Makeup Products That Are Tested On Animals

How To Tell If Your Make - up Is Tested On Animals

If you’re interested in both animal testing free and animal ingredients free, then you’ll want to be on the lookout for these common animal derivatives that may be hiding in your make-up bag. Ambergris – Produced in the intestinal tract of whales and used as a fixative in perfumes. Beeswax – Extracted from the honeycomb of honey bees and used in lip products, creams, foundations etc… Carmine/Carminic Acid /Cochineal – A red pigment used in red, pink and warm colored make-up made from crushing the female cochineal beetle. Casein/Caseinate/Sodim Casienate – Extracted from cow’s milk and widely used in hair products and face masks. Cholesterol – Derived from numerous animals sources including fat, tissue and eggs and used in eye creams and shampoo. Glycerin/Glycerol – Byproduct of animal fat and widely used in lip products, lotions, toothpastes and soaps. Lanolin – Extracted from the oil glands of sheep and commonly used in lip and hair products. Lecithin – Often derived from eggs and used for waxy cosmetics including creams, soaps and shampoos. Musk – Traditionally sourced from the genital secretions of animals including musk deer, otters, beavers and wild cats, and used for fragrances. Oleic acid – Fatty acid found in the animal fat known as tallow and often used as emollient. Retinol – Animal-derived vitamin A used in skin products and anti-aging creams. more...



Which companies and brands still allow testing on animals

The good news is that finding out which products and brands don't test on animals is easy. Some tests are standard practice for such companies and brands, and other animal tests are carried out because of local laws in importing countries (such as China) that require all beauty products to be tested on animals before they are allowed to be sold in that country. The list below shows companies that use animal testing as well as particular brands that are tested on animals for any or all of the reasons we mention above: more...



Cosmetics and Animal Testing - Animals Are not

There’s no excuse for hurting and killing animals for the sake of make-up, soap and other toiletries. Fortunately, experiments on animals for cosmetics products and their ingredients have been consigned to the history books in many parts of the world. Instead, companies have developed new, humane testing methods to ensure that their products don’t harm humans or animals. Major companies have turned their backs completely on animal testing and no longer use ingredients that were tested on animals – and a number of animal tests have been completely replaced with superior, cheaper and more effective non-animal methods. The 2013 ban was the culmination of a vigorous and long-standing public campaign against animal-tested cosmetics – not just for finished products but also for their ingredients, which was critical. Because of this, the only way to be completely sure that you aren’t indirectly supporting animal testing is to continue to purchase products only from companies that don’t test on animals. This means that animals will, in fact, continue to suffer and die in tests for cosmetics ingredients. PETA and its affiliates are determined to uphold the public’s opposition to cosmetics testing and support the advancement of innovative, humane testing methods by pushing the ECHA to fulfil the spirit of the law by never testing cosmetics ingredients on animals – no matter what the circumstances are. Following the ban on animal-tested cosmetics in Europe, ending animal tests for household products is the next logical step – and would save countless lives. There are thousands of ingredients that have already been proved safe for use in household products as well as an increasing number of alternative testing methods for new ingredients that don’t use animals and are more reliable. PETA is urging the UK government to end these animals’ suffering by banning all animal-testing for household products and their ingredients. In addition to campaigning for the worldwide ban of animal-tested cosmetics, raising awareness of the cruelty that goes on in laboratories and putting pressure on governments and politicians to introduce compassionate legislation, PETA and its affiliates are also helping to develop non-animal testing methods that’ll encourage companies to phase out horrific experiments on animals. For example, PETA UK and PETA Germany have funded the validation of a new effective and humane skin sensitisation test that would replace painful tests on mice and guinea pigs. more...



Which Drugstore Makeup Products 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. Drugstore Brands That DO Test on Animals: L’Oreal does test on animals. Maybelline does test on animals. 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: (Note: Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox – a company that tests on animals – the Burt’s Bees line is cruelty free, but some will choose to avoid the brand because of the parent company. more...



Animal Testing Report Card : Paula's Choice Skincare

The brands below are grouped in one of the following categories: Brands That DO NOT Test on Animals, Brands That DO Test on Animals, and *Brands Whose Animal Testing Status is Unknown. IMPORTANT NOTE 1: If the company's site claims they do not test on animals but the brand is sold in mainland China from a physical location (i.e. IMPORTANT NOTE 2: If a brand is available only online, with no physical storefronts or warehousing in mainland China, they are exempt from the Chinese government's animal testing requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE 3: If an individual brand doesn't test on animals, but their parent company does test on animals, we do not penalize the individual brand. more...



