30 Companies That Still Use Animal Testing In 2023

By Ange Arnal 1 year ago

1. Aveeno

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Under the Johnson & Johnson umbrella, Aveeno is known to test of animals. In recent years, there has been a push toward alternative testing methods that do not involve animals, & the Johnson & Johnson owned company has made a commitment to end all animal testing on its products globally, except in rare circumstances when required by regulatory authorities.

2. Armani beauty

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If you love your Armani Luminous Silk but also care about animals, then you might want to rethink buying it next time. The brand is not certified as cruelty-free by any of the leading animal rights organizations, like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or Leaping Bunny.

3. Bobbi Brown

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As of 2021, Bobbi Brown's products are not tested on animals, with the exception of certain products that are required by law to undergo animal testing in certain regions. However, the brand has made a commitment to finding alternative testing methods and is working to phase out animal testing altogether - so hopefully within the next few years, this cult favorite will be fully cruelty free.

4. Bioderma

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Similar to Bobbi Brown, Bioderma has been working to develop and implement alternative testing methods, such as in vitro testing and computer modelling, in order to minimize the use of animal testing. As of 2021, Bioderma claims that they do not conduct animal testing on their finished products or ingredients.

5.  ByTerry

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Another brand to have claimed to have stopped animal testing is By Terry, who claimed that they do not test their finished products on animals as of 2021. However, they do sell their products in China, where animal testing is required by law for imported cosmetics....Hmm.

6. Chapstick

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In the United States, Chapstick is no longer tested on animals, it's tested on human volunteers who test out all of their new products. However, outside of the USA, in countries where it is mandatory to test on animals, this product is still sold. So it isn't a completely cruelty-free brand unfortunately.

7. Clinique

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Clinque, the parent company of Estee Lauder, is a passive participant in animal testing with the majority of it's products containing animal-based ingredients such as squalene and beeswax. And just a little fact for you about this brand, they ''appear' to be cruelty free, but are not!

8. Chanel

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This French brand is well known for it's high-end makeup and scents as well as it's fashion. Not only does the makeup don online and high-street stores but so does it's perfume. Chanel is not vegan and many of it's ingredients go through the animal testing phases by supplying companies.

9. Dior

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Another prestigious French brand that tests on animals is Dior which operates until the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) brand. Dior makes it's products in France and is sold in China as 'imported goods', funding necessary testing - its products are gluten-free but not vegan or paraben free and if you're looking for noncomedogenic...stay well away!

10. Dr Jart+

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Like many beauty brands on the market, Dr Jart+ claims to be completely cruelty free. However, it's products are sold in mainland China and it's ingredients or suppliers test on animals. Considering it's parent company is Estee Lauder, how did anyone think this brand could be cruelty free?!

11. Ellie Saab

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The brand that time and time again delivers those gorgeous scents, unfortunately isn't cruelty free. So if you were looking to invest in some nice perfume from a cruelty free brand, this is not the one. Ellie Saaab tests on animals and it's not vegan either, in case you're wondering!

12. Elizabeth Arden

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Another brand that sells its products in countries where animal testing is mandatory. Elizabeth Arden may claim to be cruelty free and not rely on animal testing methods - yet continue to sell in countries like China. It's down to the consumer now to decide whether they want to stick with this brand or not.

13. Gillette

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Gillette is owned by Procter & Gamble (P&G), which is not considered to be a cruelty-free company. However, in recent months, P&G has been working to develop and implement alternative testing methods, in order to minimise the use of animal testing moving forward.

14. Got2be

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No longer considered cruelty free, this brand which is owned by Henkel sells in China. This fan favorite brand has received some heat from consumers and even though it does offer some vegan products, it doesn't seem enough for a lot of people who have since decided to stop using this brand.

15. Head & Shoulders

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PETA lists Head & Shoulders as an animal testing brand so is not a cruelty-free brand even though it claims to be. When it comes to buying from brands that are cruelty free, you really need to do your research, because when it comes to these big brands...they LIE.

16. Kenzo

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Not only does Kenzo use leather, wool, down and exotic animal hair in their clothing products, but when it comes to their beauty line they also show no slowing down when it comes to the use of animal testing. In fact, Kenzo is rated 'not good enough' overall.

