Animal Cruelty / Beauty

Companies That Test on Animals (Trust me, there’s a lot..)

I’m going to get right into it, because it’s going to be a huge list. This list focuses mainly on makeup, fragrance and beauty products but I added some other companies that make cleaning supplies, food, pet food and confectionery. The bottom of this list states the parent company’s policies on animal testing.

Why? Some people may ask why it matters – most, if not all, of these animals are getting tortured, harmed and killed. There have been major waves lately with other countries putting a ban on animal testing, we can only hope that it will venture to North America sooner than later.

You’ll notice companies in brackets beside some brands, these are their parent companies (although, not all are listed). So even if a brand claims to not test on animals, if they have a parent company who test on animals, they are still supporting it and are no longer cruelty-free. (**)

A
· Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson)
· Adidas (Coty Inc.)
· Advil  (Pfizer)
· Alberto-Culver (Unilever)
· Almay (Revlon)
· Aqua Net (Lornamead)
· Aramis (Estée Lauder)
· Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight)
· Arrid (Church & Dwight)
· Aussie (Proctor & Gamble)
· Aveda (Estée Lauder)
· Aveeno (Johnson & Johnson)
· Avon
· Axe (Unilever)
B
· Balenciaga (Coty Inc.)
· Banana Boat (Energizer Holdings)
· Band Aid (Johnson & Johnson)
· BareMinerals (Shiseido)
· Becel (Unilever)
· Ben & Jerry’s (Unilever)
· Ben Gay (Johnson & Johnson)
· BeneFit (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Benylin (Johnson & Johnson)
· Beyonce (Coty Inc.)
· Biore (Kao Inc.)
· Biotherm (L’Oréal)
· Blue Bonnet (Unilever)
· Bobbi Brown (Estée Lauder)
· Boscia
· Bounce (Proctor & Gamble)
· Bounty Chocolate Bar (Mars)
· Braun (Proctor & Gamble)
· Breyers (Unilever)
· Bulgar (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Bumble & Bumble (Estée Lauder)
· Burts Bees (Clorox Company)**
C
· Calvin Klein (Coty Inc.)
· Carefree (Johnson & Johnson)
· Cascade (Proctor & Gamble)
· Cesar (Mars)
· Chanel
· Chapstick (Pfizer)
· Charmin (Proctor & Gamble)
· Cheer (Proctor & Gamble)
· Clairol (Proctor & Gamble)
· Clean & Clear (Johnson & Johnson)
· Clearasil (Reckitt Benckiser)
· Clinique (Estée Lauder)
· Coach (Estée Lauder)
· Colgate (Colgate-Palmolive)
· CoverGirl (Proctor & Gamble)
· Crest (Proctor & Gamble)
· Curel (Kao Inc.)
D
· Daisy Fuentes (Coty Inc.)
· Dawn (Proctor & Gamble)
· Degree (Unilever)
· Dial (Henkel)
· Diesel (L’Oréal)
· Dior (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Donna Karan (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Dove (Unilever)
· Dove Chocolate (Mars)
· Downy (Proctor & Gamble)
· Durex (Reckitt Benckiser)
E
· Edge (Energizer Holdings)
· Elizabeth Arden
· Em by Michelle Phan (L’Oréal)
· Emilio Pucci (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· essie (L’Oréal)
F
· Fa (Henkel)
· Faith Hill (Coty Inc.)
· Febreze (Proctor & Gamble)
· Fendi (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Finesse (Lornamead)
· First Response (Church & Dwight)
· Fixodent (Proctor & Gamble)
· Fleecy (Colgate-Palmolive)
· FRED (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
G
· Gain (Proctor & Gamble)
· Garnier (L’Oréal)
· Gaviscon (Reckitt Benckiser)
· Gillette (Proctor & Gamble)
· Giorgio Armani (L’Oréal)
· Givenchy (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Glad (Clorox Company)
· Goldwell (Kao Inc.)
· Gravol (Church & Dwight)
· gud (Clorox Company)
· guhl (Kao Inc.)
· Guess (Coty Inc.)
H
· Halle Berry (Coty Inc.)
