A list of common products that still employ animal testing.

Via on Oct 2, 2010

“Still buying products tested on animals? Look at these poor bunnies about to be tested on.” ~ Good Human

12 Pictures: how we think of Bunnies. Plus, a 13th image.

This post is inspired by the Good Human’s tweet featuring the 13th photo, below.

It’s important to look at the tortuous reality our purchases create.

We think bunnies are cute. We put them all over Easter cards. Children read about them in books. And, yah, they are cute.

Updated list: Here’s PETA’s list of companies that don’t test on animals: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf

Thanks to China, these cosmetic companies are testing on animals again. 

But they aren’t bunnies, anymore, these days. They’re lab specimens.

The 13th rabbit photo isn’t so lucky:

More updates: Good news: China to Phase Out Mandatory Cosmetic Animal Testing (buyingcrueltyfree.com)

Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress (humanesociety.org)

Update: here’s a constantly updated searchable list, via PETA.

Here’s a list of common products that still employ animal testing. For an updated list (the list changes all the time, of course) click here.

This list is constantly changing—hopefully because companies are becoming more compassionate!

Please also note that all over-the-counter medicines and/or their ingredients are extensively tested on animals, as currently required by the FDA.”

  • Alcon Labs
  • Allergan, Inc.
  • Arm & Hammer
  • ArmorAll
  • Arrid
  • Axe
  • Aziza
  • Bain de Soleil
  • Ban Roll-on
  • Banana Boat
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Benckiser
  • BenGay
  • Biotherm
  • Block Drug Co. Inc.
  • Bounty
  • Boyle-Midway
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • Cacherel
  • Carpet Fresh
  • Carter-Wallace
  • Chesebrough-Ponds
  • Church & Dwight
  • Clarion
  • Clairol
  • Clear Choice
  • Clorox
  • Commerce Drug Co.
  • Consumer Value Stores
  • Coppertone
  • Coty
  • Cover Girl
  • Crest
  • Cutex
  • Dana Perfumes
  • Dawn
  • Del Laboratories
  • Desitin
  • Dial Corporation
  • Diversey
  • Dove
  • Dow Brands
  • Drackett Products Co.
  • Drano
  • EcoLab
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • El Sanofi Inc.
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Erno Laszlo
  • Faberge
  • Fantastik
  • Fendi
  • Final Net
  • Finesse
  • Flame Glow
  • Garnier
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givaudan-Roure
  • Glade
  • Glass Plus
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • Helene Curtis Industries
  • Huggies
  • ISO
  • Ivory
  • Jhirmack
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Products Co.
  • Jovan
  • Keri
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp
  • Kiwi Brands
  • Kleenex
  • Lady’s Choice
  • Lancaster
  • Lancome
  • Lava
  • Lever Brothers
  • Listerine
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Lubriderm
  • Lux
  • Lysol
  • Matrix Essentials
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • Mead
  • Mop & Glo
  • Nair
  • Naturelle
  • Neutrogena
  • Neutron Industries, Inc.
  • Olean
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Pantene
  • Parfums International
  • Pearl Drops
  • Pennex
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pine-Sol
  • Plax
  • Playtex Corporation
  • Pledge
  • Polident
  • Ponds
  • Post-It
  • Prince Matchabelli
  • Proctor & Gamble Co.
  • Quintessence
  • Raid
  • Ralph Lauren Fragrances
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Redken
  • Resolve
  • Richardson-Vicks
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sanofi
  • SC Johnson & Son
  • Schering-Plough
  • Scotch
  • Scott Paper Co.
  • Sensodyne
  • Signal
  • SmithKline Beecham
  • SoftSheen
  • S.O.S.
  • Stanhome Inc.
  • Sterling Drug
  • Suave
  • Sun Star
  • Sunsilk
  • TCB Naturals
  • Tegrin
  • 3M
  • Tide
  • Tilex
  • Unilever
  • Vaseline
  • Vichy
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • Visine
  • Vivid
  • Warner-Lambert
  • Westwood Pharmaceuticals
  • White Shoulders
  • Whitehall Laboratories
  • Windex
  • Woolite

  • Last update: July 15, 2010

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44 Responses to “A list of common products that still employ animal testing.”

  1. Nrgy says:

    :/ shared!!

  2. De says:

    How can we stop companies from these practices?

  3. Erin Ely says:

    this makes me sad :(

  4. Mary Holland Mary says:

    Me too, but thank you for the information to pass along!

  5. karenballcabot says:

    Clorox owns Burt's Bees

    • elephant journal elephantjournal says:


      • Monique says:

        Sigh… Fail, Burt. Epic fail.

        • Elizabeth says:

          Burt himself hasn't owned the company since 1993. It saddens me, because I realize now that when I first found the company in 2005 I thought I was doing something great by switching to them for most of my beauty needs… now I realize they're pretty much the same as most other companies. Time to make another switch perhaps…

    • guest says:

      which doesn't mean that Burt's Bees products are tested on animals.

  6. Karen says:

    The picture of the bunnies is disturbing, but thanks for the info! Just when you thought you were buying a "safe" product!!! So disappointing!!

  7. Emmanuelle says:

    Thanks, shared too!
    The only question I have and get asked, is what are the safe brands then? And how to be absolutely sure?

