The sad truth is that some beauty brands still test on animals in 2019. Even worse, some of these brands are the biggest and most well-known names on the market.
If you’re striving to only purchase from cruelty-free brands, you’ll soon realize that finding skincare at your drugstore is a problem. Common brands like Aveeno, Neutrogena, Garnier, Olay, Simple, or L’Oreal are not cruelty-free.
Most often, brands on this list don’t test on animals themselves, but they fund animal testing in mainland China. Beauty brands that choose to sell in stores in mainland China can never truly be cruelty-free until the animal testing laws fully change within the country. This means no mandatory pre-market animal testing, but also no risk of post-market animal testing.
Here’s our list of 40 skincare brands that test on animals in 2019, from affordable drugstore brands to high-end. Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive.
- Clean & Clear
- Dr. Brandt
- Dr. Jart
- Johnson & Johnson
- La Mer
- La Roche-Posay
- Peter Thomas Roth
- Shu Uemura
- Tony Moly
Although it’s hard to find cruelty-free skincare, it’s far from impossible, especially if you’re shopping online. Take a look at our list of over 51 skincare brands that are cruelty-free, and you’ll find great options for every budget.
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.