Lush Prize supporters, Welcome to Ethical Consumer

Discover more about our commitment to help end animal testing

The Lush Prize is a collaboration between Ethical Consumer and Lush Cosmetics; a £250,000 annual fund to reward groups or individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness raising and lobbying.

Ethical Consumer & Animal Testing

Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative, dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights, environmental sustainability and animal welfare.

We do not seek to dictate to people what their beliefs should be, and all of our ratings can be customised to give more or weight to different ethical issues according to personal preference. It's clear though that animal testing is high on the agenda for many of our readers and subscribers.

In the 1980s, animal experimentation became a 'hot topic' as cosmetics companies testing their products on animals suddenly became a big 'no no'. Even nowadays, the testing of products and ingredients on animals continues, despite the fact that it's outlawed (for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients) in this country.

Our Ratings

Our research database has ratings for companies & brands under 300 topics in 19 areas of 5 main categories. This includes 17 topics under Animal Testing. Companies that test products on animals, or have an inadequate policy on animal testing, are criticised here.

Other products that also get tested on animals are household products and pet food. We also include animal testing for medical products in this area.

Below you can find links to some content that use this rating system to identify products that are free from animal testing.

Make Up

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 33 brands of make-up

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys. 

Our Guide to Make up

Perfume & aftershave

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 brands of perfume & aftershave brands.

We also look at toxic secret ingredients, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Chanel and give our recommended buys. 

Our guide to Perfume & aftershave

Cat Food

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 35 cat food brands.

We also look at factory farming, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Colgate-Palmolive and give our recommended buys.

Our Guide to Cat food

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