· Hard Candy (currently in partnership with Walmart which supports and sells many animal tested brands)
· Hawaiian Tropic (Energizer Holdings)
· Head & Shoulders (Proctor & Gamble)
· Hellman’s (Unilever)
· Herbal Essences (Proctor & Gamble)
· Hidden Valley (Clorox Company)
I
· I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! (Unilever)
· Imperial (Unilever)
· Irish Spring (Colgate-Palmolive)
· Ivory (Proctor & Gamble)
J
· Jergens (Kao Inc.)
· Jo Malone (Estée Lauder)
· John Frieda (Kao Inc.)
K
· k-y (Johnson & Johnson)
· Kerastase (L’Oréal)
· Kiehl’s (L’Oréal)
· Kingsford (Clorox Company)
· Klondike (Unilever)
· KMS California (Kao Inc.)
· Knorr (Unilever)
L
· Lancome (L’Oréal)
· Lever 2000 (Unilever)
· Lipton (Unilever)
· Listerine (Johnson & Johnson)
· L’Oréal Paris (L’Oréal)
· Lubriderm (Johnson & Johnson)
M
· M.A.C. (Estée Lauder)
· M & M’s (Mars)
· Makeup Forever (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Maltesers (Mars)
· Marc Jacobs (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Mars (Mars)
· Mary Kay
· Maybelline (L’Oréal)
· Metamucil (Proctor & Gamble)
· Michael Kors (Estée Lauder)
· Mitchum (Revlon)
· Mizani (L’Oréal)
· Motrin (Johnson & Johnson)
N
· Nair (Church & Dwight)
· NARS (Shiseido)
· Natural Instincts (Proctor & Gamble)
· Neutrogena (Johnson & Johnson)
· Nexxus (Unilever)
· Nice ‘N’ Easy (Proctor & Gamble)
· Nicoderm (Johnson & Johnson)
· Nicorette (Johnson & Johnson)
· Noxzema (Unilever)
· N.Y.C. (Coty Inc.)
O
· o.b. (Johnson & Johnson)
· Olay (Proctor & Gamble)
· Old Spice (Proctor & Gamble)
· Oral-B (Proctor & Gamble)
· OxiClean (Church & Dwight)
P
· Pampers (Proctor & Gamble)
· Pantene (Proctor & Gamble)
· Pedigree (Mars)
· Penaten (Johnson & Johnson)
· Pepto Bismal (Proctor & Gamble)
· Perfect 10 (Proctor & Gamble)
· PineSol (Clorox Company)
· Playtex (Energizer Holdings)
· Polysporin (Johnson & Johnson)
· Ponds (Unilever)
· Popsicle (Unilever)
· Puffs (Proctor & Gamble)
· Pureology (L’Oréal)
Q
· Q·tips (Unilever)
R
· Ragu (Unilever)
· Ralph Lauren Fragrances (L’Oréal)
· Reactine (Johnson & Johnson)
· Red Rose (Unilever)
· Redkin (L’Oréal)
· Right Guard (Henkel)
· Rimmel (Coty)
· Rembrandt (Johnson & Johnson)
· Revlon (MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings)
· Rogaine (Johnson & Johnson)
S
· Sally Beauty
· Sally Hansen (Coty Inc.)
· Scope (Proctor & Gamble)
· Secret (Proctor & Gamble)
· Sephora (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Shu Uemura (L’Oréal)
· Skintimate (Energizer Holdings)
· Skippy (Unilever)
· Slim·Fast (Unilever)
· Sofina (Kao Inc.)
· Softsoap (Colgate-Palmolive)
· SoyYay (Clorox Company)
· Speed Stick (Colgate-Palmolive)
· Splenda (Johnson & Johnson)
· Smashbox Cosmetics (Estée Lauder)
· Snickers (Mars)
· St. Ives (Unilever)
· Stayfree (Johnson & Johnson)
· Stila
· Strepsils (Reckitt Benckiser)
· Suave (Unilever)
· Sudafed (Johnson & Johnson)
· Sunsilk (Unilever)
· Schwarzkopf (Henkel)
T
· TAG Heuer (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
· Tampax (Proctor & Gamble)
· The Body Shop (L’Oréal)**
· Tom Ford (Estee Lauder)
· Tommy Hilfiger (Estee Lauder)
· Tresemme (Unilever)
· Trojan (Church & Dwight)
· Twix (Mars)
· Tylenol (Johnson & Johnson)
U
· Uncle Ben’s (Mars)
· Urban Decay (L’Oréal)
V
· Vaseline (Unilever)
· Veet (Reckitt Benckiser)
· Venus (Proctor & Gamble)
· Vichy (L’Oréal)
· Vicks (Proctor & Gamble)
· Vidal Sassoon
· Viktor Rolf (L’Oreal)
· Vim (Unilever)
· Visine (Johnson & Johnson)
· V05 (Unilever)
W
· Whiskas (Mars)
· Woolite (Reckitt Benckiser)
Y
· Yves Rocher
· Yves St. Laurent (L’Oréal)

