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51 Cruelty-Free Skincare Brands For Every Budget

by Suzana Rose

Jun 8, 2021

There are so many great skincare brands on the market that are cruelty-free. This guide contains brands from drugstore to luxury that offer effective products and formulas. Ditch your animal-tested skincare in favor of these cruelty-free brands!

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At the top, you'll find the most affordable brands, followed by mid-range and then luxury brands. I made sure to pick brands that are well-known and can easily be found, either in stores or online.

Are you on a budget? Drugstores are unfortunately FULL of skincare brands that test on animals. This means Aveeno, Garnier, Olay, Neutrogena, and so many more. Be sure to ditch those and read my list of budget brands below! I guarantee you'll find all the skincare products you need for your skin type and skin concerns no matter your budget.

If you're a mid-range or high-end girl, I've got you covered too. Stores like Sephora carry an array of cruelty-free skincare brands, not to mention the many possibilities if you're shopping online.

To kick it off, here are just some of the popular skincare brands that test on animals:

Skincare Brands That Test On Animals
  • Aveeno
  • Avene
  • Avon
  • Bioderma
  • Biotherm
  • Caudalie
  • Chanel
  • Clarins
  • Clarisonic
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Coppertone
  • DDF
  • DHC
  • Dior
  • Dr. Brandt
  • Dr. Jart
  • Eucerin
  • Fresh
  • Gatineau
  • Glamglow
  • Good Skin Labs
  • Jurlique
  • Kiehl’s
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • La Roche Posay
  • Lab Series for Men
  • Lubriderm
  • Mederma
  • Neutrogena
  • Nivea
  • Noxzema
  • Nuxe
  • Ojon
  • Olay
  • Origins
  • Oriflame
  • Peter Thomas Roth
  • Ponds
  • ROC
  • Rembrandt
  • Simple
  • SK-II
  • Vaseline
  • Vichy
  • Walgreens
  • Yves Rocher

Note: Some of the brands above don't test on animals themselves, but they sell their products in mainland China, where animal testing is mandatory by law. This means that their products are tested on animals in China.


Cruelty-Free Skincare Brands

Now for the cruelty-free brands. I've listed them all below by category, and you can click each brand to jump to that section.

Again, these brands are the best and most popular ones. They can be found in some stores like Sephora or Ulta, or you can shop online.

My favorite online spots for cruelty-free shopping are Amazon and iHerb, so I've listed these options if they're available.

Budget and Drugstore

1. Alba Botanica

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A great budget-friendly that's available in many drugstores. You get a good bang for your buck, and they offer a skincare line targeting acne-prone skin.

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb.


2. Pacifica (100% Vegan)

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Everything made by Pacifica is not only cruelty-free, but also 100% vegan! They offer skincare, but also makeup, body care, fragrance, and more at affordable prices.

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb - Ulta - Walmart.


3. Desert Essence

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Desert Essence formulates their products with many certified organic ingredients, and they're a great option if you're looking for natural skincare. They also make pure Jojoba and Tea Tree oil!

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb.


4. Yes To

yesto

A super popular and widely available brand in drugstores all over the world. They have facial skincare products in their carrot, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, aaaand grapefruit ranges, which takes care of every skin type!

Where To Buy: Amazon - Ulta - Walmart.


5. Kiss My Face

kissface

Another budget-friendly option available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, and more, as well as online. Check out their facial sunscreens (up to SPF 50) if you're looking for a budget option.

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb.


6. Avalon Organics (100% vegan)

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This brand is great for anti-aging skincare and a lot of their skincare contains Vitamin C or CoQ10. They're 100% vegan and Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


7. Acure Organics

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This is perhaps the most affordable skincare line formulated with certified organic ingredients. They're built on sustainable principles, and most of their products are vegan. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


8. Andalou Naturals

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Andalou Naturals uses fruit and plant stem cells to treat skin problems for every skin type. They're on the higher end of drugstore prices, but they have active ingredients and they offer many vegan products. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon - Walmart.


9. Nip + Fab

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Nip + Fab shares the same founder as the luxury skincare brand Rodial, and offers a more affordable range that tackles skin problems and offers solutions that work. They're available in drugstores worldwide.

Where To Buy: Amazon - Walmart.


