Animal testing labelling

Can you trust a cosmetic company's claims that its products aren't tested on animals? If it sells them in China, possibly not.
 
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04.What to look for

There are several independent third parties that certify products as having not been tested on animals, including Choose Cruelty Free, the Leaping Bunny, and PETA. All three organisations compile lists of companies that sign statutory declarations promising they do not test, nor do they allow others to test on their behalf, any products or ingredients on animals. These bodies do not certify companies that sell their products in markets where animal testing is required.

However, it is important to note that in some cases, even companies which abstain from the Chinese market may be penalised by the certifiers on the basis of their parent company’s stance on animal testing. And not all logos are created equal; just because they’ve put a bunny on it, doesn’t make it “cruelty free”.

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Checklists

These lists are compiled from PETA's lists of companies that do and do not test, the Leaping Bunny and CCF, as of March and April 2013. If you can't find a brand here, head to the certifiers' websites for a more complete list.

Certified companies/brands that do not test on animals

  • Aesop
  • AHAVA
  • Akin
  • Alchemy
  • Argan Life
  • Aussie Mineral Makeup
  • Australian Pure
  • Australis
  • Aveda
  • Ayana Organics
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Bon Ami
  • Burt's Bees
  • Catwalk
  • D. Adair Cosmetics
  • De Lorenzo
  • Dermalogica
  • Eco Minerals
  • Eleven Australia
  • e.l.f cosmetics
  • Enzoskin
  • Face of Australia
  • Flurifresh
  • Forever New International
  • Gaia Skin Naturals
  • Innoxa
  • Jason
  • Larissa Bright
  • Lush
  • Natio 
  • Nature's Organics
  • New Directions
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Rusk
  • Smashbox
  • Stila Cosmetics
  • Suki
  • The Body Shop
  • The Cruelty Free Shop
  • Too Faced Cosmetics
  • Trilogy
  • Tri-Shave
  • Tropez
  • Zara

PETA's list of companies/brands that do test on animals

  • Almay
  • Aveeno
  • Avon
  • Biotherm
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bumble and Bumble
  • Carefree
  • Chapstick
  • Clairol
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Clinique
  • DDF
  • Donna Karan
  • Dove
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Estée Lauder
  • Garnier
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • Herbal Essences
  • Jurlique
  • Kerastase
  • Kiehl's
  • La Mer
  • L'Oréal
  • L'Occitane
  • Lancome
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Mary Kay
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • Michael Kors
  • Missoni
  • Mitchum Deodorant
  • Nair
  • Neutrogena
  • Nice 'n Easy
  • Nu Skin International
  • Olay
  • Old Spice
  • Pantene
  • Ponds
  • Purell
  • Revlon
  • Redken
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • SK-II
  • Sunsilk
  • Unilever
  • Vichy
  • Veet
  • Vidal Sasson

 

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