Avon
“Avon does not conduct nor request animal testing in order to substantiate the safety or efficacy of any of its products or raw ingredients… Some products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, including animal testing.  In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.” – Avon

Church & Dwight
“Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is fully committed to ensuring and protecting animal welfare… It is our policy not to test on animals, and we also request that suppliers not test any materials or products on animals, unless required by law or regulation.” – Church & Dwight

Clorox Company
“We do not conduct or ask third-parties to conduct any animal testing on products, raw materials or components of finished products unless required by federal or local regulators. And we will not license our name or the name of any of our brands to formulations of products that have been tested on animals. We will not acquire or purchase product formulations… for use in our consumer products that have been tested on animals (except when such testing was done to meet the requirements of federal, state, local or other applicable regulations).” – Clorox Company

Colgate·Palmolive
“In 1999, we declared a voluntary moratorium on all animal testing of our adult Personal Care Products and the ingredients used in these products. Animal testing is only conducted where specifically required by regulatory agencies or where alternative testing methods are unavailable to ensure the safety of our products.” – Colgate

Coty
“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. Our safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients is based on the use of recognized alternatives to animal testing… We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, testing of our products or ingredients on animals… The only exceptions are the countries where, by law, the regulatory authorities require us to submit our products or ingredients to them for testing on animals as a mandatory part of their regulatory protocols in compliance with their local regulations… We accede to mandated testing by the authorities on animals only as a last resort.” – Coty
For their full animal testing policy and a full list of Coty’s brands, click: Email Response from Coty Inc.

Elizabeth Arden
“Elizabeth Arden, Inc. shares your concern about the use of animals in safety testing and is committed to eliminating the need for animal testing… We do not perform any animal tests on our product formulations or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except in the rare instances where required by law. These laws apply to every company in the beauty industry that sells products globally, and Elizabeth Arden, like all other global beauty companies, must comply with any applicable local laws.” – Elizabeth Arden

*Energizer Holdings
I have found absolutely no information regarding this company and its brands testing policy directly from Energizer. Until I get confirmation that they do not test any products or ingredients on animals, they stay on the list.

Estée Lauder
“The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.” – Estée Lauder

Henkel
“Wherever possible, we demonstrate the safety through existing data or through accepted alternative test methods, thus avoiding animal testing. Henkel only ever uses such tests if legal regulations so provide and no accepted alternative test methods are available for obtaining the necessary safety data. Naturally, at the same time, we comply with legal regulations that do not allow animal testing, e.g. testing in order to meet the requirements of the EU legislation on cosmetics.” – Henkel

