ANIMAL TESTING REPORT CARD
The brands below are grouped in one of the following categories: Brands That DO NOT Test on Animals, Brands That DO Test on Animals, and *Brands Whose Animal Testing Status is Unknown. We use the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) website (www.navs.org) as well as our team of independent researchers to determine the animal-testing status of any brand. Please see the "important notes" below for more info on how The Beautypedia Team determines whether a brand is categorized as one that "does" or "does not" test on animals.
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: If the company's site claims they do not test on animals but the brand has a China website or is sold by a cosmetics site selling to citizens of mainland China, we consider said brand one that tests on animals. The Chinese government requires animal testing on all imported cosmetics. So, a brand that retails there (whether online or in an actual store) must agree to this testing even though they may not test on animals themselves or endorse this practice in any other country.
IMPORTANT NOTE 2: If an individual brand doesn't test on animals, but their their parent company does test on animals, we do not penalize the individual brand. We judge each company individually regardless of the status of their parent company and leave the final choice up to you in terms of where you prefer to draw the line.