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Which Drugstore Makeup is Cruelty Free?

which drugstore brands are cruelty free

In search of the best cruelty free drugstore makeup and beauty products not tested on animals, what better place to look than the aisles of the drugstore where some of our most beloved and go-to products await. When a drugstore giant takes a stance in producing cruelty free product, it’s a pretty big deal. We were curious to see which of our favorite brand giants actually supported no testing on animals. The results may surprise you.

Drugstore Brands That DO Test on Animals:

tested on animals
Boooooooo! Don’t buy these brands.
  • Cover Girl  – From lash blast to lip shine, CG’s NatureLuxe and intense blasters are sadly tested on animals.
  • L’Oreal – There are other cosmetic brands out there that offer a similar true match philosophy, so we don’t need you. L’Oreal does test on animals.
  • Maybelline – Turns out the “Great Lash” is not that great. Maybelline does test on animals.
  • Neutrogena – We are disappointed that the #1 skin clearing brand takes a yay on the topic. Neutrogena does test on animals.
  • Revlon – Revlon does 3rd party testing on animals (selling in China) – Editor’s Note: 2/2014 – they have pulled out of China for financial reasons – waiting for confirmation that they are free of animal testing
  • Almay – Almay is owned by Revlon and does 3rd party testing (selling in China) Editor’s Note: 2/2014 – they have pulled out of China for financial reasons – waiting for confirmation that they are free of animal testing

Drugstore Brands That DO NOT Test on Animals:

not tested on animals
Woot! Bunny-approved brands!
  • Burt’s Bee’s(UPDATE: It has come to my attention that Burt’s Bees is now selling in China. They say they are not testing, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to avoid post-market testing – even if they were able to avoid a first-round of testing. I have removed them from my cruelty free list) You guessed it already! This earth-friendly skincare line totally supports no testing on animals. Power to the bees…. Err the non-stinging ones at least.
  • Physicians Formula – It seems like a no brainer that the skin sensitive cosmetic brand would be an advocate of not testing on our furry friends.
  • Wet ‘n Wild – My makeup must when I was a teen, Wet ‘n Wild makes a great product if you are looking to stretch your buck and feel good about yourself, since Wet ‘n Wild does not test on animals!
  • Milani is cruelty free and has shades for every skin tone!
  • Nuance by Salma Hayek (at CVS) has a large line of color cosmetics, skincare and nail polish – all cruelty free!
  • Also check out: ELF, NYX, Pacifica, PurMinerals, Napoleon Perdis, Flower Cosmetics, Kiss My Face

See a full list of cruelty free brands here.

Jessica Krznarc is the Beauty Editor-in-Chief of  MySocialbeauty.com and helps students find the right cosmetology school and beauty school to acquire their cosmetology license.

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  1. Thank you so much for this!! I won’t be buying my favorite mascara from Cover Girl or my favorite sun screen from Neutrogena anymore.

  2. Good to know! I just learned from you about CoverGirl. SUCH a bummer! CG and Maybelline need to fix themselves. I can live without the others.
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  3. Excellent post! Peta has a website that lists A TON of cosmetic companies that do and do not animal test. Worth taking a look at before you go out shopping!

  4. I had to reread this several times because I couldn't stop looking at the pictures. If you haven't convinced people by now, you never will!
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  5. Its very cruel to test the products on animals. that's why I use 100% natural products which need not to be tested on animals..

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  6. Thank u for this post. It's so sad that some of our favourite beauty brands are doing this. 🙁 🙁 I feel bad about the animals being tested.

  7. Do you mean cruelty free as in “no animal byproducts” as well? I’m vegan so it’s important to me that all my makeup is 100% cruelty free. I know ELF brand is.

  8. It's good to know which brands are cruelty-free so that we can make the beauty choices that best fit our beliefs!
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  9. Cute Bunnies!!Thanks for the information!!It really helps…
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  10. A great cruelty free makeup company is Duchess Cosmetics!

