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Recently, I was asked what products, other than facial care and cosmetics, fall into the Animal Tested zone? Let me tell you, the list is massive. Pretty much every aspect of personal care is involved in animal testing. Here you go, hair products, soap and bath, fragrance, oral care, deodorant, feminine hygiene, laundry, cleaning and miscellaneous household goods. Are you surprised? Did you have any idea? Most people say yes and no respectively, to those two questions. It’s a dirty little secret.

This post is to answer questions I’ve received and help you make informed purchasing decisions based on your personal needs.  You will notice that a massive list of products is listed which makes one think “what IS cruelty-free?”  “How do I possibly stay cruelty-free?”  Some products are pretty hard to live without, feminine hygiene for one, am I right ladies?  I hope that one-day companies will comply with consumer demand and use the new methods that are being developed and stop the practice of animal testing.  In the meantime, you can write to companies and ask why they continue with this practice?  You can ask them why they don’t use the existing databases of ingredients safe to humans and animals?

The most comprehensive list of Animal-Tested Products and the companies that participate is put out by PETA. For this post, I will reference The Cruelty-Free Kitty as they supplement PETA’s list with their research, put them in succinct lists and I don’t need to reinvent the wheel here. Cruelty-Free Kitty has done a fabulous job, and I thank them!

I prefer to use the list of offending companies rather than the list of companies or products certified cruelty-free. Why? Because many Cruelty-Free companies aren’t approved by an organization. Why not? Because they likely let their record speak for itself and haven’t gone through the certification process.

Here we go, The Animal Tested Products List, I too was surprised!

Hair Products

Alberto V05
Aussie

Bumble and Bumble

Clairol

Fekkai

Got2b

Head & Shoulders
Herbal Essences
Hoyu

Joico
John Frieda
Just for Men

Kao USA
Kerastase

Matrix Essentials
Mizani

Natural Instincts
Nexxus
Nice ‘n Easy

Pantene
Physique

Redken
Rogaine

Schwarzkopf
Sebastian Professional

Soft & Beautiful
SoftSheen
Suave
Sunsilk

TRESemmé

Vidal Sassoon

Soap and Bath

Dial
Dove

H2O Plus

Irish Spring
Ivory

Johnson’s

Lux

Purpose

Shower to Shower
Softsoap

Wella

Fragrance

Acqua Di Parma
Aramis

Balenciaga
Bvlgari

Cacharel
Christina Aguilera Perfumes
Cire Trudon
Coach

Donna Karan
Dunhill Fragrances

Elizabeth Arden
Escada Fragrances

Gucci Fragrances

Hugo Boss

Jo Malone

Kenzo

Lacoste Fragrances

Marc Jacobs Fragrances
Michael Kors
Missoni

Odin

Ralph Lauren Fragrances

Tommy Hilfiger

Viktor & Rolf

Oral Care

Aim
Aquafresh

Close-up
Colgate
Crest

Listerine

Mentadent

Pearl Drops

Reach

Scope
Sensodyne
Signal

Deodorant

Arrid
Axe

Dry Idea

FDS

Lady Speed Stick

Mitchum Deodorant

Old Spice

Right Guard

Secret
Soft & Dri
Speed Stick

Feminine Hygiene

Always

Carefree

Femfresh

o.b Tampons

Stayfree

Laundry

Comfort

Downy

Purex

Suavitel
Shout
Spray ’N Wash
Static Gaurd
Sunlight

Tide

Woolite

Cleaning

Air Wick
Ajax
Armor All

Calgon
Clorox

Dermassage
Drano

Easy-Off
Ever Clean

Fabuloso
Fantastik
Febreze
Finish
Formula 409
Fresh Step

Glad
Glade
Green Works

Joy

Kaboom

Liquid Plumr
Lysol

Melaleuca
Mr. Clean

Murphy Oil Soap

Nature’s Source

Old English
Oomph!
Oust
OxiClean

Palmolive
Pine-Sol
Pledge

Raid
Renuzit
Resolve
Rid-X

S.O.S.
Scoop Away
Scrubbing Bubbles
Soft Scrub

Swiffer

Tilex

Windex

Shaving

Bic Corporation
Braun

Gillette Co.

Nair

Veet

Miscellaneous

3M

Acuvue
Arm & Hammer

Band-Aid

Hill’s

Mead

Off

Pampers
Puffs

ReNu

Savlon

Vaseline
Vicks

So now you’re thinking, if all the above are Animal Tested Products, what do I use now?  It’s a question I’m trying to help answer.  Yes, this site focuses on cosmetic products, and eventually, I will branch out.  In the meantime, use can use this list as a starting point for your household shopping.  If you have any questions feel free to drop me a comment or an email and I’ll do my best to help you out!

All the best,

Sydney