Beauty Brands That Test On Animals

Makeup Brands That Test on Animals

I've spoken about the practice of socially conscious spending and it's something that I remain committed to because I just feel better about supporting brands that align with my values. This is a minor and easy way to be an ethical and morally responsible consumer.  As well as avoiding beauty companies with questionable ethics and business practices, I've also been conscious of staying away from brands that still test on animals. 

It's sad that in this day and age, animal testing on skincare and beauty products is still so prevalent. Even though regulations on animal testing for cosmetic products have become stricter, a good number of major brands continue to test on animals, despite claims of cruelty-free practices, to compete in markets that don't restrict animal testing. It doesn’t matter how a company chooses to say they support animal rights and claims to be cruelty-free, if they sell their products  in a country that legally requires animal testing, they are actively choosing to support the practice. I found this list from Cruelty Free Kitty to be extremely helpful when I cleaned out my makeup and beauty stash and will use it as a guide when I shop in the future. I'm glad I've never been particularly enamored with any of the major luxury beauty brands because most of them are all up there. The accompanying article details their business practices and exactly how they're not cruelty-free.

Something we don't lack now is choice and with all the skincare and beauty brands out there these days, it’s never been easier to choose cruelty-free brands and products that do not support animal testing. Being informed is power and if animal rights is an issue that is important to you, there are plenty of cruelty-free and vegan brands that you can support instead. if you're not sure if a brand is cruelty-free, it's pretty easy to research. PETA’s Cruelty-Free list is another helpful resource.

Do you try to shop cruelty-free?

Graphic: Cruelty Free Kitty


Jackie Harrison said...

It does not surprise me so many brand lie and have us believe other wise. I'm looking toward natural products more and more for this reason and others less chemical better for our environment and animals. Thank you for putting this out to the public.

R's Rue said...

Thank you for sharing. I did not know.

Lovely said...

Thanks for this list! It will help me shop responsibly.

Luda Tischenko said...

Great informations

Ivana Split said...

Yes, big brands often claim to be cruelty free and sustainable, but when one does the research, one finds they just shipped their production to other countries.

Rakhshanda chamberofbeauty said...

Thanks for sharing, It's really shocking that these so-called high end and famous brands still do it with innocent animals. They always claim to be cruelty-free. I am looking for natural, organic, chemical and cruelty-free products.
Love <3

Hena Tayeb said...

Thank for sharing. I am trying to make sure I buy more cruelty free and clean products.

Emmylou said...

Ack! So disappointing that to this day, these companies still do this....and some of them are (or were) my fave too:( The good thing is that since this whole pandemic thing happened, I haven't really bought makeup. I will definitely do more research and avoid these companies from now on.

Mica said...

Wow, amazed (and saddened) by how many big brands are on this list! Good to see not all the brands I use are on this list though :)

Hope your week is off to a good start :)

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