Animal Testing Policies by Company Name

Here is a collection of animal testing statements that I have gathered from companies that I’ve investigated into. This page is updated as I receive updated information.

Last updated: Feb 15, 2014

Superstar cruelty-free ✓ Do not conduct animal testing
✓ Do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf
✓ Ask that their suppliers do not conduct animal testing
✓ Parent company does not conduct animal testing
Standard cruelty-free ✓ Do not conduct animal testing
✓ Do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf
or ? Ask that their suppliers do not conduct animal testing
✓ Parent company does not conduct animal testing
NOT cruelty-free or ✘ Do not conduct animal testing
or ✘ Do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf
✘ Ask that their suppliers do not conduct animal testing
or ✘ Parent company does not conduct animal testing
Cruelty-free but parent company is not cruelty-free ✓ Do not conduct animal testing
✓ Do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf
✓ Ask that their suppliers do not conduct animal testing
✘ Parent company does not conduct animal testing
Uncertain, suspicious or not enough detail ? Do not conduct animal testing
? Do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf
? Ask that their suppliers do not conduct animal testing
? Parent company does not conduct animal testing


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COMPANY SUMMARY STATEMENT
Almay (owned by Revlon) Conducts animal testing in countries that require it

Does not specify whether they do or don’t commission third party testing

Updated statement: “Almay does not conduct animal testing and has not done so for over 20 years. we comprehensively test all of our products using the most technologically advanced methods available to ensure they are both innovative and safe to use. we believe that women should have the opportunity to express themselves through makeup, so we sell our products in many markets around the world and as such, are subject to local rules and regulations. regulatory authorities in a few countries conduct independent testing in order to satisfy their own mandatory registration requirements. almay complies with all regulations in the countries in which our products are sold, and supports the advancement of non-animal testing alternatives and methodologies in our industry.” (Jan 2013)

Previous statement: “No Almay relies on the judgment of pharmacological, toxicological and medical experts. We use non-animal alternative test methods as well as the safety histories of formulations and ingredients to determine product safety.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Almay website (read blog post FAQ page)

Avon Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “Some select products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, which potentially includes animal testing, under the directive of a government or health agency. In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data. When those attempts are unsuccessful, Avon must abide by local laws and submit the products for additional testing. In 2011, this affected three tenths of one percent of Avon’s products.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Avon website – Animal Welfare page

Barry M Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

All products are vegetarian but only some are vegan

“Barry M Cosmetics have never tested their finished products or ingredients on animals or engaged another company to do so on our behalf.

Although we have NEVER tested any of our products or their constituents on animals, some of our products do contain common ingredients that will have, at some point, been tested by other parties (not at our request). These are often ingredients that have been included in cosmetics for many years and were therefore tested when there wasn’t so much awareness about the issues…” (May 2013)

Source: Barry M’s website (read blog post here)

Becca Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

“BECCA condemns the testing of any cosmetic products, or any cosmetic ingredients, on animals. BECCA actively participates in collaborative research to prove that other methods are in fact more relevant and reliable. BECCA test its products comprehensively in human clinical trials. All trials are conducted on paid volunteers and neither BECCA, nor any company contracted to BECCA, conducts tests on animals.” (Aug 2012)

Source: Becca’s website (read blog post here)

Ben Nye Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

“Ben Nye does not test ingredients, formulations or finished products on animals, nor do we direct others to conduct animal testing on our behalf. We have no future plans to test products on animals.

All products manufactured in our facility are evaluated through non-animal methods. We rely on various tests, including human volunteer testing, to ensure the safety, stability and effectiveness of our products.” (May, 2010)

Source: Email to Gayle (read blog post here)

Benefit Cosmetics Claims to not test on animals but sells in China (a country that has mandatory animal testing)

Complies with animal testing laws and regulations

“Benefit does not test our cosmetic products on animals. When selecting the ingredients to be used in our cosmetic products, Benefit requires raw material suppliers to provide safety information based on scientifically accepted alternative testing methods that meet international safety standards and regulations. Benefit products must meet both consumers’ needs and consumer safety, while respecting animal life. Benefit continues to strongly support & favor alternative testing and is committed to following all animal testing laws and regulations in order to ensure our products’ safety for the end consumer.” (Jan 2013)

Source: Benefit website – FAQ page

Benefit’s China page

Boo Bamboo Does not test on animals

Does not use ingredients that are tested on animals

Parent company does not test on animals

“We are pleased to inform you that our products are not tested on animals, nor do we use any ingredients that are tested on animals. We also don¹t sell to any countries that require animal testing.

Hush Brands sticks to the same level of cruelty free as their individual brands. Absolutely no animal testing across all products and brands.” (Aug 2014)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Boots (No.7) Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Suppliers may test on animals

“No animal testing of any kind is undertaken or commissioned by Boots or its subsidiary businesses.

We recognise that until satisfactory replacements are available, some animal tests will be carried out by others to meet regulatory requirements and protect public health. These safety tests
sometimes involve ingredients used in products manufactured and sold by subsidiary businesses.

We would like to see an end to all animal tests and we give financial and technical support to the
development and introduction of alternative forms of safety testing.” (July 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Bourjois Does not test finished products on animals

No additional information on unfinished products

“…our products strictly comply with the European regulation regarding animal testing. We do not conduct any test on animals on our finished products and only use raw materials complying with European regulations rules regarding ban of animal testing.” (Jan 2014)

Source: Facebook message from Bourjois – here

Burt’s Bees (owned by Clorox, who tests on animals) Does not test on animals

Owned by Clorox, a company which conducts animal testing

Leaping Bunny certified

“We commit to the highest standards of free trade and working conditions in the sourcing of our products. We also pledge to never test our ingredients or products on animals.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Burt’s Bees website – Company Commitment page

Covergirl (owned by Procter & Gamble) Owned by Procter & Gamble who state that they have eliminated animal testing by 80%, but still conduct it.

According to Peta, Covergirl also still conducts animal testing on their ingredients.

Source: Uncaged

Dr. Brandt Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

“dr. brandt® skincare is proud to say that we do not engage in animal testing or use animal derived ingredients in our products. As a cruelty-free-oriented organization, this is certainly one of our main commitments. At the time we choose our ingredients, we obtain all of the testing methodology to ensure that our suppliers provide us only with ingredients that are tested in vivo and in vitro. These facilities have a R&D staff of chemists whose main role is to develop products using these ingredients for testing, and then measuring results by high tech machinery, never on animals.” (April 2013)

Source: Dr. Brandt’s website (read blog post here)

E.L.F. Cosmetics Does not test on animals

Products do not contain any animal derived ingredients.

