Sunday, 23 March 2014

Animal Friendly UK Drugstore Brands

Last weekend, I was hanging out with some friends in Brighton, doing some makeup shopping as you do! And my friend overheard a girl ask the assistant in Superdrug which brands were not animal tested. She apparently had a list and it got me wondering how accurate it was, my guess is that it wouldn't differentiate the ones owned by parent companies that test either way.  So I thought I would do a list.

I know I know, there's a load of lists out there; so this one is UK specific to the makeup brands available in pretty much all Superdrug & Boots branches (I also added a few brands you can buy in larger Boots); not brands you can only buy online or in specialist/department stores.

I know this is a vegan blog but this is NOT a list of vegan brands, just the ones that don't test and that either definitely do have vegan options or probably do... the only brand I know for sure is fully vegan is Superdrug's B range.

For a much more comprehensive list, that includes online etc brands too, take a look at THIS LIST, which I regularly update.

'Drugstore' brands that do not test (brands marked with * have a parent company that test)
Ardell
B. (Superdrug - All vegan!)
Bare Minerals*
Barry M
Eco Tools
ELF
Eylure
Freedom
GOSH
I Heart Makeup (Makeup Revolution)
Lottie London
Makeup Revolution
Models Own
MUA
Nails Inc
Natural Collection (Boots)*
Nip & Fab
No.7*
NYX*
Real Techniques
SEVENTEEN (Boots)*
Sleek
Smashbox*
Soap & Glory*
Stila
theBalm

Brands that do test/sell in China
Benefit
Bourjois 
Clarins
Clinique
L'Oreal
Maybelline
Max Factor
Rimmel
Revlon
Sally Hanson

Unsure:
Collection (ambiguous testing policy)
Essie (Owned by L'Oreal)
NYC (Owned by Coty)
Miss Sporty (Owned by Coty)


Updated July 2017

So you can see there is a pretty good choice of brands that don't test on animals now in our drugstores. High end stuff, not so much. I kept it to drugstore because pretty much ALL of the high end brands they sell in departments stores like House of Fraser are not cruelty free.

Did I miss any brands off that your local Boots or Superdrug sells? Let me know and I'll add 'em in!

Love & Stuff
Sal xXx

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2 comments:

  1. This is super useful thanks! Also your post about boots the other day. I had always thought that they did test and so would go out of my way to shop at superdrug! XX

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  2. Oh my goodness, I cannot thank you enough for this. I'm so happy I came across it as I've been trolling the internet for a fair few weeks now in order to find cruelty free cosmetics and have been sent to so many websites and brands I've never heard of and are super expensive. It's good to know that there are many options available in the drugstore and that I'm already using some : )

    Kathryn | nimblenote.blogspot.com

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