17. La Mer

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Owned by Estee Lauder, this luxury makeup and skincare brand conducts animal testing where the law demands it. They do offer some vegan products but are not-cruelty free certified and a lot of their top quality ingredients can be found in cheaper high street brands - that are cruelty free!

18. Kerastase

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Owned by L'oreal, this brand claims to have no tested on animals, however, research shows that some of the ingredients they use in their products are still tested on animals and still sell in countries where animal testing is required by law.

19. Lancome

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This well-known luxury brand is popular for both it's makeup and fragrances, yet it still tests on animals. Lanome's official testing policy is full of very ambiguous information pointing straight to the fact that it has no interest in moving away from animal testing.

20. L'Oreal

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The biggest beauty conglomerate in the world supports animal testing - it also still sells in China and supports it's mandatory testing laws. And if you're wondering about it's subsidiaries, brands like NYX, CeraVe, Redken, Garnier and Maybelline are all under that umbrella.

21. MAC Cosmetics

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MAC actually used to be cruelty free in the past but aren't anymore. Owned by animal testing-friendly giant, Estee Lauder, MAC now tests of animals and has been selling in the Chinese market since 2005. The Canada-based makeup brand has spread it's wings all around the globe.

22. Neutrogena

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Owned by Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena is available all over the globe, including China where they make 'no exceptions' to it's testing policies. Neutrogena has not been cruelty-free since this year, so when you think the world is progressing, think about some of the biggest brands in the whole world who are chosing to do the wrong thing.

23. Nars

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You may think Nars' soft matte concealer is the holy grail, but Nars parent brand, Shiseido has not been cruelty free since 2017 and his since been selling in the Chinese market since 2022. Both MAC and Nars have one thing in common - they used to be cruelty free brands who did a complete U-Turn.

24. Pat McGrath Labs

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The award winning British brand has become one of the most popular makeup brands of all time, with the world becoming obsessed with her 'Golden Revolution'. However, MUA Pat McGrath's brand is not a vegan brand and it also tests it's products on animals. Sadly, the brand denied in-house animal testing in 2017 yet couldn't provide a clear answer on ingredient-levels.

25. Sephora collection

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Sephora's in house brand, Sephora collection is definitely not cruelty-free and has been involved in testing by suppliers or third-parties. Its not 100% vegan and Sephora sells where testing is mandatory by law. After announcing that they would no longer be selling mink eyelashes as of 2020, Sephora took a u-turn when announcing they would be sell products in mainland China.

26. Shiseido

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Brand like Dolce & Gabbana fall under the 'Shiseido' umbrella - another brand that isn't cruelty free in the high-end makeup world. A French animal rights group revealed that Shiseido's labs mistreat genetically mutated rabbits. However, in 2022, Dolce & Gabbana stopped using real animal furs which is a small win!

27. Tom Ford

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Sadly, this designer brand does not disclose anything about it's testing online, you have to literally pester them to get any answers. When asked, Tom Ford Beauty says that they repeat the standard testing policy of Estee Lauder - a non cruelty-free brand which also isn't vegan.

28. Vaseline

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Vaseline is currently not cruelty free and it's also not vegan either. It's parent company Unilever is also not cruelty free and is involved in animal testing for its petroleum jelly. Vaseline doesn't hold a clear stance against animal testing on it's website either so their branding does not feature of leaping bunny logo.

29. Victoria Secrets

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Not certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny, VS's sprays and scents are testing on animals, and contain ingredients from animals, including beeswax and honey - big NO NO. Victoria Secrets do not meet any of the criteria, in fact, they're still very far off even though they say they're trying.

30. Yves Rocher

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The French pharmaceutical brand has not only stated that they're cruelty free when they're not, but they also claim to be vegan. Although some of their products are actually vegan, they often miss sell products. Founded in 1965, this brand is still one of the most popular French pharmacy brands around.

31. Arm & Hammer

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You might have only know that Arm & Hammer do baking soda, but did you know that they also do deodorants with a baking soda base? Either way, Arm & Hammer isn't a cruelty-free company, and that's because its parent company tests on animals, as do its suppliers.

32. Aussie

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The brand Aussie is most notable for that bright purple packaging. They've also made recent attempts to go cruelty-free, but it doesn't look like they're fully there yet. They made a statement that their adult products would no longer use animal testing, but the kids or infant products will still be tested on animals.