Johnson & Johnson
“At Johnson & Johnson, it is our policy is to minimize the use of animals in laboratory research… Since 2000, the use of animals in our research has decreased over 60 percent… However, the use of animals in the development of our products is sometimes required to ensure products are safe and effective… alternatives to animal testing techniques… do not generate all of the pre-clinical data required by government… Therefore, health care companies must combine in vitro tests with animal (in vivo) research to fulfill our scientific, legal and ethical obligations to provide safe and effective products. Animals are only used for clinical education and training purposes… where alternative models have been deemed inadequate for the purpose. Thus, at times, it becomes necessary for our businesses to use animals for teaching or demonstration.” – Johnson & Johnson
(Are you &%@#ing joking me?!) Just to be clear, here, Johnson & Johnson is admitting to not only testing their products on animals (and reasoning with the fact that their non-animal tests don’t give the government the results they want and they “must” reside on animal testing – maybe try changing the non-animal tests to one that the government approves of) but that they also use animals for education and training purposes for their employees! Johnson & Johnson! Stop extorting animals!

Kao
“In developing safety assessment methods for our products and materials, Kao utilizes cultured cells so that no animal is used. For example, skin allergies are complex mechanisms affecting the entire body, and they involve many stages.” – Kao
I have contacted Kao company and received their response. I am keeping Kao Inc. on this list – rather than reiterating why, please click this link: Email Response from Kao Inc.

L’Oreal
L’Oréal no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.” – L’Oreal Company

Lornamead
“The supplier hereby undertakes that the supplier has not tested on animals any of the products or raw materials or components provided to or produced for the company.” – Lornamead
This is the only bit of animal testing policy on Lornamead’s website. I have emailed them, so I shall wait for their response. In the meantime, they stay on the list until I get a sufficient reply.

LVMH (Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton)
“The LVMH Group has a clear policy on the sensitive issue of using animals to test the safety of finished products: the goal is to ensure the safety of the consumer of our products while still taking account of animal welfare. For this reason, since 1989, companies in the Perfumes & Cosmetics segment have no longer been conducting animal testing on the products they place on the market, a practice that began well before the official ban in the European Union in 2004. Developing alternatives to animal testing is a genuine scientific challenge and the LVMH Group continues to be extremely active in this field.” – Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton
This is all well and good for the “Perfumes & Cosmetic” section of their company, but they produce leather goods, making them NOT a cruelty-free company, regardless of what their Environmental Report may state (which, by the way, LVMH’s animal testing policy was on page 25!).

Mars
“In the development of our snackfood and human food and drink… we do not undertake, support or sponsor research that harm animals… This rich past is reflected in our pet care brands, our pet-loving associates and in out premier pet care facility, the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.” – Mars
So, Mars is denying testing on animals but admitting that they do have a testing facility. Plus PETA’s website marscandykills.com is still up and registered 2014, assuming to me that they are still funding these tests. Let’s see what Waltham has to say:
“At WALTHAM we have a proactive and energetic pet welfare committee that, together with our researchers, proactively seek refinement, replacement and reduction strategies in all the research we conduct… find ways of doing things that minimises the impact of the studies on our pets; housing and handling are very important parts of this… doing research without animals, using existing research wherever possible and developing laboratory models and tests rather than using actual animals… design appropriate studies with the right number of pets and we are constantly developing techniques that allow us to work in partnership with our pets so that they do not experience any pain, suffering or distress.” – Waltham
Hmm, they seem pretty unclear about their testing policy as well. Why can’t a company just be straightforward? Regardless, I am still boycotting this company until they prove they have cruelty-free suppliers and they are not conducting tests (using the word “pets” is really misleading) and therefore they stay on the list.

Mary Kay
“Mary Kay does not support animal testing. Mary Kay is committed to the elimination of animal testing and is a strong advocate of utilizing alternative methods to substantiate the safety of our ingredients and products. We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor do we ask others to do so on our behalf, except when absolutely required by law.” – Mary Kay

Pfizer
“Pfizer is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives through the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines and therapies. Animal-based biomedical research in the pharmaceutical industry remains a vital component of the discovery, evaluation and regulatory processes, which lead to the development of products that save or improve human lives throughout the world… This means that any research involving animals is conducted only after appropriate ethical consideration and review. This review ensures that we provide a high level of care to all animals used, and that a scientifically appropriate and validated alternative to the use of animals is not available.” – Pzfizer

