Because beauty should be kind.

Animals are still suffering and dying to test shampoo, mascara and other cosmetics. Terrified rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats have substances forced down their throats, dripped into their eyes or smeared onto their skin before they are killed. With your support, we can end cosmetics testing on animals.

Cosmetics testing FAQ

Get the facts about cosmetics testing on animals and our fight to end this cruel and unnecessary practice worldwide. 

Array of cruelty-free personal care items, like makeup, shampoo, toothpaste, sun block and shaving cream.
Meredith Lee / The HSUS
Available alternatives

Testing cosmetics on animals is both cruel and unnecessary because companies can already create innovative products using thousands of ingredients that have a history of safe use and do not require any additional testing. Plus, modern testing methods (such as human cell-based tests and sophisticated computer models) have replaced outdated animal tests with new non-animal methods that are often faster, less expensive and more reliable.  

Did you know?
Experimental white rabbits in a cage. We do not know what the specific type of researched being performed is.

Suffer and die worldwide every year in cosmetics tests.

guinea pig animal testing

Have endorsed the Humane Cosmetics Act, a bill that would end animal testing for cosmetics in the United States.

World flags of countries who do not allow testing of cosmetics on animals

Have full or partial bans on cosmetics animal testing, including all European Union countries, Australia, Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and South Korea.

Sad dog in cage in Indiana toxicology lab

Animals in the U.S. continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and cologne. By supporting our work to end testing and experiments on animals, you will help countless rabbits, mice and other animals languishing in laboratories.