The following is a list of brands which do not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor commission any other third party to do so. For each brand I have either emailed/researched personally or they state clearly on their website that this is the case.
Anastasia - Beverly Hills
The Body Shop - owned by L’Oreal but none of their profit goes towards animal testing
Boots own brands eg No7, 17, natural collection etc.
Color Club (Forsythe Cosmetics Group)
Jemma Kidd Make Up
Liz Earle - partnered with Avon but remain independent
Marks & Spencer’s
NARS Cosmetics - owned by Shiseido but are independent
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Pure Face Care
Soap and Glory
Superdrug own brands**
Also see BUAV for a list of completely reliable brands which have been thoroughly checked whereas a lot of mine are just based on trusting that the company are telling the truth and not covering anything up!
It can be difficult deciding whether buy from companies such as The Body Shop, Liz Earle and NARS when they are owned by companies which test on animals. However these particular ones have told me that they are independent and so none of their profits are passed on to the parent/partner company. I think it is quite good this way as it may demonstrate to them how you can still have amazing products bringing animals into the equation.
I don’t want to be seen as hypocritical because I have bought products from brands when I’m not 100% sure about them, it’s just a personal thing, completely up to yourself and your beliefs.
I am going to post this as it is, but I will continue researching and keep it updated, most recently added brands will be put in bold :)
*Inglot say “To the best of our knowledge, the ingredients used for our cosmetics are not tested on animals.”
**See my naughty list for more info on Superdrug.