Hi there! I’m really glad you found my site, and I hope Cruelty-Free Kitty will become your go-to for all things cruelty-free.

I created this site in 2014 and it’s now grown beyond my wildest expectations to become the biggest online cruelty-free resource. I work on this blog full-time to help you find amazing cruelty-free brands and products, from budget to high-end.

Lists Of Cruelty-Free Brands

I maintain lists of cruelty-free brands that are updated regularly. This makes it super easy for you to shop cruelty-free, without having to do any time-consuming research.

Start by taking a look at these lists of cruelty-free brands:

Why Cruelty-Free?

If you believe that animal testing for cosmetics is cruel and unnecessary, going cruelty-free is a great way to voice your opinion against animal cruelty in the beauty industry.

You can vote with your money. Show beauty brands that you won’t be lining their pockets if they maintain their animal testing practices. Cruelty-free shoppers are already sparking changes in the beauty industry, so join us and make a difference!

Please check out the post Everything You Need To Know About Animal Testing to learn more about this and how you can help.

What Makes A Brand Cruelty-Free?

Determining whether or not a brand is cruelty-free isn’t as simple as it sounds. Brand work in collaboration with suppliers which provide their raw materials. They also sometimes allow third parties to test on animals on their behalf, or sell in countries that require animal testing by law.

This is what cruelty-free brands must stand by:

  • No animal testing conducted by their company on any finished product or ingredient.
  • No animal testing conducted by their suppliers.
  • No animal testing conducted by third parties on behalf of the company.
  • No animal testing where required by law.

Brands To Avoid

A lot of companies claim not to test on animals when that isn’t the whole truth. I get questions about brands like Benefit, Rimmel, L’Oreal, and Avon (among others). All these brands claim not to test on animals, but if you read their full disclaimer, they state that they DO test on animals where required by law and finance animal testing in China.

Unfortunately, you can’t always trust what brands tell you and you have to dig deeper. Take a look at my List Of Companies That Test On Animals to make sure you’re not supporting animal cruelty.

Social Media

If you enjoy my guides here, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I mostly post about cruelty-free beauty with the occasional cute animal. I’ll also update you when there’s big news in the beauty industry (a new cruelty-free brand, or a brand losing its cruelty-free status).

Sharing Is Caring

Don’t forget to share my guides with your friends and family to spread the word. If they’re not open to making the switch to cruelty-free products, I especially recommend sharing these posts with them:

To share them on Facebook or other social media, simply click on the post and use the light link social sharing icons at the top of the post.

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  • Apryl Kelly

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m always looking to buy cruelty-free over any other choices if i can help it 🙂


  • Awww, thanks so much Alison! I’m happy you enjoy it!

  • I just found your website and I love it! I’m totally adding you to my list of cruelty free resources on my blog, you have such an informative website!

    • That’s great, thank you so much! 😀

  • JEKataoka

    I have used Bare Minerals for years, but now that I have a beagle who was used in a lab for all of his 5 years, I want to go cruelty free. Do you know of any product similar to Bare Minerals that doesn’t test? I’m not into creams and liquids. Thanks.

    • Oh wow, major props to you for adoping your beagle. There are quite a few mineral makeup brands that are similar to BM. I would look into Everyday Minerals, Alima Pure, Lily Lolo, Youngblood and Meow Cosmetics. I hope you find something you like!

    • Arianna McNally

      We should talk! I love my Arbonne the cosmetics are similar to bare minerals but they’re all cruelty free, vegan, pure, safe, and beneficial.

    • laurelei

      This list says bare minerals are cruelty free…??

  • Ana-Sophia

    IM SO HAPPY I FOUND YOU YOURE A LIFE SAVER! I needed help clearing up some questions and you’re post cleared everything up! Being cruelty free is so easy now. All you gotta do is know what brands to buy! Much love, thanks again.xo

    • Thank you Ana-Sophia, I’m really glad you’re finding this helpful!!

  • Courtney

    Hey there! Have you looked at Arbonne yet? I just looked briefly at your list & didn’t see them. But they’ve been around for 35 years & have been Vegan for all 35!

    • Arianna McNally

      I’m an arbonne rep and I have to tell you I will never go back to any of the other brands I was using before. After learning what goes into many of the products available at stores like ulta or target, I’m glad I have a pure, safe and beneficial brand I trust.

  • Lissette Gonzalez

    I love your website, and I recently made the decision to stop buying products that test on animals. However, I’m still looking for a facewash that I like, I currently have a Burt’s Bees one but I’m not a fan. Do you have any recommendations for any face washes that also exfoliate?

    • Hi Lissette! Definitely look into Paula’s Choice! They have a very wide selection of products and great exfoliators.

  • Natasha Gusmão

    Oh goodness, you can’t imagine how much your site is helping me! Thank you so much, your action is beautiful and you have a gifted heart <3

    • Aww, thank so much Natasha!!

  • Correct, I believe Too Faced’s founders are still looking to sell their company but nothing was finalized.

  • Gopika

    This is amazing, I love it ❤️?❤️?❤️?

  • Nikki Tartaglia- Kaldawy

    I love Arbonne’s cosmetics, any thoughts on them?

    • Arianna McNally

      Arbonne always has and always will be cruelty free and vegan. If you have any questions, I’m an Arbonne consultant and I’d be more than happy to answer them.

  • Lisa

    I just messaged my daughter in law telling her I now want to go over to Astonish for household products, this was her response “I just think it’s a con, the ingredients will have been animal tested, bleach is animal tested and some say they contain bleach?”
    what can I say to that?

