Boycott Alex's Guide to Compassionate Shopping
The BAD List: Companies That DO Test on Animals

Print It! Good List Toxic Beauty Consumer Tips Back Issues Search Back Home Repeat after me .. "I will no longer give my hard-earned dollars (euros, whatnot) to companies that cruelly and needlessly torture animals and spray their faces with banal products." Below, you will find a fairly comprehensive list of companies that test their products on animals.

The list below, which has been maintained over a course of over ten years by this site, is, in my opinion, the most stringent available on the world wide web. If any group has a valid reason to doubt the "animal-friendly" claims of any company, they are put on this list. The list has been compiled via stated policies, the findings/listings of various animal rights groups (as noted), the diligent work of many compassionate individuals out there (noted as permitted) and my own correspondence/findings.

Companies That are not Animal Friendly and their Subsidiaries

I encourage sharing of these names, but reposting of styles, notes, keys & code is violation of copyright.

  • Allergan Inc.
  • Alberto-Culver Co. (Alberto V05, Baker's Joy, Consort, FDS, Just for Men, Mrs. Dash, Nexxus, Noxzema, Soft & Beautiful, Static Gaurd, St.Ives, Sugar Twin, TRESemmé) [PET]
  • Alcon Labs (Opti-Free, Systane, I-Caps)
  • Alliance Boots Plc (Clearasil) [STATUS in DISPUTE] +May still be testing.
  • Arm & Hammer +SEE CHURCH & DWIGHT
  • ASDA Stores Ltd. [UNC]
  • {AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: All Major Manufacturers}
  • Astley Dye & Chemical Company (ADCO)
  • Avon Products Inc. (Liz Earle, KPL Ltd) [UNC] ["Avon will conduct animal testing only when required by law."].
    +On the positive side: do have a formal policy against testing via their breast cancer research fund.

  • Bayer AG (Alka-Selzer, Aspirin, Midol)
  • Baush & Lomb (Curel, Soft Sense, Clear Choice) +Owns Charles River Breeding Laboratories
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream +SEE UNILEVER
  • Betterware (Brita, Karcher, Morphy Richards, bodum, Ready Steady Cook)
  • Bic Corp. +Observing Moratorium [PET]
  • Bissell Homecare Inc. [yes the vacuum company] [OWN ADMISSION]
  • Blistex Inc. (Foille, Kank-A, Glysomed)
  • Block Drug Co. (Sensodyne, Carpet Fresh, Lava, Polident, Targon) [PET]
  • The Body Shop Int'l +SEE L'OREAL [YES! STOP ASKING]
  • Brodie & Stone
  • Braun +SEE P & G
  • Breck +Now owned by Dollar Tree. No known policy
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (4-Way, Alpha Keri, Ammens, Aussie, Ban, Bufferin, Clairol, Comtrex, Coumadin, DuPont Pharmaceutical, Elisor, Excedrin, Final Net, Fisherman’s Friend, Fostex, Glucophage, Herbal Essences, Keri, Redmond)
  • Bronnley Luxury Bath & Body Care
  • Burberry +Fur promotion or marketing
  • Burt's Bees +SEE CLOROX

  • Carabay Seaweed Ltd.
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Chesebrough-Ponds +SEE UNILEVER
  • [Coco] Chanel Inc. (Allure, Chanel) +Fur promotion or marketing
  • Chattem Inc. (ACT, Balmex, dexatrim, Gold Bond, IcyHot, Kaopectate, Selsun Blue, Unisom) +Acquired numerous J&J brands in 2007
  • Christian Dior SA (Christian Lacroix, Celine, Dior, Hubert de Givenchy)
  • Church & Dwight (Aim, Answer, Arm & Hammer, Arrid, Brillo, Cameo, Carter's Laxative, Close-Up, Enamelon, First Response, Kaboom, Lady's Choice, Lambert Kay, Mentadent, Nair, Naturalamb, Orange Glo, Oxi Clean, Pearl Drops, Pepsodent, Rigident, Trojan) [PET]
  • Clairol +SEE P & G
  • Clorox (409, ArmorAll, Burt's Bees, Fresh Step, Glad, Green Works, Javex, Lestoil, Liquid Plumber, Oxi Magic, Pine Sol, SoftScrub, S.O.S., Tilex) [PET]
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Afta, Colgate, Crystal Cosmetics, Hill's Science Diet, Irish Spring, Mennen, Palmolive, Skin Bracer, SoftSoap, Speed Stick, Ultra brite) [PET]
  • Consumer Value Stores (CVS pharmacies) +House brands
  • Corine de Farme (Eros, Monoï, Tabac) [UNC]

