Hi everyone! Time for another quick cruelty-free brands update!

I’m excited about so many of the brands I’ve added recently! I’ve heard great things about Oribe’s hair care, and they’re completely cruelty-free! There are also a few natural skincare brands I’m happy to try, such as Drunk Elephant, Suntegrity, MAHALO, and Vered Organic Botanicals.

UPDATE: Philosophy now tests on animals where required by law, and they’re NOT a cruelty-free brand. All the information about Philosophy in this post is out of date, so please keep this in mind!

I was also surprised to find out that the popular skin and body care brand Philosophy is in fact cruelty-free. I can guarantee that they’re not sold in mainland China. They are however owned by Coty, which only tests on animals when required by law. But again, Philosophy is NOT sold in mainland China, and I’m happy to add them to my list (with an asterisk!).

Here’s a list of brands I’ve added to my list recently. Scroll down to read e-mail responses from the following brands below:

I’ve also added a few more Leaping Bunny certified brands. Here they are:

And a great Australian brand that’s certified by Choose Cruelty-Free:


Other Cruelty-Free News

  • Drybar claims to be in the process of getting certified by the Leapig Bunny. They’re “in the final stages”, even!
  • Kate Somerville has been acquired by Unilever. The brand is still cruelty-free until further notice.
  • Unilever will also soon acquire both REN and Murad.
  • Fresh and Bio-Oil both sell in China and are not cruelty-free.

Onto the e-mail responses:

COOLA

Suzi,

Thank you for contacting COOLA Suncare!

We are proud to say that no animal testing occurs at any level in the production of our sunscreen! We have taken great measures to make sure COOLA, COOLA’s laboratories and ingredient supplying companies do not test on animals. COOLA prides itself on its natural, healthy formulas that are created without mistreating animals!

If you have any other questions please feel free to email back!

Best,
Kai

They’re also not sold in mainland China and don’t engage in third-party testing.


Radical Skincare

Dear Suzi,

First of all thank you for your interest in Radical Skincare and for your questions.

I can assure you that we do not test on animals and neither our ingredients suppliers.
We condemn such conducts, that is why we produce our products in France where animal testing is forbidden.

Have a Radical week end!

They’re also not sold in mainland China and don’t engage in third-party testing.


Philosophy

hi suzi,

thank you for contacting philosophy. before we place a product on the market, we assess it thoroughly to ensure that it is safe for human use and for the environment and that it is compliant with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. we do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients. our safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients is based on the use of recognized alternatives to animal testing, the use of existing safety date, and increasingly, the sharing of such data from and with other industries.

we continue to strive for the development and acceptance of additional reliable non-animal testing methods and will continue to vigorously support the research, implementation and improvement of alternatives to animal testing, especially for those more complex tests for which no alternative methods have been established. for this purpose we actively participate in research programs in europe and the u.s.a by dedicating funding, time, resources and scientific expertise. the common goal for these efforts is to completely eliminate animal testing.

They’re also not sold in mainland China.

Eve Lom

Eve Lom is against animal testing. None of our products are tested on animals.

None of our ingredients are tested on animals. We do not have stockists in China so have not been requested, by law, to test on animals.

We hope this information is helpful. If we may be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Eve Lom Complexions does not test or commission any testing on animals for cosmetics purposes for the Eve Lom brand.

Several of our products contain beeswax and/or lanolin. Both of these ingredients are not slaughterhouse by products and we can assure you that no animals are harmed whilst obtaining them.

The products containing these ingredients are: The Cleanser, Cuticle Cream, Hand Cream, Kiss Mix, TLC Radiance Cream, TLC Cream, Crème Universelle, Moisturiser SPF15, Day Cream.


Oribe

Hi Suzi,

Thank you for reaching out to us! Oribe has a strong commitment to animal welfare and does not directly or indirectly perform animal testing on any of our products. To the best of our knowledge, none of our raw material suppliers test the ingredients used in our products on animals. Our line is not carried in China.

We obtain certification letters from all of our Raw Material Suppliers confirming that the ingredients we purchase from, which ultimately make up our products, have not been tested on animals. This level of transparency with our suppliers is paramount in solidifying our position as a Cruelty Free brand.


Drunk Elephant

They confirmed that they don’t test finished products or ingredients. Their suppliers don’t test on animals, and they don’t engage in third-party testing. They also don’t sell their products in mainland China.


Girlactik

Thank you for your interest in girlactik beauty products. The answer to all your questions is NO.

We don’t do any testing at all. Our labs follow the laws that they need to abide by, but I have not ever heard of any of them needing to test on animals required by law. We currently don’t sell our products in Mainland China.

Currently we do not sell our products in China but a person from China can order it via our website. We do not have any distributors in China and honestly its not a market I have interest in going into at this time.


I hope this was helpful! Let me know if you’ll be trying any of these brands.

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Suzana Rose
By Suzana Rose|
Suzana is the founder of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She believes in ethical businesses and wants to see a global ban on animal testing. She loves cats, debunking myths, and shoegaze music.