Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

by jomol on September 6, 2014 · 14 comments

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

Going through the pros and cons of IMBB reviews, you might have noticed “not tested on animals,” in the pros section many a times.  Yes, “vegan” or “against animal testing” is a big pro.  Did you know millions of animals are hurt or killed in the name of testing cosmetics.  Many cosmetic brands test their products on animals before it reaches you and put them through gruesome procedures in the process.  When I read more about animal testing, I was appalled! To test whether cosmetics or the ingredients in beauty products cause any adverse reaction on humans, they are first tested on the animals – on their eyes, nose, mouth, etc.  The most horrific cosmetic testing is Draize test, in which the cosmetic ingredient is directly applied to the eyes and skin of the test animals such as rabbits and mice.  The animals are tortured and sometimes go completely blind and disabled as a result.  It is a cruel test and there are many other such procedures followed in the name of cosmetic testing.  I feel really proud that India has completely banned testing cosmetics on animals.  We need to encourage all these brands which use safe ingredients and thus do not need to harm poor animals.  Here’s a list of cosmetic/beauty brands that do not test their products on animals.  If you strictly want to shun and embrace the “no cruelty” policy for cosmetics, check for the leaping bunny logo on products.   Sadly, L’Occitane and Caudalie brands have to still test their products on animals so that they can sell them out in certain countries where the rules are stringent and require cosmetics to be tested on animals first before reaching humans.  Remarkably, these brands previously did not test their products on animals and had the leaping bunny logo on them.

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1.  The Body Shop:  Here at The Body Shop we’ve always been passionately against animal testing. We’ve never tested our products on animals. This means you can be sure that our products have not been tested on animals for cosmetic reasons.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

2.  Yes To:  You might have read Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Cucumber, Yes to Carrots, Yes To Blueberries review on IMBB.  Here’s what Yes To says about animal testing:

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

Our products are tested on YES TO employees, friends and family,but never (ever) on animals. We are against animal testing and ensure our manufacturers adhere to this same principle. Additionally, we are committed to partnering with global agencies (including PETA) to eliminate animal testing, find safe and effective testing alternatives, and ensure product and consumer safety.

3.  FabIndia:  FabIndia does not test any of its products on animals.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

4.  Himalaya Herbals:  Himalaya opposes animal testing. Cosmetic products should never be tested on animals. There is no way to justify pain for profit. The notion that a cream or lotion which makes us look and feel good, has been developed by testing on animals is sad and in this day of scientific progress, absolutely unacceptable.

5.  Biotique:  What Biotique says about animal testing:  With 100% natural botanicals. No chemicals. No preservatives. No animal testing. Even the packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable.

6.  Khadi Herbals: What Khadi says about animal testing:    We follow the following guidelines strictly:  No testing on animals of products or ingredients.  No mineral oils.  No synthetic or artificial colours.  Oils are organic.  Herbs are handpicked from the wilderness by local inhabitants of the area.  Packaging is kept to a basic minimum.  No child labour is involved.

7.  Andalou Naturals:  What Andalou Naturals says about animal testing:  Andalou Naturals shares your concern that cosmetics and personal care products should not be tested on animals. Our company policy clearly states that we – DO NOT and WILL NOT TEST our products or ingredients on animals, nor have we asked or allowed others to do so, on our behalf.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

8.  Dr. Jart:  All Dr Jart skin care products have been dermatologist tested and are claimed to be cruelty free, which means that none of the products have been tested on animals.

9.  MUA Cosmetics:  We are pleased to confirm that our MUA products and their ingredients are not tested on animals.

10.  Real Techniques:  Our products are 100% cruelty-free. We never test products on animals.

11.  NYX:  Yes, our favorite brand does not test on animals, isn’t that great!

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

12.  Inglot:  The cosmetics from this brand are not tested on animals.

13.  Bath and Body Works:  Bath and Body Works make some amazing bath care products, love them! Bath and Body says that We believe all living creatures deserve respect and would never think of testing any of our products on animals. Likewise, we don’t ask anyone who may be helping us develop or make our products to conduct these kinds of tests on our behalf.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

14.  Aroma Magic:  BKAM is against cruelty to animals. It is our goal to be as transparent and honest with our customers as possible. We prefer to be able to stand 100% behind our claims BKAM does not test its products on animals.

15.  L’Oreal:  Yes, L’Oreal, it no longer tests on animals.

16.  Marks and Spencer:  All Marks and Spencer products are guaranteed to not be tested on animals.

17.  Avalon Organics:  We share your concern that animals not be used to test cosmetics, toiletries and household products. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to do so for us. Furthermore, we require that all our ingredient suppliers meet the same criteria of no animal testing. The Leaping Bunny logo found on our labels is an outward symbol of our commitment.

18.  Aveda:  Aveda does not conduct animal testing, nor ask others to do it on its behalf, except when it is required by law. We fully support the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives and are committed to helping end animal testing in the cosmetics industry. We have been committed to this since our founding in 1978.