“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.” (Sep 2012)

Source: E.L.F. website – FAQ page

Elizabeth Arden Conducts animal testing in countries that require it “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 are equally committed to the health and safety of consumers and to creating products that comply with the laws of all countries where our products are sold. 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.” (Jan 2013)

Source: Elizabeth Arden website – Animal Testing Policy.

Em by Michelle Phan (owned by L’Oréal Paris) Do not conduct animal testing

Owned by L’Oréal Paris, a company which conducts animal testing

“em michelle phan does not test any of our products on animals, nor do we allow anyone to test our products on animals. also, all of our applicators are made with 100% synthetic hair and do not use animal hair.” (Aug 2013)

Source: Em Cosmetics website – here

Essence Does not test on animals

Does not commission third party testing on animals

“We can assure you that cosnova neither conducts testing on animals, nor commissions it to any third parties – not in germany or anywhere else in the world. we strongly disapprove of testing on animals for cosmetics products.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Essence’s website – (read blog post FAQ page

Estée Lauder & subsidiary brands (Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble & Bumble, Clinique, La Mer Cosmetics, M.A.C, Ojon, Origins, Smashbox) Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “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.” (Sep 2012)

*They all have the same animal testing policy*

Source: Estée Lauder website – FAQ page & each respective company’s website.

For M.A.C: Logical Harmony’s blog post

Everyday Minerals Does not test on animals

Do not purchase supplies from companies who test on animals

Leaping Bunny certified

“Everyday minerals has never participated in the activity of animal testing on our ingredients and or finished products, nor do we do business with any supply chain that participated in the act of animal testing. Everyday Minerals currently purchases cosmetic and food-grade ingredients that have been evaluated on human volunteers. Our policy clearly states that we will not conduct business with any supplier that participates or champions such activities.

It should be noted that the EM Team is fully committed to our No Animal Testing Policy, to honor this commitment we have signed with the Leaping Bunny Organization, Our journey with them requires our supply chain of ingredient purchases to have signed affidavits stating that they will not conduct animal testing at any time. To ensure that our suppliers stay in good standings with our beliefs, every year new docs must be filled out by our supply chain.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Everyday Minerals website – No Animal Testing Policy page

FACEatelier Does not test on animals

Leaping Bunny certified

“FACE atelier is against animal testing. Period.

FACE atelier has received official approval of its animal testing policies from PETA and is listed on its Caring Consumer website. In adherence to PETA principles, FACE atelier products have not been tested on animals. We do not buy ingredients from vendors who test on animals, nor do our vendors buy from manufacturers who test on animals.

But with or without PETA, we wouldn’t test on animals. At FACE atelier, we want to sleep at night.” (Sep 2012)

Source: FACEatilier website – About Face page

Flower Beauty Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

We do not test on animals ourselves nor do any of the third parties we work with. None of the ingredients are tested on animals. Flower is totally cruelty free. We do not have masks.

Thank you for your interest in Flower. (April 2013)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Illamasqua Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Does not sell products in countries that require animal testing

All brushes are made with synthetic fibres

“We can confirm that Illamasqua does NOT test on animals, we do not have any parent or subsidiary companies and we do not contract any third parties to test our products or ingredients on animals.

Our brushes are all cruelty free, synthetic fibres.

No we do not sell in countries that have a mandatory animal testing policy. ” (Oct 2013)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Joe Fresh Cosmetics Does not test on animals
Their manufactures don’t test on animals
1. Does your company test ingredients or finished products on animals? No

2. Do you test ingredients or products on animals through a 3rd party? No

3. Do your manufacturers test ingredients or products on animals? No

4. Are any of your products are vegan? No

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Jordana Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Does not sell in countries that require animal testing

“Jordana’s manufacturers do not perform any animal testing; however, we are not a vegan line of cosmetics. You can find the lists of ingredients in all of our products on-line at our www.jordanacosmetics.com website.

There is no animal testing done on our behalf on ingredients or finished products. We do not sell our products in China.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

KORRES UPDATED: Conducts animal testing in countries that require it “We do not test our cosmetic products on animals in the U.S. This is because the materials we use have been available for years (in some cases decades) and have undergone extensive testing and proven safe for use. Unfortunately, animal testing is still a government requirement in some countries where we market our products.” (Feb 2014)

Source: KORRES USA Facebook page (read blog post here)

L’OCCITANE UPDATED: Conducts animal testing in countries that require it “L’OCCITANE is fundamentally committed to the abolition of animal testing of beauty products worldwide. Unfortunately given the limited economic and political weight of L’OCCITANE, ceasing to sell our products in China will not do anything to change local regulations.” (Feb 2014)

Source: L’OCCITANE website (read blog post here)

L’Oréal & subsidiary brands (Maybelline, Lancôme) No animal testing on finished products

No mention of animal testing for unfinished products or ingredients

L’Oreal currently sells their products in China, which means they are complying with the mandatory animal testing law in China

“L’Oréal absolutely supports the objective of the elimination of laboratory animal testing.
For the past 25 years, L’Oréal has been actively involved and has made major contributions to the research, development, validation and acceptance of alternative non-animal strategies.

L’Oréal is an active member of the European Commission and industry-driven European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) and together with our competitors within the European cosmetics association COLIPA, L’Oréal is committed to a large research programme both in view of the 2009 and 2013 deadlines and to keep on doing whatever possible, in its field of experience, in order to promote this programme.
Progress is monitored each year by the European Commission and all efforts are ongoing in view of these deadlines.

For the past 20 years, L’Oréal has invested close to € 30million euros per year on alternative methods of research and development. In February 2006, L’Oréal has underlined its commitment to the further development of alternative methods for safety evaluation with the acquisition by Episkin, a subsidiary of the L’Oréal group that is dedicated to the development of reconstructed skin, of SkinEthic (expert in the field of tissue engineering). The complementary nature of Episkin and SkinEthic allows L’Oréal to further advance its commitment to the development of alternative methods for the safety assessment of product ingredients with the aim of sharing out with all the industries concerned, including our competitors. In April 2007, ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods) announced the validation of an ‘in vitro’ test as a full replacement method for assessing the skin-irritancy potential of chemicals. This test employs the L’Oréal Episkin model; a human epidermis reconstructed on collagen. This work has so far contributed to L’Oréal’s ability to end animal tests on all finished products in 1989 and makes us fully confident to reach the objectives drawn by the deadlines of 2009.” (Sep 2012)

Source: L’Oréal’s website – FAQ page & each respective company’s website.

