At Missy.ie we love animals and we also love make-up. Unfortunately, not all companies hold the same stance against animal testing in their products. Animal cruelty is still a feature of cosmetic production in 2020 but thankfully many companies have policies that work to combat this.
Here are 8 cosmetics companies who don’t test on animals to help you engage in conscience free beauty buying with ease.
Lush is one of the most renowned brands with a reputation for being strongly against animal cruelty. The company is passionate in their pursuit of ethical and responsible retail and this extends to their campaigns and policies against animal cruelty. Not only are Lush vehemently against testing on animals but they also “do not use materials that contain animal derivatives that are unsuitable for vegetarians and only buy raw materials from companies that are not involved in the use of, or commission the use of, animals for testing and have no plans to do so in the future”.
Stila’s commitment not to test their formulations, ingredients or finished products on animals means that they truly are a cruelty free company. In 2017 Stila also pulled out of China meaning their products were no longer required by law to be tested on animals. As a result of this progressive step they gained PETA certification.
There is no price tag on protecting animals but the tag on Barry M products proves it can be accessible and affordable to choose cruelty free brands. Barry M have been a completely cruelty free brand since they were established in 1982 and they have strict policies to ensure this continues. Their website states “all companies in our supply chain must provide us with annual written assurance that no product or ingredient used in Barry M products has been newly animal tested by them after our fixed cut-off date”.
We often forget about animal cruelty incurred by various makeup brush brands despite their sometimes-dubious origin. This why it is so important that Real Techniques is accredited with PETA. For added reassurance Real Techniques products are all cruelty free and also vegan.
Not only do Pixi not test their own finished products on animals but they ensure that none of their ingredients, suppliers or third parties do either. Pixi have also taken the significant step of not selling in stores in mainland China where legal requirements exist to test cosmetics on animals. In order to ensure that sales to China can continue without potential changes to this policy Pixi have a system where “Customers in China are available to purchase Pixi through cross-border e-commerce, which allows us to remain cruelty-free by avoiding the need to undergo animal testing”.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anastasia Beverly Hills is another well-known brand that ensures that none of their finished products, ingredients, suppliers or third parties test on animals. The company is “Committed to cruelty-free product formulation, testing, and development” guaranteeing that their production methods will never involve harm towards animals.
The Body Shop
While many companies claim to be cruelty free, they are in fact owned by companies that test on animals. The Body Shop’s parent company Natura & Co are also cruelty free guaranteeing that your Body Shop purchases are always completely free from animal testing at all stages.
Wet N Wild
Despite recently expanding their brand to sales in China, this cosmetics company have worked hard to ensure that their ethical and cruelty free brand remains that way. According to the PETA website Wet N Wild “has worked with PETA to take the additional steps required to ensure that no tests on animals will be conducted for its products in the future”. This a fantastic brand that allows you to purchase affordable products guilt free.
Did your favourite brand make the list? Are there any other cosmetics companies who don’t test on animals who you love?