Companies That Test On Animals

Some of these companies refuse to reveal their animal testing policies. These companies should not be considered cruelty-free until they make a clear statement on animal testing. Many of these companies are blatantly lying to their customers through their sales reps and websites regarding their animal testing policies – skin and eye irritation tests must be conducted on animals in order for cosmetic products to be sold in China, which are paid for by manufacturers.

For more info, you can read my post regarding Animal Testing.

As long as China will not entirely lift its mandatory animal testing law, it’s important not to support brands that take part in animal testing in order to sell their products in China: if a company “only tests on animals when required by law”, it’s not cruelty-free! Also, it’s equally important to support brands that refuse to partake in the suffering of animals even if that decision is detrimental to their profits. 

MAKEUP

Almay (owned by Revlon)

Avon – Their reps and websites will tell you otherwise, but after extensive investigating by PETA it has come to light that Avon has been paying for tests on animals in order to sell their products in China—and they did not inform their consumers that their policies had changed.

Benefit

Bobbi Brown – (owned by Estee Lauder)  On Bobbi Brown’s website list of FAQs, the very first question is “does your company test on animals?” The answer? A firm “no”. “Bobbi Brown is committed to the elimination of animal testing.” Except that this is followed by: “We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law.” In other words, in order for them to continue marketing their cosmetics line in China, they have to test on animals.

Chanel

Clinique (owned by Estee Lauder)

CoverGirl

Dior

Dolce & Gabbana

Estee Lauder

Giorgio Armani

Givenchy

L’Oreal – Click here to read How L’Oreal Is Misleading Their Customers About Being Cruelty Free

Lancôme

MAC – (owned by Estee Lauder) They have been paying for tests on animals in order to sell their products in China and they did not inform their consumers that their policies had changed.

Marc Jacobs

Mary Kay

Max Factor

Maybelline

OPI

Rimmel London

Revlon – They have been paying for tests on animals in order to sell their products in China—and they never informed their consumers that their policies had changed.

Sephora

Stila

Tom Ford

The Body Shop – There has been some confusion regarding The Body Shop, and whether they test on animals. The Body Shop has always been very vocal in their anti-testing stance, and many consumers continue to buy their products due to the perceived animal friendliness of the brand. However, it was acquired by L’Oreal in 2006. L’Oreal is notorious for its extensive animal testing over the years, and outcry followed. Many protesters demanded a boycott of The Body Shop, not because it was testing, but because any money spent on its products is going to a parent company that does test.  Click here to read How L’Oreal Is Misleading Their Customers About Being Cruelty Free

Yves Saint Laurent

SKINCARE

Avon
Bioderma
Cetaphil (owned by Galderma)
Clarins
Clarisonic
Clean & Clear
Clearasil
Dermablend
Eucerin
Garnier
Gatineau
Kiehl’s
L’Occitane
La Mer
La Roche Posay
Mederma
Neutrogena
Nivea
Noxzema
Nu Skin International
Nuxe
Ojon
Olay
Origins
Philosophy
Piz Buin
Ponds
ROC
Simple
SK-II
Skin ID
St. Ives
Vaseline
Vichy
Yves Rocher

HAIR PRODUCTS

Alberto V05
Aussie
Clairol
Fekkai
Head & Shoulders
Herbal Essences
Kerastase
Natural Instincts
Nice ‘n Easy
Pantene
Physique
Redken
Schwarzkopf
Sebastian Professional
Soft & Beautiful
SoftSheen
Suave
Sunsilk
TRESemmé

SOAP & BATH

Dove
Johnson’s
Lux
Shower to Shower

FRAGRANCES

Aramis
Cacharel
Christina Aguilera Perfumes
Coach
Donna Karan
Dunhill Fragrances
Elizabeth Arden
Escada Fragrances
Gucci Fragrances
Hugo Boss
Jo Malone
Lacoste Fragrances
Michael Kors
Missoni
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Tommy Hilfiger
Viktor & Rolf

TOOTHPASTE AND ORAL CARE

Aquafresh
Close-up
Colgate
Listerine
Mentadent
Pearl Drops
Sensodyne

DEODARANT

Axe
Lady Speed Stick
Mitchum Deodorant
Old Spice
Soft & Dri
Speed Stick
Teen Spirit

FEMININE HYGIENE

Always
Carefree
Femfresh
Stayfree

RAZORS & HAIR REMOVAL

Bic Corporation
Braun
Gillette Co.
Veet

OTHER/PERSONAL HOUSEHOLD

Band-Aid
Pampers
ReNu
Savlon
Vaseline
Vicks

CLEANING

Air Wick
Finish
Glad
Glade
Mr. Clean
Nature’s Source
Oust
Palmolive
Pledge
Raid
Sunlight
Windex

LAUNDRY

Comfort
Woolite

Don’t let this list put you down – Click here for a list of products that are animal cruelty free!

* This is not an comprehensive list, no product that is not endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty or Leaping Bunny is Cruelty Free. *

*Please note, this post is NOT sponsored by anyone – If any of the products listed are not Cruelty Free and have been listed in error, please contact me and we will remove them or motivate my reasoning* Information obtained from PETA, Beauty Without Cruelty, Beauty Without Cruelty South Africa, Leaping Bunny Program, Vida Compassion, Nuffield Bioethics, http://www.navs.org/

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2 thoughts on “Companies That Test On Animals

  1. thank you for the list – companies should take a stand and just refuse to market their products in China
    I look so forward to the day when ALL Animal experiments and testing are banned/prohibited and those cindividuals who are so obsessed with testing will be obliged to test on themselves!!
    Thanks for taking such a firm stance – wish i could contribute to the swift erradification of this horrific practise

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  2. Pingback: Animal Testing – Does The Cost To The Animal Justify The Research? Make An Informed Decision. | Caffeine and Fairydust

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