PETA's website has a list of skincare and cosmetics brands that are cruelty free. Paula's Choice website also has a comprehensive list of companies that do and don't test on animals. But I think it's just easier to remember that if the company or brand is sold or available for retail in Mainland China, the company or brand does have to submit their products for animal testing. It's required by law over there.
I'm a little sad because brands that I've always wanted to try, like Laneige, Cle de Peau, Sisley Paris, or even brands that seem so natural and good for you like Aveeno all do animal testing.
I guess it's good that I've got a few cruelty-free brands lined up, such as:
Tom's of Maine
Just to name a few off the top of my head. Additionally, I could always go to Whole Foods and pick up the ingredients needed to make my own skincare.
I'm getting really excited about this! I'll post more on this new adventure of mine as I learn more.
Have a great Memorial Holiday!