Companies That Don’t Use Animal Testing

**NOTE** Italics marks policies which have been confirmed by email. All others can be found on the website. For brands part of parent companies, the policies may be listed under the parent companies. Parent companies are shown in parentheses. To see the statements, go to the “Email Confirmation” or “Website Confirmation” pages. * marks brands who are owned by parent companies that test on animals, but do not test themselves {P} shows brands approved by the PETA (these statements have also been included, check confirmation lists as normal) {B} shows brands approved by the BUAV/Leaping Bunny Organization { (these statements have also been included, check confirmation lists as normal)

8×4 (Beiersdorf)

A England

Acure Organics {P} {B}

Adidas (Coty Inc.)*

Adolfo Dominguez (Puig)*

Aesop {P}

Afterglow Cosmetics {P} {B}

AG Hair Cosmetics {P}

Agape & Zoe Naturals {P}

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Puig)*


Alba Botanica {P} {B}



Andre Walker Hair

Andrea Garland

Annemarie Borlind {P}

Anthony (Anthony Brands) {P}

Antonio Banderas (Puig)*


Armour Beauty

ArtDeco Cosmetics


Astor (Coty Inc.)*

Aubrey Organics {P} {B}

Aveda (Estee Lauder)* {P}

The Balm

Ban (Kao Brands)*

Bare Escentuals (Shiseido) * {P}

Barry M


Bath and Body Works {P}

Bdellium Tools

Beautiful Curls by Alaffia

Becca Cosmetics


Biggs and Featherbelle {P}

Billy Jealousy {P}

Bite Beauty


The Body Shop (L’Oreal)* {P} {B}

Boscia {P}

Bottega Veneta (Coty)*


Brooklan Tree {P}


Brown Bag Botanicals {P}

Burt’s Bees (Clorox)* {P} {B}

butter LONDON

Buxom (Bare Escentuals)

C. Booth (Freeman Beauty)

C. O. Bigelow {P}

Caldrea {P} {B}

Carolina Herrera (Puig)*

Carmex {P}

Carol’s Daughter {P}


Cattier Paris


Charles Worthington (PZ Cussons Beauty)

Charlotte Tilbury

Cheeky Cosmetics {P}

Chopard (Coty Inc.)*

CLEAN Perfume (Fusion Brands Inc.)

Coastal Scents

Coco Allure Nail Polish

Collection 2000

Comme de Garcons (Puig)


Conscious Skincare {P}

Couture Color

Cover FX {P}

Crabtree & Evelyn {P}

Daniel Sandler



Deborah Lippman


Dr. Dennis Gross {P}

Dr. Hauschka {P}


DuWop Cosmetics {P}

EcoTools {P}

Eddie Funkhouser

Edward Bess

Egyptian Magic {P}

Elemental Herbology


ELF Cosmetics {P}

Ellin Lavar Textures (Freeman Beauty)

Elixir Lacquers

Elizabeth and James 

The Elixery {P}

ella+mila {P}


Emma Jean Cosmetics

Enchanted Polish

EO {B} {P}

Erno Laszlo {P}

Essence Cosmetics

Eucerin (Beiersdorf)

Exuviance (NeoStrata Company)


FACE Atelier {P} {B}

Face of Australia

Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Figs & Rouge

First Aid Beauty

Florena (Beiersdorf)

Flower Beauty

Formula 10.0.6

Freedom Makeup

Freeman Beauty {P}

Fudge (PZ Cussons Beauty)

Fusion Beauty (Fusion Brands Inc.)

Gabriel Cosmetics {P} {B}

Giovanni Cosmetics {B} {P}


GOSH Cosmetics {P}


Goldwell (Kao Brands)*

Grandma Stelle’s (Anthony Brands) {P}

Green & Spring

Guhl (Kao Brands)*

Hansaplast (Beiersdorf)

HARE Polish

Harvey Prince

Hildegard Braukmann

Hourglass Cosmetics {P}

I Love… Cosmetics


Illuminaire Cosmetics {P}

IMAN Cosmetics

Ingenue {P}



IT Cosmetics {P}

It’s a 10 Haircare {P}

J.R. Watkins {N}

Jack Black {P}

Jane Iredale {P}

Jane Cosmetics {P}

Jean-Paul Gaultier (Puig)*

Jergens (Kao Brands)*

Joan Collins Beauty

John Frieda (Kao Brands)*

Josie Maran {P}


JUARA Skincare {P}

Juice Beauty


Kate Sommerville

Kate Spade

Kenra Kiton (Estee Lauder)*

The Konjac Sponge Company {P}

Korres (Johnson & Johnson)*

Kryolan {P}

L’Anza (Davexlabs)