Proctor & Gamble
“Procter & Gamble is committed to using non-animal alternatives for product safety testing whenever possible. More important, we are focused on finding ways to ultimately eliminate the need for all animal testing of ingredients and products for human safety purposes… The remaining tiny percentage comes from studies required by law or in cases where there are no alternatives available.” – Proctor & Gamble

Reckitt Benckiser
“Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation. It will be the Policy of Reckitt Benckiser to: 1. Conduct animal testing only where indicated by legislative or regulatory requirements, where no approved or accepted alternative testing procedure exists, or where no established information exists upon which an adequate determination of hazard can be made.” – Reckitt Benckiser

Shiseido
“Shiseido does not test its cosmetic products on animals, under any circumstances. As for cosmetic ingredients, we do not conduct animal testing save for exceptional cases where it is required by law, or where there are absolutely no other alternative methods to animal testing, and therefore unavoidable to guarantee product safety.” – Shiseido

Stila
“Stila Cosmetics does not test any of our products on animals, nor do we ask others to do so on our behalf, unless it is required by law in countries where our products are distributed.” – Stila

Unilever
“Unilever is committed to the elimination of animal testing… We do not test finished products on animals unless demanded by the regulatory authorities in the few countries where this is the law.  In such cases, we try to convince the local authorities to change the law. Where some testing of ingredients is required by law or currently unavoidable, we aim to minimise the number of animals used.” – Unilever

Yves Rocher
“The brand Yves Rocher was committed early in the fight against animal testing. In 1989, the brand decided to be a pioneer in the cosmetic industry to stop animal testing for finished products, and replace them with alternative methods. Keeping this commitment… We do not test on animals, nor our finished products or their ingredients.” – Yves Rocher
So Yves Rocher definitely doesn’t test their products on animals, however they do sell their products in China which has mandatory regulations for animal testing.

I knew this post would be a lengthy one and would take a bit of research, but I did not think I would be this pissed off by the end of it. Company’s are LYING to their consumers. Almost all the statements above could be interchangeable, they all state how they either try to do everything they can to not test on animals or completely lie and straightforwardly say they do not test on animals. Upon further reading is where they sneak in, “unless required by law”. Go *$%& yourselves. They are tons of companies who make products that don’t NEED animal testing to be done. Because that company is using a specific chemical that requires animal testing, they “unfortunately” have to partake. No, change the ingredient to something else that is similar and stop lying!

There are also MANY more companies that test on animals, so be sure to do your own research and look up the company’s values on testing; even if they’re against it, doesn’t mean they don’t partake. As well, look into if a company sells in China; currently, it is regulated that China must conduct animal tests on any cosmetic brand getting sold. An example of this is M.A.C. cosmetics – they claimed they weren’t testing on animals whatsoever with any of their products, then it was found they were being sold in China. M.A.C. had lied to their consumers. Which, in the eyes of many animal advocates, is not right; a company wouldn’t lie about having an allergen in their food and the same should be said when it comes to the integrity of a company’s product.

Really, the best thing going forward is to research as much as you can and trust your instinct. Even if a company sounds like they’re doing the right thing, it could all be a marketing ploy (the word ‘organic’ isn’t regulated within the cosmetic industry, they can slap that label on anything) to convince you it’s cruelty-free. Also, try going natural – I’ve found that to be the best solution in avoiding animal cruelty. You know exactly what you’re putting on your body and know (for the most part) where the ingredients are coming from, compared to a big box company who has suppliers all over the world.

Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your night!

Another interesting read:

[SIDE NOTE: Sorry for the delay on this one – I got distracted watching Dirty Dancing (and then Breakfast at Tiffany’s!) earlier, so you can’t really blame me! 😉 Plus, the cruelty-free list should be out soon. Both of these lists are never going to be complete; companies are constantly changing their policies, etc. so these lists will be constantly updating. I know there were some brands and companies I missed, but honestly there are so many, it’s impossible to get them all down. If you ever want to reference this list or the cruelty-free one (or to add/remove a company), they will both be under the BEAUTY menu button. Again, thanks for reading – it definitely did take many hours of research for this one! Have a great night!]