La Coupe Final products are not tested on animals

Did not confirm if ingredients or unfinished products are tested on animals

“All the ingredients used in our product follow specifications and regulatory requirements established by Industry and Government Standards. You are correct that our product are not tested on animals.

To our best knowledge all good companies are slowly moving away from testing their products on animals for few years now.” (Sep 2012)

*Incredibly vague and suspicious email chain*

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Laura Mercier UPDATED: Conducts animal testing in countries that require it “We oppose animal testing and our products are not tested on animals unless required by government regulations. We actively lead initiatives to create alternatives to required animal tests.

Read more: http://www.logicalharmony.net/laura-mercier-is-no-longer-cruelty-free/
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution No Derivatives
” (May 2013)

Source: Email received by (read blog post Logical Harmony)

Lippy Girl Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Most products are vegan

“Lippy Girl Makeup is committed to using natural organic ingredients without harsh chemical additives. Our products and ingredients are not tested on or derived from animals. All the ingredients in Lippy Girl makeup are vegetarian and, with the exception of beeswax in lipsticks and lipliners, they are also vegan.” (Aug 2012)

Source: Lippy Girl website – FAQ page

Lise Watier Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Conduct “in vitro” or “self-testing” methods on human volunteers

Are not vegan as sometimes animal products are used in ingredients

“…We wish to reassure you, Lise Watier products are not tested on animals, nor do we have animal testing conducted on our behalf. We are committed to selling only safe products, using only safe ingredients in our cosmetic products and complying with applicable regulations in every country in which Lise Watier products are sold. Lise Watier ensures product safety through testing using “in vitro” or “self-testing” methods on human volunteers. On occasion, the cosmetics industry uses raw materials of animal origin in the creation of certain products. Animal ingredients are used strictly when their efficacy cannot be duplicated by any other source of ingredients. The development of all Lise Watier products is carried out with the goal of offering innovative, high-quality products to our clientele, while insuring the security of their use.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Lise Watier website – FAQ page

Live Clean Does not test on animals

Suppliers must not test on animals

“No, Live Clean products are 100% cruelty free, they are never tested on animals. We also work with our suppliers to ensure that none of the individual ingredients are tested on animals.” (Jan 2013)

Source: Live Clean website – FAQ page

Lush Does not test on animals

Do not purchase supplies from companies who test on animals

Strong advocate against animal testing

“We operate our own unique Supplier Specific Boycott, which states we will not buy any ingredient from any manufacturer or supplier that tests anything they produce on any animals for any reason. We ensure the safety of their products by only using ingredients with a long history of safe use, and by testing the finished products on a panel of human volunteers. We support the development and validation of non-animal tests, and campaign against legislation that requires animals to be experimented on. Not only is LUSH passionate about the animal testing policy, our passion also extends to the commitment we have to sourcing ingredients from suppliers that are congruent with our ethics and standards.” (Nov 2013)

Source: Lush website – Fighting Animal Testing page

Makeup Geek Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

No mention of suppliers testing or not testing on animals

“The Makeup Geek product line is 100% cruelty free. Our manufacturers/labs are also cruelty free.

Our labs do not do any testing on animals at any stage throughout the process, including the ingredients.” (June 2013)

Source: Personal email (read post here

Mary Kay Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “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…” (Sep 2012)

Source: Mary Kay website – Social Responsibility page

Maybelline owned by L’Oréal Paris Does not test finished products on animals

No mention of animal testing on unfinished products or ingredients

“The safety of our consumers is our highest priority at Maybelline, a division of L’Oréal USA, Inc. Our products and ingredients undergo extensive screening so that consumers may purchase and use our products with complete confidence.

All the brands of the L’Oréal Group are in full compliance with the requirements for safety in the more than 130 countries in which our products are sold, as well as with FDA regulations and the European Union Cosmetic Directive.

L’Oreal is a leader in developing alternative methods to animal testing with the ultimate goal of eliminating all animal testing completely. In 1989, L’Oreal voluntarily stopped using animal testing for the evaluation of its entire range of finished products. The company has invested $800 million over the last 25 years to develop innovative, alternative methods to animal testing, particularly in the area of reconstructed tissue development. We are totally committed to a future without tests on animals.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Maybelline website – Beauty Advisor page

Milani Cosmetics Does not test on animals

Do not purchase supplies from companies who test on animals

Leaping Bunny certified

“Milani Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand. 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.” (Nov 2014)

Source: Milani Cosmetics’ website – FAQ page

NARS (owned by Shiseido who tests on animals) Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

“NARS does not test on animals, nor do we have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on our behalf. NARS uses only the highest quality ingredients which have a proven safety record and are widely used in the cosmetics industry.” (Sep 2012)

Source: NARS website – Customer Care page

NeoStrata (owned by (Beiersdorf) Does not test on animals on its “marketed” skin care products

Cannot guarantee that ingredients are not tested on animals

Updated statement: “NeoStrata Company, Inc. does not use animal derived ingredients that originate from tissues of animals in its NeoStrata and Exuviance brands. Plant derived materials have been substituted for any animal-tissue derived materials that may have been used previously. NeoStrata Company uses non-animal tissue derived ingredients, which could include ingredients produced by animals, for example, beeswax (produced by bees), lanolin (found in the wool of sheep), and lactobionic acid (oxidized milk sugar/lactose).

In addition, NeoStrata Company, Inc. does not conduct animal testing on its marketed skin care products including the NeoStrata® and Exuviance® brands. All routine product safety and claim support testing is carried out on human volunteers or using in vitro models.