10. Nourish Organic

Maybe on the sliiiightly upper range of drugstore prices, but this brand is still affordable and provides natural and organic skincare. They have a face line and a body line as well, and they're available in drugstores.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


11. Derma E

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Derma E has a higher price point than other drugstore brands featured here, but they're cruelty-free and widely available. You can find them in drugstores across North America, but also at Ulta.

Where To Buy: Amazon - Ulta - Walmart.


12. Aubrey Organics

Aubrey Organics also provides some natural and organic skincare at decent prices, and they're Leaping Bunny certified. They have options for several skin types.

Where To Buy: Amazon - Walmart.


13. Queen Helene

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Famous for their Mint Julep Masque, Queen Helene also makes many other face masks as well as lotions and scrubs. All products are very affordable and Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb - Walmart.


Mid-Range

14. First Aid Beauty

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Update: First Aid Beauty no longer falls under our cruelty-free criteria.

First Aid Beauty targets sensitive skin that's prone to irritation, so if you struggle with issues like acne and redness, this might be a great cruelty-free brand for you.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


15. Paula's Choice

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Paula's Choice is one of my favorite skincare lines, with effective skincare for a huge range of skin types and concerns. They have something for everyone, so check them out!

Where To Buy: Paula's Choice.


16. Ole Henriksen

ole

Ole Henriksen is owned by Kendo Brands (which is LVMH's cruelty-free branch that doesn't sell in China or test on animals).

Where To Buy: Sephora.


17. Glossier

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Glossier is all about easy, simple skincare that keeps your skin hydrated for that glowy, dewy look. They're gradually expanding their line, and they also offer makeup.

Where To Buy: Glossier (free shipping over $40).


18. Pai

pai

Pai is perfect for those with sensitive skin that's prone to redness and irritation, but also conditions like psoriasis and eczema. They're all-natural and Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon - The Detox Market.


19. Mad Hippie

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I've raved about Mad Hippie before because they're a skincare gem! Their products are packed with active ingredients and very affordable for how effective they are.

Where To Buy: Amazon - iHerb.


20. Juice Beauty

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Juice Beauty focuses on products that are more natural and organic than other skincare brands. They've been gaining popularity and they can even be found at Sephora right now! They also make makeup, and Gwyneth Paltrow is the Creative Director in that department.

Where To Buy: Sephora - Ulta -- JuiceBeauty.com.


21. Korres

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Korres stands by cruelty-free principles and even pulled out of China due to animal testing. They're a Greek brand and they can be found worldwide, including at Sephora.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


22. Dr. Hauschka

hauschka

This skincare brand is for those who want soothing products that won't irritate your skin, and they're also certified natural.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


23. S. W. Basics

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S.W. Basics is all about using as few ingredients as possible, usually 5 or less per products. This means that their formulations have no fillers and every drop matters! They're also eco-friendly and Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Target.


24. Supergoop

supergoop

Supergoop is a sunscreen expert! They exclusively make sun care, meaning they make very good sun care in all formats and for every inch of your skin.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


25. Blissoma

blissoma

Blissoma is an organic skincare brand that's also eco-friendly and Leaping Bunny and vegan certified. This means that all their products are vegan as well as cruelty-free.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


26. Indie Lee

indielee

Indie Lee offers eco-friendly solutions for every skin type from acne-prone to super dry. They use Squalane as well as oils which are formulated to be great for all skin types.

Where To Buy: Amazon - The Detox Market.


27. Renee Rouleau

Renee Rouleau is a "celebrity esthetician" and her line targets all skin types, steering clear from "one size fits all" products. Their focus is effectively correcting every skin type's concerns. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: ReneeRouleau.com.


28. COOLA

coola

COOLA specializes in sunscreen. Not only that, but they're one of the few sunscreen options that's also organic. They offer a lot of mineral-based sunscreens as well, and a makeup setting spray with SPF.

Where To Buy: Sephora - Ulta.


29. One Love Organics

one-love

This is another brand I'm a fan of! They offer natural and eco-friendly skincare, but also body care. Some products are a little on the pricey side for mid-range, but they're worth it.

Where To Buy: The Detox Market.


30. Meow Meow Tweet

meowmeow

Meow Meow Tweet is 100% vegan and Leaping Bunny certified. The owners are vegan and their products are formulated with natural ingredients. They're simple, eco-friendly, and the packaging is super fun!

Where To Buy: Amazon.


