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A Guide to Cruelty Free Beauty Brands


This has been requested before a few times, so I’m sorry it’s so late. I was trying to figure out the easiest way to put this together. I’ve divided it up into 3 tables: Brands that are completely vegan, brands that are completely cruelty free, and brands that are cruelty free but owned by companies that aren’t.

Cruelty Free

Let’s get something out of the way first. Cruelty free means that their products were not tested on animals. There are no laws in the States or here that demand a beauty company test on animals before they hit the market. China however does have such a law for foreign beauty companies,Β where they’re required to test on animals before selling to the general public. You probably read about Nars reneging on their cruelty free status recently, it’s because they’re selling in China now.

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Vegan

Vegan means that not only are they cruelty free, but they don’t use any animal products whatsoever in their items, e.g. carmine which is often found in red lipsticks, so a lipstick with carmine in it is not vegan. Cruelty free brands offer vegan products, and you’ll often see them listed on their sites, such as Beauty Bakerie. Other cruelty free brands are actively working on making all their products vegan, such as Kat Von D.

 

Cruelty Free Brands owned by Companies which are notΒ 

Meanwhile, there are cruelty free brands that are owned by companies that do test on animals. The biggest players in the beauty industry are EstΓ©e Lauder and L’oreal, who between them own most of the popular brands accessible to us. The Body Shop for instance, a brand associated with being cruelty free, is owned by L’oreal.

 

Which brands are totally vegan?

   VEGAN  
OCC CosmeticselfReal TechniquesOfraPacifica
Eco ToolsCover FXSpectrum

Which brands are cruelty free?

CRUELTY FREE BRANDS WITH VEGAN OPTIONS     
Anastasia Beverly HillsColoured RaineBeauty Bakerie
CiateGOSHCailyn Cosmetics
Makeup RevolutionBen NyeEssence
CatriceIllamasquaWet'N'Wild
SleekSoap and GloryPenneys
CollectionFlormarSigma
Charlotte TillburyManic PanicJaponesque
StilaGerard CosmeticsGlossier
L.O.V.RCMAManic Panic
EyekoCailyn CosmeticsJordana
Kat Von D*PixiMelt
Barry MMilaniZoeva
Beauty BlenderKikoBite Beauty
theBalmPhysician's FormulaColourpop
Dose of ColorsBite BeautyJane Iredale
HourglassMilkPur
Makeup GeekKen Gen DoLA Girl
NudestixJouerSugarpill
Butter LondonBy TerryBH Cosmetics
Natural CollectionSeventeenWunderbrow
MUAHard CandyNatasha Denona
Lord and BerryModelCoLaura Geller

 

Which brands are cruelty free, but owned by companies which are not?

CRUELTY FREE BRANDS OWNED BY COMPANIES THAT ARE NOT CRUELTY FREE           
OWNED BY L'OREAL:OWNED BY KOSE:
Urban DecayTarte
It Cosmetics
The Body Shop
NyxOWNED BY MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES:
Marc Jacobs Beauty
OWNED BY ESTEE LAUDER:
Becca
Too FacedOWNED BY SHISEIDO:
SmashboxBuxom
bareMinerals
Beauty Bay


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