Coty Inc. (OPI Products)
Adidas, Calgon, Calvin Klein, Chopard, Davidoff, Flame Glow, Isabella Rossellini, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, Joop, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kenneth Cole, Kylie Minogue, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Margaret Astor, Naturistics, Nautica, Pierre Cardin, Quintessence, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Sarah Jessica Porker, Stetson, The Healing Garden, Tim McGraw, Vanilla Fields, Vivienne Westwood, Yue-Sai Kan

  • CoverGirl +SEE P & G
  • Covermark Cosmetics [NO RESPONSE]
  • Crystal Cosmetics Ltd +SEE COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
  • [New] Dana Perfumes Company (Ambush, British Sterling, California, Canoe, Chantilly, Fetish, English Leather, Heaven Sent, Herbissimo, Lutece, Navy, Secrets, White Chantilly)
  • Del Laboratories +SEE COTY
  • Dial Corp. +SEE HENKEL
  • Donna Karan +Fur promotion/marketing & Fragrances managed/owned by Estee Lauder
  • DowBrands +SEE SC JOHNSON & SONS
  • Dracket Products Co. +SEE SC JOHNSON & SONS
  • Dolce & Gabbana +Fur promotion or marketing
  • Duracell +SEE P & G listenderpog

  • EcoLab Inc.
  • Ecover NV [UNC]
  • Eli Lilly & Co. (Cialis)
  • Elizabeth Arden (Alberta Ferretti, Alfred Sung, Badgley Mischka, Bob Mackie, Britney Spears, Cynthia Rowley, Elizabeth Taylor, Geoffrey Beene, Halston, Hilary Duff, Hummer, Intervene, Juicy Couture, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, Mariah Carey, PREVAGE, Wings)
  • Erno Laszlo [DISPUTED: Web Site says No]

Estée Lauder Cos.   [UNC] +Also: Fur promotion or marketing
American Beauty, Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and Bumble, Clinique, Coach, Darphin, Donna Karan, Flirt, Good Skin, Grassroots, Jane, Jo Malone, Kate Spade, Kiton, La Mer, Lab Series, MAC Cosmetics (M-A-C), Michael Kors, Missoni, Ojon, Origins, Prescriptives, Sean Joh, Tom Ford Beauty, Tommy Hilfiger
  • Ettusais Co Ltd +SEE SHISEIDO

  • Fabergé +SEE UNILEVER
  • FCUK (French Connection) [UNC]
  • Fendi +Promotes Fur & Fragrances managed/owned by Unilever
  • Fernsoft Ltd.

  • GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH (LLoyds Chemists)
  • Gillette Co. +SEE P & G
  • Givaudan-Roure
  • Glad Products Company (Brita, Glad, Hidden Valley, Kingsford, Match Light)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (Alli, Aquafresh, Breathe Right, Contac, Commit, Corega, Dolex, NicoDerm, NiQuitin, Panadol, Polident, Poligrip, Sensodyne, Tums)
  • Gucci Group +SEE PPR GROUP
  • GWP Group

  • Helen of Troy (Ammens, Brut, Epil Stop, Final Net, Infusium 23, Pert, Sea Breeze, Skin Milk, Vitalis, Vitapointe) [*Has a No Testing Policy on Products and Ingridients, but acquired tested brands.]
  • Helene Curtis Industries +SEE UNILEVER
  • Henkel AG (Borateem, Borax, Citre Shine, Coast, Combat, Dep, Dial, Dry Idea, Lilt Home Permanents, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Schwarzkopf, Soft Scrub, Soft & Dri, Sta-Flo, Tone, Zout) [OWN ADMISSION]
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition +SEE COLGATE-PALMOLIVE

  • IAMS Company {SHOCKING!} +Please Boycott! +SEE P & G
  • IPSA "illuminate your inner beauty" +SEE SHISEIDO

  • JCB Developments Ltd.
  • Jergens Soap Co +SEE KAO
  • Jeyes Group Ltd (Bloo, Parozone, Kleenoff, Quickies. Wet Ones) [UNC]
  • Johnson & Johnson (Aveena, Band-Aid, Clean & Clear, Listerine, Lubriderm, Neutrogena, RoC, Tylenol) [PET]
  • Johnson Products Co. +SEE L'OREAL
  • Jovan Inc +SEE COTY listenderpog