NeoStrata Company, Inc. endeavors to use raw materials that have not been tested by animals. However, NeoStrata Company cannot guarantee that all of its raw material suppliers do not conduct any animal testing.” (Feb 2013)

Source: Neostrata website

Nivea (owned by (Beiersdorf) Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Cannot guarantee that ingredients are not tested on animals

Updated statement: “Beiersdorf neither conducts nor commissions animal testing of cosmetic products. This has already been our policy long before the corresponding legal requirements went into effect in the European Union in 2004. We are convinced that animal testing of cosmetic products for proving
safety and effectiveness is unnecessary.

Some ingredients of cosmetic products are however, animal-tested by raw material suppliers in
accordance with current legal requirements.

The safety, health and well-being of consumers are our primary concerns. New ingredients
might for example, improve skin tolerability, enhance UV protection or be more environmentally
friendly than previously used ingredients. Furthermore, even with known ingredients with a long
history of use occasionally new questions regarding safety emerge that must be solved properly.” (Feb 2013)

Source: Beiersdorf (Nivea) Q&A on Animal Testing (Dec 2011)

NYX Cosmetics (owned by L’Oréal Paris) Do not conduct animal testing

Owned by L’Oréal Paris, a company which conducts animal testing

“NYX Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by organizations, such as PETA, as a cruelty free brand. NYX is committed to producing 100% cruelty-free cosmetics. NYX does not test any of its raw materials or finished products on animals.” (Sep 2014)

Source: NYX website – FAQ page

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Do not conduct animal testing

All products are vegan

“In a time when many cosmetic companies make the claim that their products are “Cruelty Free” simply because Animal Testing has become unfashionable and less cost-effective, OCC felt it was necessary to raise the bar on this issue. We pledge never to use animal-derived ingredients (including Lanolin, Beeswax, Carmine and more) in our products and accessories. Beyond any personal convictions, we simply believe that it’s unnecessary, especially when there are alternatives that are just as readily available, and equally effective in the formulation of our products. Further, you need not necessarily be aligned with animal rights issues to reap the benefits of a vegan cosmetic line: animal ingredients can be amongst the most allergenic and skin reactive, and prevent makeup from being considered Kosher, Halal or otherwise compliant with various dietary (and sanitary!) regulations.” (Sep 2012)

Source: OCC website – FAQ page

Oscar Blandi Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Does not use any animal products

“Oscar Blandi products are not tested on animals as marked on our packaging. Neither Oscar Blandi nor any of our third parties conduct animal testing and we will continue with this measure.” (Apr-Jun 2013)

Source: Personal email (read post here)

Pacifica Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Does not use any animal products

“Pacifica is working towards carbon neutrality and is 100% committed to cruelty-freedom. In this regard, the company does not use any animal ingredients, including beeswax, and does not test its formulations on animals or use ingredients that are currently tested on animals.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Pacifica’s website – About page

Paula’s Choice Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Leaping Bunny certified

“Paula’s Choice does not condone the use of animal testing on cosmetics and never has. Throughout Paula’s 30 years of writing about the beauty industry she has vehemently spoken out against testing cosmetics on animals. Paula’s Choice, LLC. does not test our products on animals and never will. Additionally, we do not fund any independent source to conduct animal testing on our behalf. We are committed to the global adoption of alternative safety testing methods and the elimination of animal testing on cosmetics worldwide. Last, but certainly not least, we support many animal-centered charities such as the Humane Society and the ASPCA. We are also a pet-friendly office, with many of our employees bringing their beloved dogs to work with them.” (April, 2013)

Source: Paula’s Choice website – About page

Physicians Formula Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

No mention of suppliers testing or not testing on animals

“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.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Physician’s Formula website – FAQ page

Priti NYC Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Do not work with labs who conduct animal testing

“Priti does not test on animals, nor will we work with labs that conduct animal testing. Priti NYX is committed to maintaining strict environmental policies. Priti does not conduct animal testing and our products contain no animal by-products.” (Aug 2012)

Source: Priti NYX website – FAQ page

Quo Cosmetics owned by Shoppers Drug Mart Shoppers Drug Mart does not “actively” support animal testing

Cannot guarantee that ingredients are not tested on animals

Believe that animal testing is sometimes necessary

” Thank you for writing to us. The generally recognized meaning of the term, Not Tested on Animals is that the finished cosmetic product was not tested on animals. At present, based on our current information, Shoppers Drug Mart does not actively support or commission the testing of any Corporate Brand product on animals in order to establish clinical support for safety, efficacy, or allergic reactions.

However, this phrase does not guarantee that the individual ingredients were not tested on animals. For new ingredients, testing is sometimes necessary to determine that the ingredient is safe. The scientific community and industry is moving towards using fewer animals and is gradually producing valid tests that do not use live animals but use cell cultures instead (called “in vitro testing”) as well as predictive computer models. However, these new test methods cannot completely replace animal testing at this time in the risk assessment of most substances.” (July 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here

Revlon & subsidiary brands (Almay) Conducts animal testing in countries that require it “Revlon is in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to animal testing. All ingredients used by Revlon and all products manufactured and sold by Revlon comply with both U.S. and European Union laws and regulations, including full compliance with all Europe-wide bans on testing of cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients using animals, which are part of the European Cosmetics Directive.

Revlon has long been an industry leader in the elimination of animal testing. In 1986, Revlon was the first beauty products manufacturer to close down its animal testing facilities completely. In addition, Revlon holds its suppliers of ingredients and components to the same standards. All chemical supplier purchase orders require confirmation by the supplier that it does not perform animal testing on materials supplied.

To assure product safety, Revlon relies on the judgment of pharmacologic, toxicologic and medical experts, non-animal alternative test methods and the established safety of formulations and ingredients. Revlon is committed to providing safe and effective products and will continue to comply with all government laws and regulations necessary to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of its products.” (Jun 2012)

Source: Veggie Beauty’s blog post

Rimmel London (owned by Coty Inc.) Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “The only exceptions are the very few 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.” (Apr 2012)

Source: Rimmel London’s Website (read blog post )

Saucebox Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Does not sell in countries that require animal testing

“We do not participate in animal testing nor do our manufacturers or third party raw material suppliers. However, we are not vegan cosmetic line. We do not [sell your cosmetics in countries that have a mandatory animal testing policy].” (Aug 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Sephora Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “Sephora does not test Sephora Collection or Sephora Original products on animals, and we do not ask others to do so on our behalf, unless it is required by law in specific countries where we operate. We want to see the practice of animal testing ended entirely and we are a strong advocate for the development and implementation of alternative methods” (Sep 2012)

