CRUELTY FREE vs NOT CRUELTY FREE LIST

Okay, so this is the page I originally established to keep track of my research on products I own or come across and what their cruelty free status is. Since I reached a point of having nearly all of my products up to date here, I'm currently adding more as I come across them in my cruelty free research. Now, information is only as good as it's sources, so after the name of each company, I've added a link to where I have found the information and the date that the information was found. - since things are ever changing, I'll be trying to keep things up to date here because a company that is cruelty free today, may not be tomorrow, or the other way around, so as I keep working on this list, I'll change dates to reflect when I last research a company. That's one of the reasons I've dated each entry and will update the dates as I recheck products.

A couple sources I use are Paula's Choice Animal Testing Report Card  (my favorite source, very comprehensive - they screen for cruelty free brands that lose that status by selling in China) and, of course PETA and Leaping Bunny. I also note research by Logical Harmony and Cruelty Free Kitty - both do very intense research before a company can make it onto the CF lists.  It only takes one notation of something not being cruelty free to land on the non-cruelty free list.

Please remember, even if a cosmetic is produced in the cruelty free EU, if it sells in China, it's being tested on animals. Now if only China would ban animal testing for cosmetics, a lot of the below would change. (They don't require testing on cosmetics produced in their own country, just those manufactured outside of their country.)

NOTE: Where Paula's Choice is noted but not linked, all go back to a lengthy page of listings that can be reached by clicking the link for Paula's Choice in any listing, or above. Also, if you would like me to investigate brand, or know the status of a brand, email me and I'll investigate, then add them to the list (I can be reached through the contact me box in the right side panel).  Dates are the last date the product was checked - sadly, something cruelty free today, may not be cruelty free tomorrow.

NOTE: I have not researched whether these products are vegan, but will note it when I find info.

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CRUELTY FREE
  • 100% Pure - cruelty free per PETA (6/8/16)
  • Eco Tools - cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • E.L.F. / ELF - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Elizabeth Mott - cruelty free per PETA, doesn't appear on Paula's Choice list (12/27/15)
  • Embryolisse - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, doesn't appear on PETA site (12/27/15)
  • Eminnence Organic Skincare - cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Erno Laszlo - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, and PETA (12/27/15)
  • EXO Supply - not found on either Paula's Choice or PETA, but company says they are cruelty free and comes up on cruelty free shopping sites and blogs  (12/27/15)
  • Hawaiian Tropic - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, doesn't appear on PETA site (12/27/15)
  • Hourglass Cosmetics - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Indie Lee - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny (12/27/15)
  • IT Cosmetics - recognized by both PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • It's a 10 - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny (12/27/15)
  • Jane Iredale - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny, PETA, and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Jelly Pong Pong - not on PETA or Paula's Choice, per website in cruelty free (12/27/15)
  • Jing Ai - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny (12/27/15)
  • Jersey Shore Cosmetics - cruelty free per PETA (12/11/15)
  • John Frieda - does not appear on PETA, but does come up on many blogs as cruelty free – I went to the website and looked at the list of countries where the products are sold and was pleased to see the products ARE NOT sold in China (12/27/15)
  • Jordana - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny (12/27/15)
  • Josie Maran - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Juara - cruelty free per PETA (12/19/15)
  • Juice Beauty - cruelty free per PETA, Paula's Choice, and Logical Harmony (9/7/16)
  • Julie Hewett - doesn't appear on PETA or Paula's Choice - US company that pledges to remain crutly free (12/27/15)
  • Kat Von D - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (11/15/15)
  • Kenra - hair products that are cruelty free per PETA (11/15/15)
  • Kiss My Face - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny, PETA, and Paula's Choice (11/16/15)
  • Klorane - could not find on PETA or Paula's Choice, but multiple bloggers, like this one, say it is cruelty free (12/13/15)
  • Kora Organics - cruelty free per PETA (11/15/15)
  • Korres - cruelty free per Logical Harmony and Paula's Choice (9/7/16)
  • OFRA - cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Ole Henrickson - cruelty free per both PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Orly (nail polish) - cruelty free per in depth research by Logical Harmony (6/8/16)
  • Pacifica - cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Palmer's - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, doesn't appear on PETA site (12/27/15)
  • Parlor - cruelty free and available only on their website or on Birchbox (11/22/15)
  • Paul Mitchell has a strong statement about being cruelty free is cruelty free per PETA and Leaping Bunny (11/16/15)
  • Paula's Choice  - cruelty free per PETA and Leaping Bunny  (12/27/15)
  • Physicians Formula - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Pixi - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, doesn't appear on PETA site (12/27/15)
  • Pur minerals - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • PureOlogy (hair care) - is cruelty free per PETA (1/18/16)
  • Vapour - cruelty free, certified by Leaping Bunny (1/9/16) 
  • W3LL People - cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Wet 'n Wild - cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (11/15/15)
  • Whish Beauty Products - cruelty free per Leaping Bunny (11/16/15)

