Cruelty-Free Beauty

Recently, I decided to quit eating meat. This wasn’t a dietary decision, as it was an ethical decision. Along with this decision, I started to think about other areas of my life where this ethical spectrum could apply.

The beauty industry is no stranger to testing on animals. However, we are in 2017 now and one would hope that animal testing is a thing of the past. How ignorant I was with that thought.

I did some research and discovered that there are still so many beauty brands (big names too) that are NOT cruelty-free.

This week I wanted to share with you the beauty brands that are cruelty-free and the unfortunate (and surprising) ones that are not.

CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS

  • Kat Von D
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Urban Decay
  • Too Faced
  • Milk Makeup
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Milani
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Makeup Geek
  • Glossier
  • Colourpop
  • Tarte
  • Bite
  • The Balm
  • Nyx
  • Wetnwild
  • Natasha Denona
  • IT Cosmetics
  • Becca Cosmetics
  • Cover FX
  • Dose of Colours
  • Marcelle
  • Essence
  • Bareminerals
  • Nudestix
  • Buxom
  • Ardency Inn
  • Ardell
  • Chinaglaze
  • Dr. Dennis Gross
  • Aveda
  • Drunk Elephant
  • Drybar
  • House of Lashes
  • Jouer
  • Mario Badescu
  • Morphe
  • Murad
  • Ole Henricksen
  • Ouai
  • RCMA
  • Tatcha
  • The Honest Company
  • Josie Maran
  • OCC
  • Fenty Beauty
  • Sunday Riley
  • Stila
  • Juice Beauty
  • Butter London
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Huda Beauty
  • Oh So Pretty Cosmetics

NOT CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS

  • Avon
  • Almay
  • Benefit
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Burberry
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chanel
  • Chapstick
  • Cle de Peau
  • Clinique
  • CoverGirl
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Estée Lauder
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givenchy
  • Guerlain
  • L’Oreal
  • Lancôme
  • MAC
  • Make Up For Ever
  • Mary Kay
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • OPI
  • Pat McGrath
  • Rimmel London
  • Revlon
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • Sinful Colors
  • Sephora (brand)
  • Tom Ford
  • Tony Moly
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Algenist
  • Aveeno
  • Avene
  • Bioderma
  • Biotherm
  • Bliss
  • Boscia
  • Caudalie
  • Cetaphil
  • Clarins
  • Clarisonic
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Coppertone
  • Dermablend
  • Dr. Brandt
  • Dr. Jart
  • EOS
  • Eucerin
  • Fresh
  • Garnier
  • Glamglow
  • Jurlique
  • Kiehl’s
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • La Roche Posay
  • Lubriderm
  • Mederma
  • Neutrogena
  • Nivea
  • Noxzema
  • Nuxe
  • Ojon
  • Olay
  • Origins
  • Peter Thomas Roth
  • Ponds
  • ROC
  • Rembrandt
  • Simple
  • SK-II
  • St. Ives
  • Vaseline
  • Vichy
  • Yves Rocher
  • Alberto V05
  • Aussie
  • Bumble and Bumble
  • Clairol
  • Fekkai
  • Got2b
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Herbal Essences
  • Joico
  • John Frieda
  • Kerastase
  • Matrix Essentials
  • Natural Instincts
  • Nexxus
  • Nice ‘n Easy
  • Pantene
  • Redken
  • Rogaine
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Suave
  • Sunsilk
  • TRESemmé
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • Balenciaga
  • Bvlgari
  • Christina Aguilera Perfumes
  • Coach
  • Donna Karan
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Escada Fragrances
  • Gucci Fragrances
  • Hugo Boss
  • Jo Malone
  • Lacoste Fragrances
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • Michael Kors
  • Missoni
  • Ralph Lauren Fragrances
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Kenzo

So needless to say I am disgusted by the length of this list of brands that are not cruelty-free and even more disgusted how many well-known brands are on that list. In this day and age, there is no need to test on animals!

Also, did you know that if any brands sell in China, animal testing is required? Check out this infographic to understand China’s laws on animal testing:

This means that some of the companies listed above are not cruelty-free solely because they sell their products in China.

Which companies?

So, what can we do?

  1. I believe knowledge is power. I work in the beauty industry and I am ashamed to admit that I did not know how many beauty brands (whose products I use on the reg) test on animals.
  2. Try and find alternatives! If you love a concealer from Clinique or L’Oreal, try out a Nyx one instead (I love the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer !)
  3. Write to the companies! Tell them you will no longer be using their products because of their unethical practices. And provide them some information like this article from PETA: Alternatives to Animal Testing.

This has given me some serious things to think about and now I need to make a decision going forward. My goal is to transition to only products that are 100% cruelty-free! Nothing will change if we continue to purchase from these brands. Hopefully one day, they will all be cruelty-free (and that China will change their laws)!

Now that you know, how do you feel about using these products? Will you continue to use them? Let me know!

That’s Y!

Note: I found this great website that lists the cruelty-free brands and brands that are not cruelty-free for an array of products! Check them out here: Cruelty Free Kitty
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s