This post was inspired by the lovely Bicky who did a great post on animal testing. This spurred me to delve deeper into this and find out exactly which companies that I personally own/use/want to buy test on animals. For more information Click Here. I intend to slowly use up my 'Animal Tested' products and I am then going to stop purchasing from these companies. By September I hope to be completely free of all these companies!
Cosmetic Companies that DO NOT test on Animals
AfterGlow, Almay, Avon
Bare Escentials, Barry M, Benefit [Unconfirmed], Bobbi Brown, Body Shop, Bourjois [Unconfirmed]
Chanel, China Glaze, Clarins, Clinique [Estee Lauder], Collection 2000
Estee Lauder, Eyes Lips & Face, ELF
Herbal Essences [Clairol- Parent Companies do test on animals but Herbal Essences Products are not]
Laura Mercier, Liz Earle, LUSH
Natural Collection, Nars [Unconfirmed – Nars previously has a strict No Animal Cruelty Policy but apparently they have recently been bought by Shesiedo- which do test on animals], N.Y.C., N.Y.X
Prestige, PURE [Unconfirmed]
Sephora, Simple [Unconfirmed], Sleek, Smashbox, Soap&Glory [Unconfirmed], Stila
Tigi Cosmetics,Too Faced, Tresemme
Umberto Giannini, Urban Decay
Sometimes its difficult to discover which companies Do & Don't test on animals.
Unconfirmed = Not Enough Info to Say for definite or Parent Companies May Be Involved in Testing.
Cosmetic Companies that DO Test on Animals
Calvn Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Joop, Kate Moss, Mark Jacobs, Rimmel, Sarah Jessica Parker , Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood
Diesel, Garnier, Giorgio Armarni, Keratese, Lancome, L'oreal, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren, Redken, Shu Uemura
Clean and Clear, Johnson's, Neutrogena, Piz Buin, Roc,
Aussie, Clairol, Covergirl, Max Factor, Olay, Pantene
Dove, Impulse, Lynx, Vaseline
Coty Says: "The 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive has banned animal testing related to cosmetics finished products from 2004 onwards. Already in 1991 Coty researchers started to stop testing products on animals and committed themselves to the search for and the use of..." [For The Full Details of Coty's Animal Testing Statement - Do not hesitate to ask] Basically Coty is working towards being free from animal testing and its 'finished products' are not tested on animals.
L'Oreal: All Companies Owned by L'Oreal (Except The Body Shop) tests on animals. In 2013 L'Oreal and its related companies are set to go Animal Cruelty Free – This may be just a rumour but fingers crossed its true!
Procter and Gamble: 99% of Products are tested with alternatives...Look on the Procter and Gamble WebSite for more information. Sadly though they do still test ingredients out on animals.
Unilever Says: "The vast majority of our products reach consumers without testing any of their ingredients on animals. Our commitment to eliminating animal testing is underpinned by our work since the 1980s in developing and using alternatives to animal tests, including new approaches to risk assessment, biological and computer-based modelling and 'non-animal' methods for data generation.”
Hope this helps.. .
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