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You are here: Home » Makeup » Updated – Beauty Brands That Do Not Test On Animals (2016) Updated – Beauty Brands That Do Not Test On Animals (2016) My annual list of beauty brands that do not test on animals is finally here! The issue about which beauty brands that do not test on animals in 2016 shouldn’t even be here, because there have been some advances. more...



Animal testing guide : How to spot an animal testing company

Many cosmetics companies misleadingly claim their products are ‘not tested on animals’ but are not so keen to admit that they still use animal-tested ingredients. Here is an overview that explains how to recognise the companies that try to give the impression they are cruelty-free, when they're not! More recently (in 2012) several previously cruelty-free companies (Caudalie, L’occitane, Yves Rocher) returned to testing on animals in order to sell their products in China and Russia – where they demand animal data. The second category are cosmetics companies that tend not to test on animals themselves but continue to buy, use and benefit financially from chemical ingredients that have recently been tested on animals by their suppliers. Most of them are very clever at deceiving the public with the claims they make about animal testing. This means that the company will not buy or use ingredients that have been tested on animals by themselves or their suppliers after a set date (e.g. This is the only method by which manufacturers can send a clear message to their suppliers and the rest of the industry that the company is not prepared to profit from animal tested ingredients. Most animal testing for cosmetics takes place on "new to the world" chemicals. You may be wondering why these companies are so keen to have access to new chemicals, especially when the majority of consumers are against animal testing for cosmetics? P&G and others are filling their products with all sorts of new chemical ingredients. These companies are taking a gamble on the fact that most consumers assume that cosmetics are no longer tested on animals or are unable to see through their cleverly worded ‘animal testing policies’. It's hard to believe but there are no laws to prevent companies from deliberately misleading consumers about their animal testing practises. Many cosmetic companies also add statements about how much they support and invest in the development of alternative methods of testing - which is a ploy to distract consumers from the fact that they also still test on animals. But they are not being completely honest because they do still buy and use 'new to the world' ingredients that have been tested on animals during their development. If these pages are still here – it means P&G still test on animals – we will remove this section only if they stop animal testing. more...



Beauty Without Bunnies

Companies That Don't Test on Animals. What types of companies are on the "Don't Test" list? The list includes companies that make cosmetics, personal-care products, household-cleaning products, and other common household products. S., no law requires that these types of products be tested on animals, and companies can choose not to sell their products in countries such as China, where tests on animals are required for cosmetics and other products. The list does not include companies that manufacture only products that are required by law to be tested on animals (e.g., pharmaceuticals and garden chemicals). All companies that are included on PETA’s cruelty-free list have signed PETA’s statement of assurance or submitted a statement verifying that neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct, commission, or pay for any tests on animals for ingredients, formulations, or finished products. No specific laws exist regarding cruelty-free labeling of products, and companies may not have the same high standards as PETA when labeling their products. A company that claims not to test on animals but that doesn’t appear on PETA’s list may have eliminated tests on animals for finished products but not for ingredients. If you communicate with a company that claims to be cruelty-free but is not on our list, please ask for a statement in writing and send a copy of the statement to PETA. Some companies are not educated about or sensitive to the suffering of animals in the production of certain products that do not involve the actual slaughter of animals. Please contact PETA if you have any questions about the status of companies that are listed or if you know the address of a company that is not listed. Why are these companies included on the "Do Test" list? The following companies manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development. Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products that have not been tested on animals. more...



Cruelty - Free Drugstore Brands

Not even 2 months ago in July, they claimed that their products or ingredients aren’t tested on animals at any point of production, and they haven’t entered the Chinese market (so far!). However, Milani and Jordana recently obtained the Leaping Bunny certification, so they are cruelty-free. So there are cruelty-free companies who make their products in China, but don’t sell them there. And it is very sad to see so many of the Hollywood elite advertising products that are not cruelty free. Revlon was cruelty free for many years but they now sell their products in China. I don’t know about the individual ingredients in their products but for a long time they did not test the final products on animals. Burt’s Bees isn’t vegan (because bees) but the brand IS cruelty-free, meaning that they don’t test on animals (although their parent company Clorox does). I understand they say “they” don’t test, but being “owned by” a company means you are a part of the company. I agree that the fur in their marketing is a bit off-putting, but they’re higher-priced and are looking for a more luxurious vibe. I did reach out to CVS within the past year and their responses indicated that they’re cruelty-free. This means that any company that is sold in Hong Kong but not mainland China can still be cruelty-free. This doesn’t affect UD’s cruelty-free status and they’re still certified by the Leaping Bunny, but its parent company L’Oreal is NOT cruelty-free. They also confirmed that their products are made in the USA and not sold in China, only distributed in the United States. more...



