Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cruelty free Body and Bath

Here is the first set of cruelty-free products. This is of course not a complete list. I have also tried to avoid companies which have conflicting information on their sites.

I will keep adding to this post and write more posts about other household items. Please read, keep some brands in mind when you go shopping next time, and make your house cruelty freeee

Save me!

The following are some of the brands i use or have used at home which test on animals so they are Not cruelty free.

Daily body and bath

Bath: Dove, Olay ,Caress
Hair: Dove , Pantene, Johnsons baby, john frieda, head and shoulders, clairol, herbal essence, Aussie, L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Fekkai( has been acquired by PnG), Suave, Redken, Tresemme, Nexxus
Body: Clean and clear, Neutrogena cleansers, Jergens, Vaseline, Cetaphil, dial, Gilette, Nivea, Old Spice

Most are owned by Unilever, or PnG.. Badd.. baad companies!

These are the products which DO NOT test on animals and are cruelty -free!!

Hair: Farouk Chi(Not on my list anymore, only some products are not tested on animals), Avon, John Paul Mitchell, avalon, Organix, Burt Bees, Ahava, Beauty without cruelty(by Avalon), Nick Chavez, Got2b,
Herbal or organic shampoos from whole foods

Bath/Body: Burt Bees, Yes to carrots, Boscia, Philosophy, Dr Bronners, Jolen, LUSH, Arbonne, H2O, Ulta Bath, Avon, Eucerin, Ahava

I love the CHI products and paul mitchell of course. I am going to replace some more bath stuff in the coming weeks and will put up a review for all the new products on the blog as well. Chi products make my hair feel heavenly and they are cruelty free!! The only problem with some cruelty free products is that they can be difficult to find in regular drugstores or grocery stores. For eg, Chi and Paul mitchell products are available in walgreens but usually they are marked too high. I got some great deals online. So it is sometimes an effort to find the products, but how many times a year do we shop for shampoos and conditioners. I feel a 10 minute research for deals on these slightly costlier products, once in 6 months, is not much to ask to help save an animal from a tortured short life!

The caringconsumer site has search filters by product type, so you can search for shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste etc.
Here is the link

I just realized that all my teeth care(toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash) etc are all by companies owned by Procter and Gamble or Johnson and Johnson!. Phew, need to replace all of those as well.

Other sites to check on companies
Hope this helps!. Please also write to me about your favorite brands and if you find any good cruelty free brands that you have tried and love!


  1. heyy..i bought some stuff from Body shop this weekend - body butter and a honey-oat scrub mask...both of them said they were "against animal testing" on the pack..just an FYI for you cos i saw body shop on the list of brands that did animal testing on one of your earlier posts/link lists. Maybe cos of their parent company, but specifically this brand is against animal testing, so you may wanna keep that in mind....will make your shopping a lot easier :) hope it helped!

  2. hey manju, i know.. i read up a lot about body shop and it is in my conflicting list. Since it is not clear how much the Loreal ownership will affect their practices( body shop claims of no animal testing have been challenged multiple times in the past already). Iam trying to avoid adding the conflicting companies in any list.

  3. Just so you know, Nexxus does not text on animals and it says that on the back of all my products. That's something that makes me very happy. :)

  4. That's good that these companies don't test on animals, but most of these companies also have animal by-products in their products e.g. silk, glycerin, etc. But I guess people who eat meat aren't really too concerned with this fact.

  5. Some of the companies in the list are actually all vegan too. I should make another sublist for the vegan and non animal tested products!.

  6. Where did you find the info stating Farouk CHI was cruelty free? I was trying to find it.

    1. Most of CHI's products arent tested on animals, however some still are. I own CHI products that say right on the bottle "not tested on animals" but ive seen bottles that dont say that. Therefore they cannot be labeled as 100% cruelty free.

  7. I found website where someone had put up email correspondence from them saying that they do not test on animals.
    I am writing up another post with a more comprehensive list and also adding some vegan options. I am also writing tot he companies to confirm their policy when the policy is not available on the website and i will put up the policies on the blog as well.

  8. PETA SEARCH FOR CRUELTY-FREE COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

    Hope that helps anyone who comes across this like I did!