PSA To Brands Who Test on Animals
While we constantly feature brands who are vegan, natural, and cruelty free, we don't often discuss the brands who don't. Today, we're calling out some of our favorite brands who test on animals and asking why. Keep reading below for more information on the harm of animal testing and some of your makeup and skincare brands who are testing on animals. (We have also included brands who have decided to sell in China where animal testing is required by law. While they themselves do not test on animals, they are still allowing it to happen.)
The level of cruelty that many animals face under cosmetic testing is unbelievable, yet it's joked about and ignored by so many brands and consumers. Rabbits are shaved down to bare skin and product is applied to see if the product will be irritating to human skin. Often, especially in skincare tests, these products can chemically burn the animals and their only relief is to be killed. Other animals such as monkeys, mice, dogs and cats are also subject to these cruel experiments when there are humane alternatives thanks to technology.
Animal testing and cruelty is not a need, it's a choice.
Below are the brands who have made the choice to harm and kill animals to test their cosmetics.
We ask them to stop stop this level of cruelty when it’s morally, and ethically wrong and when their are safer alternatives than harming these animals. Make the change in 2018, pull out of China and out of animal testing.
Chanel, YSL, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Burberry, Guerlain, Dolce & Gabbana, Cle De Peau
Majority of these brands, aside from those parented by L'Oreal are active animal testers, not just Chinese sellers.
Caudalie, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Jo Malone, La Mer, Lancome, Peter Thomas Roth, Shiseido
Like the above, many of these test on animals in addition to being sold in China.
Benefit Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble, Clinique, Dr. Jart, First Aid Beauty, Fresh, GlamGlow, L'Occitane, Laura Mercier, NARS, NUDESTIX, Origins, philosophy, Makeup Forever
This is where a lot of the brands don't test on animals themselves, however they do sell their products in China where animal testing is required by law. Brands like Laura Mercier and NARS used to be cruelty free, but decided the Chinese market was more important than cruelty free status.
MAC, Covergirl, Rimmel London, Neutrogena, Garnier, L'Oreal, Revlon, Almay, Chapstick, Burt's Bees, Max Factor, Maybelline, OPI, Sephora Brand, Tony Moly
It's so sad that one of the biggest cosmetic brands in the world, MAC cosmetics, tests on animals where required by law. Along with L'Oreal, they claim that they do not test on animals and are "leaders in the movement to end animal testing globally. To this end, we are proud to partner with IIVS (INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES) to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods worldwide." However, they continue to sell their products in China and support animal testing there.
Check out some of our other posts for brands who don't test on animals and alternatives to your favorite brands.