31. Sibu

sibu

At the core of Sibu skincare, there's Sea Buckthron Oil from the Himalayan Sea Berry, which has numerous benefits. Sibu also adheres to sustainable and Fair Trade principles.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


32. Oz Naturals

Natural and organic skincare that's also cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the USA. Their goal is to provide products that are both safe and effective. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


33. Suntegrity

Suntegrity offers sun care and nothing but sun care, and it's all-natural and mineral-based. The other fun thing is that they offer many tinted products such as tinted moisturizer and colorful lip products with SPF.

Where To Buy: The Detox Market.


34. Farmacy

farmacy

The brand name Farmacy is actually a pun combining Pharmacy and Farm! There's an emphasis on farming because of the herbs and botanicals used in everything product, and they combine this with their science-based formulas.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


35. REN

ren

Important note: REN is a cruelty-free brand, but it was recently acquired by Unilever, who test on animals. REN still isn't sold in China.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


36. Murad

murad

Important note: Murad is a cruelty-free brand, but it recently acquired by Unilever, who test on animals. Murad still isn't sold in China.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


37. Dermalogica

dermalogica

Important note: Dermalogica is a cruelty-free brand, but it's owned by Unilever, who test on animals. Dermalogica doesn't sell any products in China.

Where To Buy: Nordstrom - Ulta.


High-End And Luxury

38. Sunday Riley

sundayriley

A "staple among makeup artists, celebrities, and supermodels", Sunday Riley makes effective botanical skincare with innovative formulas. They also have a small makeup line.

Where To Buy: Sephora - Nordstrom.


39. Tatcha

tatcha

All of Tatcha's products are formulated in Japan and are based on the rituals of the Japanese geisha. They're not sold in mainland China and don't test on animals.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


40. Tata Harper

tata

Tata Harper offers skincare that's 100% natural and non-toxic, meaning it doesn't contain any synthetic ingredients whatsoever. Their products are also hand-crafted.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


41. Eve Lom

eve-lom

Update: Eve Lom is no longer cruelty-free after entering the Chinese market.

Eve Lom is a luxury skincare brand from the UK, and it's available in North America as well. They're all about healthy-looking, hydrated skin.

Where To Buy: Sephora - Nordstrom.


42. Drunk Elephant

drunk-elephant

Drunk Elephant uses safe and natural ingredients that are also super effective and work to restore your problematic skin. They use Marula Oil in their products, which has numerous benefits for the skin.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


43. Dr. Alkaitis

Dr. Alkaitis has been around since 1996, and was one of the first brands to offer luxury skincare that's 100% certified organic and ethical.

Where To Buy: The Detox Market.


44. Rodial

rodial

Rodial products provide a skincare alternative to surgeries and procedures. It's a luxury line that uses concentrated ingredients for maximum results. They're famous for products like "Bee Venom" and "Dragon's Blood" rages.

Where To Buy: Nordstrom.


45. Kahina Giving Beauty

kahina

I love Kahina Giving Beauty for their ethical appraoch. They're not only cruelty-free, but also Fair Trade and sustainable. They use organic Argan Oil as the base of their product, and work with Moroccan women for the harvest. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: The Detox Market.


46. Mukti Organics (100% Vegan)

mukti

Mukti is an Australian brand offering a big range of products for every skin type. The beauty is that everything is organic and ethically-sourced, and their products are really worth it!

Where To Buy: Mukti.com.


47. GOOP

goop

GOOP is Gwyneth Paltrow's luxury skincare line in collaboration with Juice Beauty. Every product is made from organic ingredients, and they're even safe to eat. Gwyneth Paltrow herself actually ate some of the moisturizer as part of a promo!

Where To Buy: GOOP.com.


48. Osea (100% vegan)

osea

OSEA stands for Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere. Their priority is respect of the environment by not polluting and offering sustainable skincare. Leaping Bunny certified.

Where To Buy: OseaMalibu.com.


49. Radical Skincare

Radical Skincare is a super high-end skincare brand (over $100 per individual product) that wants to provide solutions that are as effective as possible for all skin types.

Where To Buy: Amazon.


50. dermadoctor

Dr. Audrey Kunin is the doctor behind Dermadoctor, and she wants to provide effective solutions to skincare problems without the need of a prescription.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


51. Kate Somerville

kate

Importnat note: I added Kate Somerville to this list as a cruelty-free option, but they've recently been acquired by Unilever, who still test on animals.

Where To Buy: Sephora.


