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

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 Balsam Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever
Alpecin Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Aussie No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Badedas Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever
Cantu No This brand cannot confirm they don’t test their raw ingredients on animals
Childs Farm Yes! See my post about Childs Farm here
Dove No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
Garnier No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by L’Oreal
Hask Yes! See this brand’s cruelty free policy here
Head & Shoulders No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Herbal Essences No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
John Frieda No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Kao
Johnson’s No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Love Beauty and Planet No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
Maui No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
Natural World Yes! This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Neutrogena No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
Ogx No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
Palmers No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Pantene No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Phil Smith Yes! This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Plantur Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Pro:Voke Yes! See my post about Pro:Voke here
Roots Yes! This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme & 100% vegan!
Tesco Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Thicker Fuller Hair Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
TRESemmé No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
Toni & Guy No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Vosene Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by P&G
Wash & Go Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Vatika Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information

Hair Dye:

Clairol No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Coty
Garnier No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by L’Oreal
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Schwarzkopf Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Henkel

Hair Styling:

Alberto Balsam Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever
Batiste No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Cantu
Fudge Urban Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement Owned by Cussons
John Freida No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Kao
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Mojo Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Schwarzkopf Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Henkel
Shockwaves Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Coty
Tresemme No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
VO5 Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever

Men’s Toiletries:

Adidas Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Bulldog Yes! This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Clean & Clear No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
Dove No Read my post about this brands cruelty free status here Owned by Unilever
Gilette No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Head & Shoulders No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Lynx No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
Men Advance Yes! All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Nivea No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Oilatum No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Right Guard Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Henkel
Sanex No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Sure Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever
Wilkinson Sword Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information

Skincare:

Balance Me Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Biosen Deodorant Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Bioré No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Kao
Burts Bees Yes! This brand is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Cetaphil No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Clean and Clear No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
Clearasil No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Dirty Works Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Dove No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Unilever
E’lifexir Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
E45 Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Garnier No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by L’Oreal
Johnson’s No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by J&J
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Love Beauty and Planet No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Mitchum Deodorant No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Revlon
My Skin Matters Yes! All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Natura Siberica Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Neutrogena No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Nip + Fab Yes! Read my post on this brands’ cruelty free status here
Nivea No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Oilatum No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Olay No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by P&G
Right Guard Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Henkel
Sainsbury’s Yes! All Sainsbury’s brands are certified by the Leaping Bunny Programme
Sanctuary Spa Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Sanex No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Simple No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals Owned by Unilever
Soft and Gentle Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement Owned by Colgate
Source of Nature Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information
Super Facialist Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Sure Unsure I need to contact this brand for more information Owned by Unilever
Urban Veda Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Weleda Yes! Click here to read this brands’ cruelty free statement
Yes To Yes! Read my post on this brands’ cruelty free status here

Makeup:

Birchbox No Birchbox 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
Essie No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by L’Oreal
L’Oreal No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China
Max Factor No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China Owned by Coty
Maybelline No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China L’Oreal
Revlon No This brand allows their products to be tested on animals in China