  • KAO Cosmetics Corp. (Ban, Bioré, Curé, GUHL, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanobe, Molton Brown) [NTW] +Still filing NEW animal testing patents
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp. (Andrex, Cottonelle, Depend, DryNites, GoodNites, Hakle, Huggies, Intimus Gel, Kleenex, Kotex, Little Swimmers, Neve, Pingos, Poise, Pé, Scott Paper, talo, Viva, Wondersoft) [PET]
  • Kingsmill Cosmetic Preparations Ltd
  • KMS Research Laboratories Ltd. +NOT Same as KMS Research of California
  • Kosé Corporation (Awake, Beauté de Kosé, Cosme Decorte, Crie, Elsia, Esprique, Eternia, Fasio, Grandaine, Happy Bath Day Precious Rose, Infinity, Luminous, Magie Deco, Prédia, Spa Pur, Stephen Knoll, Stylis, Visée, Whitist)

  • Laboratoires Garnier +SEE L'OREAL
  • LaCoupe Salon [PER OWN ADMISSION]
  • Lamaur Corporation (Willow Lake, Colorsoft) [¡OUT OF BUSINESS!]
  • L & F Products [PER OWN SITE]
  • Leeza Gibbons (Sheer Beauty) [PER OWN ADMISSION]
  • Lever Brothers +SEE UNILEVER
  • Lifestyles Condoms (Ansell Healthcare Products)
  • Limited Brands (Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel, La Senza, C.O. Bigelow) +Unclear on ingredient policy. Veronica's Secret has sold fur products [STATUS in DISPUTE]
  • L'OCCITANE en provence +Began testing again to sell products in China. listenderpog
L'Oréal SA   [AAVS] [NTW] +Dishonest on Policy
Ambre Solaire, Anais Anais, Belle Color, Biotherm, Body Shop Int'l, Cacharel, Carson, CCB, Cosmair, Dermablend, Diesel, Essie, Fructis, Garnier, Gemey, Giorgio Armani, Gloria Vanderbitl, Helena Rubenstein, Inné, Jade, Kérastase, Kiehl's Since 1851, La Roche Paloma Picasso, Posey, Lancôme, Lanvin, Matrix, Maybelline, Mizani, Movida, Nutralia, Nutrisse, Nutritioniste, Ombrelle, Phas, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Redken, Sanoflore, Sho Uemura, Shu Uemura, SkinCeuticals, Softsheen, Synergie, Vichy Laboratoires, Viktor et Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent

  • Manetti & Roberts (Neutro Roberts, Borotalco, Fiori Roberts, Acqua alle Rose, Chlorodont, Chilly, Galeffi, Brioschi) [AFC]
  • Mars Candy (Snickers, M&M's, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Starburst, Dove, Skittles, Pedigree, Masterfoods, Wrigley Gum) +Yes! The candy company is conducting all sorts of hideous experiments!
  • Marlene Klein Cosmetics [PER OWN ADMISSION]
  • Marshall Pet Products +Make pet products while selling animals to research labs!
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics +Began testing again to sell products in China.
  • Max Factor +SEE P & G
  • Mead School Supplies [PET]
  • Melaleuca Inc. (Nicole Millers, Wellness Company) [PET]
  • Mental Sookie Corp.
  • Micol Direct [¡OUT OF BUSINESS!]
  • Miners International Ltd [UNC]
  • Murphy Phoenix Co. +SEE COLGATE-PALMOLIVE

  • Nalgene (Sybron International) +Water bottle maker. Imports lab animal restraints!
  • Nature's Sunshine Products
  • Naturelle Inc
Nestlé S.A.
Alcon, Alpo, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Cailler, Callie, Carnation, Cheerios, Chef America, Coffee Mate, Friskies, Gerber, Goobers, Kohler, Lean Pockets, Maggi, Nerds, Nescafe, Novartis, Oh Henry, Oreo, Perrier, Peter, Pixy Stix, Purina, Sanpellegrino, Stouffer's, Taster's Choice, Thomy, Vittel, Wonka
  • Neutrogena Corp +SEE JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • Noxell Corp (Noxzema) +SEE ALBERTO-CULVER listenderpog

  • Olay Co. (Oil of Olay) +SEE P & G
  • Oral-B Worldwide +SEE P & G
  • Oriflame Int'l Corp. +Tests in order to make/sell products in China.
  • Original Additions (Bodymoods, eleganTouch, eylure, Wax Away, salonsystem)
  • Oscar de la Renta Ltd +SEE PPR GROUP