Source: Logical Harmony’s blog post

Stila Cosmetics Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

“We do not test ingredients or products on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf.” (April, 2013)

Source: Stila’s website (read blog post here)

Tarte Cosmetics (owned by KOSÉ Corp.) Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Some products are vegan

Owned by KOSÉ, a company which conducts animal testing

“Our vision has always been to create beauty products that are ‘healthy treats for your skin,’ foster the highest level of customer service and give back to the community and the environment. By joining the KOSÉ family and adding to that rich portfolio, we can build on what we’ve already accomplished with powerful products and explore expanding the tarte brand in new and exciting countries. And rest assured, we are committed to remaining a cruelty-free brand and will not test on animals.” (Mar 2014)

Source: Tarte Facebook page – cruelty-free statement

The Body Shop (owned by L’Oréal Paris) Do not conduct animal testing

Owned by L’Oréal Paris, a company which conducts animal testing

Leaping Bunny approved

Owned by L’Oréal Paris, who conducts animal testing

“Every one of our products ins animal cruelty free and vegetarian. In fact we were the first International cosmetic brand to be recognized under the humane cosmetic standard for our against animal testing policy.” (Sep 2012)

Source: The Body Shop website – About Us page

Too Faced Do not conduct animal testing

No specification if third parties are/aren’t hired to conduct animal testing

Some products are vegan

“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.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Too Faced website – FAQ section

Urban Decay (owned by L’Oréal Paris) Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Some products are vegan

Owned by L’Oréal Paris, a company which conducts animal testing

Leaping Bunny certified

“Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand and is committed to ending animal testing. We do not test our finished 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 practices are certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.” (Sep 2012)

Source: Urban Decay website – About page

Vasanti Cosmetics Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Ingredients have not been tested on animals within past 30 years

Only live testing is on human volunteers

“We do not test on animals. We test everything on ourselves and a panel of volunteers to ensure that our products are safe for even the most sensitive skins”

“We do not test on animals and to the best of our knowledge the ingredients that we use have not been tested on animals in the last 30 years. However, there are common cosmetic ingredients that had been developed over 30 years ago that may have been tested, but we have found little information on this. We do work with 3rd party testing labs that DO NOT test on animals but conduct safety testing for us.This is like a human irritancy patch test on the forearm of volunteers.” (Feb 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here)

Victoria’s Secret Conducts animal testing in countries that require it (which they do in China) “L Brands policy prohibits the testing of our branded products, formulations and ingredients on animals except in rare cases when required by government regulations. Through our involvement in the Institute For In Vitro Sciences, we are supporting research to develop additional non-animal alternative methods which we believe will ultimately result in the elimination of animal testing worldwide.” (Apr 2014)

Source: Logical Hoarmony (read blog post here)

Weleda Does not test on animals

Do not commission third party testing

Many products are organic and natural

“Weleda currently does not carry out any animal testing in the manufacture, development or quality control of its natural and organic cosmetics, nor does it commission such testing. The company is fundamentally opposed to the use of animal testing.

Nonetheless, product safety is, of course, paramount. Most of the raw materials Weleda uses have been utilized for many years, and their tolerability is therefore well-documented. Before introducing new products to the market, Weleda carries out extensive in-use studies on volunteer subjects. The formulas are subject to toxicological testing in order to ensure their safety, tolerability and efficacy.

As a manufacturer of natural and organic cosmetics with high ethical standards, Weleda has a particular responsibility that it takes extremely seriously. It will continue to strive to avoid animal testing.” (Feb 2013)

Source: Weleda website (FAQ page)

Wen Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Leaping Bunny certified

“WEN by Chaz Dean products are not tested on animals, nor does it contain any animal derived ingredients. The WEN product line is based on plants and other ingredients.” (Feb 2012)

Source: Wen’s website (read info here here)

Yaby Cosmetics Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Almost all products are vegan

“We do not test on animals. We test everything on ourselves and a panel of volunteers to ensure that our products are safe for even the most sensitive skins”

“Thank you for contacting us at yaby. We do not test our ingredients or products on animals, neither do our suppliers. The only two animal derived ingredients we use in our products are beeswax (in liquid foundations and lip colors) and lanolin from sheep’s wool (in our lip colors).” (Mar 2012)

Source: Personal email (read blog post here) &
Makeup etc. blog post

Yes To Do not conduct animal testing

No third parties hired to conduct animal testing

Only uses manufacturers who do not test on animals

Committed to eliminating animal testing globally

“Yes To does not test on animals and is against animal testing. We ensure all of our manufacturers adhere to this same principle. We are committed to partnering with global agencies to eliminate animal testing, find safe and effective testing alternatives, and ensure product and consumer safety.” (Jan 2014)

Source: Yes To’s website (read info here here)


82 Comments

  1. Too Faced now sells in China and therefore tests on animals. I know how hard it is to keep lists up to date with so much changing…
    Urban Decay was about to do the same, then changed their minds…
    Benefit DOES test the ingredients on animals and therefore can’t be yellow…if you check out their updated page, they admit to it and say that they do not claim to be cruelty free because they believe no one is really cruelty free, blah blah blah…Good bye Benefit…

    • Hi Marissa. Thanks for letting me know but can you please share about Too Faced selling in China? I am unable to locate any information confirming this. It is definitely hard to keep up to date with this type of info so I appreciate your help.

      I looked on Benefit Cosmetics website and their statement is still the same as I have provided above. They do not test on animals and ask that their manufacturers sign a pledge confirming that they don’t test as well. In this section of their statement quoted below I believe they are referring to the fact that there are many ingredients that we know are safe now because they were previously tested on animals and cannot therefore any product containing such ingredients cannot be considered truly cruelty-free. I don’t believe this means that they themselves currently test on animals, just that no product can truly be considered cruelty-free and that consumers need to be aware of the nuances of such a term.

      “Benefit does not test our cosmetic products on animals and we require our raw material suppliers to provide safety information based on scientifically accepted alternative testing methods. It is nearly impossible for any cosmetic company to certify that all new and existing ingredients incorporated into products have never been tested on animals as part of the safety research and certification process. Benefit selects high quality raw materials with well-established safety records and uses an extensive ingredient database. Benefit is committed to maintaining the highest standards of human safety while eliminating the need for testing on animals.”