Animal Testing, Gluten and Vegan Info - BeautyTalk

We hear you and we've been working to update the previous post Tiffany did in 2011 regarding Animal Testing. Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Formula X, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals). The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.” If I buy something  that  is  produced in Europe, where  animal  testing is banned or so I heard, but the company  also sells the product in China, where animal testing  is mandatory, has the  product  that actually  ends up in my possession actually  been tested  on animals  or not? Or to put it another  way is it the finished  product  that gets shipped over to China and then tested or are they testing ingredients  in China and then making the product? How are they able to  sell in Europe  and  China given the conflicting  legislation  regarding  animal testing? How can you claim that Sephora private label products are "cruelty free" and "have never been tested on animals"? If you want to sell in China, fine, but at least have the integrity to be honest your products. China only mandates testing on imported finished cosmetics that contain ingredients or combinations or from sources they have not verified as safe. That is how a cosmetics company can sell in China and be cruelty free. Remember - the same companies that "sell in China" also sell in Europe which has a very strict ban against animal testing at any and every level. By saying "China only mandates testing on imported finished cosmetics that contain ingredients or combinations or from sources they have not verified as safe.", are you ALSO publicly stating that every single ingredient in every Sephora product that is sold in China has INDEED BEEN VERIFIED as "safe" by China's animal testing standards? There are many, many of us who made the choice years ago (in my case 25 years ago) not to use products from companies that condone the painful treatment of animals. more...



Cosmetic Brands That Do not Test on Animals

 Remarkably, these brands previously did not test their products on animals and had the leaping bunny logo on them. We’ve never tested our products on animals. This means you can be sure that our products have not been tested on animals for cosmetic reasons. Our products are tested on YES TO employees, friends and family,but never (ever) on animals.  Andalou Naturals:  What Andalou Naturals says about animal testing:  Andalou Naturals shares your concern that cosmetics and personal care products should not be tested on animals. Our company policy clearly states that we – DO NOT and WILL NOT TEST our products or ingredients on animals, nor have we asked or allowed others to do so, on our behalf. Jart:  All Dr Jart skin care products have been dermatologist tested and are claimed to be cruelty free, which means that none of the products have been tested on animals.  MUA Cosmetics:  We are pleased to confirm that our MUA products and their ingredients are not tested on animals.  Inglot:  The cosmetics from this brand are not tested on animals.  Marks and Spencer:  All Marks and Spencer products are guaranteed to not be tested on animals. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to do so for us.  Laura Mercier:  We do not, nor have we ever, tested our products on animals. We do not test our products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf. Additionally, we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. more...



List of Cruelty Free Brands - Home - My Beauty Bunny

We all want to buy cruelty-free beauty products , but many times the problem is that we don’t have time to do research on brands before buying. We hope this cruelty free list will help you find brands and products that have not been tested on animals. One issue with finding truly cruelty-free beauty brands is that brands can call themselves “cruelty-free” if they do not test their finished products on animals, but they can still buy ingredients from suppliers who are conducting animal tests. So, buyer beware.) Leaping Bunny is the gold standard for cruelty free beauty products, but not all cruelty free products have registered with Leaping Bunny. We have done our best to include only companies that are completely cruelty-free, but it is impossible to know if brands are really purchasing ingredients from cruelty-free suppliers, or if the suppliers are being up-front with the brands. This is not an exhaustive list of cruelty-free beauty and household goods brands – you can check PETA and Leaping Bunny for the latest. more...



