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Cruelty-Free Brands at Tesco: 2020’s Complete List!

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Two posts in one week – aren’t I doing well! I wanted to make sure I had lists up for these two leading UK supermarkets as soon as possible.

I will be contacting the ‘unsure’ brands at some point – I’m not sure if I’m being too cautious by not contacting their customer service departments. I mean, we are in a state of national emergency, but if they’re too busy they can just ignore my email.

Anyhow, I’ve moved on to Tesco and, again, I’m thoroughly unimpressed with their range of cruelty free brands. I’m not even sure if Tesco brands are cruelty free themselves, so lots of their own/exclusive brands have gone on the ‘unsure’ list.

Not a single makeup brand I’ve found in Tesco is cruelty free – how devastating is that?! There may be more brands in stores than on this list – as they don’t sell makeup online so it’s difficult to tell which counters they have in-store. Although, I went to Tesco yesterday (with my housemates for an essential food shop, I should add), and in my nearest superstore they only had four: Maybelline, Rimmel, Max Factor and L’Oreal. Surprise surprise, all of these brands test on animals.

If you find a brand in Tesco that isn’t listed here, please let me know!

Click to jump straight to a category:

Shampoo & Conditioner

Hair Dye

Hair Styling

Men’s (what a nonsense category!)

Skincare (includes deodorant)

Makeup

I will add shower gel and hand wash at some point, but there are already over 100 here! I know that sounds crazy, but there is some repetition as quite a few brands appear in more than one category.

The final column to the right lets you know if the brand is owned by an animal testing parent company. Some people find this bothersome, others not so much, so I’ve given you this information for you to make an informed decision.

Each cruelty free brand is in bold to make picking them out a little easier, and each category list is in alphabetical order!

Shampoo & Conditioner:

Alberto BalsamUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever
AlpecinUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
AussieNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
BadedasUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever
CantuNoThis brand cannot confirm they don’t test their raw ingredients on animals
Childs FarmYes!See my post about Childs Farm here
DoveNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
GarnierNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by L’Oreal
HaskYes!See this brand’s cruelty free policy here
Head & ShouldersNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
Herbal EssencesNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
John FriedaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Kao
Johnson’sNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
L’OrealNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Love Beauty and PlanetNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
MauiNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
Natural WorldYes!This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
NeutrogenaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
OgxNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
PalmersNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
PanteneNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
Phil SmithYes!This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
PlanturUnsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Pro:VokeYes!See my post about Pro:Voke here
RootsYes!This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme & 100% vegan!
TescoUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
Thicker Fuller HairUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
TRESemméNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
Toni & GuyNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
VoseneUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by P&G
Wash & GoUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
VatikaUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information

Hair Dye:

ClairolNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Coty
GarnierNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by L’Oreal
L’OrealNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
SchwarzkopfUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Henkel

Hair Styling:

Alberto BalsamUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever
BatisteNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Cantu
Fudge UrbanYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statementOwned by Cussons
John FreidaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Kao
L’OrealNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
MojoUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
Sainsbury’sYes!All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
SchwarzkopfUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Henkel
ShockwavesUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Coty
TresemmeNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
VO5UnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever

Men’s Toiletries:

AdidasUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
BulldogYes!This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Clean & ClearNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
DoveNoRead my post about this brands cruelty free status hereOwned by Unilever
GiletteNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
Head & ShouldersNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
L’OrealNo This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
LynxNo This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
Men AdvanceYes!All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
NiveaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
OilatumNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Right GuardUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Henkel
SanexNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
SureUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever
Wilkinson SwordUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information

Skincare:

Balance MeYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Biosen DeodorantUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
BioréNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Kao
Burts BeesYes!This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
CetaphilNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Clean and ClearNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
ClearasilNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
Dirty WorksUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
DoveNo This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Unilever
E’lifexirUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
E45UnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
GarnierNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by L’Oreal
Johnson’sNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by J&J
L’OrealNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Love Beauty and PlanetNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Mitchum DeodorantNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Revlon
My Skin MattersYes!All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Natura SibericaYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
NeutrogenaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Nip + FabYes!Read my post on this brands’ cruelty free status here
NiveaNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
OilatumNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
OlayNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by P&G
Right GuardUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Henkel
Sainsbury’sYes!All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Sanctuary SpaYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
SanexNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
SimpleYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statementOwned by Unilever
Soft and GentleYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statementOwned by Colgate
Source of NatureUnsureI need to contact this brand for more information
Super FacialistYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
SureUnsureI need to contact this brand for more informationOwned by Unilever
Urban VedaYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
WeledaYes!Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Yes ToYes!Read my post on this brands’ cruelty free status here

Makeup:

BirchboxNoBirchbox has been known to include non-cruelty free brands in their “cruelty free” boxes
Boutique – Sainsbury’s Yes!All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
EssieNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by L’Oreal
L’OrealNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Max FactorNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaOwned by Coty
MaybellineNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in ChinaL’Oreal
RevlonNoThis brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
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