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We verify each and every brand’s animal testing policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist to ensure approved brands does not commission, conduct, or condone any form of animal testing on their products or ingredients, anywhere in the world. This includes confirming all approved brands: do not test their products or ingredients on animals do not commission or allow a third party to test on their behalf have verified with their raw material suppliers they do not test on animals do not sell their products in-stores in mainland China where post- or pre-market animal testing may be required by law At least once a week.
We also keep up with which cruelty-free brands get acquired by a non-cruelty-free parent corporation, as well as, which brands are now 100% vegan or no longer 100% vegan. Absolutely not. It is totally free of charge for brands to be listed. Just as long as they cooperate and answer all of our questions while meeting all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist.
Brands that are noted as being 100% vegan in our cruelty-free brand directory means they don’t use any animal-derived ingredients or by-products across their entire product lines and that includes the use of animal hair to make their makeup brushes and/or lashes. There is no standard definition for the label “cruelty-free” but we define the term as products that don’t involve the use of animals for testing the safety of cosmetics and ingredients.
However, we understand the animal cruelty involved in obtaining carmine, animal hair products, and other animal-derived ingredients, but at this time, our definition of cruelty-free does not extend to the use of animal ingredients. That’s where our “vegan” label comes into play when classifying brands that don’t test on animals, as well as, don’t use any animal-derived ingredients or products. cruelty free cosmetics.
Only cosmetics that are imported and in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. Cosmetics can be made in China and be cruelty-free, just as long as they are sold in retail stores within China, then they are required to test on animals. Only cosmetics that are imported and sold in a physical retail store in mainland China (not including Hong Kong) are required to be tested on animals.
If that’s the case, they are selling direct-to-consumer where a Chinese customer can purchase products online, and then it gets shipped directly to them which does require animal testing. **Exceptions for cruelty-free brands part of Leaping Bunny’s China Pilot Project. Unfortunately, all of these brands sell their products in stores in mainland China.
All cosmetics that are sold in stores in mainland China, whether domestically produced or imported, are still at risk of -market animal testing which is often done without the company’s knowledge or consent. Although these brands don’t test on animals, we understand some cruelty-free consumers choose not to support brands that are affiliated or owned by a corporation that continues to test on animals - What are your opinions on cruelty free and ethical brands.
There is no right or wrong way to be cruelty-free, so we list these brands in our Cruelty-Free Directory making sure to note which ones are owned by a non-CF parent corporation so that you can decide for yourself whether you want to buy or boycott these brands. Thanks for the suggestion! But we do not list or promote any MLM companies on our site.
You may have assumed that most major cosmetics companies were on board with alternatives to cruelty to animals, but there are some that still pay to poison and kill. It isn’t always easy to know which brands don’t test on animals. For instance, L’Oréal, which doesn’t test on animals in the United States, pays for deadly testing in China, where archaic and painful experiments on animals are required for cosmetics. Are the Korean makeup brands VDL and Peripera cruelty free.
Animals don’t worry about wrinkles, and we shouldn’t poison and kill them for our night cream as Clinique does. Estée Lauder is the parent company of many subsidiaries, some of which still test products on animals, including its namesake brand as well as Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, and Origins, among others.
We definitely think that you were “born with it” and don’t need Maybelline’s cruelly produced items to feel pretty. OPI is owned by Coty, Inc., and was removed from our Beauty Without Bunnies list when we discovered that it had abandoned its policy against tests on animals and was selling in China.
Victoria’s Secret expanded sales to China and began paying for cruel and deadly tests on animals in order to sell its products there. *****Warning: Don’t be fooled by claims on a label stating that a product wasn’t tested on animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate “not tested on animals” packaging labels, so companies can put them on their packaging even if the product or ingredients have been tested on animals.
Updated 9/5/2020 This list has been updated for 2020! There are currently three cruelty-free organizations that can certify brands to obtain official cruelty-free status: PETA, Leaping Bunny, and Choose Cruelty-Free. Since gaining a cruelty-free certification is optional, not all brands go through the process to obtain it. Unfortunately, this is how a lot of cruelty-free companies fall through the cracks and not many people know they are cruelty-free.
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