Ditch Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret With These 8 Cruelty-Free Brands

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Victoria’s dirty little secret is out: After years of upholding its policy not to test on animals, the company has disappointed compassionate consumers everywhere by choosing profits over principles. Victoria’s Secret confirmed to PETA that it sells its products in China—and that means it’s required to pay for cruel and archaic tests on animals.

Because your secret to soft, sexy skin doesn’t begin with testing on animals, we’ve created the following list of cruelty-free body-care products to keep your skin irresistibly supple and sweetly scented. When you shop from these kind brands for luxurious lotions, body washes, and fragrance, you can do so with confidence, knowing that nobunny was harmed in their production. Ah, the sweet smell of compassion!



See the world through rose-colored glasses when you lather up with LUSH’s Turkish Delight shower smoothie. Bathe in luxury with only the highest-quality ingredients, including aphrodisiac jasmine, Turkish rose, and euphoric neroli essential oil—as delightful as a bed of roses!

2. Carol’s Daughter

Start the ultimate seduction with Ecstasy Dry Oil Mist, a sensuous body mist featuring a fragrant bouquet of tropical florals and fruits. With this bestselling sultry scent, it’s love at first spritz.

P.S. There’s also a body lotion in the same irresistible scent—making a perfect pair!

3. Pour le Monde 

Pour le Monde’s fine fragrances are vegan and crafted from pure ingredients that work with your own body chemistry to create a scent as unique as you are. Envision All Natural Eau de Parfum takes sexy to the edge with exotic notes of Italian bergamot, Madagascar vanilla, and Egyptian geranium. This intoxicating blend is sure to make a lasting impression.

4. Pacifica

Beach babes who love long walks on the sand, get ready to meet your match: Pacifica’s Malibu Lemon Blossom Body Butter leaves you forever sun-kissed. This silky-smooth cream shows skin some summer lovin’ and captures the essence of a sea breeze with a blend of lemon blossom, Litsea cubeba, and flowering angel’s trumpet.

5. Alba Botanica

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Whisk yourself away to a tropical island with this dreamy Creamy Piña Colada Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash enriched with sugarcane extract and nourishing macadamia seed and coconut oil for the ultimate moisturizing bath experience. All you need is a vegan hottie fanning you with a palm frond, and the fantasy is complete!

6. Arbonne

Arouse the senses and indulge in a stimulating concoction of spicy coriander, cucumber, and sweet clover with Awaken Rejuvenating Body Mist. Achieve bliss every time you lavish your skin with this moisturizing mist that invigorates your body and soul.

7. The Body Shop

Get that ahhh spa feeling of tranquility at home when you slather on Japanese Camellia Cream from The Body Shop. Camellia seeds give this moisturizer its gentle fragrance, and the cream contains an ultra-hydrating blend of mango seed oil and shea butter that melts into your skin, leaving it velvety smooth. It will quickly become part of your relaxation ritual to ease body and mind.

8. Bath & Body Works*

Lose yourself in the City of Love with whimsical fragrance of French tulips, cassis, and sparkling pink champagne made for the quintessential romantic. Cue up your most romantic playlist—this is la vie en rose!

*Although Bath & Body Works is owned by L Brands, which also owns Victoria’s Secret, it isn’t expanding into China and remains committed to its cruelty-free policies.

Please tell Victoria’s Secret that cruelty isn’t sexy and that you won’t buy its products until the company is 100 percent cruelty-free again.

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