  • Pantene +SEE P & G
  • Parfums Givenchy SA (Amarige, Ange ou Démon, Extravagance, Givenchy, Hot Coutoure, Organza, Pi, Ptisenbon, Tartine et Chocolat) [UNC]
  • Parfums International (White Shoulders) +SEE ELIZABETH ARDEN
  • Perrigo Company
  • Pfizer Inc. (Ben Gay, Benadryl, BenGay, Certs, Dentyne, Halls, Lipitor, Listerine, Oti-Clens, Plax, Rolaids, Sudafed, Tetra fish food, Trident, Vanguard, Viagra, Visine, Warner-Lambert, Wilkinson Sword, Xanax, Zoloft)
  • Phas Pharma Kosmetik GmbH
  • Phoenix Brands LLC (ABC, Arctic Power, Cold Power, Dynamo, Fab, Fresh Start, Niagara Spray Starch, RIT Dye) [OWN ADMISSION]
  • Playtex Products Inc. (AvoTriplex, AVP, Baby Magic, Banana Boat, Diaper Genie, Jhirmack, Wet Ones, Woolite) [PET]
  • PPR Group [Pinault-Printemps-Redoute] (Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bédat, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Conforama, Ermenegildo Zegna, fnac, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Redcats, Roger & Gallet, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent) +No known policy
  • Prada S.p.A. (Fendi) +Seriously pushing fur again.
  • Prestige Brands (Chore Boy, Compound W, Chloraseptic, Cinch, Comet, Clear Eyes, Cutex, Denorex, Murine, Prell, Spica and Span, Wartner, Zincon ) +No known policy.
  • Prince Matchabelli +SEE UNILEVER
Procter & Gamble Co.   [EVERYONE]
Ace, Always & Alldays, Anna Sui, Ariel, Aussie, Bold, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Camay, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Clairol, CoverGirl, Crest, Dawn, Dolce & Gabbana, Downy, Duracell, Eukanuba, Febreeze, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Herbel Essence, Hugo Boss, Iams, Ivory, Joy, Luvs, Max Factor, Metamucil, Mr. Clean, New Chapter, Old Spice, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Pepto-Bismol, Pringles, Puffs, Scope, Secret, SK-II, Tampax, Tide, Vicks, Wella, Zest +Thanks PETA
  • 3M (Filtrete, Nexcare, O-Cel-O, Post-It, Scotch) [PET]
  • {TOBACCO INDUSTRY: All Manufacturers except American Spirit, Imperial Tobacco, & Santa Fe Natural}
  • Tom's of Maine +This was once a GREAT company. Unfortunately it is no longer. Their profits WILL go to Colgate regardless of what they say. Tom's of Maine has even gone so far as to start putting Fluoride into their toothpastes which once were free of it. AVOID! +SEE COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
  • Trojan +SEE CHURCH & DWIGHT listenderpog

Unilever NV/PLC
Ades, Becel, Axe/Lynx, Bed Heads, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Birds Eye, Boursin, Bovril, Breyers, Brooke Bond, Chicken Tonight, Cif, Hellmann's/Best Foods, Colman's, Comfort, Continental, Cornetto, Cup-a-Soup, Degree, Domestos, Dove, Elizabeth Arden, Fabergé, Findus, Flora, Finesse, GB Glace, Golden Gaytime, Good Humor, HB, Helene Curtis, Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Iglo, Imperial Margarine, Impulse, Kibon, Klondike, Knorr, Kwality Wall's, Lakme, Langnese, Lawry's and Adolph's, Lever 2000, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Maille, Marmite, Paddle Pop, Peperami, Persil, PG Tips, Pond's Creams, Pot Mash, Pot Noodle, Pot Rice, Prince Matchabelli, Q-tips, Ragú, Rexona, Rinso, Salon Selectives, Sana, Scottish Blend, Selecta, Signal, Skippy, Slim Fast, Snuggle, Solero, Spry, Squirrel, Suave, Sunsilk, Sure, Surf, Timotei, Twink, Vaseline, Vermonster, Viennetta, Vim, Wall's, Wish-Bone

  • Vidal Sassoon +SEE P & G
  • Virgin Vie [UNC]
  • Vogue Magazine +Anna Wintour is the primary hag responsible for fur promotion.

  • Warner-Lambert +SEE PFIZER
  • Westwood Pharmaceuticals +SEE BRISTOL-MEYERS SQUIBB
  • Wyath Pharmaceuticals (American Home Products, Chapstick, Centrum, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Robitussin, Whitehall)

  • Xynergy Health Products

  • Yves Rocher Group (Daniel Jouvance, Galérie Noémie, Isabel Derroisné, Kiotis, Le Monde de Parfum, Petit Bateau, Pierre Ricaud, Sante Naturelle, Stanhome) [UNC]
  • Yves Saint Laurent +SEE L'OREAL listenderpog

Back * Notations in BOLD BLUE refer to the group or method which exposed the company in question. I get a lot of questions saying "but the bottle says." There are no regulations concerning labels using phrases like "no animal testing," "product not tested," or "animal-friendly." Since there is no repercussion (other than smarter consumers knowing better), many companies choose to simply LIE about their policy.