52. ELF

ELF, the popular budget makeup brand, now offers a wide range of affordable skin care! You can buy their Complete Skin Care Set, which features 6 full-size products, for only $51.

Where To Buy: ELF.com.


53. Herbivore Botanicals

Herbivore Botanicals aims to bring safe and effective skin care. They use non-toxic ingredients without compromising on the effectiveness of their products. They're also available at Sephora!

Where To Buy: Sephora.


54. Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross is a luxury brand that offers solutions for a multitude of skin concerns, from rosacea to enlarged pores.

Where To Buy: Sephora.

Thank you for reading! Suggest your favorite cruelty-free skincare brands in the comments!

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Suzana Rose

Suzana Rose

I created Cruelty-Free Kitty because animal testing has no place in the 21st century. My mission is to tackle ethical issues in the beauty industry one by one and find solutions for a better future.

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  • Avatar Luke P says:

    I use Kiehls products and searched for their policy and found the following:
    “At L’Oréal, we care for animal welfare and do not test on animals. We are for a world without animal testing. The L’Oréal Group, which includes Kiehl’s, has always made our consumers’ health and safety an absolute priority. Since 1989, we have not tested the safety of our products on animals, 14 years before regulations required us to do so.

    There are effective non-animal ways to ensure the safety of cosmetic products. For example, over 40 years ago we led the development of human reconstructed skin that is more accurate for analyzing how cosmetic ingredients and products will behave on human skin. We continue to pioneer new non-animal methods and technologies.

    For more information, please visit: https://inside-our-products.loreal.com/question-animal-testing-and-alternative-methods

    Please explain your researching of companies and their policies on animal testing. Thanks…

  • Avatar Karina Hanes says:

    I am very surprised that L’Occitane and Clarins are on your list of companies that do test on animals. Before I purchased both I did some investigating and both claim they do not test on animals.

  • Avatar Jasmin says:

    We should spread awareness about this thema. It is very sad that a enormous amount of people don’t seem to care. I thank you very much for the effort and for the information on crueltyfreekitty.com.

  • Avatar erika chavarria says:

    Thank you for this list! So many new products I would live to try, especially Paula’s choice. I have exclusively used Eminence Organics, Naturopathica, and Caudalie for many years (all of which I believe fit in to the list as well.)

  • Avatar Giselle Fenech says:

    Thank you so much for the information. Loved reading it. And thanks for caring!

  • Avatar Barbara Duno says:

    I looked up Skinceuticals which is not on your Cruelty list. They test on animals and sell to China.

    Gold Bond has never tested on animals and does not sell to China according to their website. It is not vegan.

  • Avatar Atiye says:

    Hi
    Thank you for your list
    I’m wondering why you didn’t mention The Body Shop? 🤔

  • Avatar Janette Mejia says:

    Thank you for this guide!!

  • Avatar Salubritas says:

    Wonderful tips I got from your blog post. I really appreciate your article and keep sharing such valuable content.

  • Avatar manuela says:

    hi! just a doubt, this page says garnier isnt cruelty free, and then another says it is, could you please confirm

  • Avatar Jennifer Reed says:

    I am so grateful to you for taking the work out of this important decision process for me. Bless

  • Avatar Rebecca Weiss says:

    Have you thought about making a grey area list?

    I’ve read in multiple places that Garnier is now cruelty free and leaping bunny certified (or they’re international certified, I can’t remember). But given I think their parent company still is, they’d fall under a “grey area.” More importantly, they’re budget friendly.

    See the thing is, TON of “true” cruelty free products are beyond expensive. Especially in these times, not a lot of people can afford something like a $40 moisturizer. It’s even worse for people with super dry and sensitive skin, because a lot of the cheaper cruelty free brands (and I mean a LOT), put essential oils into their products (too many can cause sensitive folks to react to the product badly), put too many of the “skincare friendly” alcohols, (making it worse for super dry folks), or they put citrus extracts (like orange peel oil). And that’s not good either. Just because things like orange peel oil is all of the way down at the bottom of the list doesn’t always mean there’s barely a drop of it in there.

    Because of that, people on a budget that want to go cruelty free and also have skin that reacts poorly to a lot of products have a hard time finding something. I speak from personal experience. (ie: Medex skincare, touted as the cerave and cetaphil alternative, has three different types of alcohol used in skincare in a lot of their products. For someone that claims to be friendly to dry and sensitive skin, that’s a confusing red flag for me). So people may need to find a compromise. The company itself being cruelty free but being owned by a parent company that does sell in china, while the cruelty free company refuses to have their products being sold in china, could be the compromise they can use.