La Prairie (Beiersdorf)


Laura Geller

Laura Mercier (Gurwitch Products)

Lavanila Laboratories {P}


Le Labo {P}

Lee Stafford

Lime Crime {P}


Lipstick Queen

Lise Watier

Little Owl Soap

Living Proof 

Liz Earle {P} {B}



Make Up Store

Makeup Revolution


Mango (Puig)* {P}

Manhattan Cosmetics (Coty Inc.)*

Marc Anthony

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Mario Badescu

Massimo Dutti (Puig)* {P}

Mehron {P}

Melt Cosmetics

Melvita {B}

MeMeMe Cosmetics

Michael Todd Organics

Miss Sixty (Coty Inc.)*

Miss Sporty (Coty Inc.)*

Misslyn (ArtDeco)



Molton Brown {B}

Mother Mabel’s

Motives Cosmetics

Murad {P} (Davexlabs)


Mrs. Meyers Clean Day {B}

MyFace Cosmetics

Nails Inc


Napoleon Perdis

Nature’s Gate {P} {B}

Neal’s Yard Remedies {B}

NeoStrata Company

NEST Fragrances

New York Color/NYC (Coty Inc.)*

Nip + Fab

Nivea (Beiersdorf)

Not Your Mother’s

Nubar {P}

NUDE Skincare

NYX {P} (L’Oreal)*

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Ole Henriksen


Organix {P}

Origins (Estee Lauder)*


Oscar Blandi


Pangea Organics

Paul Mitchell {P} {B}

Paula’s Choice {P} {B}

Payot (Puig)*


Perricone MD {P}


Physicians Formula {P}

Pin-Up Balms {P}

Pink’s Boutique

Pour Le Monde Parfums {B} {P}

Psorant (NeoStrata Company)

Psssst! (Freeman Beauty)

Pur Minerals {P}


REN Clean Skincare

Rene Furterer

ReVive Skincare (Gurwitch Products)

RGB Cosmetics

Rita Hazan


Royal Apothic

Sally Hansen (Coty Inc.)*

Sally Hershberger

Sanctuary Spa (PZ Cussons)

Sarah Jessica Parker (Coty Inc.)*

SBT Skin Biology Therapy (Beiersdorf)

Scotch Naturals

Sean John (Estee Lauder)* {P}

Senna Cosmetics

Sexy Hair

Shakira (Puig)* {P}

Shaveworks (Anthony Brands) {P}

Skyn Iceland {P}

Sleek Makeup

Slek (Beiersdorf)

Smashbox (Estee Lauder)* {P}

Soap & Glory

SpaRitual {P} {B}


Sportman (Puig) *{P}

Stargazer Cosmetics


St. Tropez (PZ Cussons Beauty)

Studio Gear

Supergoop! {P}

Surratt Beauty 


Tarte Cosmetics {P} (Kose)*

Tata Harper Skincare {P} {L}


Thierry Mugler

this works


Tocca Beauty

Too Faced {P}

Topshop Beauty (Arcadia Brands)

Ulta Brands


Urban Decay {P} {B}

Vapour Beauty {L}

Victoria’s Secret {P}

Victorio & Lucchino (Puig)* {P}

Vitesse (Puig)* {P}

Vivienne Westwood (Coty Inc.)*


WEN by Chaz Dean

Wet n Wild (Markwins) {P}

W. S. Badger {P} {B}

Yasou Skin Care

Yes to {P}

Youngblood {P}

Zara (Puig) {P}



Zuzu Luxe (Gabriel Cosmetics) {P} {B}

88 thoughts on “Companies That Don’t Use Animal Testing

  1. Hi, i love reading your reviews and that you have a cruelty free blog. Thank you for this list, but why isn´t Bourjois in it? I´ve read on other sites it’s against animal testing…

    • Hi Chrissy,

      This is by no means a comprehensive list, as I get my information from the companies directly rather than through a third party like PETA. I have just checked the Bourjois website and they do not test on animals.