Cruelty - Free Sephora Brands

I just discovered your blog and love the fact that you feature cruelty-free products in here. I love Kats products and that they are cruelty free! Do you personally use products by brands that are owned by a company that aren’t cruelty free but the brand them self are? And most of their products are vegan as well, the ones that are not are listed on the FAQ on their website. Laura mercier is cruelty free, it states on their site, they also state some products are vegan, and some are not. I know that animal testing is required by law in China, but on their websites they say they are cruelty free (albeit, not entirely vegan). The animal tests performed in China are as cruel as any animal tests can be, and if a company finances those tests, they can’t be cruelty-free! They claim to be cruelty-free because the don’t test on animals here, but omit to say they do so in China. I’ve called the company nest to ask about their cruelty-free status and they say they are, but i’m suspect. They sell in mainland China and can’t be considered cruelty-free for that reason. Thank you for this information but I just want to inform the publisher, of this article, that Urban Decay Cosmetics is a cruelty-free company even though they were acquired by L’Oreal in 2012. However, you stated on this list that they DO test on animals… more...



Oppose testing cosmetics products on animals

More Than a Makeup Trend: New Survey Shows 72 percent of Americans Oppose Testing Cosmetics Products on Animals. Cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products have become solidly mainstream, and consumers and lawmakers are increasingly skeptical of companies that continue to test on animals. In PCRM’s survey, 72 percent of respondents agreed that testing cosmetics on animals is unethical (Fig. An even higher percentage—78 percent—of respondents agreed that the development of alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics testing is important (Fig. Sixty-one percent of respondents said that cosmetics and personal care product companies should not be allowed to test products on animals (Fig. These new data, when compared with the results of older opinion polls, demonstrate a significant shift in opinion about animal testing of cosmetics and personal care products over the last decade. The majority of Americans believe that cosmetics and personal care products on animals is unethical, and a large and increasing percentage believe such testing should not be allowed. Sixty-one percent of respondents were so opposed to animal testing of cosmetics and personal care products that they said companies should not be allowed to test their products on animals. In 2008, a survey by the Humane Research Council found that 40 percent of Americans had purchased products labeled as “not tested on animals” because of their concern for animals. Although the 2008 survey asked whether the respondent had actually purchased the products and PCRM’s asked how likely they would be to purchase cruelty-free products, the results suggest that consumers are increasingly inclined to purchase products not tested on animals. Testing cosmetics or personal care products on animals is inhumane or unethical. The development of alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics and personal care products is important. more...



Testing cosmetics on animals - Wikipedia, the free

Testing cosmetics on animals is a type of animal testing used to test the safety and hypoallergenic properties of products for use by humans. Cosmetic animal testing is banned in the European Union , India , Israel , [1] [2] and Norway . Using animal testing in the development of cosmetics may involve testing either a finished product or the individual ingredients of a finished product on animals, often rabbits , but also mice , rats , and other animals. [10] Norway banned cosmetics animal testing the same time as the EU. Turkey "banned any animal testing for cosmetic products that have already been introduced to the market." [16] Animal testing on cosmetics or their ingredients was banned in the UK in 1998. Brazil's legislation will vote on a nationwide animal testing for cosmetics ban by the end of March 2014. Congress which would ban cosmetic testing on animals and eventually would ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. China passed a law on 30 June 2014 to ban the requirement of animal testing on cosmetics in China. Methods of testing cosmetics on animals include many different tests that are categorized differently based on which areas the cosmetics will be used for. Draize test: This is a method of testing that may cause irritation or corrosion to the skin or eye on animals (e.g. Procedures of Animal Testing[ edit ] more...



Leaping Bunny Approved Brands - Leaping Bunny

The only preservatives that we use are natural and extracted from plants. A full range of natural, 100% vegetarian personal care products that are packed with natural, botanical ingredients to do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. Every product is made with care and love in small batches from ingredients that have been thoroughly researched to ensure quality products that are safe for you, your family and the planet. Our Products are an essential part of your bath and body experience. Established in 1988, with the aim of developing a completely natural range of skin care products that are free of artificial additives and are environmentally friendly. Discover the skin you've been waiting for with our 100% clean, nutrient-rich and gluten-free skincare products. Our products are organic and natural, however, we use these ingredients in sufficient quantity and in the correct combination that work effectively. All products are 100% natural and designed for girls and women of all ages and skin types. We want to tell people that we care for their skin and that we work hard with nature to create one of best products in the market. We are committed to researching and using organic natural ingredients in our products all. Our products use ingredients that are safe, conscious, and incredibly effective. Our all natural skin and hair care products are manufactured using sustainable and eco-friendly methods from production to testing to packaging. With no suitable alternatives to turn to, we made it our mission to find the safest and most effective ingredients for our products. Environmental Sustainability: All of our products are bio-degradable and will never harm your skin nor the environment. All of our products are SLS and Paraben-free. more...



