions and bath products should be CF as well. Hempz features great body lotions; I like their Age-Defying Herbal Body Moisturizer. Ulta frequently offers good sales on Hempz products.

Suzi Scheler
Admin

Yes, the brand as a whole is cruelty-free. 🙂

Kat
Guest

Didn’t HoL’s response to the China part seem like they may at some point sell in China? They stated that they currently do not have distributors in china, which made it sound like they may in the future.

Miana
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Thank you for keeping us up to date on products that do not test on animal. I use this list all the time when searching for new products or brands I think about purchasing! 🙂

Suzi Scheler
Admin

Thank you Miana! 🙂

Emma
Guest

Thank you for the updated list.
This makes it just so easy to shop 🙂

Jessica
Guest

Thank you Suzi…it makes me feel better when you’ve done the research. I know it’s done right. I sincerely appreciate everything you do! Jessica

Nadia B-Mainville
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Dear Suzi, tks for the new list. Unfortunatly, where I live (in Montreal, Canada) none of the listed names of products are sold. Don’t know if you could extend your research to Canada, though?

Sarah
Guest

I have the same issue, Nadia! Being cruelty-free seems much easier if you’re in the US. Living this lifestyle definitely puts privilege into perspective.

Suzi Scheler
Admin

I’m based in Canada and although it’s not as easy to find cruelty-free brands in stores, I can find everything online! Pharmaprix has some options for makeup, but for everything else I use iHerb, Amazon, and a few others. If you’re into “green beauty”, Eco Diva Beauty is Canada-based. I hope this helps but let me know if you’re looking for something specific. 🙂

Cathy
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Hi! I love your lists. Very helpful. What about Yuni and One Love Organics? I don’t remember seeing either of those brands on your skincare list, but they are both cruelty-free. 🙂

Suzi Scheler
Admin

One Love Organics is on our list. 🙂

Lauren
Guest

This is amazing! Thank you so much for what you do and for constantly updating us with what’s going on in the cruelty-free cosmetic world. I love visiting your site and I consult it every time I am looking to buy new products!

Jacquie
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Thanks for such dedication in updating this list! Love Lit & Christophe Robin especially. xxx

Debra
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Thanks so much for your continued work in keeping us all updated. I stick to your list when purchasing products. Can you tell me if Dr.Teals is cruelty free? It’s not on your list,but their packaging says they do not test on animals.

Samantha Fay
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Hey Suzi, have you looked into The Perth Soap company? It’s a Canadian company that have bar soaps, hand soaps & lotions that are amazing!

Mary
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Thank you for all your hard work, it was so easy to leave brands that test on animals with all your handy information!

Elizabeth De Pasquale
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Elizabeth De Pasquale

Hi Suzy,
So glad to have found this site! I just learned that Dollar Tree (I live in NYC) is currently selling several items that are cruelty free. Salon Selectives Shampoo and Conditioner and all Dermasil lotions are not tested on animals and only $1 each!
Will post pictures if able.
Thanks!

zander
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hey, just wondering if you could look into adding beauty bakerie to the list? from what i’ve seen, they’re cruelty free 🙂 apologies in advance if i’m wrong, though!

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