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