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58 thoughts on “Companies That Test on Animals (Trust me, there’s a lot..)

  1. Hi. Would it be possible to update this article as things have moved on a bit now. PETA say that China is definitely keen to outlaw testing on animals and still for example have now pulled out if China. What would be really helpful is a list of companies that are easily available to buy from. For example GOSH (superdrug) are cruelty free as is Essence (wilko). Struggling to find a hair styling products brand that is cruelty free too. The whole China debate is still so confusing and I so wish Loreal and Maybelline were cruelty free! Bye for now

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  2. Just pointing out that the only country that requires animal testing by law is China. So the caveat “except where required by law” is actually totally valid and shouldn’t eliminate a company from being considered cruelty free.

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    • Though I agree, there are only certain companies on this list that do sell to China (Burt’s Bees for example) most of the companies listed are using animal testing due to certain ingredients that are being used. Though there are much better practices using in vitro testing, many companies rely on animal testing, which is really sad as our government doesn’t mandate it.

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    • Companies don’t HAVE to sell to China. They could choose to have some integrity and refuse to sell their products there- their profit is their only concern and they instead pay to have laboratories set up and animals shoved in cages so they don’t miss out on the huge market that China have to offer. Companies that sell to China are NOT cruelty-free.

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  4. I was thinking of buying Yardley Talcum Powder for my Mum for Christmas but sadly I can’t . . . although Yardley say they do not test on animals they are owned by Lornamead whose parent is Li & Fung – a company that seems to say it supports the use of “beauty products that are biodegradable, not tested on animals and free of silicones, sulphates, parabens and colorants.” However Li & Fung was founded in China and has a Hong Kong address. I will go to Marks & Spencer instead.

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  5. I try to buy and use products that are not animal testing but after reading this list I SEE I have missed a few 😦 .. I am left wondering WHY is it ever “required by law”, to use animals to test a ingredient in their products. They already know from history what that product can and can’t do.. I don’t get it. Seriously wish it would stop.

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  6. Thank you so much for these,you’ve been most helpful as i am doing my own research on what to stop purchasing for about 2 years now,but sometimes its still vague for me as of wheter its actually really cruelty free or not,but anways.i appriciate for u to let me come across these,

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  7. I am busy on line trying to change all my hair body and cleaning products, I am very grateful for all the work you are doing. Just dread having to give up my Elnet hair spray but guess I will have to! I am ashamed I did not think of this sooner. I am 81 years old so must be responsible for causing many animals pain in my ignorance. I and my husband feed feral cats and put their needs in front of our own we just worry about what will happen to them when we are no longer able. No near neighbours to help. I am in France and rely on American web sites for advice on feral cats nothing like it here.
    Thank you for all your effort to stop this evil practice.
    Jeanette

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  8. I don’t know if you’re still doing this blog, but I thought you might want to add OCC Cosmetics to the good pile! (I think). They don’t sell in China and seem to stand by being vegan and cruelty free. Would need more research on your end though.

    Also, Tarte Cosmetics used to be cruelty free, but they were bought out by Kose (either Chinese or Japanese company, I can’t remember). They should be on the naughty list.

    This is a great site, thank you!

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    • Thank you for the update! I have been having a hard time keeping up with everything but really love when I see comments like this. I will definitely add them to this list. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  9. Thank you for what must have been exhausting work! I must however inform you that Avon doesindeed test on animals. Recently a notice went out on Facebook, & it said that Avon did test on animals. I wrote them. Their response was that they didn’t… unless they HAD to, because that country required it. So don’t sell there! Please update your list.

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  10. I still don’t get it why humans call it beauty…when it’s all fake…fake hair colour, fake skin colour, fake boobs, fake height wearing shoes, fake bodies wearing corsets, fake eyes wearing contacts, fake fillers, fake nails…= fake people…why nightclubs…because daylight shows it all up…and without hair removal…well it’s just plugs and sockets…

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  11. Thank-you for taking the time to research and post this invaluable information! As anyone who is trying to make informed and ethical decisions on purchases it can be very confusing and frustrating to get answers so this definitely helps a great deal!

