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Many of us are familiar with the wonderful slew of new, small cosmetics and skincare companies that have progressed to the 21st century - meaning they don't test on animals and/or are vegan, and they use ingredients that are not totally toxic.

But what about the grand old companies, the huge ones, the department store exclusives? Where do they stand?

Baby steps, but still good news:  

Lancome, while they evidently still test on animals, have at least come out with a cosmetics brush that is one-hundred percent synthetic (which means vegan). It's the brush they're selling with their new mineral makeup. I haven't researched their mineral makeup yet, but I have tested the brush and it's so soft.

Revlon hasn't done animal testing in decades. This doesn't mean they're vegan, and it doesn't mean they use completely safe ingredients. It does mean that you can go to the drug store and buy a Revlon product knowing that this product has not been tested on any little bunny. (I'm not sure about their hair color - they say none of their products are tested on animals but I must write to them and ask specifically about the hair color.)

Elizabeth Arden, contrary to what many may think, does not test on animals, nor do they purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals.  

Other big corporations that do not test cosmetics on animals include Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique, Avon, Almay, and Chanel.  

You can find more non-animal testing companies at my website.

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