    • Hi Lisa! The fact is that most of chemicals have been tested on animals at some point in time. But it doesn’t justify MORE animal testing! There are thousands of safe ingredients that companies can choose from for their products, and they don’t require any more animal testing. On the other hand, some companies keep testing on animals even though there’s no need for even more testing.

  • Malissa Quintero

    Thank you so much for the site I only just recently found out my makeup brand wasn’t cruelty free and I threw it all out and I was looking for makeup brands that were in fact cruelty free you have made it so easy for thank you

  • Carla G

    So happy i found you
    I love ALL animals
    From the smallest ant to a mice
    i have recently gone cruelty free!
    Im starting all over
    It can be hard good trusted cruelty freee companies, i have to google every single company before i buy
    Is hard lol
    But am committed! Thank you for your blogs suzi, you are very great!

  • Georgia

    Thank you for this site. I’m soooo happy that found you.

  • Thanks Stephanie!

  • Thank you Megan! SO glad it’s helping you!

  • Sélène

    Hello I an totally new to this and I was wondering if all this cruelty free products are The same in All the countrys (I am for Switzerland so Sorry for my bad english). I think that the laws in my country aren’t the same for the US so I just wanted to ask if You know something 😉 thanks

    • Hello Selene! Je suppose que tu parles francais? 🙂 Pour repondre a ta question, si une compagnie est cruelty-free, alors elle est cruelty-free partout dans le monde. J’espere que ca repond a ta question, sinon dis-le moi!

  • Michelle

    I have just made a very late new years resolution and the biggest thing I wanted to change was to stop using all cosmetics that had any link to animal cruelty and I have been busy trying to search through all the corporate websites and I have to say, getting a definitive answer is a lot harder than I though it would be! I am so glad that I have stumbled across this website but slightly saddened that it is US as it means that it isn’t that relevant to me over here in England. Does anyone happen to know of a similar resource over here? Thank you so much!

  • Jarrod Williamson

    Hello!! So I just have a question regarding a certain product that I love a lot but I can’t seem to have any success at finding out whether or not they are actually cruelty free. I have tried looking them up on many apps and websites but nothing comes up… However I went to the company’s FAQs and they claim to be cruelty free so what should I do? Should I believe them? I would really love the help!

    • Hey Jarrod! One thing you could do is e-mail the company yourself. Especially ask them if their suppliers on animals or if their products are sold in mainland China.

  • Elie Campos

    Korean skincare is all the rave right now. Which ones if any are cruelty free?

  • Rosa Orrala

    I love this website !! so much has been put into this and hopeully people start opening their eyes like i did about animals being tested in many popular products. I have showed my friends this website and we see how changing to cruety-free make up will make a big change .

  • Emily

    Any update regarding if they are cruelty free brand or not? Thanks

  • Daisy Bvrodlygranski

    Hi is japonesque a cruelty free brand? Also I believe dr. Denis gross skincare isn’t cruelty free. Most Asian countries are not cruelty free or carry much cruelty free brands. I know innisfree is. How I know, its natural brand but not handmade. You should check them out. So we all can know more about cruelty free Korean skincare brands.

  • Suzanne Reilly

    Has anyone notified you of the Crunchi Collection? Cruelty-free cosmetics made with a combination of vegan, organic, gluten-free, SAFE & toxin-free ingredients…Made in USA! It was just launched by 2 Moms in Stuart, Florida who were frustrated with the cosmetic industry! PLEASE check us out! crunchi.com/suzireilly

  • Ty Samanta! Good luck with the transition! 🙂

  • Ness

    Hello! I must say I loooove your site! I was just curious at to whether Jafra is cruelty free or not? Considering being a rep, but not if they are testing?? Looking forward to your response thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Andy

    I’ve recently gone cruelty free and I’m cleaning my make up animal-torturer haul. Somebody knows if Astor, Jafra and Rimmel is cruelty-free? also I’ve read a lot about Revlon, on their website and other statements they cley to be no-testing-on-animals UNLESS THE COUNTRY LAWS REQUIRE IT (they sell on China) but does that means all of their products are animal tested? or just the ones that are to be distributed in china?

  • Tegan

    I am so grateful that I found your site, thank you for all your help Suzi 🙂

  • Anne Molina

    Do you have a list that is for brands BOTh vegan and cruelty-free? I was moving between two different lists to figure things out.

  • Hi! I would assume it’s synthetic materials, but you should always contact the company and ask them to make sure.

    • JSC

      Thanks. I have sent three messages through their contact page http://www.kurtadler.com/pages/contact but have not gotten a response. My questions have not been rude or accusatory at all – just asking what materials are used for the beards, hats and hair.

  • Laura

    Hello! I am so happy to find your website and love it! I was wondering about the company Boots (Boots No. 7 and Boots Botanics). I don’t see them on any of the lists and it seems there is mixed information online. Thanks!

    • Based on what I know from UK bloggers, I believe Boots is cruelty-free. I can’t confirm this 100% though, but I’m on it.

      • Laura

        Thanks! Since it is sold at Target (and affordable) it would be really convenient if it was!

  • Sonali

    I am planning to start an online home services salon for vegans . And looking for the wholesalers for the required beauty products . Here in Mumbai . I will appreciate if I will get any lead from your side .
    Thanks in advance .

  • Anna Clarke

    does anyone know if Bed head by Tigi is cruelty free? i keep digging and find conflicting information. Thanks in advance