  11. Not all of these brands are strictly vegan. If you check out my cruelty free list, you can see which brands are vegan. It’s not comprehensive though. I recommend Leaping Bunny and Caring Consumer.

  12. The animals in the photos are very cute especially the bunny…Thank you for posting this and shared to us…

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  13. I was wondering if you take third party testing into account? I always thought Revlon and Almay participated in third party testing. I would love it if that was wrong. I miss Revlon's eyeliner. 😉

  14. To the best of my knowledge, they do not do any kind of testing. PETA’s Caring Consumer program requires their ingredient suppliers to be cruelty-free as well.

  15. I think my son will love this as a gift for him…Anyway, thanks for the idea you have given me then…
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  16. Don't forget the "Yes To" line. They are cruelty-free, affordable and very high quality!

  17. Hi
    I would like to know who owns Revlon?
    Like Estee Lauder owns MAC…

  18. The question is: Which cosmetic companies are cruelty free to humans? Meaning, who refuses to use harsh chemicals in their beauty products that are potentially hazardous to our health? Check out http://www.safecosmetics.org for a list of companies who have made the promise to keep cosmetics safe for HUMANS!

  19. One of the best International natural skincare and color cosmetics brand that is not tested on animals is Oriflame. I agree this is not a drugstore brand as it is only available through Oriflame Beauty Consultants. In case anyone is interested, feel free to contact me.
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  20. Many thanks for taking the time to contribute this it was rather good to read

  21. A great brand that’s cruelty-free is Hard Candy. [:

  22. Thank you for this info. After a decade of using Neutrogena, I will be switching TODAY to Almay or Physician’s Formula. I will also let Neutrogena know why I will no longer buy their products. Keep up the good work! {BTW, someone mentioned recently that Burt’s Bees company has reverted back to animal testing! Something to look into!}

  23. Thanks Deborah! Actually Almay is owned by Revlon who I recently discovered is selling in China. I’m assuming Almay is no longer CF either. 🙁 I hadn’t heard anything negative about Burt’s Bees. If you find anything – will you please send it to me? Figuring out what these companies are up to is a team effort! I appreciate your help!

  24. What about Milani? And Elf? I thought that they were both cruelty free?

  25. Yes Milani and Elf are cruelty free!

  26. Unfortunately, Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox. They say that they remain cruelty-free, which maybe true but know that Clorox (an animal testing corp.) Is indeed gettin g a cut of that money that you spend on Burt’s Bees.

  27. Darn. I just bought a eyeliner from Neutrogena and then checked here.

  28. Thank you for promoting a cruelty-free list. I’d just like to mention that Burts Bees products aren’t necessarily cruelty-free. Any product that contains beeswax or honey involves de-habitational effects on honeybees. **Honeybees are essential to life because they provide natural pollination. When you support products that contain honey or beeswax you are harming that natural process.** Please consider this information, thank you.

  29. I wish ELF sold their lipsticks at Target, along with their other products. I’ve only seen glosses, shines, etc there.

    On another topic, I’m sure you are all as anti-fur as me, so I want to spread the word that on QVC, the “faux fur”

    vendor, Dennis Basso, is a Real Fur designer in his other business. I’ve complained to them…. But maybe a few

    More letters could help.

  30. essence cosmetics is a European drugstore brand and they don’t test on animals either.They don’t send out for testing as well.Disappointed in Revlon,I’ve liked their products in the past but,no more.

  31. Watch earthling documentary.see what animal cruelty is.please quit buying products that promote this horrible action to make someone more money…..

  32. Just read Almay/Revlon’s position and I would use their products. Their issue is that they sell to countries that insist on animal testing…period. It’s the law, and those are the third parties who choose to test their products on animals. I have no problem with that. As long as they are selling product TO ME that wasn’t first used on animals, I don’t have a problem with their knowing other countries will test their product on animals. And Burts Bees may have changed now because Clorox bought them, and I am already hearing noise that they have changed some of the formulas and made them irritating. I do not trust Clorox to leave the product alone if they can squeeze a few more pennies out of a company that once earned a great reputation. I don’t go by PETA. I like to read for myself and from more than one source.