Search for Cruelty - Free Cosmetics : Makeup, Personal

What types of companies are on the "Don't Test" list? The list includes companies that make cosmetics, personal-care products, household-cleaning products, and other common household products. S., no law requires that these types of products be tested on animals, and companies can choose not to sell their products in countries such as China, where tests on animals are required for cosmetics and other products. The list does not include companies that manufacture only products that are required by law to be tested on animals (e.g., pharmaceuticals and garden chemicals). No specific laws exist regarding cruelty-free labeling of products, and companies may not have the same high standards as PETA when labeling their products. A company that claims not to test on animals but that doesn't appear on PETA's list may have eliminated tests on animals for finished products but not for ingredients. If you communicate with a company that claims to be cruelty-free but is not on our list, please ask for a statement in writing and send a copy of the statement to PETA. Why are these companies included on the "Do Test" list? The following companies manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development. Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products that have not been tested on animals. more...



The Easy Way to Go Cruelty - Free - PETA UK

This list is all you need, but if you want to know more about the list and who’s on it and why, read on. The testing of cosmetics and toiletry products on animals has long been banned in the UK, and as of March 2013, the sale of cosmetics whose ingredients have been tested on animals has also been banned across the European Union – a huge step forward. In some countries – China, for example – it is compulsory for any company that sells cosmetics to pay for the products to be tested on animals. This means that some companies that have been cruelty-free for years have turned their backs on their ethical policies and have started testing on animals in order to reach these lucrative developing markets. Companies may be complying with the cosmetics testing ban in Europe, but at the same time, they are selling products in another market that have been tested on animals. By buying cosmetics from companies that are on PETA US’ list , you can be confident that you are supporting only companies that don’t test any products anywhere in the world for any market. Another concern is that companies may be testing ingredients for other purposes – for example, testing chemicals under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Companies with a real commitment to stopping animal testing go above and beyond the requirements of the law and don’t test any ingredients on animals. For its cruelty-free list, PETA US approves only companies that have the very best policies against animal testing – companies whose policies make a real difference helping to stamp out animal testing. New companies are added to the cruelty-free list all the time. Beware of claims such as “this product is not tested on animals”, which can hide the fact that its ingredients are tested on animals, and “this company does not test on animals”, which may simply mean the company contracts out its testing to other companies. That’s why it’s so important that caring consumers use their purchasing power to support companies that have strong, progressive policies which ban animal testing now and which will continue to prevent it in the future. Of course, other companies may produce products which are entirely free of animal ingredients, and you can find out which ones by checking the labels before buying any product. Thousands of animals suffer and are killed for cosmetics testing around the world every year – and billions are also killed for food. more...



Animal testing labelling - skin care and cosmetics

Beltran alleged that Avon had been participating in deceptive and misleading conduct by falsely promoting its products as "cruelty free" and not tested on animals "when in fact the defendant was testing its cosmetic products on animals so that it could sell its products in China". And at the moment, these tests are done on animals." And regardless of the pre-market testing requirements, Chinese authorities still carry out post-market testing of all products on Chinese shelves, so any product sold in China (and any company that sells its products in the Chinese market) is tainted by animal testing . Products that have the potential to cause harm to humans, including personal-care products, cosmetics and medication, must undergo testing to ensure they're safe to use. Animal testing is not reliable, and it is not humane to treat animals this way." Many consumers are strongly opposed to animal testing and CHOICE believes information should be available so those who want to choose products that aren't tested on animals can do so. Companies selling cosmetics in China knowingly provide samples for animal testing, and open their products up to being tested on animals in post-market testing too. L'Occitane also talks up  its fight against animal testing, but then admits: "The company's products are sold globally and, along with many other global businesses, China is an essential market for its development. At Benefit and Bobbi Brown, our shopper was told the products weren't tested on animals, but upon probing further was referred to the head office for more information. Estée Lauder, the parent company of several of the brands now sold in China including Bobbi Brown and Smashbox, states on its website: "Our longstanding commitment to end animal testing has not changed: we do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law." According to Giorgio Armani's website ,"Giorgio Armani does not use animals to test its products, and does not have animal testing conducted on its behalf by anyone else." The brand is in the Chinese market and is on PETA's list of companies that do test on animals. Cosmetics packaging and animal testing. The claims on the products varied, from the seemingly unequivocal "products and ingredients not tested on animals", "never tested on animals", and "cruelty-free vegan", to the slightly more ambiguous "not tested on animals" and "cruelty-free", and the potentially questionable "against animal testing", "finished product not tested on animals" and "tested on us". Only the Nature's Organics , Trishave and Innoxa products were certified by a third party, Choose Cruelty Free, as not tested on animals. There are several independent third parties that certify products as having not been tested on animals, including Choose Cruelty Free , the Leaping Bunny , and PETA . more...



