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In Sweden, we celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day today, and in some parts, it’s Taco Day from my understanding… But I wanted to shed light on a much more important day that occurs today: World Animal Day
It kind of gets forgotten behind all those buns and taco, if not, of course, your buns are vegan and so is your taco “meat”.
No one’s perfect, and we all make mistakes, and they are often forgiven when ignorance is involved.
I, for instance, feed my cat Iams, not even considering that a company that makes food for pets may conduct in animal testing and cruelty of some sort. I feel terribly sorry for that and all I can do is to do more research and make a better cat food choice next time. I’ve already found several kinder options even if cruelty-free cat food is scarce, and well cats can’t really eat vegetarian.

So in dedication to World Animal Day I wanted to highlight popular beauty brands and companies that we’re faced with in the store that still perform animal testing or choose to sell in mainland China where animal testing is mandatory for companies to be able to sell in the Chinese market.




Beauty Companies That Do Test On Animals

Anna Sui
Aveeno
Avon*
Aussie
Biotherm
Bobbi Brown
Caudalie
Clean & Clear
Clearasil
Clinique
Colgate
Covergirl*
Declore
Dolce & Gabbana
Donna Karan
Dove
Elta MD
Elizabeth Arden
Estee Lauder*
Gillette
Giorgio Armani
Gucci Fragrances
Head & Shoulders
Herbal Essences
Hugo Boss


Johnson & Johnson
Jurlique*
Kerastase
Kiehl’s
Lacoste
La Mer
Lancome
Listerine
L’Occitane*
L’Oreal*
MAC
Mary Kay
Max Factor
Maybelline
Michael Kors
Missioni
Nars
Neutrogena
Olay
Old Spice
Optrex
Oral B
Origins
Palmolive
Pantene
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Redken


Revlon
Rexona
Sanex
Schwarzkopf
Scholl
Sensodyne
Shiseido
Shu Uemura
Simple
SK-II
Speed Stick
Sebastian Professional
Tom Ford
Tommy Hilfiger
Tony & Guy
TREsemme
Vaseline
Veet
Venus
Vichy
Viktor & Rolf
V05
Waxeeze
Wella
Wella Balsam
Yves Rocher

*Brand may have a ‘no animal testing’ policy, however they have chosen to sell in markets that require by law animal testing on their products before they are cleared to sell in those markets. This means that their end products are tested on animals in some markets, like China. List Taken from PETA.

I hope we can all use up that Maybelline mascara and go for a better cruelty-free option next time, or even better yet: write to the company about your disappointment and why you won’t be buying their products anymore.

If you want a bigger list of companies to avoid and a green list of companies that truly are cruelty-free and work for it, I highly recommend checking out Suzi’s blog Cruelty Free Kitten. She has a lot of good information and has taken contact with a few companies to get to know their true nature on the subject.

And in the comments below, tell me if there’s any beauty product you will stop buying because of their involvement in animal testing?