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These beauty brands don’t test on animals

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A guide to some of the best cruelty-free makeup brands that don’t test their cosmetics on animals.

While many can see the reasoning behind testing life-saving medication on animals, it’s hard to argue the same for the sake of a new eyeshadow or moisturiser.

Though it’s illegal under European (and New Zealand) law for cosmetic brands to test their products on little fuzzy creatures the same is not the case around the world.

Contrary to what we think, the majority of beauty lines we see lining the shelves of big cosmetics stores have gone out of their way in recent years to move towards cruelty-free production. Not only does it benefit them because animal trials are imprecise and expensive, but let’s be honest it’s a PR disaster that’s hard to justify.

Nonetheless, discovering if a brand is against animal testing for beauty products can be difficult. Though animal testing has been banned on all cosmetic products in the EU since 2004 (New Zealand added a change to the animal welfare bill in 2015 banning all animal testing of cosmetics) and all of their ingredients since 2013, that’s not the case globally. Some countries require animal testing before the product is taken to market, which means some brands aren’t fully cruelty-free. And, to make it murkier, most of the components that go into contemporary beauty products were probably tested on animals before the 2013 deadline.

We’re not here to name and shame, but to inform. So, next time you’re wandering around the beauty, haircare and skincare aisles asking yourself does this brand or that test on animals you’ll have a definitive answer. Whether you chose to buy with these brands or not, at least we’re all a little more informed now.

 

 

Aesop

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Ardekk

Australis

Aveda

bareMinerals

Batiste

Beautyblender

BECCA

Benefit

Bioré

Bite Beauty

Blinc

Bondi Sands

Bumble & bumble.

Butter LONDON

Cacharel

Carmex

Ciate London

Cloud 9

COLAB

Collection Cosmetics

Colourpop

Coola

Cover FX

Dermalogica

Designer Brands

Diesel

Dr Brandt Skincare

Dr Dennis Gross

Dr Hauschka

Dr Teal

Drunk Elephant

E.L.F.

Essence Cosmetics

Essie

Eve Lom

Eyeko

Formula 10.0.6

frank body

Fudge

Garnier

Georgio Armani Beauty

Glossier

Hourglass

Illamasqua

Inglot

Inika

Jane Iredale

John Frieda

Karen Murrell

Kérastase

KEVIN.MURPHY

Kiehl’s

KMS

KOH GEN DO

Kylie Cosmetics

L.A. Girl

L’Oréal Paris

L’Oréal Professionnel

La Prairie

Lancôme Paris

Laura Geller

Le Labo

Lipstick Queen

Living Proof

Lush

Makeup Geek

Malin + Goetz

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Mario Badescu

Matrix

Maybelline

Mellow Cosmetics

Milani

ModelCo – selection of products

Models Own

Molton Brown

Moroccanoil

Murad

NARS

Nivea

NYX

Olaplex

Oribe

Original & Mineral

Palmer’s

Perricone MD

Pixi

Pure Fiji

Pureology

R+Co

Ralph Lauren Fragrances

Real Techniques

Redken

Ren

RevitaLash

Revlon Professional

RMS Beauty

Rosie For Autograph

Schwarzkopf

Sisley

Skin Laundry

Sleek MakeUP

Smashbox

St Tropez

Stila

Sukin

Sunday Riley

Tanya Burr Cosmetics

Tarte

The Body Shop

The Brow Gal

theBalm

Too Faced

Ultraceuticals

Urban Decay

Viktor & Rolf

WellCo

Yes To

Yves Saint Laurent

Zoella Beauty

This article first appeared on the Thedebrief.co.uk
Photo: Getty Images

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