  33. burts bees is own by clorox. clorox who tests on animals

  34. Although Burts Bees is cruelty free, they are owned by Proctor and Gamble, who are notorious for animal cruelty and testing. Some Vegans and animal-friendly consumers may choose to continue using burts bees, but for those who choose not to give money to any cruel company, burts bees is a no-go. This is, of course, up to each individual to decide for themselves.

  35. I believe improving is a good thing but we should make sure no one is hurt. Just like living healthy and pretty without hurting our animals or anyone.
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  36. Do Not be complacent keep good morals in society by being part of a solution. Support the hard working small companies that use healthy ingredients and do not sell out for a dollar! My favorite lipstick/gloss is ECCO BELLA Favorite blush powders are by PUR MINERALS. Face powder or foundation by CARGO. Eyeliner by Illamasqua. Heavy day mascara by Hourglass or even Trish McEvoy. All of you gals that are concerned with the recent upswing of animal testing in China, just think that all of the companies that do it now were more than likely doing it all along for your fake tanner, body washes etc. So apply the cruelty free methodology to your whole household. For example try BIOKLEEN laundry detergent or SEVENTH GENERATION. Most of the companies that do not sell out to hurt animals are not going to sell out by using ingredients that would hurt You!

  37. Burt is no longer with us, so I am not feeling the loss of love or loyalty with the whole Proctor and Gamble parent company issue.

  38. Great information hypocrisy in fashion is back in a big way!

  39. Revlon now uses third party testing to be able to sell in China,

  40. NYX is cruelty free also =)

  41. The problem with your argument is that these companies know that their products will be tested on animals so they are most definitely responsible for this. These companies are already extremely wealthy and they are choosing more money over morals in sending their products to China. This is the issue most people buying cruelty free have with these companies. They are participants in animal testing by choosing to send the items to china, just like the companies who choose to use ingredients that require mandatory animal testing. Unfortunately PETA are also highly unethical as they are all anti-animal testing pro-vegan yet they have been caught euthanising healthy cats and dogs and lying about things like this. I loathe them

  42. Well if you’re vegan, you’re not going to use Burts Bees anyway because it uses beeswax. Vegans don’t eat honey or use bee products.

  43. I thought that ELF was made in China–doesn’t China require animal testing? I am confused.

  44. It doesn’t matter where the cosmetics are made – only where they are sold.

  45. Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox, who tests on animals. They make sure the Burt’s Bees products are cruelty free, but buying those products still supports the company.

  46. Nice point! Purchasing items from “generic” or sub companies who are really owed by giant companies who utilize the practice of animal testing has been a long time problem.

  47. How about FLOWER Beauty by Drew Barrymore?

  48. This is so helpful, as I usually buy my makeup at the drugstore. Could we maybe do a Canadian version that includes London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart?

  49. That would be great Emily – I will ask my Canadian blogger friends!

  50. Everyone must check out Lush cosmetics! I fell in love with their cruelty free products! Most are marked with a “v” for vegan!

  51. PETA has a long list of company’s they support for cruelty free products. They support them because the company’s purchase ingredients that are also cruelty free. Everywhere along the line has to be cruelty free. Check it out. The list is on their website.

  52. wow..so as long as its only half way torturing animals your ok? HUMMM.I think its called denial…so if a group of people or company ONLY participate in human trafficking but not here in the US and it doesn’t affect YOU tour ok? AHhh the lazy mans way os ACTING like they care…

  53. I will be so excited if Revlon and Almay go cruelty free since they’ve pulled out of China! Please keep us posted on this!

  54. aaaaactually Burts Bees is owned by a company that tests on animals. sooo i dont support it.