    On the opposite end of the pricing range, I keep finding that PCA skincare is cruelty free….yet they sell in china as they’re owned by Colgate. What’s going on with that?

  • Avatar Alyse says:

    Hi I am currently using PanOxyl acne foaming wash, and I cannot find anywhere if the brand or parent company tests on animals. Would you happen to know anything about this brand and it’s standards?

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    Hi there. I am 51 and I am looking for a firming cream for face and neck. I cannot say money is no object, but l would rather spend a bit more to find a product that works. Can you recommend some brands please. Sarah.

  • Avatar Khloe says:

    The brand Shea Moisture is also Cruelty Free!!

  • Avatar Rosy says:

    Why have you not Dr.Hauschka on your list? and Weleda? What about Lavera?

  • Love your skin, Suzi. I’m so jealous of your skin. 🙁 Gonna try all the brands that you’ve mentioned above. Thank you very much pretty!

  • Avatar Erica Hempenstall says:

    Hi
    I use facetheory, they are vegan and cruelty free.
    Love them x

  • Avatar ericka says:

    You’re forgetting Monat! Leaping Bunny Certified, 100% Vegan, Cruelty Free, and Gluten Free

  • Avatar Katie S says:

    I just came across Dr Barbara Sturm skincare – being cruelty-free, and I believe independently owned. Made in Germany.

  • Avatar Violet says:

    I was just going to add that I am a big fan of Shea Moisture, Renpure, and Shea Terra, and believe these companies are all against animal testing.

  • The Ordinary is cruelty-free. Estee Lauder has a minority stake in the company, but the products themselves are cruelty-free, and I love them to bits. Their retinol in squalane and the Buffet are magical.

  • Avatar val says:

    Hi! Could you check out Cocokind to verify that they’re cruelty free? A lot of sources i’ve seen seem to say so, but I want to be 100% sure before I purchase anything from them.

  • Avatar Queenie says:

    Hi, I was wondering if Mario Badescu is cruelty free? and what about Tokyo milk?

  • Avatar Ariel says:

    Which of this cruelty free brands sells in china ?

  • Avatar Paula says:

    These brands have body cream or are only for the face?

  • Avatar Hayley says:

    Tropic Skincare, Lush, The Body Shop, Superdrug and Liz Earle are all wonderful cruelty free brands in the UK. What about the Ordinary?

  • Avatar tina says:

    does lyvl test on animals?

  • Avatar Kerry Lynn Saetrum says:

    Do you know if naturally serious skin care is cruelty free
    And thanks for all the hard work you do for animals

  • Avatar Emily says:

    First Aid Beauty is owned by Procter and Gamble

  • Avatar Elysia Sheldon says:

    Omigosh this was incredibly helpful. I’ve been wanting to try some new face products. Now I know which ones to research. Thank you!

  • Avatar Sapna says:

    I am surprised to see oriflame products under animal testing companies

  • Avatar Julie says:

    Hello. Do you if Ulta brand ( as in not other brands sold there) are cruelty free?

  • Avatar Carlee says:

    Thanks for this! Avalon however is not 100% vegan as their lip balms contain beeswax

  • Avatar Chiara says:

    Nooo!! So disappointed 🙁 I had read that Origins, Avene and Avon didn’t test on animals. I was so happy since I’ve got some of their products. Guess I won’t be using them anymore.

  • Avatar rebecca Shapiro says:

    Hi – I think Fresh updated their website and it says now that they do not test on animals on their FAQ page: https://www.fresh.com/US/customer-service-links/faq.html
    Just asking to see if maybe there is more research on this.

    Thanks!

  • Avatar Angela says:

    Great article! However, one thing is that while these are cruelty free on animals, Amazon is definitely not cruelty free on their workers. Perhaps give more alternative sources of where someone could find these products!

  • Avatar Kat says:

    Hi Suzi can you please comment on GoPure?
    They sell on social media they are natural but idk if they are cruelty free Thank you

  • Avatar KAT ETRICK says:

    Great list! Happily, I have worked with and/or used many of these brands. I am actively researching companies that are cruelty free to round out my career in beauty sales. I am also hopng to find a company that supports animal rescue efforts such as ASPCA and Humane Society. If you have informtion please advise.
    Thank you!!