    • You know when the China news for Too Faced first came out it was lumped in with Urban Decay and Hard Candy (Hard Candy was an error). Then I heard no updates. I have to assume that it was some kind of error…but Hard Candy issued an angry “you made a mistake statement”. I can’t even find anything on TooFaced changing their minds or anything anymore. Weirdest thing. It’s like all the news just vanished.

  2. how can benefit be cruelty free if they sell their products in china? (BenefitCosmetics.com.cn)

    • Hi Heather. You’re right, they can’t. I’ll update the page immediately. Thanks for pointing me to their China website.

  3. Hi, how come Lush is not mentioned on this page. Their make up range is completely vegan.

  4. Hi there my name is Jessy Im a freelance makeup artist.I have always had a passion and respect for animals and my goal is to have a cruelty free kit,(Vegan) full of great product that I can be proud of using! Thank u so much for all the information, I have been working on this dream of mine for a while and everyday I see my dream coming true! I am so happy I Came across your site. It’s awesome to know there are Many caring makeup lines out there, yeaaaah!
    Thank You Again I Will be buying Alot of YABY product at phameexpo in pasadena CA this weekened!
    Viva cruelty free
    Jessy de Ortiz

    • Thanks for the lovely comment, Jessy. Yaby products are great and I’m sure you will not be disappointed.

  5. Hello, I think you can also add to the “yellow” list, the brand “Rituals”. It is a dutch brand but I think it sells in a lot of other countries (UK, Italy etc..)! Maybe it is less known but I like its products A LOT, the quality and prices are excellent…if it’s even completely animal-free, it would be worth even to order on line if one might want to try them!!

    Here the link to their FAQ page : http://www.rituals.com/nl-en/page/faq
    but since you are so experienced, you can maybe confirm this!

    • Rituals are cruelty-free indeed and have some vegan products as well, although many contain beeswax, carmine etc. So ask them and they will let you know if the product is vegan-friendly. When I asked them at a store, they were very friendly and helpful.

  6. Hi!

    Here’s one for you: MUG or MakeUp Geek. They sell online and don’t do any animal testing. I verified with them. Here’s their website: http://www.makeupgeek.com

    There is also BH cosmetic, they do not test on animal, either the final product or the ingredient. http://www.bhcosmetic.com

    If you’d like, I can forward you the emails they sent me with their complete answer :)

    • Hi Andrea. Thanks for the offer. I actually have Makeup Geek’s response I just need to update this page. I haven’t reached out to BH cosmetics yet so I’d like to do that soon. You’re welcome to forward me the emails if you’d like. Thanks. :)

  7. I’ve heard that shiseido has stopped testing on animals, not sure though. Thank you for this list, it helped me a lot!

    • Hi Chloe. Shiseido still tests on animals but has limited their testing to only when they feel it’s absolutely necessary. They eliminated animal testing from ingredients and products that they felt they could use non-animal testing for.

  8. Thanks so much for this wonderful work! Most appreciated by a fellow animal lover.

  9. Thanks so much for this! I recently started making the cruelty free switch and it is so hard to keep up with who does what and what level of animal testing I am ok with (eg. if they have parent companies that test I’ve decided I’m ok with that in these early stages). This is so so helpful! Please keep up the great work!

  10. Hi this list is very useful thank you. Do you know if Channel use animal testing?
    Thanks again and love your work.

    • Hi Bern. Clarins sells their products in China so yes, they do test on animals to comply with Chinese laws that require animal testing.

  11. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this list, and for all your research here. It’s amazing how companies can make it sound like they’re cruelty-free, but in the end, they sell their products in China under China’s mandatory animal-testing laws. Or how they say “finished products not tested on animals” and hope the purchaser will be duped. I guess they hope people won’t bother to look into it further. Anyways, thank YOU for looking into it further and giving people this information.

    -Mercedes

  12. About a week or so ago, I came upon an interesting blog about Marilyn Monroe and the make up she wore and how she achieved certain make up looks.
    Some cosmetics she liked were from companies now out of business, but some are still in existence.

    While trying to determine which old time cosmetics still existed and also trying to learn if they tested, I somehow stumbled upon an interesting make up company I ever heard of- BESAME ( like the song Besame Mucho).

    I believe I got directed there because of the red lipsticks they carry ; as the blog indicated which color came closest to one Marilyn liked to wear.
    (There is an often repeated blurb in articles/blogs about her, that she combined 3 different reds in various tones to achieve her lush lip look. Is this really true? Who knows. Same for her secret to making her lips look full and shiny- some sort of mix she made up herself and would never tell anyone what was in it. )

    Wow- when I got into Besame? Tons of lipstick colors and you can buy a set of every color to try out, for just $5 !

    (I think that is worth buying at that price as it means no screw ups in not liking a colors, if you try what they have first.)

    Besame appears to have been created by a woman and the policy seems to be cruelty free. I WILL BE LOOKING AT CRUELTY FREE DECLARATION MORE CAREFULLY- I THINK THEY MAY HAVE ALSO STATED THEIR INGREDIENTS ARE NATURAL- DOES THIS MEAN VEGAN OR? I DON’T KNOW.

    SO DO REVIEW IT IF YOU CHECK OUT THIS COMPANY.

    The opening page to the website is impressive, giving you a sense of glamor mixed with nobility.

    I believe you can get to this make up company’s site at http://www.besame.com and if not- just Google Besame Cosmetics to find it.

    I was very impressed with the lipstick colors- one in particular was gorgeous and must have been uber popular as that is out of stock and will not be available until 2014.

    NYM- Not Your Mother’s cosmetics also claim to be cruelty free. I bought their beach salt spray for my hair and was pleased.

    I always look at the parent company of a cosmetic brand( to see if they test other lines they own) because even if they do not test that particular cosmetic line I like- if any of us buy their make up- we are supporting the parent company that is testing other products/lines on animals.

    WE DO NOT WANT TO ENCOURAGE THIS. NOR SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THOSE CRUMMY COMPANIES THAT OPTED OUT TO GREED AND THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR IN ORDER TO SELL TO CHINA- WHICH REQUIRES TESTING.
    ***Recently a press release went out that China was willing to *discuss* the testing policy- but I am unsure what direction that went. If anyone knows and has a link to an article that vouches for what is happening with talks- please put it on here!***

    I refuse to support any company who tests on animals-even if they have eliminated testing from certain product lines.

