According to the PETA association
Here is the list of blacklisted brands
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) updates its list of brands that still test on animals today. They are part of our daily life and concern all kinds of products.
the NGO identifies companies and brands that use animal testing in any country in the world. Because indeed, if these brands do not carry out experiments on their own territories, they do so in a roundabout way by using products from other countries which, for their part, test on animals. And conversely, when brands wish to sell their products in countries which require animal testing, such as China, are they required by law to carry out these experiments?
Animal suffering has no borders. Cruelty is international.
This list is not exhaustive and other brands are the subject of in-depth research concerning their experimental practices of the products which they put on the international market.
But you will understand, for commercial and image reasons, not all brands wish to respond to the investigations carried out by PETA.
In addition, it happens that certain brands labeled CRUELTY FREE by PETA reappear in the list of those which carry out experiments on animals. Mainly because they want to develop on the Chinese market or even because they have been bought by a group or another brand that performs these tests.
The choice is up to us to close our eyes to these practices or to refuse to dispose of the life of a living being in such circumstances.
ACCORDING TO PETA : LIST OF BRANDS THAT TEST ON ANIMALS
Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson)
Easy-Off (Reckitt Benckiser)
Grassroots (Estée Lauder)
Head & Shoulders (Procter & Gamble)
KY (Johnson & Johnson)
The Green Tree (Sodalis)
MAC Cosmetics (Estée Lauder)
Nair (Church & Dwight)
Off (SC Johnson)
Paco Rabanne (Puig)
Raid (SC Johnson)
Xtra (Church & Dwight)
Yves Rocher USA
What a surprise to see the Yves Rocher USAbrand appear in this list, whose management confirms that in 1989, they were among the first European companies in the cosmetics industry to stop animal testing for its finished products (what about intermediate products? ?), and replace them with alternative methods.
Indeed, like many brands, Yves Rocher is established on the Chinese market which represents a commercial windfall. The brand is justified by specifying that Chinese regulations are very strict on imports of cosmetic products marketed on their territory and require that these be tested on animals.
The officials specify: "But we are not giving up! In order to make them aware of the subject of animal suffering , we have chosen to act on the spot and use our local establishment to try to change things. We are maintaining for this, contact with the highest Chinese authorities concerned. Our objective: to convince them that there are effective and reliable alternative methods today ".
For commercial purposes, the brand ignores its convictions; which somewhat tarnishes its brand image. Therefore, we are still entitled to question the merits of its commitments. We can bet that they should not be very solid if they no longer meet the objectives of improving the income statement. It is very disappointing!
The same is true for the L'Arbre Vert brand bought by Sodalis, which has just set up in China, which implies that the brand is doing animal testing in order to be present in this market.
Some previously Cruelty free brands have been bought out by groups that continue to test on animals:
- Urban Decay - Logona - NYX Cosmetics - Pureology - Sanoflore - Health Natukkosmetik - (L'Oréal)
- Schmidt's deodorant - Ren Skincare - (Unilever)
- Dove joined the Cruelty free list in October 2018, however its acquisition by the Unilevers group makes us doubt its integrity in the face of its establishment in new markets. In addition, the brand uses palm oil, the production of which contributes to deforestation and therefore to the extinction of certain animal species.
- Too Faced (Estée Lauder)
- Cosmetic tart (Kosé corp)
Brands are working for alternative methods:
Despite everything, we must rejoice in these companies which are taking the step towards alternative methods and which have been working in partnership with PETA USA for several years to put an end to animal testing in the cosmetics industry all over the world. world, with significant changes achieved in places like China.
This is the case recently withHerbal Essence brands andAussie(Procter & Gamble) orBaxter of California(l'Oréal) who joined the CRUELTY FREE list
These 3 brands never test and do not take any samples on animals, anywhere in the world. And although Herbal Essences products are sold in China, the brand has helped draft texts under Chinese regulations to ensure that never happens.
Procter & Gamble has shown its commitment to alternative methods through joint education and reinforcement programs but also through further exploration of animal-free safety assessment approaches. The goal is to gain acceptance and adoption of these new methods by regulatory bodies, businesses and governments.
L'Oréal has banned badger hair from its Baxter of California skincare brand. The world's largest cosmetics and beauty company has also decided to no longer use badger hair, goat hair, or any other animal hair. The group is one of more than 100 cosmetics, brushes and shaving companies around the world - including NARS and Blue Dragonfly - that have removed badger hair from their products thanks to expert advice from PETA USA.
As we can see, far too many companies continue to cause animal suffering to increase their profits. Let's force them to abandon these methods through our responsible purchasing acts and our actions with all these organizations that fight every day to protect animals.
Let us sign the petitions, support their actions, make a personal commitment, and refuse to use products imbued with the blood of these tortured animals.