Hopefully after reading my blog post Makeup: The Ugly Truth you’ll be in favour of beauty without cruelty. Here I’ll post a list of safe brands to buy your cosmetic essentials from. The list is not fully exhaustive since I only list companies which I have thoroughly researched or got direct evidence from to ensure they do not test their products on animals so I will keep adding to it. Brands are taking the step to cruelty free every day and similarly are giving in to their profit hungry executives and beginning to sell in China. Make sure to follow to keep fully up-to-date!
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Basic Bitch Cosmetics
Bath and Bodyworks
B. makeup by Superdrug
Eye Candy London
Flower by Walmart
Kat Von D
Soap & Glory
The Body Shop
Wet ‘n’ Wild
*These brands are either owned by Shiseido, Boots or their parent company is unknown. This means that they do no testing whatsoever on their own ingredients or products but their parent companies may test on products that they sell under other brand names e.g. Shiseido owns 3 cruelty free brands listed here but also owns NARS which does test its products on animals as it has begun to sell in China.
BRANDS TO AVOID COMPLETELY:
The following brands sell their products in China and therefore are happy to partake in animal testing to abide by Chinese state law.
Aussie – owned by Proctor & Gamble
Bobbi Brown – owned by Estée Lauder
Bourjois Paris – owned by Chanel
Bumble & Bumble – owned by Estée Lauder
Clinique – owned by Estée Lauder
Crabtree & Evelyn
D & G
Elizabeth Arden – owned by REVLON
Estée Lauder – owned by Estée Lauder
Garnier – owned by L’Oreal
Giorgio Armani – owned by L’Oreal
GlamGlow – owned by Estée Lauder
Lancôme – owned by L’Oreal
L’Oreal – owned by L’Oreal
MAC – owned by Estée Lauder
Max Facror – owned by Procter & Gamble
Maybelline – owned by L’Oreal
Neutrogena – owned by Johnson & Johnson
NYC – owned by Coty
Olay – owned by Procter & Gamble
Origins – owned by Estée Lauder
Rimmel – owned by Coty
Sally Hansen – owned by Coty
YSL – owned by L’Oreal
The following brands do not sell in China but are owned by animal testing giants L’Oreal and Estée Lauder, so should be avoided in any way possible to eliminate these two industry leaders from ignoring the cruelties concerned with animal testing for cosmetics.
Estée Lauder brands:
Ones to watch out for….
Younique consistently refuses to give full information on their stance on animal testing. They insist that they themselves do not test on animals but make no comment on whether third parties do or whether their ingredients are. I would avoid as it seems highly likely that they are involved either directly or indirectly with cosmetic testing on animals.
TOPSHOP beauty is currently 100% cruelty free. However, negotiations are currently taking place in the plan to introduce stores into China. Whether or not the stores will offer the brand’s beauty products is unclear at this moment, but I would avoid purchasing from them as it is most definitely a possibility.