    POINT THAT WE SHOULD ALL KEEP IN MIND?

    THEY STILL TEST ON ANIMALS- SO ANIMALS STILL SUFFER AND DIE- EVEN IF IT IS NOT FOR THE MAKE LINE YOU ARE USING BY THEM. :-(

    This year I noticed many really nice looking brands that I had never heard of before and the great news is, many said they had a NO-TEST policy! I was definitely happy and excited to read that and get a chance to try something from each NO TEST line!

    I will try to come back here with a compiled list of newbie make up companies that have not gotten the publicity that a lot of the ones listed on the thread have.

    I always add new finds in cruelty free cosmetic companies to my Pinterest acct and make up lovers usually add those companies to the CRUELTY FREE MAKE UP BOARDS.

    I hope BESAME COSMETICS is true in its declaration of being cruelty free. It looks like it carries very pretty & pricey looking lipstick( and other make up) at mall prices or less. So I would declare their prices as between a drugstore and department store range.
    If I could wish for no testing ever- on any animals for any reason? It would be to make products truly safe. Many of the tested and non-tested make up lines contain toxic items. EWG.org ( Environmental Working Group.org- has the SKIN DEEP database, where you can enter you make up and see how toxic it is)

    Surprisingly a lot of what we use for make up is bad for us- which brings me to this question: What is the point of all that torture testing and death- if the product still remains a health hazard to humans? What was the point? Companies still created a toxic product!

    Make up testing is not required in the USA- it was/is done to help prevent litigation( product liability suits).

    Well, case in point is to look at the tremendous amount of toxic make up out there- tested and not tested -and ask yourself why this should be?

    It says one thing for sure: a lot of animals suffered and died for nothing :-(

    And in this era, we are still stuck with backward companies who will test for themselves or for China and many animals will still continue to suffer in die in the name of vanity and greed……

  13. I actually wanted to lift the list off this site- but hey, since it was not so easy- here is the link for people to check out.

    When in doubt about the truth of the NO TEST declaration- google around to find more info.

    Check this out to help you buy items that are cruelty free—- http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/company

  14. FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK TAKEN FROM A GREAT SITE CALLED: LOGICALHARMONY.NET
    ****PLEASE GO TO SITE FOR LIST OF CRUELTY FREE ITEMS AS WELL AS TO LEARN STATUS OF CHINA AND TESTING LAWS**** :-) THX J

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  15. Hi! First of all, thank you for making this list, it warms my heart to find people who care about animals and animal testing as I do! I’m going to bookmark it.
    I just wanted to note that I read that Stila doesn’t test on animals, but it is owned by a company that does. I’m not entirely sure which is the parent company, as I do not understand what this sentence from Wikipedia means exactly: “In 2009, Stila became a Lynn Tilton company when it was sold to the private equity fund Patriarch Partners, LLC.” Is Lynn Tilton a company, and does Stila belong to it? If so, do you know that it is cruelty-free? Thank you in advance!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stila

    • Tania, see the comment above. Stila has declared via Twitter that their policy changed. This only came out when a blogger asked. They now test when required by law “in order for their brand to reach more consumers” Regardless what the parent company is doing, Stila is testing.

  16. Really appreciate your efforts put into compiling the list.
    Hurt to see such limited genuine cruelty-free choices. Checked out your yellow labels one by one (not to challenge your list but trying to find myself more cruelty-free options). Spotted that OCC is actually selling to China online and not sure if they should be considered super cruelty-free or be leaping bunny certified…

    • Hi TC. Can you provide me with more information about OCC selling in China? I was unable to locate any information about this.

  17. sorry, regarding my OCC comment, it should be PETA’s cruelty-free certification, not the leaping bunny…

  18. Hi there! Thank you for all the time and effort put into this! I’m trying to do the same thing with foreign cosmetics because I prefer those.
    I don’t consider companies who test their ingredients to be cruelty free is it possible to put those that DO test ingredients in the red category?
    Also, I know someone else posted this above, but Stila is no longer cruelty-free. They replied on Twitter that they will test when required by law now in order to “reach more consumers” or something selfish and moral-less like that.
    Do you have a status on Fresh? They have terrible customer service, but Paula’s Choice has them listed as testing as well. Same with Philosophy. I also keep reading that Boots is not truthful about testing and does knowingly test ingredients.

  19. Does Oil of Olay test on animals? I have heard that they do not but am sure that I have read that they do!

    • Oil Of Olay (P&G) is pretty notorious for testing. I don’t think they even bother lying about it…

  20. im confused-Does hard candy or Urban decay test on animals, or sell their products where they do carry out animal tests?

    • Urban Decay WAS going to sell in China, but changed their minds due to public pressure. Funny how NO news is coming out on Stila…
      Then Loreal bought out UD, but they claim they will stay cruelty free and out of China…
      Hard Candy has always always maintained they are cruelty free esp when it was falsely reported they were a part of Urban Decay and going into China. They issued an upset FB statement asking for corrections. Some people dislike that Hard Candy sold out and are now a brand sold only in Walmart instead of Ulta and Sephora.

      • thats good to know about Hard Candy, and that they sell at Walmart. Bit fishy about UD though…
        I dont know the brand Stila?

        • I was sad about HC being at Walmart with all Walmart’s human violations, animal violations, and China connections, but at least they remain cruelty free. I think it may have been a cost decision, which is sad…:(
          UD- the situation was weird. They were going to be selling in China, then they weren’t and people were happy…and then they were bought out by Loreal…but I guess they were already bought out before that so…I don’t like my money going to Loreal, so unless they put out something amazing, I will stick with cruelty free brands with cruelty free or no parent companies.

      • So this: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics/posts/252445838188526 and this: http://www.temptalia.com/urban-decay-press-statement-animal-testing-and-china is before they changed their minds? I got kinda confused, I thought that these statements were the final ones.
        Still, UD, like The Body Shop, belong to L’Oreal, and even if they’re still cruelty-free, part of the money you give to UD and TBS goes to L’Oreal.. I don’t like that.
        Also, a very weird thing is that Peta has UD in their cruelty-free list, and at the same time says that Urban Decay gives them money from their earnings, which makes me very suspicious about the credibility of Peta. Did they put UD in the cruelty-free list because they give them money? I thought Peta didn’t allow companies in their cruelty-free list when their parent company isn’t cruelty-free.. Could anyone shed some light on this for me?