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  12. Hey, just wondering if ye’ve heard back from Lornamead since this article was written? I’ve recently gone cruelty free and I’m really hoping that I don’t need to find a new industrial strength deodorant!!

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    • Not anymore. I know it’s a long time since you wrote but who knows, maybe you will see this reply anyway. I have just found out that my favorite concealer are using ingredients tested on animals (even though they don’t test the products)
      Still, I’m dissapointed. =/

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  14. What about Nivea ? Do they test on animals ? I think the parent company is Beiersdorf.
    And Eveline cosmetics ? They use bunny logo on their products, but are they really cruelty free ?
    I also wanna know about Bvlgari and Lancome.

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    • Just found this Nivea F.A.Q., and there was an item about testing their production. http://www.nivea.ru/About-Us/beiersdorf/FAQ%20-Expertise%20-OLD Here’s the link, and I also translated this item, my translation can be not perfect, but sense is preserved: “Quality, efficiency and skin compatibility of Nivea products is highly appreciated by consumers for over a hundred years. All Nivea products, without exception, are tested before launching on sale. This tests on human volunteers are carried out at the research department of the company or the independent research institutes. Tests are carried out under the supervision of a dermatologist or a doctor, who subsequently evaluate the results and approve products. However, no manufacturer can not completely exclude the possibility of an allergic reaction, which can be caused by individual sensitivity at any ingredients.”

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  16. I am just starting to understand the extent of the chemicals we are putting in our body including parabens which are being linked to cancer.I now only use organic and vegan products made by a company called Tropics Skincare so please msg me for more info,thanks Amy.

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  18. Thank you for taking the time to do all of this research. I am in the process of changing all of my products to cruelty free and I’m finding out that it really is quite difficult because of the parent companies. I check the PETA website almost daily and look for products with the PETA bunny on them if possible. I also downloaded an app called CrueltyCutter which I am finding out is not as reliable as I thought it was going to be. I’m wondering if you have had any luck with Zep cleaning products sold at Home Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes and Canadian Tire. CrueltyCutter lists them as cruelty free but they are not on the PETA website at all. I called the company, they insist they are cruelty free but after really digging on the internet I might have found PDF documents that say “Studies on animals show….” I also bought Jergens Pure and Natural Soap because that scanned as cruelty free only to learn that it’s really not. I’m pulling my hair out but I’m determined that companies who use animal testing are not getting one single dime of my money. Please continue your research, it is a huge help to me.

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  19. I am looking for your list of parent companies that do NOT test. I was reading two of your articles you stated these companies will not be added to “non” list CF. I read a lot & research behind parent as well. Hoping to help out with information that parent company has same beliefs ethical treatment & stand behind it

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    • Unfortunately, that list has taken much longer to create. It was supposed to be up a few months ago. However, the amount of time and research has really gone beyond what I expected. Finding the time to commit has been difficult but I am still researching brands and adding names to that list. There will hopefully be something up very soon. Thank you for commenting!

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  20. Instead of condemning these companies for making their products available to Chinese consumers (who aren’t responsible for the laws and regulations either), why aren’t we pushing for reform in Chinese legislation for these rules to put the majority on these companies on the cruelty-free list?

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    • I agree. However there have been numerous attempts and law regulations put in to place to stop this, though unsuccessful they have been. China simply won’t abolish the law. Regardless there are only a few companies on this list that don’t test on animals at all except when selling to Chinese markets (Burt’s Bees for example). The majority of these companies do test on animals or support it by certain ingredients they use. I encourage you to do your own research, it will really open your eyes to what companies are doing behind closed doors. Having mandatory animal testing in China is not the start. It starts here in North America where we have our own facilities and companies testing on animals, where there is no law mandating it.

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  22. Fantastic post and I’m gobsmacked by some of those ridiculous replies like the one from L’Oreal – well known big lobbyist for animal testing. The way they all go on as if the amount they do is tiny – as if it’s negligible just because the public don’t realize the extent of animal testing and what it involves.

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