19.  Burt’s Bees:  Burt’s Bees does NOT conduct product or ingredient tests of any kind on animals. A few of our products contain ingredients derived from animals such as beeswax, royal jelly, milk and carmine.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

20.  Crabtree and Evelyn:  None of Crabtree and Evelyn products are tested on animals, nor are any of the raw materials used, tested on animals for cosmetic purposes. Please note however, some of our products have ingredients derived from animals. Some ingredient examples are beeswax, lanolin, goat milk extract, and honey to name a few.

21.  Laura Mercier:  We do not, nor have we ever, tested our products on animals. We also do not contract outside companies to test on animals for us.

22.  Dermalogica:  Then, as now, all our products are manufactured in the USA, we have never taken part in animal testing, and Dermalogica is sold only where professional consultation and professional treatments are performed by professional skin therapists.

23.  ELF Cosmetics:  We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project. Please see our philosophy page for further explanation on our company.

24.  Wet n Wild Cosmetics: This brand is PETA certified.  As a Peta-certified, cruelty-free brand, we’re proud to say we have never and will never test on animals. We also make it a point to work with cruelty-free, third-party vendors.  Wet n Wild loves our furry, scaly, and feathery friends.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

25.  Urban Decay:  Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand and is committed to ending animal testing. We do not test our products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf. Additionally, we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Our Brand is certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty free.

Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals

26.  Victoria’s Secret:  Victoria’s Secret no longer tests its products on animals and is cruelty free.

27.  Too Faced:  No way, Too Faced loves animals! Our products are totally cruelty-free. In fact, our brushes are made with the softest and gentlest teddy-bear hair.

28.  Shahnaz Husain:  This brand does not test its products on animals.

29.  Physicians Formula:  Physicians Formula Inc. does not conduct tests, or commission any outside facility to conduct tests that involve the use of animals. The safety of our products is determined using such alternate methods as “in-vitro” testing, human clinical evaluations and human use-trials under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist.

30.  Paul Mitchell:  Paul Mitchell has taken a strict stand against animal testing and they have declared that Paul Mitchell products will not be sold in China until they change their policies regarding animal testing.

Some other brands which do not test their products on animals are Vicco, Organix, Omved, Obsessive Compulsive, Pureology, Queen Helene, Dr. Dennis Gross, Trader’s Joe, Cinema Secrets, Brocato, etc.

Disclaimer:  The policies mentioned above against each company have been taken directly from their respective websites.

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Cosmetic Brands That Do Not Test on Animals Overall rating: 1 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

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Some of these companies may not test on animals in the UK/USA but they ship to China who animal test by law, so they are NOT cruelty free! Until such time as they stop supplying China.

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this article seems to have overlooked the fact that companies such as L'Oreal trade with China and thus allow animal testing on their products rather than not trade with China

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Anwiti September 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Utterly informative post Jomol.. *clap* Hats off *jai ho* *jai ho*

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Prajakti September 7, 2014 at 12:19 am

awesome post jomol!! *clap*

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Arpita September 7, 2014 at 1:03 am

Grt informative post jomo…. *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*

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aru September 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

Thanks jomol. Will try and pick something from this list the next time. Sad to see that VLCC is not on the list 🙁

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Vinitha Krishnan September 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

*jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho* good article Jomol… *puchhi*

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Rati September 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

aweeeeesomeee post jomo *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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Jyoti September 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

Loreal on this list? Such a great surprise! I am so happy to know this. When did they stop testing on animals?

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roshni gokani September 7, 2014 at 11:10 am

Loreal and cruelty free?
When did they change their policy?

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saloni..!! September 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

It is sooo good of these companies to not do this cruel thing *headbang* *headbang* i never knew a complete list.. mainly just knew tbs *happy dance* thanks for the article *happydance*

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Sharita September 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I’ve always believed in animal-cruelty free ethics, dis info is really helpful.
I personally once enquired Loreal by sending them an e-mail, asking if they followed the same. And they did respond mentioning dat they no longer tests on animals. It was a huge relief for me, as im a fan of Loreal.

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Anonymous September 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

So basically 90% of products reviewed here are against Animal Testing. They just claim to do so. Not sure of the actual behind the scenes truth:(

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gunjan November 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

I’d read lotus herbals too dont test on animals.. Is that correct?

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Jennifer January 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm

In my quest to learn what brands test on animals, I come upon your post. You need to revisit this list because there are a number of things wrong. Any brand that sells in China is required to test on animals…fact. The Body Shop, Loreal, Laura Mercier and others are all selling in China, therefore they must test on animals. If they say they don’t test, they are lying. Be aware of this law everyone…boycott these companies.

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Emma April 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I agree Jennifer. I never take a companies’ website claim at face value, and always back it up from someone that has taken the time to contact them with specific questions (such as do you ask anyone else to test your ingredients?). There are plenty of blogs dedicated to truly cruelty-free cosmetics and toiletries.

L’Oreal’s website states “An exception could be made if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.”, meaning that they are happy for their products to be tested on animals in order to sell in China. Not so cruelty-free then?

I think that the Body Shop are not selling in China. They had airport duty free shops which were exempt from the testing law, but pulled out once told that their products might still have to be tested. I know that some people still boycott them due to L’Oreal being the parent company.

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