  55. Don’t forget anout NYX!

  56. Can you elaborate about PETA and their euthanizing of any animal.

  57. Dont forget Boo Bamboo and North American Hemp Co

  58. Sarah Rayner Hancock

    As mentioned, Burt’s bees is owned by clorox. The money purchased to buy Burts bees products easily goes back into the Clorox company.
    It’s all or nothing.

  59. Im glad you guys have a list like this cuz everytime I think a product is cruelty free I learn its not so I hope later don’t find out that they do actually test on animals I got bunnies and guinea pigs and when I look at those awful pics of those poor animals I don’t how they can do something like that I would never even think of doing any of that to my babies

  60. What about Essence? They’re cruelty-free too, right?

  61. I have extremely dry sensitive skin. I can’t use products with added scents or any of that nonsense. With that being said I’m switching over to cruelty free products and am having a difficult time finding an affordable tinted moisturizer. Does anyone have any suggestions, is too faced a good product to use?

  62. Look on Maybelline site- they no longer test on animals

  63. There’s no way that can be true. They sell in China and they have always been animal testers.

  64. It sucks that the only brand that offers true variety for me as a woman of color isn’t cruelty free :/

  65. Neutrogena doesn’t test on animals either

  66. Neutrogena is not cruelty free. 🙁

  67. There was a lot of news about Peta’s shelter. Their adoption/kill rate is beyond horrible. In their defense though, they do get mostly very ill, aggressive animals that other shelters won’t take. They also don’t apparently don’t make any attempt to make animals adoptable though.


  68. 🙁 I’m so sorry to hear that! Which brand are you referring to?

  69. Doesn’t Revlon own itself? And it owns Almay.

  70. Is Cetaphil cruelty free?

  71. I don’t think Cetaphil is cruelty free. 🙁

  72. Crueltyfree shopper

    On the L’oreal website they claim that their products or ingredients aren’t tested on animals, nor do they get another party to test on their behalf. Is that true?

  73. Which nail polishes are cruelty free? Thanks!

    See that fancy schmancy wording? ONLY CHINA “requires” animal testing. What that statement really says is “we try not to test on animals unless China tells us to.” Most brands, Estee Lauder (& their companies Mac, Bobbi Brown, Origins, Smashbox, etc,), L’oreal (& their companies like Maybelline & Lancome), CoverGirl (& other P&G companies like Pantene, head & Shoulders, OLAY, Tide, Downy,) all use a nearly identical statement designed & written by oober fancy lawyers who realize that most people only pay attention to the first portion of what they read.

    I know L’oreal even goes so far as to state they are 99% cruelty free or something silly that had me fooled for years!

  75. Wet ‘n Wild,
    I dont wear nail polish so its not my thing, but those are cruelty free brands who make nail polish as well as cosmetics.

  76. Ohh, Hard Candy & Flower too! (Both Walmart exclusives.) You can always google reviews on a certain brands polish & shades too!

  77. Trevor Beaudette

    ive been wondering the same! I must know the answer!!

  78. Trevor Beaudette

    So the L’Oreal product line and any other co L’Oreal owns does not test any of their products nor do they have a 3rd party do it for them, I had just called and this is a new thing they have just finalized in getting all the countries that sell and make their products to stop animal testing, it has been confirmed that yes at one point they did but they are now a clean non animal testing co.

  79. Thanks for doing research for us and putting together this list 🙂

  80. Trevor – I have not seen or heard any evidence that L’Oreal is cruelty free. Where did you see this?

  81. Yes thank you very much! I will definetly cross these brands off my shopping list AND my moms AND my sisters lists! I’m getting my friends on this wagon too! Shame on these brands!

  82. Hello! I just checked the PETA’s list of companies that do not test on animals… and it doesn’t have Milani listed. I’m just wondering, how did you know they are cruelty free? Thank you!

