Na terytorium Unii Europejskiej zasadniczo obowiązuje zakaz testowania kosmetyków na zwierzętach. Niestety, jest to czysta teoria, bo wiele firm omija ten zakaz i zleca takie testy firmom zewnętrznym, albo testując w ten sposób tylko poszczególne składniki kosmetyków.

Natomiast w Chinach testy na zwierzętach są obowiązkowe. Również jeśli producent spoza Państwa Środka zamierza wprowadzić kosmetyki na tamtejszy rynek, musi wcześniej przedstawić wyniki takich testów.
Zwierzęta doświadczalne są używane do takich testów praktycznie do końca życia. Jeżeli zwierzę przeżyje takie testy i nie są zostanie okaleczone, jest poddawane kolejnym badaniom. Jeśli przeżyje, lecz zachodzi podejrzenie, że wynik kolejnego testu mógłby być niejasny lub sfałszowany przez poprzednie substancje, jest usypiane.
Do testów używa się nie tylko na myszy, czy szczurów, ale też królików, kotów, psów, a nawet małp.
Poniżej zamieszczamy dwie listy: firm, które używają zwierząt do testowania kosmetyków, a na dole strony — nietestujących.
Firmy testujące swoje produkty na zwierzętach:
Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson)
Aim (Church & Dwight)
Air Wick (Reckitt Benckiser)
Alberto-Culver (Unilever)
Almay (Revlon)
Always (Procter & Gamble)
Ambi (Johnson & Johnson)
American Beauty (Estee Lauder)
Aquafresh (GlaxoSmithKline)
Aramis (Estee Lauder)
Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight)
Armor All (Clorox)
Arrid (Church & Dwight)
Aussie (Procter & Gamble)
Aveeno (Johnson & Johnson)
Avon Products, Inc.
Axe (Unilever)
Bain de Soleil (Bayer)
Band-Aid (Johnson & Johnson)
Bausch + Lomb (Valeant Pharmaceuticals)
Beiersdorf
Benefit Cosmetics
BENGAY (Johnson & Johnson)
Bic Corporation
Biotene (GlaxoSmithKline)
Biotherm (L’Oreal)
Blue Buffalo
Bobbi Brown (Estee Lauder)
Boscia
Bounce (Procter & Gamble)
Bounty (Procter & Gamble)
Braun (Procter & Gamble
Breathe Right (GlaxoSmithKline)
Bumble and Bumble (Estee Lauder)
Cacharel (L’Oreal)
Calgon (Reckitt Benckiser)
Carefree (Johnson & Johnson)
Caress (Unilever)
Caudalie USA, Inc.
Chapstick (Pfizer)
Cheer (Procter & Gamble)
Christina Aguilera Perfumes (Procter & Gamble)
Church & Dwight (Arm & Hammer)
Citre Shine (Henkel)
Clairol (Procter & Gamble)
Clarins of Paris
Clean & Clear (Johnson & Johnson)
Clear (Unilever)
Clearasil (Reckitt Benckiser)
Clinique (Estee Lauder)
Clorox
Close-up (Church & Dwight)
Coach (Estee Lauder)
Comet (Procter & Gamble)
Comfort (Unilever)
Command (3M)
Coppertone (Bayer)
Coty Inc.
