Animal Testing


Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in outdated product tests for cosmetics, personal-care products, household cleaning products, and even fruit juices. Although more than 1,100 companies have banned all animal tests forever, some corporations still force substances into animals’ stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. These tests are not required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results—even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you.


Fortunately, scientists have developed sophisticated product tests that are faster, cheaper, and far more accurate than blinding and poisoning tests, which were developed in the 1920s. Human cell cultures and tissue studies (in vitro tests) and artificial human “skin” and “eyes” mimic the body’s natural properties, and a number of computer virtual organs serve as accurate models of human body parts.

Please vow never to buy products from companies that use animals. It’s easy—just check out our lists of companies that do and that don’t test on animals. You can even show your commitment by signing our Pledge to Be Cruelty-Free!
Remember to support only compassionate charities when you write that end-of-the-year check! Some health charities ask for donations to help people with diseases and disabilities yet spend the money to bankroll horrific experiments on dogs, rabbits, rats, mice, primates, hamsters, pigs, ferrets, frogs, fish, guinea pigs, sheep, birds, and other animals. Instead of ravaging animals’ bodies for cures for human diseases, compassionate charities focus their research where the best hope of treatment lies: with humans. They understand that we can improve treatments through up-to-date, non-animal methods, and they fund only non-animal research, leading to real progress in the prevention and treatment of disease.
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Brands That Do Not Test On Animals

100% Pure Elemis Nude Skincare
AcneFree Elizabeth Arden NYX Cosmetics
Ahava EltaMD Ole Henriksen
Alba Botanica Eminence Organic Skin Care Paula’s Choice
Algenist Epicuren Discovery PCA Skin
Almay Erno Laszlo Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals
Aloette Eucerin Peter Thomas Roth
Alpha Hydrox Eve Lom Pevonia Botanica
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Exuviance by NeoStrata philosophy
Aquanil First Aid Beauty Physicians Formula
Arbonne Free & Clear Prevage
Aubrey Organics fresh Principal Secret
Avalon Organics Giorgio Armani ProActiv Solution
Aveda Givenchy Makeup Pürminerals
B. Kamins, Chemist gloMinerals RapidLash
Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals) Green People Ren
BeautiControl H2O+
Beauty Without Cruelty Hourglass Cosmetics Rimmel
Becca Illamasqua Rodin Olio Lusso
Benefit Invisible Zinc Sally Hansen
Bioelements Isomers Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Carmindy
Bio-Oil Jane Iredale Sephora
Biore Janson-Beckett Cosmeceuticals Serious Skin Care
Blinc Jason Natural Sheer Cover
Bliss Jergens ShiKai
Blistex Josie Maran Cosmetics Shiseido
Blue Lizard Juice Beauty Simple
Boots Jurlique International SkinCeuticals
Borghese Kate Somerville SkinMedica
Boscia Kiss My Face Skinn by Dimitri James
Brazilian Peel Korres Natural Skyn Iceland
Burt’s Bees Laboratoire Remède Sonia Kashuk
Cargo Lacura St. Ives
Carol’s Daughter Lancer Dermatology St. Tropez
Caudalie Paris Stila
CeraVe Laura Mercier Stridex
Chantecaille Lorac StriVectin
Clarins Lumene Studio Gear
Clarisonic Lush Tarte Cosmetics
Colorescience PRO Mally Beauty Tend Skin
Coppertone Marcelle The Body Shop
Cover FX MD Formulations Three Custom Color Specialists
Decleor Miracle Skin Transformer Too Faced
Derma E Murad Trader Joe’s
DERMAdoctor MyChelle Dermaceuticals Ultraceuticals
Dermalogica N.Y.C. (New York Color) Urban Decay
Desert Essence NARS Victoria’s Secret Cosmetics
DHC NeoCeuticals by NeoStrata Wet ‘n’ Wild
Dr. Brandt NeoStrata Wonderbar
Dr. Denese New York NeoStrata Canada Yes To
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Nia24 Yves Rocher
Dr. Hauschka Nivea Zia Natural
DuWop Nivea Visage International ZO Skin Health
e.l.f. Cosmetics

Brands That Test On Animals

American Beauty Flirt Origins
Avage Garnier Nutritioniste PanOxyl
Aveeno GoodSkin Labs Pond’s
Avita L’Occitane Purpose
Avon L’Oreal Paris Refissa
Avon Mark La Mer Renova
Banana Boat La Prairie Retin-A
Bobbi Brown Lab Series Skincare for Men Retin-A Micro
Botox Cosmetic Lubriderm Retinoids
Cetaphil M.A.C. RoC
Clean & Clear Mary Kay RoC Canada
Clearasil Maybelline New York Rodan and Fields
Clinique MetroGel, MetroCream, and MetroLotion SK-II
CoverGirl Neutrogena Smashbox
Darphin Paris Neutrogena Canada Tazorac
DDF – Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula Noxzema Vaniqa
Differin Nu Skin Vaseline
Dove Olay Vivité
Estee Lauder

Brands Whose Animal Testing Status is Unknown*

AmLactin Iman Patricia Wexler M.D.
AmorePacific iS Clinical pHisoderm
Artistry by Amway Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. Pixi
Avène JK Jemma Kidd Prestige Cosmetics
Barielle Kiehl’s Quo Cosmetics
Biotherm Kinerase ReVive
Black Opal La Roche-Posay Sea Breeze
Bremenn Research Labs Lac-Hydrin Serious Serum
Canyon Ranch LactiCare Shu Uemura
Cellex-C Lancome Signature Club A
Chanel Lise Watier Skin Care Sisley Paris
Cle de Peau Beaute M.D. Forte Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover
Dermablend Make Up For Ever Sothys Paris
Dior Mario Badescu Spectro
Dr. Jart Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford Trish McEvoy
Dr. Perry Mederma Vichy
Eau Thermale Avene Merle Norman Vincent Longo
Egyptian Magic Natural Advantage by Jane Seymour Wei East
EpiDuo Nerium AD Weleda
Gold Bond NP Set Yon-Ka Paris
Guerlain Obagi Yves Saint Laurent
Hydroxatone OC Eight Zeno
Hylexin Oxy

*A brand whose animal testing status is Unknown may mean that only their finished products are not tested on animals, or that they do not have formal agreements in place with their suppliers against animal testing