  83. Does EOS (evolution of smooth) test on animals?

  84. I believe EOS is cruelty free.

  85. Loreal stoped testing on animals 🙂

  86. No – they are still selling in China.

  87. why test on animals so sad

  88. thank you for this info, very helpful. I had one thing I had found, not sure how true- Burts Bees is owned by Clorox, which does test on animals, to my knowledge. 🙁

  89. Jen, did you include no tested ingredients as “cruelty free”. Thanks!

  90. I have found that Peta’s cruelty free list often includes companies that use animal tested ingredients, but that do not test the final product on animals.

  91. Has anyone ever heard of Arbonne ? It is a Swiss company that makes all of their products 100% vegan certified. So there is zero animals testing!!!
    I recently became a consultant just for the fact that they support being cruelty free… And the products are pretty great too 😉 lol.
    If your interested check it out!
    ID# 116501935
    And if you have questions, go to my fb page and send me a message! I would love to introduce you to Arbonne.


  92. good explanation

  93. Yes, Clorox bought Burt’s Bees. The parent company tests on animals, but Burt’s Bees does not. But by buying Burts Bees you are financially helping the parent company, so that’s the conundrum.

  94. L’Oreal sells their cosmetics in China, where it is mandatory to test cosmetics on animals.

  95. I’m from Canada and all the companies listed that do NOT test on animals I have never seen or heard of. I’m not sure what to do!

  96. too faced IS cruelty free…

  97. Yes To has a lot of products including tinted moisturizer. They also have specific formulas based on skin type. Yes To Cucumbers is for sensitive skin, but I believe the Yes To Grapefruit has the tinted moisturizer (CC Cream). http://www.yestocarrots.com/

  98. Shannon, I am the same way and I found that E.L.F.’s tinted moisturizer is AMAZING! It is only $3 too and you can find it at Target.

  99. Alba botanica – available at Walmart is cruelty free. They don’t make makeup up but they have cleansers and moisturizers and I believe a tinted moisturizer aswell.
    Flower- only available at Walmart- has tinted moisturizers and they are pretty good. Completely cruelty free and natural

  100. I’m wondering if anyone knows about cruelty free razors. It may sound odd but I any use the cheepy ones without moisture strips. I’m wondering about the ingredients used in the moisture bars on the good razors. I hope this doesn’t sound dumb.

  101. Hi Haley–You can order E.L.F. online. Here, they self ELF at Target (but I don’t know if there are Target’s in Canada). ELF is incredibly cheap, and honestly, surprisingly good. http://www.eyeslipsface.com

  102. Did you ever get the confirmation that Revlon/Almay is free of animal testing? I always liked Almay, and used Revlon too, before the China testing requirements came to be.

  103. Does Revlon/Almay still test on animals?

  104. Yes Revlon/Almay still tests on animals.

  105. So if a law was made to test on (torture) anyone who was left handed you’d be fine with it so long as it was ‘the law’? The laws of a country aren’t like the laws of physics you know…they are made by humans, can be changed by humans, if people stop supporting them financially.

  106. I found a cruelty-free brand in my local supermarket. Preserve is the brand. They use recycled yogurt cups for their handles and the refills are reasonably priced.
    I bought a razor from The Body Shop years ago, only for them to discontinue making refills about the same time I bought it. 🙁 I emailed them about it & they told me if I still had the receipt I could return it… I keep a lot of crap & that was one purchase I didn’t think I would need the receipt for… Oh well. Lol!

  107. It’s such a bummer. I bought their brand for YEARS because it was cruelty-free…

  108. @mybeautybunny:disqus I was reading Phyrra’s blog & Logical Harmony prior to that. I saw Milani is supposedly NOT cruelty-free. 🙁 They were one of the few brands I liked… Can you post if they are or aren’t cruelty-free, please?

