ENG August 14, 2021
Look through the current list of makeup brands that test on animals to see if your favorite brands are cruelty-free or not. Makeup brands who test on animals are mostly sold in countries where animal testing is still required by law.
China is a lucrative market for makeup brands and there is a lot of money to be made from a country with such a huge population.
Animal testing results often don’t translate well to humans because our systems work differently. Scientists have come up with alternative testing methods that involve in vitro testing, and computer-modeling techniques (in silico models) which don’t involve animals and are often cheaper and quicker to implement.
Unfortunately, the current laws surrounding animal testing in mainland China require brands to test their products on animals. Beauty brands that test on animals most often pay for animal tests to be carried out on their products.
Some cruelty-free brands are owned by parent companies that conduct animal testing. Avoid these brands if you are a purest and don’t want to indirectly support a parent company paying for testing on their products.
Many cruelty-free shoppers choose to support cruelty-free brands owned by parent companies that carry out testing because they believe it sends a message to these companies that cruelty-free products are desirable and profitable.
What makeup brands test on animals? The list of cosmetic brands from A-Z will help guide you in making more ethical choices when shopping for makeup products.
This list includes brands that manufacture makeup products like foundation and concealer, eyeliner and mascara, lipstick and liquid lipsticks, lip gloss, lip liner, blush, eyeshadow, color correctors, highlighters and face and body paints.
DOLCE & GABBANA (COTY)
|CLINIQUE (ESTEE LAUDER)
|BOBBI BROWN (ESTEE LAUDER)
|CLE DE PEAU
|M.A.C. COSMETICS (ESTEE LAUDER)
ORIGINS (ESTEE LAUDER)
|GIORGIO ARMANI (L’OREAL)
|MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES
|MAX FACTOR (COTY)
|HELENA RUBINSTEIN (L’OREAL)
|MICHAEL KORS (ESTEE LAUDER)
|WET N WILD
TOM FORD (ESTEE LAUDER)
YVES ROCHER USA
|SINFUL COLORS (REVLON)
YVES SAINT LAURENT
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