Boots is a major British High Street store for buying cosmetics, skin care, hair care and more. With all the brands available in store it’s incredibly difficult to know which companies test on animals and which ones don’t.
This guide will help you stay cruelty free when you are next shopping at Boots!
P.S. I am not including any cruelty free companies that have a testing parent company and I am also now including the companies statements to avoid any confusion. One more thing, I have also removed all Boots own brands as although they claim they are applying to become part of the Leaping Bunny program they have not yet done so. Not all of the following brands are vegans, brands that are exclusively vegan are labelled as such.
Cruelty free brands
Below are the brands sold by Boots whose animal testing policies show that they do not test on animals and are cruelty free.
Since our foundation in 1982, Barry M has never tested our finished products or ingredients on animals or engaged another company to do so on our behalf. All companies in our supply chain must provide us with an annual written assurance that no product or ingredient used in Barry M products has been newly animal tested by them after our fixed cut-off date. Our strict policy means that within our company and our supply chain, we do not tolerate cosmetics animal testing.
Our approach to animal testing is simple. We don’t do it. We don’t test our finished products or ingredients on any animals. End of story. In fact, our products are totally vegan where possible.
We can confirm that we do not test our products or ingredients on animals nor do we commission third parties to do so on our behalf. We will not sell our products in China until they change their policies on animal testing. (Emailed to thevegantaff).
BIOEFFECT EGF represents a scientific breakthrough, building on the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of EGF in 1986 to stimulate the skin to renew itself. Our barley-grown EGF is uniquely pure. It’s grown in abundant, inert volcanic pumice in an ecologically-engineered greenhouse which has a negative CO2 footprint. We use natural geothermal energy and pure subterranean glacial water, and we do not test on animals.
Indeed Labs does not test our products on animals or pay others to perform testing on animals!
Trilogy is a cruelty-free skincare brand and we’re against animal testing. We do not test our ingredients, product prototypes or finished products on animals and we work closely with our ingredient suppliers to ensure they are aware of our company values and policies. Both our BioGro Organic Certification and NATRUE Natural Cosmetics Certification guarantee that our cruelty-free beauty products are not tested on animals.
Bleach London (vegan)
As of 2017 we’re proud to announce that all of our products are completely vegan. We have a strictly anti-animal cruelty ethos across our whole company so you won’t find a single animal derivative in any of our products or salons. Vegan shampoos are also better for your hair health, containing minerals and natural oils that help maintain moisture and even stimulate follicles.
We are natural, organic, sustainably-produced goodness. Made with love for you and your body. Pioneering fair trade through Community Commerce at home and abroad. We strive to be sulfate free, paraben free and more, whenever possible. Tested on our family for four generations. Never on animals.
Leaping Bunny certification verifies we are cruelty-free throughout our entire supply chain. not testing on animals is the friendliest way to be.
Jack Black has a strict cruelty-free philosophy, no animals are harmed in the development, testing or manufacturing of Jack Black products. Jack Black has not and will never engage in animal testing, for either raw materials or finished goods, nor do we ask outside parties to do animal testing on our behalf. You will see our cruelty-free bunny symbol on our packaging to indicate that Jack Black products are developed and tested following cruelty-free standards.
King of Shaves
The vast majority of King of Shaves products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans except for our Beard Balm and Moustache & Beard Wax (those two products include bee’s wax, otherwise we use no animal derived ingredients) and all our products are tested on humans, not animals!
ManCave is a Cruelty-Free certified brand meaning we never test on animals.
Sue Ismiel & Daughters (SI & D) can proudly declare that its products are not tested on animals. SI & D has maintained its policy on no animal testing since its inception and will not conduct or commission any animal tests on any product at any time during or after development or launch of the product.
Neither Skin Doctors products, nor the ingredients used in Skin Doctors products, are tested on animals.
Rehab London would never test on animals, we like our furry four legged friends that means we only test on the two legged variety, or simply put we only test on men.
The Mooncup menstrual cup has been Vegan Society approved since 2010. This indicates that the Mooncup contains no animal ingredients and has never been tested on animals. The Vegan Society Trademark holds very strict standards in relation to animal testing. Only manufacturers who have not tested their products or ingredients, or requested their testing, are able to trademark their products.
Brands that do test on animals
Yves Saint Laurent
Clean & Clear
Eau Thermale Avene
Bumble and Bumble
Nice ‘n Easy
Wash & Go
Arm & Hammer
Shaving and Hair Removal
Dolce & Gabbana
Jean Paul Gaultier
Viktor & Rolf
Please check out each brand for yourself as company policies are changing all the time to make sure that you are 100% cruelty free!