At Lush, for a very long time we have wished for animal testing to disappear. In fact, we have spoken out against it for the whole of our career.

Most of our effort has been concentrated on making sure that we don't animal test - and we feel we have proved that it is possible to have a thriving cosmetics business without ever harming animals.

Whilst we were building a cruelty free business, we left it to scientists and politicians to do their work of putting an end to animal testing by finding new ways to safety test and by passing legislation banning the use of animals.

As time has gone on, we have become more and more frustrated at the lack of progress. We feel that it is no longer enough for us to just passively wait for the end of this cruelty to come. So we are putting our money where our mouth is and offering a quarter of a million pounds to scientists and politicians to get a move on.  We hope it is a way that everyone at Lush, our customers and the wider public can become involved in the fight to end animal testing.



Public Awareness


Young researcher award


Training researchers in non-animal methods

Many involved in chemicals testing are not aware of the range of non-animal methods available or trained in using them. Establishing training programmes around the world makes a huge difference to the field.

We therefore wish to reward individuals, teams or organisations who have excelled in this field.

We are seeking nominations from specialist institutions working in the sector. In addition organisations are invited to put themselves forward. You can nominate an individual, team or institution here.