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Updates To Our List of Cruelty-Free Brands: Tony Moly, Westman Atelier, and more

by Suzana Rose

Jun 9, 2021

At Cruelty-Free Kitty, we reach out to new brands weekly in order to find out their animal testing policy. Based on their response, we classify them are either "cruelty-free", "not cruelty-free", or "grey area". Only brands that are able to answer all our questions and fulfill our cruelty-free criteria are considered cruelty-free. Below are the brands we've added to the database this month.

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The Cruelty-Free 5: Our Crtieria

All brands that we classify as cruelty-free have confirmed the following. Find out more about the Cruelty-Free 5.

  • Their company doesn't test finished products or ingredients on animals
  • Their suppliers don't test finished products or ingredients on animals
  • No third parties test their finished products or ingredients on their behalf
  • They do not test on animals where required by law
  • Their products are not sold in stores in mainland China

New Brands Added: Cruelty-Free

The brands below have confirmed that they're truly cruelty-free, meaning that no animal testing is performed on their products at any level during production and beyond.

Verifications

We reached out to the following companies because of a potential change in their policy:

  • Tony Moly -- we were able to confirm that Tony Moly is now a cruelty-free brand and is no longer sold in mainland China!

New Brands Added: NOT Cruelty-Free

  • Biologique Recherche -- has been present in China for a number of years, although they currently claim that animal testing is no longer required for their products. We believe this is a misleading claim, as their finished products were most likely tested on animals in China.
  • Isdin -- also tests on animals where required by law and is sold in mainland China.

New Brands Added: Grey Area

These brands either did not respond to our multiple attempts to contact them, or they didn't prove enough information by addressing all our questions. To encourage them to be transparent about their cruelty-free status, you can try reaching out to them on social media and via email.

  • Thayers -- After multiple attempts, they were unable to provide clear answers regarding their policy.

Peripera stated: "We do not want to add our brand to your database at this moment".

Can't find a brand in our database?

If you've searched our database and can't find a brand, use this form to request it. Once there's enough interest, we'll look into it and classify it under the appropriate list.

As always, thank you for being a compassionate consumer and shopping cruelty-free.

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Suzana Rose

Suzana Rose

I created Cruelty-Free Kitty because animal testing has no place in the 21st century. My mission is to tackle ethical issues in the beauty industry one by one and find solutions for a better future.

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