Makeup Companies Found Testing On Animals

One such test: The Draize rabbit eye and skin test for irritation, where substances are placed in animals' eyes or directly on their skin to test for redness, ulcers, or irritation, explains Vicki Katrinak, spokeswoman for The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. The good news is that many companies are opting for non-animal-testing methods, such as Epi Derm and Epi Skin, which are tests that use cultured, human-derived cells to test for skin irritation, says Guillermo. Choose products with a Leaping Bunny logo from The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. You can use PETA's extensive searchable database of companies that do and do not test their products on animals. "In general, the only ones who still are doing tests on animals are companies that are developing new ingredients," she says. more...



Frequently Asked Questions - Too Faced

For website and order inquiries, please call 855-Too-Faced, or send an email to: [email protected] . For all other inquiries, please Contact Us and complete the form. How do I join the Too Faced A-List? Enter your email at the bottom of this page and we'll even send you a special offer code for your next purchase! You can click on the link on your order confirmation email any time and log in to see the status of your order. You can even see past orders and easily re-order the same products that you've already grown to love and adore! There will be a link to enter your code on the 'review order' page of the check-out process. Please note that only one promotion code can be entered for a given order from Too Faced.com and supplies of all free gift offers are limited. You can review the status of your order by going to My Account at the top of the page and selecting Sign In where you can sign into your account to view your order status and history.  You can also click the link on your order confirmation email. Once you have completed your order, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address associated with your account.  Please Note: If you are paying with Pay Pal, it will be sent to the email address associated with your Pay Pal account, which may be different.  You may also review your order by clicking Track Order under the My Account tab at the top of the page.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to assist you. more...



11 Facts About Animal Testing

Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from the minimal protections under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Even animals that are protected under the AWA can be abused and tortured. And the law doesn’t require the use of valid alternatives to animals, even if they are available. According to the Humane Society, registration of a single pesticide requires more than 50 experiments and the use of as many as 12,000 animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Top Five Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts." Web Accessed March 3, 2015. "Animal Testing Is Bad Science: Point/Counterpoint." Web Accessed March 3, 2015. "Laws and Regulations | Animal Use in Research." Web Accessed March 3, 2015. "About Animal Testing." Web Accessed March 3, 2015. "Infographic: Ending Animal Testing For Cosmetics." Web Accessed March 2, 2015. "Science at any cost: The ineffectiveness and underenforcement of the Animal Welfare Act." Penn St. "The End of Animal Testing." The Humane Society of the United States, 2010. "Reduce, refine, replace: The failure of the three R's and the future of animal experimentation." U. Web Accessed March 20, 2015. more...



Cosmetic products not tested on animals - MNN

We've got the details on five brands offering cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products that are safe, natural, healthy and widely available. Decades after modern animal testing practices began, many companies began turning to more humane methods, and offering products not tested on animals. These five brands offer cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products that are safe, natural, healthy and widely available, making it easy to avoid makeup that's tested on animals. Burt's Bees products are not only entirely free of petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens and phthalates but are never tested on animals. Everyday Minerals creates cosmetics that are organic, vegan, eco-friendly and never tested on animals. None of the products produced by Kiss My Face are tested on animals, and many are vegan. Kiss My Face, which began on an organic farm in New York, supports the Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals (also known as the Leaping Bunny Organization ), and is committed to creating environmentally responsible products that are safe, natural and effective. Among the cosmetics not tested on animals offered by Kiss My Face are tinted moisturizers, organic shimmers and shines, lip balm and cheek color. Though now owned by L'Oreal, a company that does test on animals, The Body Shop maintains that its strict standards against animal testing have not been compromised. L'Oreal — which owns such brands as Garnier, Maybelline and Lancome — claims that it no longer tests finished products on animals and has recently funded technology that could reduce the need for animal testing in the future, but is not cruelty-free. more...