  109. Is Revlon still testing on animals now that they’ve left China?

  110. NYX is also cruelty free and across the board has some really great selection from colors to finishes to selections of products in general. One of my go-to drugstore brands and definitely worth mentioning if you haven’t checked them out!

  111. Most of the products have websites that you can buy from and they’ll ship to you. It may take a little longer than just running out to the drugstore and picking up a product, but at least you’ll know it’s cruelty free 🙂

  112. Everyone, the body shop don’t test on animals. Nor do soap and glory 🙂

  113. I agree. I was a huge supporter of Burt’s Bees when they were an independent company (in my hometown, Durham, NC). They were always big on telling everyone that they do not test on animals. Then they sold their company to Clorox and I feel like they are huge hypocrites to sell out for big bucks (when they were doing fine as a smaller, cruelty-free company). I haven’t supported them since. They knew what they were doing, and they knew full well that Clorox was animal testing. Even though they still do not test on animals for the Burt’s Bees line, your money is really going to Clorox. Spend it on a company that isn’t a sell out.

  114. I like Leaping Bunny better too (Peta is hypocritical – they have a kill shelter in Virginia). I won’t buy anything tested on animals in any phase of product creation, so finding out the truth is important.

  115. does anyone know a good cruelty free hairspray? Something that i can reasonably get in the USA? and NO, i am NOT willing to pay 17 dollar shipping to get some from the UK. anything i could buy at walgreens or target or trader joes??

  116. Hello, any suggestions for a Rosacea suffer? I am looking for cleansers, moisturizers and makeup to help with my face redness. Hopefully at a Drugstore like Walgreens or CVS but I do have stores in my area like Walmart, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Target and Ulta. Thank you!

  117. does covergirl test on animals

  118. Hey people its me

  119. Answer please because i know u loves me

  120. physician’s formula is available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, and their products are natural and super nice!

  121. I went to buy ELF, but see on their packaging that they are manufactured in China. They also claim to be cruelty free on the package, but I don;t see how that’s possible if they are manufactured in China. Can you verify whether they are still cruelty free? Is just the plastic case made in China but the makeup is made in the USA? It only says “Designed in USA” on the package. Scary!

  122. I spoke with ELF, and they were great. Apparently there is a difference between manufacturing in China but NOT selling the products there. In that case, Chinese law does not require animal testing because the products are not sold there. That is the case with ELF – so no, they do not test on animals. If a product is both manufactured AND sold in China, then they must test on animals to sell within China. ELF packaging and web site did not make it clear that they’re not selling in China, but the customer service rep said she’d ask for a website update with that clarification. Yay!

  123. I’m 100% against animal testings! But I’m really worried about some of the products :/. I really avoid those “Made in China” products. Products in China can be dangerous. I buy Physician’s Formula, but I don’t trust ELF.

  124. use geranium oil in jojoba with francensence as well as shea butter. that will help. NO need to get crap, get natural stuff that works.

  125. I cannot believe that Ellen promotes products that are tested on animals. She says she is vegan or vegetarian.

  126. I would recommend trying First Aid Beauty cleanser (white tube with blue writing). Also, paula’s choice which is leaping bunny certified is great. I love their BHA lotions, sunscreens (hydralight and skin recovery are both chemical free) and moisturizers (skin recovery is my favorite). First Aid Beauty is also cruelty free if that helps!

  127. Now they are owned by L’Oreal parent company, so may make some people reconsider since parent company tests.

  128. On the Almay website, it states that they do not conduct animal testing and have not done so for over 20 years. Their parent company (Revlon) started testing again so that products could be sold in China, but I think they have pulled out of China now, so maybe they have quit testing (again). Unless Almay is blatantly lying on their website, they do not test, but it may well be that their parent company does.

  129. I don’t trust Almay or Revlon, so until they release a statement saying they are not testing, not selling in China, and their ingredient suppliers are not testing, I’m not going to buy from them.