Crest (Procter & Gamble)
Dawn (Procter & Gamble)
Degree (Unilever)
Dial (Henkel)
DOLCE & GABBANA (Procter & Gamble)
Donna Karan (Estee Lauder)
Dove (Unilever)
Downy (Procter & Gamble)
Dr. Scholl’s (Bayer)
Drano (S.C. Johnson)
Dry Idea (Henkel)
Dunhill Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Durex (Reckitt Benckiser)
Easy-Off (Reckitt Benckiser)
Elizabeth Arden
Era (Procter & Gamble)
Escada Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Estee Lauder
Ever Clean (Clorox)
Fantastik (S.C. Johnson)
Febreze (Procter & Gamble)
Fekkai (Procter & Gamble)
Finish (Reckitt Benckiser)
Fixodent (Procter & Gamble)
Flirt! (Estee Lauder)
Formula 409 (Clorox)
Fresh Step (Clorox)
Got2b (Henkel)
Gain (Procter & Gamble)
Garnier (L’Oreal)
Gatineau (Revlon)
Gillette Co.(Procter & Gamble)
Giorgio Armani (L’Oreal)
Glad (Clorox)
Glade (S.C. Johnson)
Good Skin Labs (Estee Lauder)
Grassroots (Estee Lauder)
Green Works (Clorox)
Gucci Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Guerlain
H2O Plus
Halo (Procter & Gamble)
Head & Shoulders (Procter & Gamble)
Helena Rubinstein (L’Oreal)
Herbal Essences (Procter & Gamble)
Hoyu
Hugo Boss (Procter & Gamble)
Iams (Procter & Gamble)
Ivory (Procter & Gamble)
Jo Malone (Estee Lauder)
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson’s (Johnson & Johnson)
Joy (Procter & Gamble)
Jurlique Pure Skin Care
K.Y. (Johnson & Johnson)
Kaboom (Church & Dwight)
Kao USA
Kerastase (L’Oreal)
Kiehl’s (L’Oreal)
L’Oreal USA
L’Occitane
La Mer (Estee Lauder)
Lab Series for Men (Estee Lauder)
Lacoste Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Lancome (L’Oreal)
LaRoche Posay (L’Oreal)
Liquid Plumr (Clorox)
Listerine (Johnson & Johnson)
Lubriderm (Johnson & Johnson)
Lux (Unilever)
Lysol (Reckitt Benckiser)
M.A.C. Cosmetics (Estee Lauder)
Mary Kay
Matrix (L’Oreal)
Max Factor (Procter & Gamble)
Maybelline (L’Oreal)
Mead
Mentadent (Church & Dwight)
Merck
Michael Kors (Estee Lauder)
Missoni (Estee Lauder)
Mitchum Deodorant (Revlon)
Mizani (L’Oreal)
Mr. Clean (Procter & Gamble)
Nair (Church & Dwight)
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
Natural Instincts (Procter & Gamble)
Nature’s Source (SC Johnson)
NARS: (od lipca 2017 już nie jest marką cruelty free)
Neutrogena (Johnson & Johnson)
New Dana Perfumes
Nexcare (3M)
Nexxus (Unilever)
Nice n Easy (Procter & Gamble)
Nioxin (Procter & Gamble)
Noxzema (Unilever)
Nu Skin International
Off (S.C.Johnson)
Ojon (Estee Lauder)
Olay (Procter & Gamble)
Old English (Reckitt Benckiser)
Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
Oomph! (Clorox)
Orange Glo (Church & Dwight)
Organix Hair
Origins (Estee Lauder)
Osiao (Estee Lauder)
Oust (SC Johnson)
OxiClean (Church & Dwight)
Pampers (Procter & Gamble)
Pantene (Procter & Gamble)
Pearl Drops (Church & Dwight)
Pepsodent (Church & Dwight)
Physique (Procter & Gamble)
Pine-Sol (Clorox)
Piz Buin (Johnson & Johnson)
Pledge (S.C. Johnson)
Polident (GlaxoSmithKline)
Ponds (Unilever)
Post-It (3M)
Prescriptives (Estee Lauder)
Procter & Gamble
Pronamel (GlaxoSmithKline)
Puffs (Procter & Gamble)
Purex (Dial)
Purpose (Johnson & Johnson)
Raid (S.C. Johnson)
Ralph Lauren Fragrances (L’oreal)
Reach (Johnson & Johnson)
Reckitt Benckiser
Redken (L’Oreal)
Rembrandt (Johnson & Johnson)
Renuzit (Dial)
Resolve (Reckitt Benckiser)
Revlon
Rid-X (Reckitt Benckiser)
Right Guard (Henkel)
ROC (Johnson & Johnson)
Rogaine (Johnson & Johnson)
S.C. Johnson
S.O.S. (Clorox)
Safeguard (Procter & Gamble)
Savlon (Johnson & Johnson)
Schwarzkopf (Henkel)
Scoop Away (Clorox)
Scope (Procter & Gamble)
Scotch (3M)
Scotch-Brite (3M)
Scotchgard (3M)
Scrub Free (Church & Dwight)
Scrubbing Bubbles (S.C. Johnson)
Sebastian Professional (Procter & Gamble)
Secret (Procter & Gamble)
Sensodyne (GlaxoSmithKline)
Sephora Cosmetics
Shiseido Cosmetics
Shout (S.C. Johnson)
Shower to Shower (Johnson & Johnson)
Shu Uemura (L’Oreal)
Signal (Unilever)
Sinful Colors (Revlon)
SK-II (Procter & Gamble)
Skin ID (Johnson & Johnson)
Soft Scrub (Dial)
SoftSheen (L’Oreal)
Spray ‚N Wash (Reckitt Benckiser)
St. Ives (Unilever)
Stayfree (Johnson & Johnson)
Suave (Unilever)
Sunlight (Unilever)
Sunsilk (Unilever)
Swiffer (Procter & Gamble)
Thermacare (Pfizer)
Thursday Plantation
Tide (Procter & Gamble)
Tilex (Clorox)
Tom Ford (Estee Lauder)
Tommy Hilfiger (Estee Lauder)
Tone (Henkel)
Trend (Henkel)
Tresemme (Unilever)
Trojan (Church & Dwight)
Unilever
Vaseline (Unilever)
Veet (Reckitt Benckiser)
Venus (Procter & Gamble)
Vichy (L’Oreal)
Vicks (Procter & Gamble)
Victoria’s Secret (L Brands)
Vidal Sasson (Procter & Gamble)
Viktor & Rolf (L’Oreal)
Visine (Johnson & Johnson)
Walgreens
Wella (Procter & Gamble)
Windex (S.C. Johnson)
Woolite (Reckitt Benckiser)
Xtra (Church & Dwight)
Yves Rocher:
Zout (Henkel)
Firmy, które nie testują swoich produktów na zwierzętach:
100% Pure


A.T.W.