  8. Jake says:

    Procter & Gamble owns Tom's of Maine. Clorox owns Burt's Bees. They tell you they don't do animal testing, but if the money is goin to a parent company that DOES animal testing…what's the point?? Just thought you might like to know. The natural brands are all being bought out by giant conglomerates, so it's really tough to know where your money is going!

  9. Lynn Hasselberger Lynn Hasselberger says:

    That is so so disturbing. Thanks for the info. Cheers!

  10. kristina says:

    wow…i had no idea some of the above were still testing on animals. thanks for the info.

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  12. elephant journal elephantjournal says:

    Pretty funny..!

  13. shiwapema says:

    Maybe the short list would be the companies that don't test on animals…might be more helpful to have!

  14. Khrys says:

    I am so upset….We just rescued a mini pig from an animal reasearch facility here in Colorado, she is the sweetest thing ever, we love her to death, but I was just reading this list and found out that pretty much EVERY product I buy regularly is on here!! I will be writing these companies letting them know that I'll no longer be using their products and I will be spreading the word starting on Facebook, thank you so much for listing these companies, I cannot believe that I am supporting something so horrible and to think my own baby went through that her whole life until now, makes me sick!!

    • elephantjournal says:

      you're the best! I would loooove for you to write something about how to save pigs, etc? If up for it email us article at write at elephantjournal. com

  15. Heather Grimes says:

    Dear God. This is totally horrifying. Gag-reflex inspiring. These images will stay with me and greatly affect what I buy from now on. Thanks.

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  18. Aly says:

    Nalgene makes the clamps/boxes to hold animals in place during the torture.

  19. Sane says:

    So who wants to step up and have the testing done on them?

    I'm glad I can go to the store and buy a safe product instead of taking it home and testing it on my family! But hey thats just me. Thanks for the list of companies that I can rely on to continue to provide me with products that have gone through rigorous testing. And thank you to the FDA for making that required for medications!

    • haley says:

      companies pay people to test products all of the time. Also, there must be some pretty bad chemicals in these products for them to have to torture animals to find out what amount wont make you break out in hives or kill you. so yeah you just keep filling your families lives with all of this hazardous pointless crap. There is such a thing as all natural environmentally friendly products.

  20. Ellert says:

    Yeah Hitler had it right, let´s do tests on humans! We may have to force them but we won´t hurt the animals 😀 What ? Not happy ? Well why not step up yourself then, no pain for other right ? No, still not happy ? Pff back to the bunnies I guess.

    Oh and if you´re not a vegetarian that excludes dairy products and eggs from his/her dish too then you can pretty much stop feeling so superior already.

    • Genevieve says:

      Do humans test products for animals on themselves before allowing their animals to use them? What the hell makes humans so superior to animals… their ability to pollute the earth, their ability to kill other humans and animals in mass numbers, or their so-called intelligence that makes them unable to survive if electricity and the internet suddenly went away? Animals aren't inferior to humans at all, in many ways they are our superiors.

      • Omnivore says:

        No, animals are not our superiors – purely because we can test on them, and they can't do anything about it. Personally, if I can eat rabbit stew, then products can be tested on 'em too.

        • Jessica says:

          So you are okay with torturing animals? Eating them is one thing if they are raised correctly, however subjecting them to a life of misery and pain is wrong. I have plenty or products that have not been tested on animals, and I find them to be better – milder and less likely to cause irritations. Perhaps if these companies stopped putting chemicals in all of their products(that are bad for us anyway) there would be no need to test them on animals. The majority of the chemicals in these products aren't necessary. Do unto others as you would have done to yourself.

  21. Elektra Cute says:

    THANK YOU, Sane and Ellert. I'm pretty sure that ONE photo is from the 1950s or something, sheesh. There are no credible sources here or any other detailed information.

  22. elephantjournal says:

    Companies that reportedly do not test on animals: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-ca

  23. paula says:

    animal testing is, for the most part, outdated and ineffective-created by a beauracy to cover companies from lawsuits. the fda just recently approved a non animal testing procedure for botox and sure many other changes will be coming for others meds. for the folks who are whining about their products being safe because of animal testing get a clue-our homes are filled with fumes from toxic furniture polish to petroleum based air freshners. more and more kids have asthma, birth defects and autism. dump the chemicals and that will make you more safe than a boatload of animals being tortured! http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/articles-didnt.h

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  25. Mariah says:

    That list pretty much covers everything available at a traditional grocery or drug store. I'd love to see an article of a list items that did not employ these practices

  26. corinne says:

    I’d love to see a list of companies that don’t test on animals, or, a list which gives a good option next to every bad option. Still, thank you for your informative article.

  27. unknown says:

    omg thats so sad

  28. Oppr says:

    Better the animals instead of people getting sick. What a bunch of idiots you people are.

    • Rachel says:

      Please before calling people idiots ask questions. Many of us have strong scientific backgrounds and keep well abreast of current medical practices. I for one am a regular reader of lancet, the worlds leading medical journal. Many of the testing practices are barbaric and have very little application in real, modern settings. We have been sold a line- that these products that are so toxic or unknown need to first be tested on creatures who have very different neurological and biological make up then us. The proper solution, if you wouldnt put it in your mouth- don’t put it on your body. But I guess they’ve sold us a line there too.

  29. Erin says:

    I hate watching animals have to go through all this mess

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