  130. L’Oreal’s website says they don’t test on animals, haven’t since 1989 and don’t have others test on their behalf. Therefore, either they are lying or you are incorrect. How does the average consumer determine which?

  131. According to their website the Chinese authorities test the finished products and L’Oreal “can’t prevent that”. Although they could pull out of that market.

  132. L’oreal most likely is complying with the standards of other countries. China requires all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals. So any company that sells in China has to comply. Also, look at the wording. They say that the products are not tested, but do they test the ingredients on animals? Or, do they hire third party labs to test? It’s all in the trickery of PR and Marketing.

  133. They are owned by a company that does

  134. Hi there, any news on Revlon and China? I’m hoping to use CND Shellac in my new Day Spa’s but will not if the issue is not clear. thank you Kate x

  135. Also if I cannot use CND Shellac what alternative cruelty free gel nail systems do you recommend? Other than Bio Sculpture who i know are fab but over saturated in my area x

  136. Many companies have chosen NOT to sell their products in China, because China makes them unnecessarily test on animals. I’d much rather put my hard earned dollar towards an ethical company that doesn’t sell out by torturing animals.

  137. disqus_BdOLC1pcNm

    Buying conscientiously is so hard… even if I choose brands that don’t test on animals, they are usually made with terrible chemicals and manufactured in China where the workers are paid pennies… can I really say a product is cruelty free just because a bunny was saved even if the person who made it was treated like crap??

  138. OhNoThereGoesTokyo

    If a brand is made in China, chances are, it is tested on animals.

  139. disqus_BdOLC1pcNm

    It’s if they SELL in China cause China requires animal testing. Pretty much all American beauty products are made in China.

  140. It doesn’t matter where the brand is MADE – it matters where it is sold and if it is imported from non-Chinese companies.

  141. OhNoThereGoesTokyo

    I am aware of the selling rules. But I am still correct, as are you. Most Americans products are made there and most American products are still needlessly tested. The brands I use are all made either in the UK, the States or Canada and none of them or their ingredients are tested.

  142. I’m so glad I found your site. As a celebrity makeup artist, I love to stay cruelty free. As an animal advocate even more so! Thanks for info! Won’t leave home without it!

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  145. Any updates on Revlon and Almay yet? I would love to know if they are CF now. 🙂

  146. Still not CF as far as I know. 🙁
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  147. I adore Nuance by Salma Hayek her nail polish base coat s the best and makes my nail polish last a week. Milani awesome I’m a huge fan of their nail polishes9they last me a week) and lipsticks ell like fruit and never dry out my lips.
    I am a huge fan of Wet N Wild, their lipsticks are total dups for Mac lipsticks, very moisturizing. Their mascaras are excellent but dry out to quick for my taste. They have great nail polishes but some of them are not long wearing. Their eyeliners are not the greatest they run and bleed (I’ve only used their pencil ones). I do like that Wet N Wild came out with a makeup remover. This is so excellent since Foever21 stopped selling my favorite makeup remover wipes. I have sensitive skin, Wet N wilds makeup remover wipes does not break me out. They do dry out my skin a little but not enough for me to stop using them.
    Flowers mascara is the best mascara I’ve ever used it lasts me more then six months before it starts to dry out, that is a really long time. And I like the plastic wand better then a brush wand. The plastic wand does not get all gunky and I never need an eyelash comb to separate my lashes. Since I started using Flowers mascara my eyelashes do not break off as much. Also I no longer need to use an eyelash curler any more.

  148. Ok. I know the question of Wet n Wild’s authenticity as cruelty free, but made in China, has been asked and answered numerous times already… I know the difference between MADE in and SOLD in. Here’s what I don’t get though: While I was browsing through their line of products, I noticed a strange discrepancy. Some of their products are made in Mexico. These products carry their little bunny symbol and state clearly that they do not test on animals. The products that are made in China do NOT carry the bunny logo, and they do NOT state anywhere on the packaging that it is not tested on animals. So, I don’t know if that’s maybe why some others have been asking, or if anyone else has even noticed that little factor, but I thought that maybe that fact should be pointed out, because it DOES kind of raise a bit of a red flag if you think about it. Can this be clarified?