AA Oceanic
AA Prestige (AA Oceanic)
Abercrombie & Fitch
Ahava
Ajurveda
Alba Botanica
Alcina Cosmetic (Alpecin, Plantur)
Alepia
Alkemie
Alima Pure
AlmacaBio (Hedera Natur)
Almkraft
Aloe vera of America
Alterra (Rossmann)
Alva
Alverde (Drogerie Markt, DM)
Amorepacific
Amla
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Andalou Naturals
AnneMarie Börlind
Antonio Banderas Fragrances (PUIG)
Apart (Global Cosmed)
APC Cosmetics
Aquolina
Argiletz
Argital
ArtDeco
Asda
Astonish (Being Eco)
Aubrey Organics
Aura Cacia
Avalon Natural Products
Avalon Organics
Avemi
Azzaro (Clarins)
Babydream (Rossmann)
Badgequo Ltd (Body Collection, Technic, Tomorrows Girl)
Badger Balm (WS Badger)
Balm balm
Bandi
Barbra Cosmetics
Barry M
Barwa
Bath & Body Works
Beauty Without Cruelty
Bell
Bella
Benecos
Berg Line (Hedera Natur)
Biały Jeleń (Pollena Ostrzeszów)
Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne
Bi-es
Bil (Libella)
Bingo
BingoSpa
Biochemia Urody
Bioderma
Bio-D
BIONIGREE
Bionorica
Bio-Oil
Bio-Pac
Biorepair (Coswell)
Biosilk (Farouk)
BiosLine (Biokap)
Biolaven (Sylveco)
Biotone
Blanx
Bobini (Global Cosmed)
Bonne Bell
Börlind of Germany
Buff’d
Butterfly (Verona)
Cafedirect
Cannabis
Carmex
Carolina Herrera (PUIG)
Casswell – Massey
Catrice
Cattier
Celia (Perfecta)
CHI (Farouk)
China Glaze
Christy Cosmetics
Clarins
Cleanic
Clever (Clovin)
Clochee
Clovin
Collection 2000
Collistar
Comme des Garcons (PUIG)
Conair (Rusk)
Crystal Body Deodorant
Cyprys (Libella)
Cztery Pory Roku (Pharma CF)
Dabur
David Yurman (Clarins)
Decleor USA
Delia
Dermalogica
Dermika
Distal (Libella)
DM (Drogerie Markt)
Dr Beckmann (Werner & Mertz Delta)
Dr Bronner Magic Soap
Dr Duda
Dr Irena Eris
Dr Nona
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Drammock International (Beauty Formulas)
Dzidziuś (Pollena Ostrzeszów)
E.L.F. Cosmetics
E.O.S. (Evolution of smoothness)
Earth Essentials
Eco Cosmetics (Venus)
Eco Tools Cosmetic Brushes
Efektima
Elfa Pharm Polska
Ekosens
Enzymat 83 (Pollena Ostrzeszów)
EO Products
Equo (Hedera Natur)
Essence
Estetica
Eveline
Everyday Minerals
Eyes Lips Face E.L.F. Cosmetics
Faith in Nature
Farfalla
Farouk
Figs&Rouge
Florame
Flos – Lek
Föllinge Nature of Sweden
Forever Living Products
Forte Sweden (Mrs Potters)
Freeman
Frosch (Werner & Mertz Delta)
Gaia Creams
Glamshop- glamshadows
Global Cosmed
Go Go Beauty
Goldwell Cosmetics
Gosh
Hard Candy
Hean
Hedera Natur (AlmacaBio, Equo, BergLine)
Helan
Heliotrop
Hello Kitty
Hesh Pharma
Inglot
Inter Fragrances
Inter-Beta
Irving
IsaDora
Isana (Rossmann)
Iwostin
Izo (Global Cosmed)
Jason Natural Cosmetics
Jelly Pong Pong
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Jiva Ayurveda
Joanna
John Masters Organics
Joppa
Jordan
Kanu
Khadi
Kinky Curly
Kiss My Face
Kobo