      Thanks very much for letting me know!

      • Hey, Bourjois say on the website that they don’t test on animals but they’ll sell in mainland China.

    • Dear Paula,
      I have not been able to find a policy directly from Jil Sander. I would guess that this is because it is originally a fashion label, and they have completely left the development of their fragrances to Coty. I have found the privacy policy for Coty through one of their other brands, Astor, unfortunately the main site did not have a statement. The statement on the Astor website did vouch for the whole of Coty, through. If you go onto the ‘website confirmations’ page of this blog and go to the Coty section you should be able to see the statement that I found.

      Hope this helps, if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask!

  2. Excellent posting! Good to see someone that knows
    what they are on about and can produce readable content for us
    readers. without a doubt looking forward to your next article.

  3. Hello, I have just found your blog and as I am in the process of reviewing all my cosmetics to be completely cruelty free, I have found it very useful. It is so difficult to get a straight answer from some companies. I have noticed 2 mistakes on your list, of which I am sure because I have exchanged emails with the companies in the past couple of days: Caudalie and L’Occitane are both now selling in China and therefore performing animal testing.
    Thanks again for your help,
    Best wishes,

  4. Hi. I don’t know if you are aware of this but Sephora maintains a Chinese website. A large variety of brands sell on the Sephora Chinese website, including Sephora brand itself – making Sephora brands NOT cruelty free but tested on animals. You can see which brands are sold on the Sephora Chinese website by going to the Sephora home page, scrolling down to International, and when the international page appears click on China. All brands in the scroll down brand box are written in both Chinese and English so you can see first hand which brands are being sold on the Sephora Chinese website. Alternatively, you could just go t Also, Benefit Cosmetics has its own Chinese website as well.

  5. Hello and thanks for this list!

    I’m wondering if you email these companies directly or if you just check the websites like you did for Bourjois? I’m just not certain I can believe what these companies are saying on their websites, they would do anything to cover their butts. For instance, L’Oreal states more than once on their website that they’ve supposedly stopped testing on animals since 1989 – or are building it down – or are not testing on animals at all except in 1% of ingredient trials – so which is it, L’Oreal?! They also recently bought into the Chinese market, so undeniably they will start testing on animals (again?).. It’s just so hard to know what to believe, and I’m not sure we can trust what these companies put on their websites! Please don’t misunderstand me, I’m very grateful for the effort you put into this list, but want to be sure – just like everyone else – that these companies are truly 100% animal-cruelty-free.

    • Hi! So of course you can never know for sure that a company doesn’t test, but putting a policy on their website does make them somewhat vulnerable if they actually are testing. I’m not entirely sure what legal action, if any, could be taken against them if they were to post false information like that, but the hope is that the possible consumer backlash if they were to lie would keep them honest. I hope this answers your question!

    • Hi Shadya,

      Coty is not, to my or Wikipedia’a knowledge, owned by L’Oreal. It is it’s own parent company, with it’s own listing on the NYSE, and have stated that they do not test on animals. They have acquired Unilever’s fragrance brands, is that what you were thinking of? The PETA has not commented on this company, either to say that they do test or don’t test.

      I hope this helps!

  6. This really needs to be updated as many of those brands have expanded into China and therefore now are performing animal tests such as Bobbi Brown, Nars, Smashbox, MAC, Estee Lauder

  7. Hi! Thank you for this helpful list. I don’t know if you have an updated list already on your site but I saw that Stila and Boscia have changed their policies such that their products use animal testing. Also, Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal now so the parent company isn’t cruelty-free.

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  9. Very helpful. When you update to reflect brands being sold in China, you should add Koh Gen Do and Mineral Fusion to the list. Both great brands!

  10. Thank you for your effort! However, I find this list to be a bit misleading. Coty does test on animals. This is an excerpt from their website:

    ‘The only exceptions are the very few countries where, by law, the regulatory authorities require us to submit our products or ingredients to them for testing on animals as a mandatory part of their regulatory protocols in compliance with their local regulations. In these countries we regularly communicate directly with the authorities and try to convince them to accept the validity of the results of alternative non-animal testing methods. We accede to mandated testing by the authorities on animals only as a last resort.’

