Be part of the solution and make the switch to Cruelty Free.
 

From makeup and skincare to fragrances and haircare, each year, more than 100 million animals including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in laboratories for cosmetics testing to ensure products and ingredients are suitable for human use and consumption. Innocent animals are suffering for our vanity and it needs to stop. In this day and age with our enhanced technology and endless possibilities I truly believe animal testing is something which needs to be banned worldwide.

Do you have a pet dog, cat or rabbit? Now imagine someone took that pet from you, squeezed it into a tiny cage and performed experiments on it where substances are tested in their eyes and on their skin. They are then observed for any inflammation, swelling, redness, discharge and ulceration and once complete the animal is killed. I don't know about you but I would never want to subject my pet or any other innocent animal to this sort of cruelty. Plus it has been found that there are considerable differences between human and animal skin so if it isn't an accurate model why are we testing on it?

 

WHAT IS CRUELTY FREE?

If a product is not tested on an animal at any point in production (ingredients and final product) then it is cruelty free.
If there is no animal testing by their suppliers of raw materials it is cruelty free.
If there is no animal testing performed by any third party on behalf of the company then it is cruelty free.
If the product is not sold in mainland China or any other country where animal testing is required by law then it is cruelty free.

 

As of January 1, 2018 I made the pledge to go cruelty free and become a pescatarian (where I only eat fish and seafood) and I am on a mission to educate and inspire others to make the change to cruelty free cosmetics and products too.

Below I share makeup, skincare, hair care and fragrance brands which are cruelty free and also those who still test on animals to help you make more informed purchasing decisions in the future.

 

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY BRANDS

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Alpha H
Antipodes
Ardell Lashes
Artist Couture
Australian Natural Soap Company
Australian Pure
Australis
Bali Body
Barry M
Beautyblender
BH Cosmetics
Bite Cosmetics
Bondi Sands
Burt's Bees
Butter London
By Terry
Cargo Cosmetics
Chantecaille
Charlotte Tilbury
China Glaze Nail Lacquer
Christophe Robin Hair
Ciatè London
Colour by TBN
Colourpop
Commodity Fragrances
CoverFX
Cult Cosmetics
Derma E
Designer Brands
Dose of Colors
Drunk Elephant
Drybar
Duo
Dusk by Adele
Eco Tools
E.L.F Cosmetics
Essence Cosmetics
Eve Lom
Eye of Horus Cosmetics
Eyeko
Eylure Lashes
Fenty Beauty
First Aid Beauty
Foreo
Frank Body
Freeze Frame
Gerard Cosmetics
Gilded Cage Beauty
Glossier
Glow Lab
GOSH Cosmetics
Go To Skincare
Herbivore Botanicals
House of Lashes
Huda Beauty
Illamasqua
Inika Natural Makeup
Jane Iredale
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Josie Maran
Jouer Cosmetics
Kat Von D Beauty (inc. fragrances)
Kester Black
Kevin Murphy
KKW Beauty
KKW Fragrances
Klara Cosmetics
KL Polish
Korres
Kosmea Australia
Kryolan
Kylie Cosmetics
L.A Girl
Lanolips
Laura Geller
Loving Tan
LUSH
Luxie Beauty
Makeup Geek
Manic Panic
Marc Jacobs Beauty (note that Marc Fragrances ARE NOT cruelty free)
Mario Badescu
Mehron
Melt Cosmetics
Milani Cosmetics
Milk Makeup
Mirenesse
Models Own
Model Co
Molton Brown
Morphe
Moroccanoil
Nad's
Natasha Denona
Natio
NEST Fragrances
Nick Chavez Beverly Hills
Nikkia Joy Lashes (Faux Mink Range)
NIP + FAB
Nude by Nature
Nudestix
OCC
OFRA Cosmetics
Ole Henriksen
Oribe
Orly
Ouai
Perfekt
Physicians Formula
Pixi
PUR Cosmetics
Radical Skincare
Raww Cosmetics
RCMA Makeup
Real Techniques
RMS Beauty
Rosehip Plus
Saavy Naturals
Sachajuan
Salt by Hendrix
Say It With Polish
Scout Cosmetics
Sigma
Smith and Cult
Stila
Sugarpill
Sukin
Sun Bum
Sunday Riley
Swisspers
Tatcha
The Balm
The Ordinary
The Beauty Chef
The Jojoba Co
Ultraceuticals
Violet Voss
VonBlu Cosmetics
XO Beauty
Wotnot
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youth To The People
Zoeva

 

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY BRANDS (NON CRUELTY FREE PARENT COMPANY)

Aveda (owned by Estée Lauder)
Bareminerals (owned by Shiseido)
Becca (owned by Estée Lauder)
Buxom (owned by Shiseido)
Dermalogica (owned by Unilever)
Hourglass (owned by Unilever)
IT Cosmetics (owned by L'Oreal)
Kate Somerville (owned by Unilever)
Murad (owned by Unilever)
NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oreal)
OGX (owned by Johnson & Johnson)
REN (owned by Unilever)
Smashbox (owned by Estée Lauder)
Tarte Cosmetics (owned by Kose)
The Body Shop (owned by Natura Cosmetics - unclear whether they are completely cruelty free)
Too Faced (owned by Estée Lauder)
Urban Decay (owned by L'Oreal)

 

NON CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY BRANDS

Algenist
Almay
Artistry (Amway)
Aveeno
Avene
Avon
Benefit
Bio Oil (sells in China)
Bioderma
Biotherm
Bliss
Bobbi Brown
Boscia
Burberry
Calvin Klein
Caudalie
Cetaphil
Chanel
Chapstick
Clarins
Clarisonic
Clean & Clear
Clearasil
Clinique
CoverGirl
Demeter
Dermablend
Dior
Dolce & Gabbana
Dr. Brandt
Dr. Jart
Dove
EOS
Elizabeth Arden
Estée Lauder
Eucerin
Flirt
For Beloved One
Fresh (sells in China)
Garnier
Giorgio Armani
Givenchy
Glamglow
Good Skin Labs
Guerlain
Head and Shoulders
Helena Rubinstein
Herbal Essences
Hugo Boss
Inglot
Innisfree
Jergens
Jo Malone
John Frieda
Johnson & Johnson
Jurlique
Kerastase
Kiehl’s
L’Occitane
L’Oreal
La Mer
La Prarie
La Roche Posay
Lab Series
Lancome
Lipstick Queen
Lubriderm
M.A.C
Make Up For Ever
Maison Margiela Fragrances
Malin+Goetz
Marc Jacobs Fragrances
Mary Kay
Max Factor
Maybelline
Nair
Neutrogena
Nivea
Nu Skin International
Nuxe
OGX
Ojon
Olay
OPI
Origins
Pantene
Pat McGrath
Peter Thomas Roth
Philosophy (tests on animals when required by law, ie China)
Ponds
Radox
Rembrandt
Revlon
Rimmel London
ROC
Sally Hansen
Schick
Sephora brand
Shiseido
Shu Uemura
Simple
Sinful Colors
SK-II
Skin ID
St. Ives
Tresemme
Tom Ford
Tony Moly
Veet
Vaseline
Vichy
Victoria's Secret
Walgreens
Yves Rocher
Yves Saint Laurent

 

CRUELTY FREE RESOURCES

I have been doing hours of research on cruelty free beauty and I definitely have to give a shout out to these sites who have helped educate me along the way. They have some amazing cruelty free shopping guides not just for cosmetics but for household products too.
Cruelty-Free Kitty
Logical Harmony
Leaping Bunny Program
Choose Cruelty Free
PETA

 

Beauty isn't beautiful if it is at the expense of another creatures suffering.