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List of Unilever Brands That May Test On Animals

List of Unilever Brands That May Test On Animals

List of Unilever Brands May Have Been Tested On Animals

Unilever claims they do not test their own products on animals “but occasionally some ingredients [Unilever] use have been tested to meet government requirements.”

Therefore Unilever sadly is not a cruelty-free brand. It is ultimately the company’s decision if they wish to sell their products in countries that require animal testing by law (like China) and in doing so, they should be held responsible for the repercussions of their decisions.

In this case, Unilever is putting profits before the welfare of thousands of animals used to test their ingredients.

Unilever’s Animal Testing Statement

We do not test our products on animals, but occasionally some ingredients we use have been tested to meet government requirements. A few governments still test our products on animals in their own laboratories, and we are working with these authorities to help them adopt non-animal approaches. ~Unilever

Does Unilever test any of its products on animals?

Unilever’s Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing

In Unilever’s animal testing statement, they try and push the notion that the company is committed to developing and using non-animal approaches to test the safety of their products. You can find more information about Unilever’s position on developing alternative approaches to animal testing on their website and below.

Unilever's Animal Testing Statement

It’s great to hear that Unilever is putting their resources and money (€3 million!) to good use in developing non-animal testing approaches however I personally do not feel comfortable supporting a company that continues to test on animals in this day and age. Many companies are already using from nearly 50 different and validated alternative testing methods, why can’t Unilever get by doing the same?

List of Unilever Brands

Unilever has over 400 brands, you can find the full list on their website. I’ve decided to list only brands that are available in the U.S, Canada, UK, and Australia. I’ve also indicated which brands are sold in China as well as which ones are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny or PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program.

Many caring consumers choose to avoid buying all subsidiary brands from a parent company that chooses to continue to test on animals. If you wish to avoid all of Unilever brands, use this list as a resource.

Indicates a brand's products are sold in China This brand distributes its products in China
This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free This brand is PETA Certified Cruelty-Free
This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free

Hair

  • Clear Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Consort For Men
  • Just For Me!
  • Motions
  • Nexxus
  • Sunsilk
  • TIGI
  • Timotei
  • TRESemmé
  • VO5

Personal Care

  • AXE
  • Brut
  • Degree
  • Impulse
  • Lever 2000
  • Lux Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Lynx Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Rexona Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Sure

Skincare

  • Caress
  • Dermalogica This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Dove Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Murad This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Noxzema
  • Pond’s Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Radox
  • REN This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Simple
  • St. Ives
  • Suave
  • Vaseline Indicates a brand's products are sold in China

Oral Care

  • Signal

Household/Cleaning

  • Cif Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Comfort Indicates a brand's products are sold in China
  • Coral
  • Domestos
  • Drive
  • Jif
  • Snuggle
  • Soft
  • Sun
  • Sunlight
  • Surf

Photo by seamusiv, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Added Text 

Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

8 Comments
  • Marianne Stacey
    Reply
    March 15, 2017

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PRODUCTS GET EXPERIMENTED ON ANIMALS AS CLEARLY THERE SKIN IS NOTHING LIKE HUMAN SKIN SO WHY DO PEOPLE AND THEIR COMPANIES DO THIS I’VE NEVER EVER UNDERSTOOD THIS!! SO WHY SHOULD ANIMALS HAVE TO SUFFER FOR PEOPLKRE!!

  • Gabi Busby
    Reply
    December 29, 2016

    I think it’s sad to hear that a multi million company still supports animal testing by using ingredients that are produced in China. How can profit be out before the well being and health of an animal which has got as much right to life pain free on this planet as us humans?

  • Lorisca De Ridder
    Reply
    August 19, 2016

    Hi there, does not been tested on animanl mean they do not contain animal products as well?

  • Aimee
    Reply
    March 22, 2016

    I was looking at your list and it’s great you put the little images to decipher is they test or don’t etc however there are a lot of blanks is that because they don’t or you don’t know if they test?

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