    You can find all the brands under Coty on the following link:

    In addition, Kao Brands and Biersdorf (owns Nivea) are also guilty of cruelty. Nivea is sold in China where animal testing is MANDATORY for such products.

    This is all he information I have. There might be a lot of other brands on your list that are infact, not cruelty free. I urge you to update it and also request all readers to do a thorough research before purchasing!

      • Dear Lilla,
        The easiest (and most up to date) verification is that both these brands sell their products in China (you can check their regional websites). Apart from that, I found this (although outdated, but supported by their recent activity ie, selling in China) statement from Kao Brands:

        ‘We do offer our products in China although we continue to endorse no animal testing of our products. We closely examine all ingredients and products before they go on the market to ensure that all products meet the safety expectations outlined in the PCPC Consumer Commitment Code, US FDA and EU regulations, and many other recognized regulatory agencies. Additionally, current plans do not include the use of animals in the development of new products.

        Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that our ingredients used have been tested on animals prior to our use.’


        Hope this was helpful!

  11. Hi, Lilla. Thank you for this list. RE the companies who cave to sell in China or the companies that are acquired by companies that sell in China–it seems like it changes every day! I was a proud customer of Urban Decay until I happened to read that they were just recently acquired by L’Oreal. Boo! I’m glad Tarte, Too Faced, NYX, and ELF are holding out. Anyway, the poster who provided the link to Sephora China was helpful. Here is the direct link to the list of companies selling through Sephora China:
    Also, I just can’t grasp how the same companies that sell in the EU (where animal testing has been outlawed) also sell in the U.S. (where there are still no laws banning animal testing) and China (where animal testing is required). How often do they test? On each shipment into China? Thanks!

    • I don’t know exactly, but i assume they have separate production and testing facilities for the different markets. So the product to be sold to the European market are produced in European labs and are not tested on animals, while the product destined for the Chinese market are produced and tested somewhere outside the EU. Hope that helps!

    • The law allows them to obey whatever laws of the country they sell. If they are required to have their products tested in China, then they can have their products tested in China and still be “cruelty free” for the EU market. For more information go to Also, products are NOT REQUIRED to be tested in the US like they are in China so a company CAN sell its products in the US while being cruelty free. There are NO mandatory tests by the US government. All cosmetic companies that test in the US do so voluntarily for their own reasons – the US government does not force them to do so.

  12. I don’t even know where to begin because I see a TON of brands that sell in China and test by law. Laura Mercier and Stila and Aveda now test to sell in other countries- i think those two are the most common knowledge. Google both and the words “no longer cruelty free”. Stila admitted it on Twitter, Avon admits it on FB…
    I realize that this list must be very old and not updated in a long time, so if you ever get around to it…the easiest way is to type in every brand with the words “not cruelty free” to get any updated results.

  13. Just checked the list as of 8 2014 and saw at least 8 companies that DO test. Will it be updated soon? Stila and Laura Mercier and Rimmel def sell in China to name a few and Tarte was sold to Kose who tests. No time to name them all, but hate to see anyone read the list and buy these cosmeticss. I always tell people to do their OWN research bc these lists can change to outdated so fast but people tend not to bother looking themselves.

    • Rimmel and Stila do test, thank you for notifying me. However, I have run a fairly thorough check and cannot find anything except someone else’s outdated blog post that links Laura Mercier to animal testing. I have all the places I checked listed in my newest post, if I have missed something please let me know.

      Once again, thank for your your input!

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  15. The company Johnson & jonhon doesnt own the company korres. J&J was only the company which sell the korres cosmetics in america(because its a greek brand).they had a contract for some years but now korres has his own shops in america…so the korres cosmetics arent animal tested, just for some years j&j was their intercessor.
    Sorry for my english:)
    Great list!

  16. Hi, Thank you so much for this list. Just reading the comments, it must be so time consuming for you to keep it up to date! Seems like the companies are chopping and changing all the time! I’m definitely bookmarking this page on my phone though for when I next go shopping. x x

    • Hi Lia! Unfortunately, Apivita does seem to. If you go to their About section on their site, under the “Effective” section they state that they use both in vitro (non-animal) and in vivo (animal) testing. Sorry!

