The companies in bold are the ones that really surprised me. Some of these brands I happen to use just about everyday. Some I just just can’t stay away from, but most I will stay away from and stop supporting their company.
Acuvue (Contacts – Costco)
Air Wick (Drugstores)
Always (Pads – Drugstores)
Aquafresh (Toothpaste, Teeth Whitening – Drugstores)
Arm & Hammer (Drugstores)
Aussie (Hair Products – Drugstores)
Aveeno (Skin Care – Drugstores)
Avon Products, Inc. (Makeup)
Braun (Shavers – Drugstores)
Christina Aguilera Perfumes
Clairol (Hair Color – Drugstores)
Clean and Clear (Skincare – Drugstores)
Clearasil (Skincare – Drugstores)
Clorox (Cleaning Supplies – Drugstores)
Covergirl (Cosmetics – Drugstore)
Crest (Toothpaste – Drugstores)
Dial Corporation (Soap – Drugstores)
DOLCE & GABBANA
Dove (Shower Products – Drugstores)
Downy (Cleaning Supplies – Drugstores)
Essie (Nail Polish – Drugstores)
Febreze (Air Freshener – Drugstores)
Garnier (Hair Products – Drugstores)
Giorgio Armani (High-end Makeup)
Head & Shoulders
Herbal Essences (Hair Products – Drugstore)
Iams (Pet Food!!)
Johnson & Johnson
Kerastase (Hair Products – Drugstore)
Liquid Plumr (Drugstores)
Mary Kay (Cosmetics)
Max Factor (Cosmetics)
Maybelline (Cosmetics – Drugstores)
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
ReNu (Contact Solution – Costco)
Shu Uemura (Cosmetics)
Which ones surprised you the most? Which ones will you stop supporting? Which ones ones can’t you live without? Let me know in the comments below!
I can’t live without Acuvue (I wear contacts), Always (I love those pads), Band-Aid (for obvious reasons).
I was shocked that Maybelline, L’oreal, Febreze, Aveeno, Secret, Crest, Shu Uemera, Giorgio Armani, Chapstick, Arm & Hammer, Clorox, Garnier, etc. test on animals. I will stop supporting these companies from now on!
A couple of days, I came across a YouTube video from one of my favorite companies, Lush. They did a real-life demonstration on what animal testing is like and how cruel and unusual it is. Watch this video.embedded by Embedded Video
Shocking, right? After watching this video, I decided I had to do my part. I signed Lush’s petition here. I also came up with the idea to research and compile a list of the well-known companies that DON’T test on animals. I’m including makeup, skin care, and even clothing stores that sell perfumes or lotions. Here’s what I’ve found:
*When I put something in parentheses like (this) that means where you can find these companies in stores.
**When I put something in brackets like [this] that means that company owns the company that’s not in parentheses
Abercrombie & Fitch
Alba Botanica (Drugstore/Whole Foods)
Amazing Cosmetics, Inc. (Sephora)
Anastasia Beverly Hills (Sephora)
Ardell International (Drugstore – Most famous for their false eyelashes)
Avalon Organics (Whole Foods)
Aveda [Estee Lauder]
Badger (Whole Foods)
Bare Escentuals [Shiseido] (Sephora, Ulta)
Bath & Body Works
Benefit Cosmetics (Sephora, Ulta)
Bobbi Brown (Sephora)
Burt’s Bees [Clorox]
butter LONDON (Nail Polish)
C.O. Bigelow (Bath & Body Works)
China Glaze (Nail Polish – Sally Beauty Supply)
Dessert Essence (Whole Foods)
Dr. Hauschka (Whole Foods)
Eco Tools (Target)
E.L.F. Cosmetics (Target)
Hard Candy (Drugstore)
Hello Kitty (Sephora)
Hourglass Cosmetics (Sephora)
Jack Black (Sephora)
Josie Maran (Sephora)
Kate Spade Beauty
Kiss My Face (Drugstores, Whole Foods)
Laura Mercier (Sephora)
Liz Clairborne (JC Penny)
Nature’s Gate (Whole Foods)
Newman’s Own Organics (Whole Foods)
NYX Cosmetics (Ulta)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Inc.
Organix Hair (Drugstore)
Orly International (Drugstore)
Paul Mitchell Systems
Physicians Formula (Drugstore)
Sally Hansen (Drugstores)
Seche (Nail Polish)
Seventh Generation (Whole Foods)
Slatkin & Co. (Bath & Body Works)
Stila Cosmetics (Sephora)
Tarte Cosmetics (Sephora)
Too Faced Cosmetics (Sephora, Ulta)
The Body Shop [L’Oreal]
Tom’s of Maine [Colgate-Palmolive] (Whole Foods, Target)
Trader Joe’s Company
wet n wild (Wal Mart)
Whole Foods Market, 365
Yes To Carrots (Drugstores)
Zoya (Nail Polish)
In my next blog post, I will be compiling a list of well-known beauty companies that DO test on animals. These companies you SHOULD stay away from. This list will be up next week.
Are there any companies that I missed? Let me know in the comments below, and I will happily add it to the list!
Any of these companies you’ve never heard of? Check them out! You might be surprised with the results.
If you saw the amazing spectacle of a movie, Hunger Games, watch this video. You’ll laugh ’til your sides hurt!
If you’re in love with Peeta like I was just by watching the movie. (Don’t worry, I’ve read the books! And I loved Peeta when I read the books!) You will appreciate this picture set.
And we can’t forget the head-strong female that takes the series by storm, Katniss.
And for those Everlark shippers and fans.