Animal-friendly products in 2023: Your handy guide to ethical choices at home

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Sustainability in the household: a short blog about household products without animal cruelty, with an emphasis on animal-friendly products.

Animal-friendly products are products that have not been tested on animals in any way and that do not use animal ingredients.

Do people test products on animals?

Yes, in some cases products are still tested on animals, although there is growing awareness and stricter regulations worldwide to reduce animal testing and replace it with alternative testing methods.

Is vegan always cruelty-free?

Although vegan products do not contain animal ingredients, this does not automatically mean that they are not tested on animals. Veganism refers to the absence of animal products, while cruelty-free refers to the fact that the product has not been tested on animals. Second Nature's household products are vegan and not tested on animals. Discover our selection of ethical products .

How is makeup tested on animals?

Traditionally, makeup products were tested on animals by applying them to the skin or in the eyes of animals to assess possible side effects. However, this practice is increasingly being replaced by alternative testing methods, such as the use of advanced in vitro testing and computer modeling.

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Which products are not tested on animals?

Some products, especially those from major brands, may still conduct animal testing or use ingredients tested on animals. It is important to check specific brands and products for their animal testing policies and certifications.

What are the pros and cons of animal testing?

Animal testing has historically contributed to medical advances and safety testing, but it also raises ethical concerns and alternative methods are available. The debate about the pros and cons of animal testing is complex and subject to ongoing discussion and development.

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Are Hema, Etos, Kruidvat, Colgate, Garnier, Rituals, Maybelline, Nivea and Loreal own brand not tested on animals?

Hema, Etos, Kruidvat and Rituals have indicated that they offer animal-free products and do not conduct animal testing. Colgate, Garnier, Maybelline, Nivea and Loreal are larger brands and in some cases have conducted animal testing or use ingredients known to have been tested on animals. It is important to consult individual brands for their specific animal testing policies.


Animal-friendly products are becoming increasingly popular as consumers increasingly attach importance to ethical and animal-friendly choices. Although there is a growing awareness worldwide to reduce animal testing, some products are still tested on animals. It is important to check specific brands and products for their animal testing policies and certifications. Fortunately, there are more and more animal-friendly alternatives available, both in the cosmetics and care industry and in other sectors. By consciously choosing animal-friendly products, we can contribute to a more ethical and sustainable world.

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