  • Avatar Chiara says:

    Just to add to the list, I’m pretty sure Mario Badescu products are also cruelty free and amazing!!

  • Avatar Irene Beaumont says:

    Hello everyone, I would like to know about Clinique, do they test on animals?

  • Avatar Tine says:

    The Ordinary is cruelty free too I thought…

  • Avatar Isabelle says:

    I love the products from Beauty Kitchen.
    100% natural, not all vegan, but they help so you don’t have to search.
    https://www.beautykitchen.co.uk/natural-beauty-ingredients/

    (also instore in EU)

  • Avatar Isabelle says:

    I love the products from Sukin: Australian, natural, vegan.

    https://sukinnaturals.com/pages/no-animal-testing-vegan

    (being sold in stores in europe, i live in the netherlands)

  • Avatar Mandy says:

    Please add our brand to this list- we are an Australian based Indie Skincare brand. Our products are plant based, organic and 100% vegan. We are totally cruelty free. Regards The iMani Skincare team ?

  • Avatar Eleanor says:

    Nip + Fab have a bee venom range. Although company’s that use it claim it is done in a “cruelty free” way, you have a read up about the extraction methods and then see if you think this is cruelty free. While the aim is not to kill the bees, I consider torturing them with electrocution so they become angry and sting extremely cruel!!

  • Perfectly Posh is Cruelty-free. Most products are vegan.

  • Avatar Lauren Cadell says:

    I haven’t found a lotion comparable to Aveeno for eczema, do you know of one?

  • Avatar Hanna Krumholz says:

    Where can I find a list of palm oil free brands? Or items?

  • Avatar Zully says:

    Hi! What about Palmer’s?

  • Avatar Cathy Gutosky says:

    Do you know if dermatologist developed skin care product Riversol is cruelty free?

  • Avatar erica says:

    Curious to see if you can review anti aging products from the cruelty free brands. Would love to see this. Thanks for your content!

  • Avatar Tiffany says:

    Thank you for this beautiful and important list!

  • Avatar cigdem says:

    The brands of Deciem are also cruelty free and some are vegan. Maybe add them to the list. They have brands such as The Ordinary

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    Elemis would be a good addition your skin care list. They ship to the U.S., and have also recently begun to be distributed at select Ulta stores.

  • Avatar Julia Robinson says:

    Hi,
    Can you please confirm that Trilogy skincare are definitely cruelty free. They are a NZ brand & definitely state they are cruelty free. I am so disappointed with brands like Bobbi Brown who are in China & not challenging them !
    Thank you

  • Avatar Maddy says:

    What about cetaphil?

  • Avatar Maddy says:

    What about cetaphil?

  • Avatar Veronica Lopez says:

    Thank you ! I’m all about a #cruelfreebeautylife you answered many questions I had .. is Victoria’s Secret CF? And bath & body works? During holiday season everyone wants that! I don’t want to fund them if not !

  • Avatar Malika Lim says:

    I have a question about skincare. I have an aveeno moisturizer that I use with SPF. I didn’t know they aren’t cruelty-free! Can you give me suggestions for a cruelty-free replacement? I just want a daily moisturizer with SPF in it.

  • Avatar Mardi says:

    What about Elf?

  • Avatar stevie says:

    Do you have any information regarding Rodan & Fields?

  • Avatar Elle says:

    I love your animal friendly lists- they are my go-to for cruelty-free beauty shopping! Thanks for sharing and keeping it updated 🙂

    There is an all-natural line of skin care products by a brand called Edible Beauty which I believe may be worthy to denote with a cruelty-free status- they claim to have products so natural you could eat them, so I would assume that means no need for any sort of animal testing? But still, can you check? I’ve heard awesome things about these products and would really like to try them if confirmed CF. Thanks!

  • Avatar Averill says:

    What can you tell me about Rodan & Fields? Their website states that their products are not tested on animals but what about their ingredients?

  • Avatar heybei says:

    This brand: 3ina (https://uk.3ina.com/uk_en/) vegan and cruelty-free!
    They have awesome shades of colours for everything, I love going to their store and I love their products!

  • Avatar Hinny says:

    What about Saturday skin or kiehls? Or PCA? I haven’t found a ton of info on them lately

  • Avatar Kim says:

    Ole Henriksen at Sephora is supposedly cruelty-free. Is that still the case?

  • What about Dr. Brandt?

