The following list consists of companies that DO test on animals. Its main source is PETA, and I’ve supplemented it with my own research. I’ve organized the brands by category but you’ll notice that most of these brands are owned by a few big corporations. These corporations are L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight, Unilever, and Dial/Henkel.
These companies all have poor ethics when it comes to animal testing, and are making no efforts to change their policies. There are however two exceptions, the first one being Colgate-Palmolive, which have agreed to gradually change their policy. PETA currently lists Colgate-Palmolive as “working toward regulatory changes to reduce the number of animals used for testing”. This does NOT mean the company is or will be cruelty-free in the near future! It’s only a small step in the right direction, and the company still DOES test on animals at this point.
The second exception consists of a few select brands. While in most cases, brands that are owned by companies that test on animals are not cruelty-free, L’Oreal is one of the few companies to own brands that have kept their ethical stances and have remained cruelty-free under the ownership. The same goes for Burt’s Bees (now owned by Clorox but still cruelty-free) and Tom’s of Maine (Colgate-Palmolive).
All the brands mentioned on this list, however, do test on animals. Please note that this list is not exhaustive. This list only includes companies that claimed they test on animals at some point, or sell in China; there are many other companies who remained silent about their animal testing policy. Makeup To find brands that aren’t tested on animals, please refer to my Guide To Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands (link opens in a new window).
Almay Artistry (Amway) Avon Benefit Bobbi Brown Borghese Burberry Calvin Klein Chanel Chapstick Cle de Peau Clinique CoverGirl Demeter Dior Dolce & Gabbana Estee Lauder Flirt Giorgio Armani Givenchy Guerlain Helena Rubinstein L’Oreal Lancôme MAC Make Up For Ever Mary Kay Max Factor Maybelline OPI Pat McGrath Prescriptives Rimmel London Revlon Shiseido Shu Uemura Sinful Colors Sephora (brand) Tom Ford Tony Moly Yves Saint Laurent Skincare Algenist Ambi American Beauty Aveeno Avene Avon Bain de Soleil Bioderma Biotherm Bliss Boscia Caudalie Clarins Clarisonic Clean & Clear Clearasil Coppertone DDF DHC Dermablend Dr.
Brandt Dr. Jart Dr Sebagh EOS Eucerin Fresh Garnier Gatineau Glamglow Good Skin Labs Grassroots Jurlique Kiehl’s L’Occitane La Mer La Roche Posay Lab Series for Men Lubriderm Mederma Neutrogena Nivea Noxzema Nu Skin International Nuxe Ojon Olay Origins Oriflame Osiao Peter Thomas Roth Piz Buin Ponds ROC Rembrandt Sephora brand Simple SK-II Skin ID St. Ives Vaseline Vichy Walgreens Yves Rocher Hair Products Alberto V05 Aussie Bumble and Bumble Clairol Fekkai Got2b Head & Shoulders Herbal Essences Hoyu Joico John Frieda Just for Men Kao USA Kerastase Matrix Essentials Mizani Natural Instincts Nexxus Nice ‘n Easy Pantene Physique Redken Rogaine Schwarzkopf Sebastian Professional Soft & Beautiful SoftSheen Suave Sunsilk TRESemmé Vidal Sasson Soap and Bath Dial Dove H2O Plus Irish Spring Ivory Johnson’s Lux Purpose Shower to Shower Softsoap Wella Fragrance Acqua Di Parma Aramis Balenciaga Bvlgari Cacharel Christina Aguilera Perfumes Cire Trudon Coach Donna Karan Dunhill Fragrances Elizabeth Arden Escada Fragrances Gucci Fragrances Hugo Boss Jo Malone Lacoste Fragrances Marc Jacobs Fragrances Michael Kors Missoni Odin Ralph Lauren Fragrances Tommy Hilfiger Viktor & Rolf Kenzo Toothpaste & Oral Care To find dental care brands that aren’t tested on animals, please read my post HERE (link opens in a new window).