Korres (For Kings&Queens)
Kret (Global Cosmed)
Kryolan
L.A. Colors
Lakshmi
L’Angelica (Coswell)
L’anza (Re Balance, Curls & Color)
LaRocca Skincare
Lauro
Lavera
Lawendowa Farma
Lawendowe Pola
L’Biotica
Le Petit Olivier
Lierac
Lily Lolo
Lirene
Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
Logona
Lolita Lempicka
Lorenz
Lumene
Lumiere
Lush
Madara
Malwa (Global Cosmed)
Makeup Geek
Mango (PUIG)
Manic Panic
Mann & Schroeder
Marks & Spencer
Marion
Martina Gebhardt Naturkosmetik
Massimo Dutti (PUIG)
Mehron
Method Products
Mistano
MIYA Cosmetics
Montagne Jeunesse (Model Secrets, Chantelle, Fab Face Food)
Mors (Polin)
Moschino
MySecret (Pierre Rene)
NABLA Cosmetics
Nads
Natracare
Natura (Drogerie Natura)
Nature’s Answer
Neobio
Nina Ricci (PUIG)
NOA Lab
Norel
Nuxe
NYX
Organique
Organix Cosmetics (Skincare)
Organix Haircare
Orlane
Orly
Oxy fresh
Pacifica
Paco Rabanne (PUIG)
Paese
Palmer’s
Paloma (Unicolor)
Pangea Organics
Pasante
Patrichs (Coswell)
Paul Mitchell
Payot (PUIG)
Pharmaceris
PharmaCF (Venus, Missy, Seria Kwiatowa, Dermafresh, Bond, Korsarz, Football, No. 36, Bye Bye Mosquito, Golden Sun, Fri)
Phenome
Physicians Formula
Phytomer
Pierre Rene (My Secret)
Plantana
Polin (Mors, Efekt, Rosa, Rondel, Ritmo, Nornik, Poppy, Veness)
Pollena Ewa
Pollena Malwa
Pollena Ostrzeszów (Dzidziuś, Luxella, FF, dr Reiner, Impet, BHP, Komfort, Meteor)
Poppy (Polin)
Porsche (Clarins)
Prada (PUIG)
Primavera
Primer
Provida
PUIG
Pupa
Pur Cosmetics
Queen Helene
Real (kosmetyki)
Real Techniques
Rejuvi
Renato Balestra (Coswell)
RFSU
RHEA
Richards & Appleby
Rival de Loop (Rossmann)
Rockford (Coswell)
Sanoll
Sante
Scandia Cosmetics
Seboradin (Inter Fragrances)
Sensique
Seventh Generation
Sesa
Shakira (PUIG)
Skin Food
SKIN79
Sleek
Sofin (Global Cosmed)
Sonet/Sonnet
Soraya
Stargazer
Stella Cadente (Clarins)
Stila
Sylveco
SULWHASOO
SVR
Tarte
Tautropfen Naturkosmetik
Tea Tree
The Ordinary
The Secret Soap Store (Scandia Cosmetics)
Thierry Mugler (Clarins)
Tołpa
Too Faced
Trader Joe’s
the Balm
Tuli mydlarnia
Twinings
Under Twenty
Unicolor (Paloma, Tanita)
Urtekram
Valentino (PUIG)
Venita
Vianek (Sylveco)
Victoria’s Secret (Secret Gardens)
Vipera
Vittorio Belluci (Verona)
Vollare (Verona)
Weleda
Werner & Mertz Delta (BUFALO, Esmal, Rorax, Tuba)
Wet’n’Wild
Yes To (Carrots, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Cucumbers)
Youngblood Minerals
Zara (PUIG)
Ziaja
Zielone Laboratorium
Zoya
Zoeva

Kompletny wykaz firm, które testują i nie testują swoich kosmetyków na zwierzętach można znaleźć na stronie organizacji PETA. Jest tam kilka tysięcy szczegółowych opisów tego procederu praktykowanego przez różne firmy. Ze względu na dynamiczne zmiany na listach należy tylko listy PETA traktować jako jedyne wiarygodne źródło informacji.