  • Avatar Karen says:

    Yonka is also cruelty free

  • Avatar Verity says:

    Hi, I contacted Sothys. They claim that their products are not tested on animals and contain no animal by-products.

  • Avatar Emilie says:

    Just a heads up, I don’t think Eve Lom is cruelty free anymore — I can’t remember where I read this unfortunately, but might be worth checking out.

  • Avatar Amanda Shultz says:

    Correction- Fresh is cruelty free according to their site.

  • Avatar Panagiota says:

    thank you for this great list!! do you know anything about 2 other greek companies:apivita and youth lab?

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    Hi great list! I am def updating my skincare products with your list! You may also want to add the brand: 100 Percent Pure, i know theyre also vegan and cruelty free from CA.

  • Avatar Sharon Becker says:

    Do you accept suggestions for products to het added to uour list?
    If you do could check out Shugar Soapworks please? Thanks.

    • Avatar PrincessPP says:

      They test on animals where required by law and are owned by L’Oreal – so I would say yes they do.

  • Avatar ff dan says:

    Kiehl’s does not test on animals

  • Avatar Haley says:

    Great post!

  • Avatar Haley says:

    I love this list! Thank you 🙂

  • Avatar sadie says:

    Hey I was recently at Yves Rocher, are you sure they don’t test on animals? I was speaking with the employees and they were explaining that because it was all manufactured in France the company legally cannot test on animals. Could someone please clarify

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    Would Herbivore be considered CF? Their website states: “Our line is 100% Vegan with No animal testing whatsoever. We are PETA and Leaping Bunny Certified and we do not purchase from suppliers who are unable to prove that they are also cruelty- free. We love animals, and it is very important for us to stay cruelty-free.” But I didn’t see them listed on either list! Thanks! 🙂

  • Avatar Mable says:

    Dr. Dennis Gross is a 100% peta – certified (for what it’s worth) and vegan brand supposedly. They might be worth checking out.

  • Avatar Heavy says:

    Uhhhhhh Sumbody didn’t make the list? https://www.sumbody.com/shop/health-concern/vegan/

  • Avatar Daisy says:

    Katvond is cruelty free also. And a fantastic activist.

  • Avatar Carla Norris says:

    Another drugstore item I avoid is Chapstick.
    Hurraw! balms are cruelty-free, and just generally better!
    They’re more expensive, but totally worth it!
    I can also personally vouch for Kiss My Face (their facial SPF30 product is the BEST), and Andalou Naturals.
    I’m 53, and have been in poor health since 2001, and I still get told that I look about 30, so something’s working on my skin.

  • Avatar Chantelle says:

    Thanks for the effort you put in creating this list. Here are a few skin care brands to add to complement your list: alkmene (for acne prone skin), aldoVANDINI (smells good, looks gorgeous), numis Med (ph5.5 for sensitive skin). They are popular in Germany. Now available from Amazon in the U.S.

  • Avatar Jade says:

    I swear by the Yes To Tomatoes charcoal cleanser. It’s the only thing that can get rid of my acne!

  • Avatar Roxy says:

    Can you talk about korean makeup & skincare products ? Thanks! ?

  • Avatar Gretell says:

    Hola. Existe una empresa de cosmeticos llamada Natura, dicen ser cruelty free pero no encuentro el icono del conejo en sus productos lo mismo para la empresa colombiana Recamier. Podrias ayudarme a confirmar esta informacion por favor? Gracias.

    • Aly Laughlin Aly Laughlin says:

      Hi Gretell! I am not sure whether Natura and Recamier are tested on animals, but I would definitely recommend reaching out to them directly! Make sure to ask them about their finished products, ingredients, suppliers, as well as third party testing. Another thing to consider is whether or not they sell in mainland China, where animal testing is mandatory by law.

  • Avatar Aishah says:

    Hi Suzi! Would you mind checking if Origani (https://www.origani.com.au/) is cruelty free? It’s a brand from Australia that uses mostly organic ingredients in their products. They say they’re cruelty free but I’m not sure about their certification.

    Thank you. Also, thanks so much for this website, and all these lists, and all your efforts. You’re a darling!

  • Avatar Leana Brown says:

    Is pure body natural cruelty free?

  • Avatar Ellie says:

    Is simple definitely not cruelty free because I’ve read other articles saying that it is. I am transitioning into using cruelty free products but this is my favourite skincare brand so I’d be gutted if it isn’t cruelty free xx

  • Avatar Jenna says:

    Does dove test on animals?