33. Avon

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Avon is one of those brands everyone knows - sort of a household name, growing up knowing the 'Avon lady' was at the door. Sadly, they're not completely cruelty-free - although they have made attempts to lessen their impact on animals, they still deal with third-party vendors who test on animals.

34. Benefit

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Benefit is a brand that does claim to be cruelty-free, and that their products are not tested on animals. The thing with this is, although the Benefit employees themselves may not test on animals, the company pays third-party vendors to test their products and sell in China, which means they can't be 100% animal testing-free.

35. Blistex

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Blistex is a lip balm we all know about - most of us have probably used it at some point in our lives. It's the go-to for a lot of people with chapped lips, but it's also not cruelty-free. Blistex sells its products in China, which means it's knowingly having third-parties test its products on animals.

36. Calvin Klein

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When you think of companies that might test on animals, you probably don't think of Calvin Klein first - because of their reputation for designer clothing and underwear lines. But they also do fragrances - and these fragrances are claimed to be vegan-friendly, but their products are sold in mainland China.

37. Clairol

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Clairol is well known for its bold hair color, as well as other beauty products, and the company does say that it's cruelty-free. However, Clairol has its products tested on animals to sell in mainland China - and while they may not test themselves, they pay third parties to do so.

38. Clean & Clear

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Anyone acne prone or in their teenage years has reached for Clean & Clear at least once! Their products are well known - but they also test on animals. The company has spoken about how they're worked to have an alternative to testing on animals, but they still test when it's required by law.

39. Burberry

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Burberry is known for its expensive designer clothes, but it also has a huge range or perfumes and colognes that a lot of people buy and love for their strong scents. Unfortunately, these fragrances are not considered cruelty-free because Burberry's products are sold in China.

40. Axe

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Axe is a staple for body spray and deodorant, especially for young men! There's a sense of nostalgia with Axe, after all. This company claims to be cruelty free, but the reality is that their products are sold in China, which means they're pushing their products in a market that requires animal testing.

41. Clearasil

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Clearasil is another well-known brand for skincare in the realm of spot treatment and acne-prone skin. But Clearasil is actually owned by a company that continues to conduct animal-testing, and Clearasil also sells its products in China, so will be tested on animals due to regulations.

42. Elixir Perfume

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Elixir Perfume is a fragrance line that is parented by the well-known brand, Clinique - and Clinique is a brand that tests on animals indirectly. The Elixir perfumes may be popular and pleasant, but you can find many cruelty-free fragrances as an alternative to this brand.

43. Fendi

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Fendi is very well known for its fashion products and leather goods, but it also sells fur products and fragrances which aren't cruelty-free. They test their products (and their ingredients) on animals, and they push their products to sell in the Chinese market - which means they aren't cruelty free.

44. GlamGlow

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GlamGlow cosmetics is a beauty company that is owned by Estee Lauder - and GlamGlow cosmetics is unfortunately not cruelty free! They sell their products in China, and they pay for their products to be tested in a third-party Chinese lab, as per the regulations.

45. Ivory

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We mentioned that the company Proctor & Gamble wasn't cruelty free - and Proctor & Gamble is also the parent company of the soap brand, Ivory. Both Ivory and Proctor & Gamble test their product ingredients on animals, as well as the post-market stage to sell in China.

46. Jo Malone

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Jo Malone doesn't clearly state is policy on animal testing - which means it probably isn't cruelty-free. Most companies would want to state explicitly that they don't test on animals. Jo Malone's parent company is also Estee Lauder, and their products sell in China.

47. Coppertone

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Coppertone is not a cruelty-free company, and neither is its parent company, Bayer. Both of these companies sell their products in China, and Coppertone has made it clear that they continue to test on animals for their ingredients as well as their finished products.

48. Mary Kay

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Mary Kay is a multi-level marketing company with lots of different products popular with consumers. But its consumer base also includes China - so even if Mary Kay says it does not test on animals in any other country, it still has to adhere to the animal testing regulations in China.

49. Estee Lauder

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Estee Lauder has been mentioned many times on this list of being the parent company of many different animal-testing brands - and Estee Lauder itself is not cruelty-free. They are doing some work to go cruelty-free, but at the moment, they still sell products in China.

50. Max Factor

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Max Factor is another very popular beauty brand, selling a range of products - but their actually doubly problematic, because not only are they not cruelty-free (they sell their products in China and go through the regulated animal testing) they also use palm oil in their products.

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