NOT CRUELTY FREE
  • Banana Boat - not on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Benefit Cosmetics - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Bioderma - not on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice, and their website pinpoints that they also sell in China (11/16/15)
  • Biolage -  by Matrix - not cruelty free per PETA (10/3/15)
  • Bio Oil - was cruelty free per Paula's Choice (11/21/15), now UPDATED on Paula's Choice site as NOT cruelty free and bloggers report they are selling in China (12/11/15)
  • Bliss - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice list (12/11/15)
  • Bobbi Brown - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Borghese - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Boscia - not cruelty free per PETA, Paula's Choice, and Logical Harmony (6/8/16)
  • Bumble and Bumble -  not cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Caudalie - not cruelty free per both PETA and Paula's Choice (12/11/15)
  • Cetaphil - does not appear on PETA, not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/11/15)
  • Chanel - does not appear on PETA, not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/11/15)
  • Chapstick - not cruelty free per PETA (11/21/15)
  • Clarins of Paris - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice and PETA (12/27/15)
  • Clinique - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice and PETA (12/27/15)
  • Coty - not cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • CoverGirl - does not appear on PETA, not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (10/3/15)
  • Darphin Paris - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (10/3/15)
  • Dermablend - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice  (11/28/15)
  • Dior - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (11/1/15)
  • Dolce & Cabbana - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Dr. Brandt - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Dr. Jart - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Dove - PETA hall of shame (8/15/15), Paula's Choice and PETA (12/27/15)
  • Garnier - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice and PETA (8/30/15)
  • Giorgio Armani - not cruelty per Paula's Choice and PETA (10/3/15)
  • Givency - does not appear on PETA, appears on Paula's Choice (10/3/15)
  • GlamGlow - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/13/15)
  • Guerlain - not cruetly free per Paula's Choice and PETA (10/3/15)
  • Nexxus - not cruelty free per PETA, doesn't appear on Paula's Choice (8/30/15)
  • Neutrogena - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (10/3/15)
  • Nioxin - not cruelty free per PETA (10/3/15)
  • Nivea - not cruelty free - couldn't find them on PETA but according to their website: sells in China
  • Nuxe - doesn't appear on PETA or Paula's choice, but they sell in China (12/27/15)
  • Obagi - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (9/7/16)
  • Olay - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Organix (OGX) - now sells in China and so PETA moved them off their cruelty free list (12/27/15)
  • Origins - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice and PETA (12/27/15)
  • Pantene - not cruelty free per PETA (12/31/15)
  • Peter Thomas Roth - not found on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Ralph Lauren Fragrances - not cruelty free per PETA (11/16/15)
  • Redken - not cruelty free per PETA (11/7/15)
  • Replenix (Topix Pharmaceuticals) - not on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/31/15)
  • Rimmel - does not appear on PETA, but does show up on Paula's Choice, which can only mean that this British cosmetic company is selling in China (12/27/15)
  • Sephora brand cosmetics - not cruelty free PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Shiseido - not cruelty free per Paula's Choice and PETA (12/27/15)
  • Simple - not on PETA, not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • Stila - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (12/27/15)
  • StriVectin - does not appear on PETA, but is not cruelty free per Paula's Choice (12/31/17)
  • Suave - not cruelty free per PETA, doesn't appear on Paula's Choice page (12/27/15)
  • Tresemme - not cruelty free per PETA (12/27/15)
  • Vaseline Intensive Care (and all Vaseline products) - not cruelty free per PETA and Paula's Choice (11/16/15)
  • Vichy - not cruelty free per PETA or Paula's Choice (10/3/15)