  21. Yes, being bought out by L’oreal is not helping their image as cruelty free. As for Hard Candy, again not good to be associated with a company with a connection to China, but they claim they are made out of China and remain cruelty free so i suppose we can only hope they stay that way!

  22. GREAT blog. This site is more comprehensive than many of the animal rights groups I used to rely on. You should have an app!

  23. Hi!
    This list is great.
    One small question, I would love to add it to my pinterest boards in order to always be able to find it easily. Could you maybe just add some photo so it’s pinable. 😉
    Thanks!

  24. Hey,
    Great website! I emailed Illamasqua to see if they would give me information about whether their suppliers test on animals (I noticed they were in the orange category) or not and it looks like they don’t. Here is the reply I got:

    Thank you for your email and for your support of Illamasqua.

    We would be happy to answer your questions.

    1. We do not commission third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf.

    2. Our suppliers do not conduct or commission animal testing and have supplied confirmation of this.

    3. We do not have any parent or subsidiary companies.

    4. We do not sell in China or anywhere that requires animal testing and we do not intend to.

    We are pleased that you stand with us against animal testing.

    Please do let us know if you have any other questions.

  25. Hey,
    I also contacted tarte (I really wanted to try some of their amazonian clay blushes) and I got the following response:

    Thank you for contacting tarte cosmetics customer service. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals. We are a cruelty free brand recognized by PETA that does not support animal testing of any sort whether it be ingredients or finished product nor do we work with companies that do. We are also in the process of joining the Leaping Bunny Program this year. Please email me if you have any other questions. Thank you!

    Xo, the tarte team!

    They didn’t specifically address whether they sell in China or if they have a parent company and, if so, if that company commissions or conducts animal testing so I followed up with them asking for specific answers to those questions. I’ll let you guys know what they say.

  26. Well… apparently Tarte was purchased by Kose which does own companies which test on animals so I guess Tarte is off my list too :(.

  27. I hear Stila now sells in China so they should be changed.

    Also, some companies such as Lise Watier use animal hair in their brushes, so can they really be considered “Standard Cruelty Free”???

    • Thanks for the update about Stila. As for Lise Watier, you’re right that they use animal hair brushes but this list is specific to animal testing. I advocate for the use of vegan makeup brushes, however I wanted to keep this list specific about animal testing and not just on vegan companies.

  28. Do you know anything about a company called “Younique” I wanted to know if they are owned by a parent company who animal tests.

  29. Thank you for taking the time to put all of this information in one place. One of the biggest frustrations for me is that it is so hard to find information on topics like this and for that reason, so many people give up and don’t persue doing the right thing!

    • Hi Charlie. I’m glad it helped you out. I share your frustration, which is why I started up this blog. I was looking for this information anyway and thought it would help others too.

    • Sadly that’s true. Victoria’s Secret was previously on PETA’s “don’t test” list and now it is on the “do test” list… :(

  30. I would love to see TheBalm, Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics and Lorac added to this list. :)

    • I’m also wondering about Coastal Scents and Lorac. Last I heard Lorac said it was 100% cruelty-free but they aren’t certified by PETA nor Leaping Bunny.

  31. Hey.

    Not sure if I missed this, but Urban Decay were bought by L’Oreal, and therefore owned by a company notorious for animal testing (L’Oreal being owned by P&G).
    It is such a shame when companies sell out

    • Hi Charlie. Yup, I found out a while ago and updated the list. I was really disappointed and have stopped purchasing Urban Decay products.

  32. Hi, there are two companies that you do not have listed here. One is Australis an Australian brand that does not test on animals and some products are vegan and when products do contain animal derivatives they will normally put it in the ingredients list if you have a look. Another company that does not do animal testing is ChiChi cosmetics another Australian brand that has amazing makeup and a really large range. A great thing about both of these companies is that they are not owned by Parent companies that do test on animals so both of these brands get a huge thumbs up in my opinion. Also looking another company that does not test on animals nor do they have animal derivatives in their products is Sukin- they are a skincare company that has a really great range and is quite popular in New Zealand. P.S thanks for this, it’s great to see a list of all these companies because sometimes it can be hard to decipher if companies do test on animals or not!

  33. Hello
    I heard that L’oreal has stopped all animal testing and will not use any animal products.
    Is tho true!

    • Hi Francine. I’m guessing you’re referring to this statement they have on their website: http://www.loreal.com/csr-commitments/loreal-answers/the-question-of-animal-testing.aspx

      While they may have stopped testing on animals themselves and using third parties to test on animals for them, they still sell their products in China who currently still requires animal testing to sell in their market. To me, that means they are not cruelty-free as they actively choose to sell in the Chinese market. As well, their statement doesn’t say anything about the suppliers of their ingredients, so they could be purchasing raw materials that are tested on animals.

  34. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS LIST!
    You seriously have no idea how happy finding this made me.

  35. May i know how you find these information?
    Do you e-mail them directly, decode their response (because some can be very good at manupilating) , search on the web and their site ?

    Thank you! :)

    • Hi Karthi. I contact the companies directly, usually by email and sometimes I use what they have on their website if the information is sufficient. I then post the information here for people to read and determine for themselves whether or not they want to support the company.

  36. Hi. What about OPI, Essie and China Glaze? I found some confusing info about them… :(

  37. Hey there. I was just wondering if you could find any information regarding Hourglass cosmetics. I’m trying to clean out my supplies of companies that test on animals, and I haven’t been able to find anything about Hourglass cosmetics. Thank you so much for putting this list up. I’ve been wanting to revamp my cosmetic and beauty products to include only companies that are cruelty free. Thank you!

    • I forgot to ask about some other companies. Josie Maran and Bare Minerals. I assume that Bare Minerals doesn’t test on animals but I never know anymore since companies have become increasingly sketchy about their marketing.

      • Isn’t Bare Minerals / Bare Escentuals owned by Shiseido who carries out animal testing?

  38. Thank you for the list many of these old companies have for ever tested on animals and now they I have changed I won’t support the, also some companies such as Mark Kay gave fur coats and diamonds (conflict free???) as prizes and awards to their sales people – I will support those who came out ethical and not because they were forced to. Keep up the good work :)

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