Your cosmetics are still tested on animals

Dutyfree cosmetics
Duty free shopping for cosmetics – who doesn’t love that? But I have some awkward news:  There’s a good chance that most of the brands you paint on your face are still being tested on animals. Australia’s consumer watchdog magazine Choice reveals a very long list, independently verified, of all the cosmetic companies that still subject animals to this painful and needless practice. 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. All three organisations compile lists of companies that sign statutory declarations promising they do not test, nor do they allow others to test on their behalf, any products or ingredients on animals.

The Choice investigation has found that many manufacturers’ websites, packaging, and sales staff are failing to inform Australian customers that their beauty products are tested on animals in China. Skin and eye irritation tests must be conducted on animals in order for cosmetic products to be sold in China, which are paid for by manufacturers. So next time you saunter through duty free on your way to the cosmetics counter to snap up your favourite lippy at a discount, please say NO to the following brands:

Your cosmetics are still tested on animals

  • Almay
  • Aveeno
  • Avon
  • Biotherm
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bumble and Bumble
  • Carefree
  • Chapstick
  • Clairol
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Clinique
  • DDF
  • Donna Karan
  • Dove
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Estée Lauder
  • Garnier
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • Herbal Essences
  • Jurlique
  • Kerastase
  • Kiehl’s
  • La Mer
  • L’Oréal
  • L’Occitane
  • Lancome
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Mary Kay
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • Michael Kors
  • Missoni
  • Mitchum Deodorant
  • Nair
  • Neutrogena
  • Nice ‘n Easy
  • Nu Skin International
  • Olay
  • Old Spice
  • Pantene
  • Ponds
  • Purell
  • Revlon
  • Redken
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • SK-II
  • Sunsilk
  • Unilever
  • Vichy
  • Veet
  • Vidal Sasson

Your cosmetics that are not tested on animals

The late founder of The Body Shop, Anita Roddick, was a passionate advocate
The late founder of The Body Shop, Anita Roddick, was a passionate advocate


  • Aesop
  • Akin
  • Alchemy
  • Argan Life
  • Aussie Mineral Makeup
  • Australian Pure
  • Australis
  • Aveda
  • Ayana Organics
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Bon Ami
  • Burt’s Bees
  • Catwalk
  • D. Adair Cosmetics
  • De Lorenzo
  • Dermalogica
  • Eco Minerals
  • Eleven Australia
  • e.l.f cosmetics
  • Enzoskin
  • Face of Australia
  • Flurifresh
  • Forever New International
  • Gaia Skin Naturals
  • Innoxa
  • Jason
  • Lush
  • Natio
  • Nature’s Organics
  • New Directions
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Rusk
  • Smashbox
  • Stila Cosmetics
  • Suki
  • The Body Shop
  • The Cruelty Free Shop
  • Too Faced Cosmetics
  • Trilogy
  • Tri-Shave
  • Tropez
  • Zara

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