QUESTIONABLE - needs continuous research
  • Almay is cruelty free on Paula's Choice list (they say they don't judge by parent company, which I agree with), but they show up grouped with their parent company Revlon on PETA as not being cruelty free. Who should we believe?  Almay's website is a bit vague, but says it does not test on animals unless a country tests its products (China), meanwhile it has been reported that Revlon and Almay have pulled out of China, so we shall see. (8/12/15)
  • Alterna - doesn't appear on either PETA or Paula's Choice and some blogs call it cruelty free, while others do not based on questions about the caviar - this blog has information of the caviar, and here is more information on caviar (12/27/15)
  • Bath & Body Works - cruelty free per PETA (6/8/16), but some beauty bloggers disagree, containers used to say "finished product not tested on animals", they say "no animal testing" - update: Logical Harmony has an entire article about how NOT CF they are (6/8/16), -- but they do not sell in China yet & here is the FAQ page (9/10/16)
  • Batiste - cruelty free per multiple cruelty free bloggers, can't find on any other sites, said to be looking into expanding to China (12/27/15)
  • Biore - cruelty free per Paula's Choice, but there are many bloggers who say no, just enough doubt to put this on the questionable list. (9/7/16)
  • Coolway (hair products) - many bloggers say it is cruelty free and the packaging states "not tested on animals" - couldn't find proof - a young company, in business since 2009  (12/27/15)
  • Essie - independently cruelty free, but owned by L'Oreal, can't find anything definitive
  • Garnier may be cruelty free now that L'Oreal has pulled it out of China. L'Oreal has a fairly strong stance on not using animals for testing except in China, so does that mean that Garnier may now be cruelty free? We shall see, and continue research on the subject.
  • Glytone - could find no cruelty free or not information on this brand anywhere (8/12/15)
  • Iman - does not appear on PETA, was on cruelty free list but no longer on Paula's Choice, which makes me suspicious, their FAQ states no animal testing, are they going to China?  (12/27/15)
  • Revlon - has a strong cruelty free statement, and pulled out of China, but is still listed as not cruelty free by PETA (makes me wonder how up to date PETA is). PETA hall of shame (8/15/15)
  • Sinful Colors nail polish (Revlon) - not cruelty free per PETA (8/16/15), or are they - see Revlon
  • TOCCA - doesn't appear on either PETA or Paula's Choice and they have a very short blanket statement on their website, some cruelty free bloggers are saying that it is cruelty free
  • Vincent Longo - does not appear on PETA, but is cruelty free per Paula's Choice (11/15/15) - UPDATE: no longer on Paula's Choice list and nothing on the website, which makes me suspicious, are they going to China?  (12/27/15)

MIS-INFORMATION

*Since Boots and Walgreens partnered in the pharmacy world (owning two pharmaceutical companies in China, but no retail stores in China along with other holdings all over the world), an assumption has been made by some bloggers, that Boots is not cruelty free. I was alarmed because I own a whole line of Boots skincare, so I did much further research and dug deep and am satisfied that Boots is cruelty free. Some general notes follow. Please note, China does not require animal testing on cosmetics created in their country anymore, but still requires testing on imported cosmetics. Please note that there are no Boots stores open in China. Please click hyplinks in this paragraph to see references.

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