  17. Hello! This list is very helpful, but aren’t Guerlain, Christian Dior, Inglot and Keune cruelty free too? I read some reviews that say they are but I’d love to double check. Also I have questions about Makeup Forever, K stars, Yves Saint Lauren and Givenci, please and thanks 😀

    • Guerlain and Christian Dior might be, but I havent been able to completely verify this. Givenchy is another iffy one, I will look into it. Inglot and Keune I haven’t looked into. Make Up Forever and Yves Saint Laurent I believe are not cruelty free

  18. Hello, my favourite brand is Make Up Store and I was pleased to find out(from their website) that they are cruelty free, and I didn’t see it on this list or any other lists, it also doesn’t show up on the Peta website as do not isadora and artdeco which is odd. I have tried looking for other sources saying Make Up Store is cruelty free but I haven’t found any. Also Peta just doesn’t seem to know anything about European makeup brands, which are mostly cruelty free as I’m pretty sure it’s illegal in the EU.

    • Yeah, I think the reason PETA doesn’t have an many EU-only brands is because they are a US-based organization. For that I recommend Leaping Bunny. Animal testing for cosmetics is illegal in the EU, but there are brands sold in the EU that still test cosmetics for other markets.

  19. Hi! I appreciate your website! C:
    I just wanted to add that I have recently read a post on Bath body works. Bath body works stated something along the lines that- “They do not test on animals, but if the law required them to test new ingredients they would”. I just wanted to put this out there for any one who is uncomfortable with that. I personally don’t agree with it.
    The author who posted on the subject said they directly contacted Bath body works and that was their answer.
    Here is the source!:

  20. Bourjois has its shops in China (look at google map), hence they test on animals. Because of this, I need to disregard the whole list as I don’t know what criteria you’ve chosen to make the decision…

    • Thank you for letting me know! Im sorry you feel you must disregard everything because of one mistake. The criterion i go by are actually clearly stated at the beginning of the main list, and the whole point of this blog is that I share all the information I know with you, through the various statements pages.

    • It seems to me that Bourjois only sells in Hong Kong, which is not subject to the same mandatory testing as Mainland China is. If you could send me a link showing where the stores in China are, that would be most helpful. Otherwise, it does not seem like Bourjois is selling in China and therefore will remain on the list.

  21. Thank you a lot! Your list is very helpful. There is too many wrong list. To find a reviewing one is amazing! I’m from China. I’m very glad to tell you, since June 30,2014, animal testing on beauty products for human use is not necessary any more. But there’s a long way to go for prohibiting it! I am writing a Chinese list for company doesn’t test on animals and turn to find more Chinese Brand Cruelty free.This is my essey. May I use your list in my essey?

    • So I think what has happened here, is that the section about testing only when required to do so by law is from Coty’s statement, not Miss Sporty’s. I could be wrong, but it doesn’t look like Miss Sporty sells outside of Britain, which means that legally their products can’t be tested on animals because of the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics. If that’s the case, I think it’s up to you to decide whether you want to buy it or not, judging on whether the parent company tests or not.

  22. Hey!! I am doing a research on my own and I was not able to have an answer form Batiste. You state you have an email reply, can we see it please? I’ve heard they say they do not test on animals but when you try any product with Cruelty Cutter app it says it is not safe.

    Please let me know!! Thank you very much!!

  23. You’re so interesting! I don’t believe I’ve truly read through anything like that before.
    So good to find somebody with a few unique thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one
    thing that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

  24. This list was really useful for lowering down my options for cosmetics, etc, so thank you for making it!! However, I did some of my own research and found out that Biersdorf do actually test on animals. Although they claim that they don’t on their website, they sell in China, where it is legally required that products and/or ingredients are tested on animals before being sold there. Also, Superdrug’s own brand should be added to this list, as they are brilliant and are BUAV approved 🙂

  25. Also, Nivea is tested on animals because it is sold in China. I will come back and comment if I find out any more companies that claim not to but do.

  26. Hi there

    Can you tell me the parent companies for the below?

    Gosh Cosmetics
    Lime Crime
    Paul Mitchell

    Also do you know anything about Eyelure or Concrete Minerals?


  27. Thank you so much for your research. Companies change all of the time. It must be so hard to keep up with them. I appreciate your continued investigation for this site and the helpful information from others who are actually helping by researching for themselves and not criticizing if something hasn’t been updated yet. Just reading through the comments from people, it kills me how rude some of them can be. If you have current knowledge then share it, don’t be impolite.
    Thanks again!

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