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Phyrra Cruelty Free Beauty Brand List

Hi there! I wanted to say hello to my new readers, and old ones too! For those of you new to Phyrra, let me tell you a little about my blog. I originally started blogging because I couldn’t find very many mineral foundation makeup reviews, so I wanted to share my experiences. This blog shows my progression with makeup as well as with photography. In 2012 I focused my blog on cruelty free beauty. I also include lifestyle, the occasional fashion post and I take requests! Just send me an email :) From 1999 until March 2012 I was a MAC fan. That’s when I found out that MAC was selling in China and no longer cruelty free. Many other brands came out along that time as selling in China, such as Avon. That was really my catalyst into writing a letter to MAC  and deciding I would only buy cruelty free.

I choose to support cruelty free brands who are not selling in China, even if they have a parent company that is not cruelty free. I believe that supporting animal-friendly companies goes a long way toward the eventual elimination of animal testing. If a brand is not cruelty free but decides to go cruelty free, I will support them! I want brands to stop testing on animals. I want non-cruelty free parent companies to see the success of cruelty free companies and go cruelty free. I realize that all ingredients were tested at one time. But I do not want to support a brand that is currently testing on animals.

I use sites such as Paula’s Choice, Leaping Bunny, PETA, NAVS, My Beauty Bunny and Logical Harmony to research brands. I also reach out to brands directly to find out about their cruelty free status. When brands contact me, I ask them the following questions ‘Is your brand cruelty free? Are you selling in China?’ 

You can sell in Hong Kong, but nowhere else in China, and still be cruelty free because Hong Kong is exempt from testing. You can also make products in China, but not sell in China, and be cruelty free. You can visit Skin Store China directly to see brands that are being sold in China at Skin Store China. You can visit the Sephora China website see what brands are being sold at the Sephora China.

TLDR: I support cruelty free brands who are not currently testing on animals and who are not currently selling in countries like China that require mandatory animal testing. (Hong Kong is exempt from testing). I support brands who are cruelty free even if their parent company is not cruelty free.

Cruelty Free Guides

Brands That I Consider To Be Cruelty Free

Grey Area Brands
These are brands that state they do not test, but that they can’t guarantee their suppliers are telling the truth. It’s kind of weird. I really don’t know how I feel about supporting them

  • Dermablend (owned by L’Oreal, L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.)
  • Laura Mercier
  • Lorac – Thank you for contacting LORAC Cosmetics. LORAC does not support the testing of products on animals and we ask all suppliers to support this point of view and all suppliers state that they do so.  LORAC does not use a third party to test on animals.  LORAC does not sell in countries requiring animal testing.   Please note, LORAC cannot warrant or certify that all suppliers who say they do not test on animals in fact do not test on animals Additionally, notwithstanding the statements of suppliers to LORAC, LORAC has no way of knowing what the “suppliers of the suppliers” are doing.  In regards to the vegan ingredients there is no way to know for sure due to the lack of control over raw ingredients
  • Marc Jacobs (when recently contacted by a PR person, they said they were cruelty free but unsure of suppliers and parent company wasn’t cruelty free)
  • Skindinavia (selling at the Skin Store China, sent the brand an email asking for clarification, brand says they’re  not aware they are being sold in China)
  • Tigi / Bedhead (says they don’t test but the suppliers of suppliers can’t be guaranteed)

Some companies that are NOT cruelty free (not a complete list, but I was asked to add some, you can find a more complete list here)

  • Aerin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Algenist (sells in China)
  • Almay
  • Amazing Cosmetics (sells in China)
  • Anna Sui (sells in China)
  • Aveeno
  • Avon (sells in China)
  • Balencia
  • Bath & Body Works (no longer cruelty free, really upset by this, 10/12/2014)
  • Benefit (sells in China)
  • Biotherm (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Blinc (sells in China)
  • Bliss (sells in China)
  • Blvgari (sells in China)
  • Bobbi Brown (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Body Graphics
  • Boscia
  • Bumble & Bumble (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Burberry (sells in China)
  • Calvin Klein (sells in China)
  • Caudalie (sells in China)
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • CK One Color(sells in China)
  • Clarins (sells in China)
  • Clarisonic (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Clinique (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Coach
  • Cover Girl
  • Darphin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Diesel (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Dior (sells in China)
  • Dolce and Gabbana (sells in China)
  • Dove (owned by Unilever, sells in China)
  • Dr. Brandt (sells in China)
  • Dr. Jart+ (sells in China)
  • essie (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Estee Lauder (sells in China)
  • Flirt! (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Giorgio Armani (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Givenchy (sells in China)
  • Glam Glow (sells in China)
  • Goodskin
  • Gucci
  • Guerlain (sells in China)
  • H20 (sells in China)
  • Herborist
  • Hugo Boss (sells in China)
  • Inneov (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Issey Miyake (sells in China)
  • Jimmy Choo (sells in China)
  • Jo Malone (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Jurlique (sells in China)
  • Kenzo (sells in China)
  • Kerastase (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Kose (sells in China)
  • Kiehl’s (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • L’Occitane (sells in China)
  • L’Oreal (sells in China, “L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”)
  • La Mer (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • La Roche-posay (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Lab Series (sells in China)
  • Lancaster (sells in China)
  • Lancome (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Lolita Lempicka (sells in China)
  • MAC (sells in China)
  • Make Up For Ever (sells in China)
  • Mamonde
  • Mark
  • Mary Kay
  • Matrix (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Maybelline (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Menard Sp
  • Mizani (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Mont Blanc (sells in China)
  • Neutrogena
  • NYC (New York Color)
  • Ojon (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Olay (sells in China)
  • OPI
  • Origins (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Osiao (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Paul & Joe Beaute
  • Paco Rabanne
  • Peter Thomas Roth (sells in China)
  • Philosophy (sells in China)
  • Phyto (sells in China)
  • Prada (sells in China)
  • Prescriptives (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Ralph Lauren (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Redken (owned by L’Oreal) (this makes me sad that they test because I LOVED their products.)
  • Revlon (sells in China)
  • Rimmel
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sampar (sells in China)
  • Sephora House Brand (individual brands not sold in China may be cruelty free)
  • Shiseido (sells in China)
  • Shu Uemura (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • SkinCeuticals (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Stila (no longer cruelty free – see my post here.)
  • StriVectin (sells in China)
  • Tom Ford (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Tweezerman (sells in China)
  • Valentino (sells in China)
  • Vera Wang (sells in China)
  • Versace (sells in China)
  • Vichy (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Victoria’s Secret (no longer cruelty free)
  • Wei (sells in China)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)

Delurk, say hi and share your favorite cruelty free brands!