Cruelty Free Beauty, Skincare & Cleaning

Brace yourselves for a long post! Animal testing and cruelty-free products are something that I feel strongly about so if you aren’t ready – prepare yourselves for a lesson in all things beauty and skincare.

(If you are just here for the brands – the full list of companies is at the bottom)

I’ve much more aware of the actions that occur in the beauty industry when it comes to producing makeup and skin care products for consumers to buy.
As I said in my previous post (Vitamin E Skincare) I’ve decided to use up the remaining health and beauty products that I own and as I finish them, they will be replaced with cruelty-free alternatives.
It’s a pretty daunting area to throw yourself into because many companies don’t specify what their animal testing policy is. Despite an EU law being passed in March 2013 which bans the sale of animal-tested products in Europe, many companies have managed to create a loophole around this. L’Oreal is a well-known company for animal testing; for example brands will state things like:

“L’Oréal no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”

Unfortunately, this statement about safety purposes means they test on animals. This is because they sell their products in China, therefore it immediately means they HAVE TO test.
Newsflash: If a company sells in China, they are testing on animals.
Even after clearing stating on their website the Group no longer tests on animals anywhere in the world and does not delegate this task to others.” They go on to contradict themselves: “An exception could be made if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.

So let’s move on to the cruelty-free alternatives.

These three logos are your life savers. Look out for these on health and beauty products to help indicate whether or not they are cruelty-free. Watch out for any other symbols that look similar because they aren’t legitimate.

I get a lot of my facts and information from beauty bloggers who dedicate their time contacting companies to ask about their animal testing policy. I definitely recommend you have a look at their blogs!

Beauty Bloggers

A Better Kind
Cruelty Free Kitty
Curiously Conscious 
Ethical Elephant
The Little Foxes
Logical Harmony
Lovely Witches
MAKEUPFU
My Beauty Bunny
Phyrra
Vegan Beauty Review
The Vegan Chickpea
The V Nice Life

I 100% swear by Cruelty Free Kitty and Logical Harmony. A combination of the above blogs will have you finding cruelty-free makeup, skincare, household products and more!

So you’ve probably had people tell you, or you’ve thought yourself that the cruelty-free options on the high street and online are limited – wrong, there is so much choice! With the internet being a major part of our shopping habits, so many of these brands can be easily accessed, even on Amazon!

Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

(I will update this and add links whenever I can.)
 

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100% Pure ££
1121 Apothecary -100% Vegan ££
123 Revive -100% Vegan ££
1944 Vegan Skincare – 100% Vegan £
19th Volume Cosmetics Corp. ££
21 Drops – 100% Vegan ££
2B £
2nd Love Cosmetics £
2True £
3:27 Cosmetics ££
3107 Skincare ££
3rd Rock Sunblock ££
4U2 Cosmetics £
A
ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care ££
Ab Fab £
Acid-2-Alkaline – 100% Vegan ££
Acure Organics ££
Adorn Cosmetics – 100% Vegan £
A.Dorn – 100% Vegan ££
Aesop ££
Aesthetica – 100% Vegan ££
Afterglow Cosmetics ££
Ageless Derma £££
AG Hair Cosmetics £££
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! – 100% Vegan £££
Ahimsa Naturals – 100% Vegan ££
AILA Cosmetics– 100% Vegan ££
Ainhoa Cosmetics £££
Akamai – 100% Vegan ££
Akamuti £
Akin Beauty– 100% Vegan ££
Alaska Glacial Mud Co. ££
Alba Botanica ££
Alexami £££
Alima Pure £££
Alessandro International ££
Alpha Skincare £
Ambre Blends £££
Amika ££
Amopé ££
Anastasia Beverley Hills £££
Andalou Naturals £
Annabelle £
Annmarie Gianni Skin Care £££
Antonym £££
A Perfume Organic £££
Arctic Fox 100% Vegan ££
Ardell £
Ardency Inn ££
Aromi100% Vegan ££
Art Deco ££
Aster + Bay ££
Athar’a – 100% Vegan ££
Aubrey Organics ££
Au Naturale 100% Vegan ££
Aura Cacia ££
Aurelia £££
Auromère ££
Astonish – 100% Vegan £
Attitude £
Avalon Organics ££
Aveda (Owned by Estee Lauder) ££
A Vogel ££
Awake Organics Co ££
Axiology – 100% Vegan ££
AYRES – 100% Vegan £££
AZATURE – 100% Vegan ££

 