  149. Magz – do you know which bunny symbol? PETA or Leaping Bunny?
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  150. If I recall correctly, the bunny logo was Peta’s.

  151. I hope such drugstores got banned as soon as possible, try to publish your article in a local newpaper as well.
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  152. Maybelline website says they do not test their products on animals. I’m so confused.

  153. Well that sucks.. because the brands that are cruelty free are not sold in my country…well I havent seen them. What about MAC or clinique?

  154. No – I’m afraid MAC and Clinique aren’t cruelty free. You can check this link to see which brands are cruelty free: http://mybeautybunny.com/cruelty-free-brands/
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  155. They word it very carefully to make it sound like they are cruelty free.
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  156. You need to update this list. L’Oreal/Maybelline do not test on animals. (and I noticed on one of your other blogs that you mentioned Mary Kay tests on animals, but they don’t.)

  157. Hi Buni – sorry but L’Oreal, Maybelline and Mary Kay are known animal testers/selling in China (where animal testing is required).
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  158. I absolutely love your blog, and I share it all over the place 🙂

    I noticed that this list is older, and am curious to know if you ever heard anything regarding Almay & Revlon?

    I pretty much only buy Drugstore brand Makeup… I’m a Budget Beauty lol. My top 3 favorite brands are all Cruelty Free, and they are
    1) e.l.f Cosmetics (I’ve loved them for over +7 yrs!)
    2) NYX cosmetics (Their “Milk” colored Jumbo Eyeliner Pencil is an absolute must have for all makeup kits!)
    3) Prestige Cosmetics (Their Eyeliners are the best! I’m also in love with their jumbo “Makeup Remover Pen”)
    I demonstrated how awesome their Makeup Remover Pen is at http://www.heatherstreasure.com/9-beauty-bag/ (which happens to share mybeautybunny.com) 🙂

    Peculia- I know you were asking about nail polishes a while ago, but I figured I’d throw it out there that Wet N Wild has a wide variety of nail polishes! Another great brand with cruelty free nail polish is Julep Maven (not a Drugstore Brand, but their quality nail polish & beauty products are definitely worth the price). I hope this is helpful for others!

    Keep up the fantastic work on your blog!
    – Heather Lynn

  159. Thanks Heather Lynn! I haven’t heard anything about Revlon/Almay, so I’m keeping them on the naughty list for now!
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  160. I loved Estee Lauder’s Perfectly Clean
    Multi-Action Toning Lotion/Refiner. However, I have been searching and searching for a CF replacement without much success. Do you have any suggestions?

  161. Try Murad or Dermalogica for good toners.
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  162. Does anyone know if Cetaphil is cruelty free? I have the most sensitive skin and this has been the only thing to not irritate it. If it’s not cruelty free does anyone have any recommendations for something similar I can use? Thanks!

  163. Hi Cindy – I don’t think Cetaphil is cruelty free. Maybe try Acure Organics, JASON or Burt’s Bees.
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  164. NYX doesn’t test on animals and sells in Europe too! I love their full coverage concealers and their liquid suede lipsticks, they have some really nice colours along with unique ones like dark grey (totally badass and very pigmented) and neon purple. Also their colourful mascaras are a must for anyone else who has dyed hair (mine is turquoise and the Mint Julep one matches perfectly for my bows)!

  165. Hi! Thank you *so* much for your site.

    Are you sure Clinique tests?

    I just went to their site and found the below text.


    Animal Testing

    Clinique Laboratories, LLC. is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.
    We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.
    Clinique Laboratories, LLC. fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.

  166. Ah, I see I’m an idiot and missed the part about “except where required by law.”


  167. They try to word it to fool people! It’s all PR spin. 🙁
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