Brands Best Avoided

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The brands found on this page are companies that test on animals or would be willing to test on animals when required. Not all of these brands may be actively participating in animal testing, but they are all willing to if required by law.

While these brands are best avoided if there’s one you love or one you’ve been dying to try, let them know! The more we tell non-cruelty-free companies that we would purchase if they didn’t test, the more they know that it’s important for their potential consumers.

Be sure to check out the cruelty-free lists to find cruelty-free brands! Still can’t find the brand you’re looking for? Check the Brands Contacted page or contact me.

Brands Best Avoided

Acqua de Parma – sold in China

AERIN – sold in China

Algenist – sold in China

Almay

Amazing Cosmetics – sold in China

AMBI

Anna Sui – sold in China

Apivita

Aramis

Atelier Cologne – sold in China

Aussie

Aveeno

Avene – sold in China

Axe

Babyganics

Bain de Soleil

Balenciaga – sold in China

Banana Boat

Batiste – their correspondence with Phyrra is very…interesting to say the least

Bed Head

Belif – sold in China

Benefit Cosmetics – sold in China

BeYu

Billy Jealousy – sold in China

Bioderma

Bio-Oil

Biore

Biotherm – sold in China

Black Radiance

bliss – sold in China

Blistex

Bobbi Brown

Borghese

Boscia – sold in China

Botanics

Braun

Brocato

Bumble and bumble – sold in China

Burberry – sold in China

Bvlgari

C. Booth

Cacharel

Calgon

Calvin Klein – sold in China

Camille Rose Natural

Cane + Austin

Cantu

Caolion

Caress

Carmex

Carolina Herrera

Carol’s Daughter

Cartier

Carven

Caudalie – sold in China

Cetaphil

Charles Worthington

Chanel

Chapstick

Chloe – sold in China

Christian Dior – sold in China

Christina Aguilera

Christophe Robin

Clairol

Clarins – sold in China

Clarisonic – sold in China

Clean

Clean & Clear

Clearasil

Clearogen

Clinique – sold in China

Coach – sold in China

Colgate

Color Wow

Completely Bare

Comptoir Sud Pacifique

Coppertone

Coty

Covergirl

Crack

Crest

Curel

Davidoff – sold in China

Ddf

Dermablend

DevaCurl

Dial

Diamancel

Diesel – sold in China

Dior – sold in China

Diva Cup

DKNY

Dolce & Gabbana – sold in China

Donna Karan

Dove – sold in China

Dr. Brandt – sold in China

Dr. Jart+ – sold in China

DTRT – sold in China

Dunhill

Earth’s Nectar

Eau Thermale Avene – sold in China

Elizabeth Arden

EOS – sold in China

Erborian – sold in China

Erno Laszlo – sold in China

Escada

Essie

Estee Lauder – sold in China

Etat Libre d’Orange

Eucerin

Exuviance

Fcuk

Feeling Beautiful

Fekkai

FIG+YARROW Apothecary

Flash Tattoos

Fountain

Freeman Beauty – can’t confirm suppliers don’t test

Fresh – sold in China

Garnier

Gigi

Gillette

Giorgio Armani – sold in China

Givenchy – sold in China

Glamglow – sold in China

GLO Science

Goldwell

Goodal – sold in China

Got 2B

Grace Cole

Grow Gorgeous

Gucci – sold in China

Guerlain – sold in China

Hairmax

Hampton Sun

Hanae Mori

Hawaiian Tropic

Head & Shoulders

Heathcote & Ivory

Herbal Essence

Histoires de Parfums

Hugo Boss – sold in China

Hydroxatone

Hylamide

IGK

Iles Formula

iluminage

Inglot – can’t confirm suppliers don’t test

InStyle

Irish Springs

Issey Miyake – sold in China

It’s Skin

Ivory

Pin me

J. Cat Beauty

James Read

Japonesque Color

Jergens

Jerome Russell

Jimmy Choo – sold in China

John Frieda

Johnson & Johnson

Joico

Juicy Couture

Juliette Has a Gun

Jurlique – sold in China

Just for Men

Kaplan MD

Karuna

Kate Spade NY

Kenzo – sold in China

Kenzoki – sold in China

Kerastase

Kiehl’s

Kinky-Curl

Kiss

KMS California

La Prarie

La Roche Posay

Lab Series – sold in China

Lacoste

Lancaster – sold in China

Lancome – sold in China

Laneige – sold in China

L’anza

L’Artisan Parfumeur

Lashfood

Laura Mercier

Lavett & Chinn

Leaders – sold in China

Lee Stafford

Lever 2000

Lip Smacker

Lipstick Queen

L’Occitane – sold in China

Lolita Lempicka – sold in China

Lorac – can’t confirm suppliers don’t test

L’Oreal – sold in China

Lubriderm

LXMI

MAC – sold in China

Maison Margiela

Make Up For Ever – sold in China

Marc Jacobs Fragrance – sold in China

Marvis

Matrix

Maui Babe

Max Factor

Maybelline

Mayfair Soap Foundry

MD Complete

Mederma

Michael Kors – sold in China

Miss Jessie’s

MISSHA

Miu Miu – sold in China

Mizani

Mont Blanc – sold in China

Moom

Morgan Taylor

Moroccanoil – sold in China

Motions

Mugler

Nair

Neutrogena

Nexxus

Nice ‘N Easy

Nicole by OPI

Nina Ricci – sold in China

Nioxin

Nivea

Noxzema

NuFACE

Nugg

NuMe

Nuxe

NYC

Obliphica Professional

OGX

Olay – sold in China

Old Spice

One ‘n Only

OPI

Origins – sold in China

Orlando Pita Play

Oscar de La Renta

Osis+

Ouidad

Oyin Handmade

Paco Rabanne – sold in China

Painted Earth Skincare

PanOxyl

Pantene

Pat McGrath Labs

Patchology

Peter Thomas Roth – sold in China

Philosophy

Phyto – sold in China

PONDS

Prada – sold in China

Primal Elements

Proganix

Psssst!

Purell

Purpose

Q-Tips

Que Bella

Rahua

Ralph Lauren

Redken

Remington

Renpure – can’t confirm suppliers don’t test

Revlon – sold in China

Right Guard

Rimmel London

RoC

Rogaine

Sachajuan

Sally Hansen

Schick

Schwarzkopf

Sebastian – sold in China

Secret

SensatioNail

Senscience

Sephora Collection – sold in China

Shiseido – sold in China

Simple

Sinful Colors

SK-II – sold in China

Skinfix

Skinfood

Skintimate

Soft & Beautiful

Softsoap

Son & Park

St. Moriz

St. Ives

Stella McCartney

StriVectin – sold in China

Suave

Surratt Beauty

SWEAT Cosmetics

Tan Towel

TEMPTU

The Art of Shaving – sold in China

Thierry Mugler

Thrive Cosmetics

TIGI

Tom Ford – sold in China

Tommy Hilfiger

Tony Moly

Too Cool for School – sold in China

Touch in Sol

Tresemme

treStiQue

Trojan

Umberto

Vaseline

Vera Wang – sold in China

Versace – sold in China

Verso Skincare

Vichy

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret PINK

Vidal Sassoon

Viktor & Rolf

Vince Camuto

Vitabath

Viva la Juicy

VO5

Walgreens

Wei – sold in China

Weleda

Wella – sold in China

Yardly

Youth to the People

Yves Saint Laurent

Zino Davidoff

Zirh – sold in China

Zoella Beauty