Aim Aquafresh Close-up Colgate Crest Listerine Mentadent Pearl Drops Reach Scope Sensodyne Signal Deodorant Arrid Axe Dry Idea FDS Lady Speed Stick Mitchum Deodorant Old Spice Right Guard Secret Soft & Dri Speed Stick Teen Spirit Ultrabrite Feminine Hygene Always Carefree Femfresh o.b Tampons Stayfree Razors and Hair Removal Bic Corporation Braun Gillette Co. Nair Schiek Veet Other/Personal/Household 3M Acuvue Arm & Hammer Band-Aid Hill’s Mead Off Pampers Puffs ReNu Savlon Vaseline Vicks Pet food For more information about animal testing in the pet food industry and to find brands that aren’t tested on animals, read my post HERE (this opens in a new window).
Blue Buffalo Iams Hill’s Science Diet Pedigree Purina Friskies Natural Balance Whiskas Eukanuba Sheba Bakers Complete K.Y. Cleaning Air Wick Ajax Armor All Calgon Clorox Dermassage Drano Easy-Off Ever Clean Fabuloso Fantastik Febreze Finish Formula 409 Fresh Step Glad Glade Green Works Joy Kaboom Liquid Plumr Lysol Melaleuca Mr. Clean Murphy Oil Soap Nature’s Source Old English Oomph! Oust OxiClean Palmolive Pine-Sol Pledge Raid Renuzit Resolve Rid-X S.
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Chanel is one of the most well known fashion companies in the world hands down. Chanel is a privately held brand under Chanel S.A. (I believe Chanel S.A. emerged when Chanel began acquiring subsidiaries). This website lists some of Chanel S.A.'s subsidiaries as Eres swimsuit company and Holland and Holland Guns. Obviously Chanel is not historically a cruelty free company in regards to its fashion lines.
The company's Autumn 2010 line did get publicity for featuring faux fur creations (I do not know about their particular line, but a lot of "faux fur" is not regulated and contains dog and cat hair), but I don't think much has changed besides this one incident. This post will just be focusing on Chanel's perfume and makeup animal testing policies. Chanel's posted animal testing statement can be found on their official website here under the Fragrance and Beauty tab.
For me, it leaves much to be desired because it does not bring up the possibility of commissioning third party testers nor does it specify whether animal tests are done or not done on both finished products and ingredients. I forgot to save a copy of the email I sent to them on July 19, 2011 but I inquired about all the above issues I had. July 21, 2011 Thank you for taking the time to contact Chanel.
Chanel does not use animals for product testing.Product testing on animals may be carried out by ingredient suppliers in the case of some raw materials (that are used in other industries as well as the cosmetics industry), but only when there are no other, so-called alternative , substitute methods available that could guarantee consumer safety.This is why the prohibitions listed in the European Cosmetics Directive are planned to come into force in 2013 at the very latest, the date on which suppliers will have to stop such tests.
This prohibition will therefore become effective gradually as ECVAM, the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods, validates alternative methods to replace testing on animals.We are, of course, in favour of these measures, and are, moreover, very involved within the perfume and cosmetics industry in financing major research projects that examine alternative testing methods to replace testing on animals.
Thank you for your interest in CHANEL. I am personally unhappy with this response. While I did receive an answer about ingredient testing, there was no information about third party testing. I had already suspected this since many companies simply say "Chanel does not test on animals." instead of saying "Chanel does not test on animals, we pay X Laboratories to do so for us." I think they threw a lot of information into the email that I didn't ask for in an attempt to move my attention from Chanel to ingredient testers.
Chanel is obviously not an animal friendly company, but some people seem to think they do not participate in animal testing. The money you give them will be used to obtain fur for their fashion items (remember even faux fur isn't a safe option) or to buy ingredients that are tested on animals. I will not be buying anything from Chanel.