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Grey Area Brands & Brands That Test on Animals

Grey Area Brands & Brands That Test on Animals

Because you asked me to bring it back, here’s my list of grey area brands and brands that test on animals. Visit my searchable cruelty-free brands list for cruelty-free makeup brands!

Grey Area Brands

These are brands that state they do not test, but that they can’t guarantee their suppliers are telling the truth. They’re brands I don’t feel comfortable buying from. However, you may want to buy from them and that’s ok! 

  • Malin+Goetz – says they’re cruelty free but can’t guarantee their suppliers don’t test.
  • Morphe – said they didn’t want to be pigeonholed into any particular market segment and declined to answer questions about cruelty free status
  • Mr. & Mrs. Pompadour – says their finished products are cruelty free but can’t guarantee their ingredients are cruelty free.
  • O’Keeffe’s – won’t guarantee their suppliers.
  • Tigi / Bedhead (says they don’t test but the suppliers of suppliers can’t be guaranteed)
  • Temptu – their ingredients may not be cruelty free and they don’t ask for documentation from their suppliers.

Companies That Test On Animals

Some companies that are NOT cruelty free

  • Aerin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Algenist (sells in China)
  • Almay
  • Amazing Cosmetics (sells in China)
  • AmorePacific
  • Anna Sui (sells in China)
  • Aveeno
  • Avon (sells in China)
  • Avon Mark
  • Balencia
  • Banana Boat
  • Batiste (says except where required by law. Had a bizarre phone call with them.)
  • Bath & Body Works (no longer cruelty free, really upset by this, 10/12/2014)
  • Belif (selling in China)
  • Benefit (sells in China)
  • Bio-Oil
  • Biotherm (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Bioderma
  • Blvgari (sells in China)
  • Bobbi Brown (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Boscia
  • Bumble & Bumble (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Burberry (sells in China)
  • Calvin Klein (sells in China)
  • Caudalie (sells in China)
  • CeraVe (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal, see their response.)
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • CK One Color(sells in China)
  • Clarins (sells in China)
  • Clarisonic (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Clinique (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Coach
  • Coppertone
  • Curel
  • Darphin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Dermablend (tests in China)
  • DHC
  • Diesel (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Dior (sells in China)
  • Dolce and Gabbana (sells in China)
  • Dove (owned by Unilever, sells in China)
  • Dr. Brandt (sells in China)
  • Dr. Jart+ (sells in China)
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • EltaMD (tests where required by law)
  • Eos (sells in China)
  • Erno Laszlo (sells in China)
  • essie (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Estee Lauder (sells in China)
  • Eucerin
  • Fresh
  • Flirt! (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Garnier (owned by L’Oreal, no longer selling in China)
  • Giorgio Armani (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Givenchy (sells in China)
  • Glam Glow (sells in China)
  • Goodskin
  • Gucci
  • Guerlain (sells in China)
  • H20 (sells in China)
  • Hada Labo Tokyo
  • Herborist
  • Hugo Boss (sells in China)
  • I Make You Beautiful (not cruelty free)
  • Inneov (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Issey Miyake (sells in China)
  • Jergens
  • Jimmy Choo (sells in China)
  • Jo Malone (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • June Jacobs Spa Collection (sells in China)
  • Jurlique (sells in China)
  • Kenzo (sells in China)
  • Kerastase (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Kose (sells in China)
  • Kiehl’s (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • L’Occitane (sells in China)
  • L’Oreal (sells in China, “L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”)
  • La Mer (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • La Prairie
  • La Roche-posay (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Lab Series (sells in China)
  • Lancaster (sells in China)
  • Lancome (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Laneige
  • Lipstick Queen (has stated they will start selling in China as of 2017)
  • Lolita Lempicka (sells in China)
  • Lubriderm
  • MAC (sells in China)
  • Make Up For Ever (sells in China)
  • Mamonde
  • Mary Kay
  • Matrix (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Maybelline (owned by L’Oreal)
  • MD Formulations
  • Mederma
  • Menard Sp
  • Mizani (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Mont Blanc (sells in China)
  • Mother Dirt
  • N. Y. C. (New York Color) (owned by Coty)
  • NARS (decided to start selling in China and testing on animals)
  • Neutrogena
  • Nivea
  • Noxzema
  • Nu Skin
  • Obagi
  • OGX
  • Ojon (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Olay (sells in China)
  • OPI
  • Origins (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Osiao (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Paul & Joe Beaute
  • Paco Rabanne
  • PanOxyl
  • Peter Thomas Roth (sells in China)
  • Philosophy
  • Physiogel (said they couldn’t answer my questions because I don’t live in Singapore)
  • Phyto (sells in China)
  • Pond’s
  • Prada (sells in China)
  • Prescriptives (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Ralph Lauren (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Redken (owned by L’Oreal) (this makes me sad that they test because I LOVED their products.)
  • Revlon (sells in China)
  • Rimmel
  • RoC
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Rodan and Fields
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sampar (sells in China)
  • Sebamed (sells in China, lost Leaping Bunny Certification)
  • Sephora House Brand (individual brands not sold in China may be cruelty free)
  • Shiseido (sells in China)
  • Shu Uemura (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Simple
  • SkinCeuticals (owned by L’Oreal)
  • St. Ives
  • StriVectin (sells in China)
  • Tom Ford (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Tweezerman (sells in China)
  • Valentino (sells in China)
  • Vaseline
  • Vera Wang (sells in China)
  • Versace (sells in China)
  • Vichy (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Victoria’s Secret (no longer cruelty free)
  • Wei (sells in China)
  • Wet n’ Wild (selling in China)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)

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