Thursday, November 21, 2013


Hi everyone, hope are all doing great. Do you remember my last post on my 10 favorite cruelty free nail polish brands???
I really do think it's important to be aware of what we put in and on our bodies and to know the true behind some beauty companies.

I believe all living creatures deserve respect and I would never support companies that still insist on testing on innocent animals.
Unfortunately there are still way too many companies out there that still use animals for product testing.  Fortunately there are many options for us, with great cruelty-free brands. Why should we continue to support companies that still use animals to test on cosmetics, personal care, household cleaning products, makeup...??? Every year so many animals ( cats, dogs, mice, monkeys...) are poisoned, blinded and killed for product testing when product tests are not required by law and often give inaccurate results.

Please be aware of this horrible practice by some companies and also be aware that if a cosmetic company sells in China they will for sure test on animals due to their  legal requirement. I am not here to pinpoint anyone or judge anyone simply share what I recently learned and trust me I am still learning. It is up to you to decide what you think is best. 
 My way to say that I don't agree with this practice is simply to boycott companies that test on animals and buy from companies that don't use, hurt or kill animals for product testing.

These are the websites I recommend for those of you who want to buy cruelty free products and want to know more.

Beauty brands that DO TEST on animals

  • Avon
  • Aveda
  • Almay 
  • Aveeno
  • Arm & Hammer 
  • Benefit
  • Biotherm
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Caudalie  
  • Clairol 
  • Clinique
  • Coach  
  • Crest
  • Cover Girl
  • Clarins
  • Clinique
  • Dove
  • Dolce Gabbana
  • Donna Karan
  • Essie
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Estee Lauder
  • Guerlain 
  • Givenchy
  • Garnier
  • Gillette Co. 
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Herbal Essences
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jo Malone 
  • Kiehl’s
  • Ivory
  • La Mer
  • Vaseline
  • Tom Ford
  • L’Oreal
  • Laura Mercier
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • Lancome
  • Listerine
  • Lubriderm 
  • Mary Kay 
  • Maybelline
  • Mac Cosmetics 
  • Missoni
  • Nair
  • Natural Instincts
  • Neutrogena
  • Nars
  • OPI
  • Olay
  • Origins
  • Old Spice 
  • Pantene
  • Rimmel 
  • Revlon 
  • Secret
  • Smashbox
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Yves Rocher
 Beauty brands that DO NOT test on animals
  • Alba Botanica
  • Andalou Naturals
  • Ayana Organics
  • Aubrey Organics
  • Avalon Organics
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Badger Balm
  • Barry M
  • Biorganics
  • Brown Earth
  • Butter London
  • Bulldog Natural Skincare
  • Bare Mineral
  • Bare Faced Beauty
  • Bella Botanicals
  • Crystal Body Deodorant  
  • China Glaze
  • Cult Nails
  • Decleor
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Dolma Vegan Perfumes
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
  • Dr. Brandt
  • Dr. Hauschka
  • Dermalogica
  • Duwop Cosmetics
  • Dr. Organic
  • Everyday Minerals
  • E.L.F. Cosmetics
  • Earth's Beauty
  • Essence
  • GOSH
  • Hard Candy
  • Henna Color Lab
  • Hugo Natural Products 
  • Jason Natural Cosmetics
  • John Masters Organics
  • Kiss My Face
  • Kora Organics
  • Lime Crime Cosmetics
  • LUSH Cosmetics 
  • NYX
  • LA Minerals
  • KMS California
  • Organix Hair
  • Organic Care
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  • Orly
  • 100% Pure
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Physicians Formula
  • Pure Minerals
  • The Body Shop
  • Too Faced
  • The Essential Oil Company
  • Tarte Cosmetics
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Urban Decay
  • SpaRitual
  • Victoria's Secret Beauty
  • Zoya

Please be aware these are just a few of the companies. If you have any extra information, questions, comments about this post that you would like to add please leave a comment or if you are interested in doing a "guest post" about this subject please email me @
Your opinion is always important to me!
Wouldn't that be great if we could make animal testing history???
Thank you so much for reading and specially those that support this cause.
Stay tuned for more cruelty free posts.



  1. Excelente publicação! É bastante útil para estarmos mais atentos. Não custa nada e é por uma boa causa


    1. Obrigada Andreia ainda bem que gostas te. Podes partilhar se quizeres no teu blog ou no teu facebook. Quantos mais souberem sobre isto melhor. :)

  2. great's a very importan message..

    1. Thank you Maria. You are welcome to share it on your blog and or Facebook page if you like.

  3. Wow, I'm shocked by some of the major brands that still do animal testing... major eye opener for me, thanks Claudia.

    1. Thanks Silvia, trust me it was also a major eye opener for me too when I started a while back doing some research on this... It is so sad that still so many companies test on animals, it is not cool at al!:(

  4. Is this such a nice initiative on your part to write on a subject like this..
    Animal testing is something which should be banned
    I am inviting you to join my $30 certificate giveaway
    Keep in touch,

  5. adorei o post Claudia

    Taras e Manias

  6. Thanks for post like this, it's nice iniative of yours :)
    Muilo Burbulai

  7. Great post, fantastic;)


  8. Benefit? OPI? :(( I hate test on animals, very interested post :)

    PS: I follow you, follow me back :D

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading this important post I wanted to share with all of you. I was so disappointed with some companies I used to be a customer but now knowing this I will not buy again from companies that still test on animals until they change their rules and practice...:(

  9. Hi, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your Lovely comment
    Of course I would love to follow each others blogs. Actualy I am following you right now

    1. Thanks Rita, you have such lovely blog. Are you Portuguese? Awesome inspiration posts and looks. :)
      I am also following you.

  10. Following you on bloglovin
    Waiting for you too

    1. Thank you so much I will visit your blog too.

  11. é horrivel testar em animais produtos para nos, nunca pensei a avon!
    Vou estar mais atenta, todos deviamos!

    1. Obrigada por visitares o meu cantinho e por teres lido este post que para mim achei muito importante partilhar.
      Triste mesmo ainda haver tantas companhias que testam em animais. Sou completamente contra.

  12. Would be great indeed.
    I start following you.
    You are invited on my International Giveaway

    1. :) Thank you I will for sure visit you soon.
      Take care

  13. Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

  14. hi, this is a great post thanks for sharing claudia

  15. Thank you for this very intelligent and important post!! We totally agree. Boycoting is a good way one can show his/her opinion. A tip from us: - there is vegan and ethical fashion only. We are personally also very much against furs in fashion!

    Thank you once again.

    1. Awe you are very welcome. I am happy you enjoy this post. I think one of the good things of having a blog is also to be able to get the message out there, wish more people would view this. Thank you ladies for visiting. I will check that website, thank you so much for sharing:)

  16. A tua aprendizagem, é também a minha agora. Estou empenhada em usar só produtos cruelty free. E percebi que em Portugal, não é uma coisa propriamente FÁÁCIILLLL de se fazer. Mas estou a tentar. Fiquei contente quando soube que a Urban Decay e The Body Shop são cruelty free. Ando em busca de mais! Quase nenhumas marcas de supermercados (de outros produtos que não maquilhagem) são cruelty free! Dificulta mesmo muito, mas é uma questão de força de vontade. Obrigada por estes posts!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it.
With Love,
Claudia Persi