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.
O.S. Scoop Away Scrubbing Bubbles Shout Soft Scrub Spray ’N Wash Static Gaurd Sunlight Swiffer Tilex Windex Laundry Comfort Downy Purex Suavitel Tide Woolite LIKE THIS POST? If you want to keep up with cruelty-free beauty updates, enter your e-mail below to join our newsletter! You’ll get a free updated list of cruelty-free brands that you can save for later or print. Further ReadingSee Also: Friends Of The Valley Animal Shelter
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Away from a jungle of rain-washed pines and junipers spearing the recent blueness in the Florida sky, ran a little, tawny-haired boy. His bare feet, extending from his overalled legs, crackled from the fallen palmettos. He leaped into the air, flinging his arms towards a flock of white doves circling over him.
If three lakes nearly next door to one another can break most of the "rules", then what do you think of those "rules"? SECRETS OF LAKES and PONDS Now that you have an idea if your water is a pond or a lake and you may have a few ideas of how it was formed, what should you do next? We are firm believers in the power of observation; we also believe in taking a break once in a while. People who are good observers and thinkers have become very successful because they have practiced the skill of seeing things, then thinking about them to solve problems.
A pond is a great place for children to become curious and to develop their power of observation and critical thinking skills. You can practice this skill out by your pond. We suggest you take a break and just go sit by your pond and enjoy it for a while. If you sit quietly we think you will begin to see some pretty incredible things start to happen. While animals may scurry away when you first sit down, if you stay there for a half hour or so, you will see all sorts of things poking their heads back out and carrying on their every day business of survival.
Keep an eye on the shallow water. Fish will reappear. You may see a dragonfly crawl out of the pond during the summer months. Beaver and muskrat are common along ponds and streams. Mink and otter are seen along ponds and lakes that are rich in fish life. Crayfish, salamanders and newts will commonly crawl right along in front of you in the shallow water. Watch these animals. See if you can figure out what they are doing and why they are doing it.
Notice the plants along the pond edges and in the water. There are many shapes, textures and heights. Each of these plants is specialized for a specific area of the pond edge. Each plant serves some function to other plants and animals as well. See if you can notice any patterns to where certain types of plants are growing. See if the plants under the water look and feel any different from the tall plants that grow several feet above the pond surface.
Ask yourself why these differences exist. After stretching your patience as far as you can by sitting quietly, go ahead and touch. Reach into the pond and turn over a few rocks and sticks. See what is crawling on the "other side of the pond": the part of the pond life that lives down in the dark cracks between the rocks. A whole other world exists in the dark side of the ponds. Some of the most biologically productive land on Earth is the wet land next to a pond, lake or stream.
You will probably observe more species of plants and animals here than anywhere. Because of this richness of life, it is important to consider the long term health of these special places. It is also important to protect them because people love these sort of natural spots. Some people will be tempted to take animals home from the pond. Do this only after spending several trips to the pond to observe all the aspects of the natural environment.
Then if you really want to take that frog home, first build a bit of a puddle out in the yard and wait for it to begin to look like the pond where you want to get your frog. Do not be surprised if the frog beats you to your pond though! As the saying goes "if you build it, they will come". Animals are always on the lookout for new neighborhoods to move into. They are complimenting your pond if they think it is natural enough that they choose to move there.
If nothing moves in, then you need to improve your habitat offering to the wild things. PRESERVING LAKES and PONDS Now that you understand more about where your pond came from and how valuable it is, you may be more interested in keeping your lake, pond or stream healthy. Ponds and Lakes are especially vulnerable to pollution; even more so than streams. Ponds and lakes are great big sponges for excess nutrients and pollution.
They can also have a difficult time dealing with heavy loads of nutrients generated from areas of intense human use, such as cities. Streams have the luxury of having a lot of oxygen which is necessary to break down excess vegetation and sludges formed by decaying plants. This is because many streams are constantly falling and tumbling which mixes oxygen from the atmosphere in with the water. Ponds and lakes are not so fortunate.
During the long days of summer, a lake or pond will produce great quantities of oxygen because plants produce oxygen as a by-product of their growth, which is known as photosynthesis. There is a price for this oxygen production in still waters. When the water cools, the sunny days of summer turn cloudy and when temperatures drop, plant growth starts to slow. Plants then begin to die-off during autumn.
At this point all of the bacteria and fungi take over and try to clean up all this mess of plants. They need to breathe oxygen to clean up the dead plant material. All of the oxygen produced during summer is now rapidly being consumed. If this happens vigorously enough, an entire lake can run out of oxygen and die! Plants need nutrients to grow. The best way to keep your lake or pond healthy is to keep the excess nutrients out of the water.
This will allow the pond to clean itself without running out of oxygen because there is only a small fraction of the plants that have to be cleaned up. Generally speaking there are two very important nutrients that make a lake unhealthy when they cause the lake to produce too many plants. These are Nitrogen and Phosphorus. One or the other will become the limiting nutrient that will cause plant growth to stop when it is not in sufficient supply.
While there are generalities to be drawn as to which of these nutrients is the limiting nutrient on a regional basis, we have seen examples where the limiting nutrient shifts back and forth within a single stream/lake complex! It is best to consider both Nitrogen and Phosphorus due to the complexities of the natural environments. One always needs to look downstream to see the impact of your actions.
PROTECTING LAKES and PONDS So how can you keep excess nutrients out of the pond lake or stream? An ounce of prevention is usually worth much more than a pound of cure in this case. The idea of creating stream, lake or pond buffer plantings around the edge of the water is very popular and productive. Preventing nutrients from flowing down storm sewers is a good way to prevent pollution. Washing a car at a car wash that recylces water instead of washing a car out on the street also helps.
Healthy water supplies during dry months also help keep the aquatic environment clean and healthy. Capturing rain water from a roof and running it through the small pond in your yard will help slow the surface runnoff and allow more water to seep into the ground. This ground water then emerges into the streams on a much more even basis instead of flooding the local lake. It also cools the water which provides a better environment for cold water fish like trout.
Reusing water also helps save the environment. Something as simple as not running the sink while you are brushing your teeth may seem like such a tiny factor, but if you measure that water, then multiply it by the number of people who live in your county, city or town, then multiply that by 365, you will begin to see the power of small acts. See if you can identify other ways to save water by reusing and conserving.
As Biologists we are building a healthy business by creating wild habitats while saving water at the same time. We think you can do this too! There are further resources in our web site to educate and help people live with and improve their local environments. Our Invasive Species Page discusses the positive aspects of encouraging native plants and animals. At the end of each day, we smile because we have helped nature a little bit today.
You can do the same thing at your home. We think you just might have fun doing it too! If you scroll down a bit more, you will see a little cyber aquatic environment we created for your entertainment. SPRING CREEK'S ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS Spring Creek's efforts to improve our environment See how you can assist our environmental efforts without spending money. BOOKMARK US Add our website to your favorite bookmark list on the net or on your computer here: This helps get the message out so more people can see thoughtfully designed man-made ponds and lakes can be naturally beneficial.
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