Statements: CVS, The Village Company, Sula Beauty, and Makeup Geek

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by veggiebeauty 10 Comments

These responses all come from the diligent research of Georgette (NYCGeorgette on youtube)

CVS (will be taking them off my list, they have changed their statement and it appears they may be testing on animals):

CVS statement!



Thank you for contacting CVS/pharmacy regarding our views on animal testing.


Our present policy is: “We do not use animal testing as a standard procedure for any products marketed under the CVS brand label.” In addition, we have asked our testing laboratory to seek all possible alternatives to using laboratory animals in the testing process.


We understand your compassion regarding this issue and appreciate you expressing your concerns. If you have any further questions or concerns you may contact us at 1-800-746-7287. Monday through Friday. 8:30 am to 7 pm ET. 


Have a wonderful day.



CVS Customer Relations



THE VILLAGE COMPANY (will be adding to my list)



Thank you for your email. The Village Company is strongly against testing products on animals. All of our products are ‘cruelty-free’, although some products do contain animal derived ingredients such as milk protein, beeswax, etc. Most of our labels on our products clearly state this.



We are not affiliated with any companies that test products on animals. We do not have products sold in China.



I hope this information helps. If you have any further questions please let me know.



Best Regards,


Frank Klisanich

President & CEO

The Village Company, LLC.




SULA BEAUTY (will be adding to my list)


Hi Georgette,


Thank you for your email and interest in Sula Beauty!


Susanne Lang Fragrance Inc., and all of its subsidiaries, including Sula Beauty, manufactures its products in-house at our facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We do not test our finished goods, nor use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Should we use a 3rd party manufacture, they follow our animal cruelty-free manufacturing standards. Our products never have been sold in China.





Elena Breitman




MAKEUP GEEK (From Youtube) (will be adding to my list)


Our company does not test ingredients or finished products on animals. The same goes for our manufacturer.

We do not have any third-party testing on animals for ingredients or finished products

We an independently-owned company and we are not associated with any other companies that test products on animals.

We don’t sell through distributors so we don’t have Chinese distributors that would make us fall under the Chinese laws on cosmetics testing.


Hope this helps!


the MUG team

10 Responses

  1. wow, that is definitely very different than what cvs used to say. =[

  2. i’m so upset that cvs changed their statement! i use SO many cvs products. booo.

  3. Janice says:

    It makes me sad, as I had counted on CVS for some hard-to replace cleaning supplies like drain cleaner. I tried the natural methods of drain cleaning, but we really needed to use some tough stuff – I got CVS brand. We were also buying CVS brand flushable wipes as an alternative to P&G or other popular brands. Hmm….I am at least happy to see that from this grouping, the response is positive 2/3 times. Thanks ladies, for all this research.

  4. Catherine says:

    Wow. I am so disappointed by this, but also extremely relieved I happened to stumbled onto this post before buying any more CVS products. CVS has been a go-to cruelty-free option for me for a long time. If I needed a product and I couldn’t find a company that was cruelty-free, I could always rely on the good old CVS generic version. Well, not anymore. Ugh.

    Thanks for posting this!

  5. Katie says:

    Wow, I am shocked and saddened to hear about CVS. I was their house brand as a replace the Cetaphil cleanser which my dermatologist told me to use. I will look into Walgreens and Rite-Aid then.. if that’s no good.. I guess I’ll be dishing out for some more Dermalogica (not that I don’t love their products.. they’re just so darn expensive!)

  6. kristy, i just wrote about this topic on my tumblr here:

    and as you can see in my entry, cvs still has their policy stating that animal testing is prohibited, which you can find at their website here:

    • veggiebeauty says:

      great blog post…its so frustrating:/ I’m currently just using offbrand ones as I can’t find any vegan ones where I live. I’m on the quest to see if I can find some online somewhere. I wish I didn’t have to order everything online, it gets so expensive.

  7. Violette says:

    The sad thing about all of this is that for every eight people who have a conscience, like the other posters here, there are eight million still using products tested on animals who don’t care.

    Makes me wonder about humanity in general. What happened to the innocence of children that turns them all into heartless adults.

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