B
Bare Minerals (Owned by Shiseido)
Bare Republic
Bdellium Tools 
Beaming White – 100 Vegan
Bear Face
Beautisol – 100% Vegan
Beauty Without Cruelty 100% Vegan
BECCA
Bed Rock & Bloom – 100% Vegan
Bella Mari – 100% Vegan
Booda Organics 100% Vegan
Botanic Organic
Box Naturals – 100% Vegan
Bright Planet
Bronze Buffer – 100% Vegan
Burt’s Bees (Owned by Clorox)
Buxom (Owned by Shiseido)
Bye Bye Parabens – 100% Vegan
C
Certain Dri 100% Vegan
Ciaté London
Cien (Sold in Lidl)
Crystal – 100% Vegan
Cult Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
Deborah Lippmann
Deco Miami – 100% Vegan
DefineMe Fragrance – 100% Vegan
Demes – 100% Vegan
Dermadoctor 
Derma E – 100% Vegan
Dermalogica (Owned by Unilever)
DermOrganic – 100% Vegan
DeVita – 100% Vegan
Dickinson Brands 
Diptyque Paris 
D I R T E A – 100% Vegan
DN-UNIK – 100% Vegan
Dr Bronner’s – 100% Vegan
E
Ellovi – 100% Vegan
Elysian Nail Lacquer – 100% Vegan
Emani – 100% Vegan
F
Fairy Girl – 100% Vegan
Fairypants
Faith in Nature
FAR Botanicals – 100% Vegan
FiOR Minerals – 100% Vegan
Güd (Owned by Clorax)
Gwen’s Blends
Head JOG
Healanah – 100% Vegan
Hurraw! – 100% Vegan
I
Kate Somerville (Owned by Unilever)
Kelley Quan – 100% Vegan
Kenra 
Kester Black – 100% Vegan
Kett Cosmetics 
Kjaer Weis
KL Polish – 100% Vegan
Klo Organic Beauty – 100% Vegan
Ko & Humble – 100% Vegan
Kora Organics – 100% Vegan
Korres
Kosia – 100% Vegan
L
La Couleur Couture (LACC) – 100% Vegan
La Fresh Eco Beauty – 100% Vegan
LA Girl
Lulu Organics
LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs – 100% Vegan
Lunette – 100% Vegan
Lush
Luxie Beauty – 100% Vegan
LVX -100% Vegan
M
Mad Hippie – 100% Vegan
Madam Glam
Made From Earth
Maison Meunier – 100% Vegan
Mahalo
MD Formulations
Me & You – 100% Vegan
Mehron
Mei Yin Naturopathics- 100% Vegan
Melanie Mills Hollywood
Meow Meow Tweet – 100% Vegan
Method Products – 100% Vegan
Michael Lorin Reed – 100% Vegan
Michael Todd
Morphe
MOTD Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
Mount Purious Raw Skincare – 100% Vegan
Mr Bean Body Care – 100% Vegan
Mrs Meyer’s Clean Day
MUA
Mukiti – 100% Vegan
Mullein & Sparrow
MU London – 100% Vegan
Mun – 100% Vegan
Murad (Owned by Unilever)
MV Organic Skincare – 100% Vegan
My Daughter Fragrances 
NYL Skincare – 100% Vegan
NYX (Owned by L’Oreal)
Nzuri Organics – 100% Vegan
O
Oribe
Original Source – 100% Vegan
ORLY
Osea – 100% Vegan
Own
Out of Africa
Overall Beauty Minerals – 100% Vegan
oVertone – 100% Vegan
P
Pacifica – 100% Vegan
Pai – 100% Vegan
Painkiller XO
Physicians Formula
PhytoVitamins – 100% Vegan
piCture pOlish
Piggy Paint – 100% Vegan
Piggy Polish – 100% Vegan
Pinrose – 100% Vegan
Piperwai – 100% Vegan
Pirouette Professionals
Pure Anada
Pure Chimp – 100% Vegan
Q
Real Techniques – 100% Vegan
Sibu – 100% Vegan
Sienna X
Sigma
Skinnyskinny (now known as Cultivar)
Skinny Tan
SkinOwl – 100% Vegan
Skintea Ochaya Organics by Sayuri Marie – 100% Vegan
skyn ICELAND – 100% Vegan
Sleek
Smashbox
Snapwhite – 100% Vegan
Soap and Glory
Soapbox Soaps
Soapwalla – 100% Vegan
SoapyLayne – 100% Vegan
Sonia KashUK
SOPHi by Piggy Paint – 100% Vegan
Soulstice Spa – 100% Vegan
SpaRitual – 100% Vegan
Sprout Skincare
Starrily – 100% Vegan
Starlooks
Stila
Stinkbug Naturals
Strobe Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
Styli-Style – 100% Vegan
SUGARLOOM Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
Sugar & Oats – 100% Vegan
SugarPill 
Sugar Venom – 100% Vegan
Suntegrity – 100% Vegan
Supa Herbal Greens – 100% Vegan
Superdrug (own brand products)
Supergoop! – 100% Vegan
SVELTA Tan – 100% Vegan
The Body Shop (owned by L’Oreal)
The Fanciful Fox – 100% Vegan
The Gnarly Whale – 100% Vegan
The Heritage Store
The Ordinary
The Organic Skin Co
The Soap Market – 100% Vegan
The Rad Kat – 100% Vegan (website n/a)
Thera Wise – 100% Vegan
Thesis – 100% Vegan
Tiki Bar Soap
Tomoe Kobo
Tom’s of Maine – 100% Vegan and Owned by Colgate-Palmolive
Trader Joe’s
Tres Pure
Trish McEvoy
Triumph & Disaster
Tropic – 100% Vegan
True Natural
Trufora – 100% Vegan
TruSelf Organics – 100% Vegan
Trust Fund Beauty – 100% Vegan
U
Über Beauty
Ulta Collection
Ultrasun
Uma Oils – 100 % Vegan
Uoga Uoga
W
Zoya – 100% Vegan

Until next time,

Neneh x

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