  • Avatar ava says:

    Manuka Doctor is also cruelty free!

  • Avatar Naomi says:

    Hey, I was wondering if Philosophy is cruelty free? A while ago you said it was, but I have not seen it on a any lists.

  • Avatar Lori says:

    Also I think Perfectly Posh is cruelty free as well with many vegan products.

  • Avatar Lori says:

    Deciem has great skin lines that are cruelty free

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    You should add Arbonne to your list!

  • Avatar Eden Carter says:

    What about Josie Maran!

  • Avatar LUSHkitty says:

    LUSH has amazing skincare products, as well as hair masks, and shampoo and conditioner. I tried one of their bath bombs the other day and it was AMAZING!!! didn’t leave much residue, and made the bath blue and glittery like a galaxy, if you would like to buy one, I got the intergalactic bath bomb, but they have tons of choices. everything smells good too, so that is a plus. they are 100% vegan as well as against animal testing. I have never used and bath products as good as LUSH

  • Avatar Jen says:

    Thanks for sharing this list. I hope one day we live in a world where skin care brands don’t get away with this practice and where there is an end to animal testing on cosmetics.

  • Avatar Cyn says:

    I never see Rodan and Fields on any list. Testing or Non -testing.
    Anywhere. Why would that be? Thanks.

  • Avatar Alexis says:

    Do you know if the skincare brand Rodan + Fields tests on animals?

  • Avatar Dulce says:

    Hi Suzi!
    Why don’t you have Charlotte Tilbury in this list? You have it in the Cruelty-Free Make up list.

    KR

    Dulce

  • Avatar Jenna says:

    Hello, I emailed the skin care brand Fresh, and asked them their products have been tested on animals. They replied to me saying no, and that they do not encourage it either. Could you please correct me if I’m wrong?

    • Suzi Suzi says:

      Unfortunately Fresh tests on animals where required by law, meaning they’re not truly cruelty-free!

  • Avatar Rach says:

    On its website, Dr. Jart states “Dr. Jart opposes animal testing. no Dr. Jart products have been tested on animals.” But you have them listed as a company that tests on animals. Is there something I’m missing?

  • Avatar Aja says:

    so even if you’re cruelty-free doesn’t mean they are vegan? So they would still be using animal byproducts in them?

    • Avatar Lori says:

      Some do yes, which is why she put vegan on those that are totally vegan. If that’s important to you I’d go with lines that state they are totally vegan

  • Avatar Freya says:

    How comes Lush don’t have a mention anywhere on this site?? Am I missing something?

  • Avatar Marie Louisa Jespersen says:

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your great site! I love that you make it so easy to find Cruelty free alternatives.
    I have searched on google to find out I Dr. Scheller is truely cruelty free, but I can’t really find a site I trust. It says on their website that they do not test their products on animals, but nothing about their ingredients? I know that a lot of their products are vegan… can you help?
    Love Marie from Denmark

  • I have used Arbonne for over 4 years..they are great products.

  • Avatar Emily Hancock says:

    Liz Earle is also a really great cruelty free UK skincare brand that’s mid to high range

  • Avatar Nikki Jones says:

    Hi there. Can you tell me what if Arbonne products are cruelty-free, vegan or organic? I’m a bit confused by some of their claims. Thank you!

    • Avatar Kess says:

      All of Arbonne’s products are cruelty free and vegan! They’re all ethically sourced too, which I love

      • Avatar jennifer says:

        where does it say this? i searched their website. You would think they would display this information in a visible spot.

  • Avatar Linda says:

    What about Mary Kay?

    • Avatar Cyn says:

      Linda I’m not sure if anyone answered you about Mary Kay, I don’t see it if they did. But my understanding is that Mary Kay sells in China now and has for a few years. Thus by definition, they test on animals and are not cruelty free.

  • Avatar Aimee Wong says:

    I was wondering about Boots since they have brands like No7 and Botanics, which are found at Ulta and Target, but I have yet to find anything about whether those skincare lines are cruelty free or not.

  • I didn’t hear back but I reached out again. 🙁

  • Avatar Lila/Lilly/Liliana says:

    What about Cetaphil or Proactiv? Also, is there any reason why the lists aren’t alphabetized? Not a big deal, I just realized that when I was checking for products alphabetically! 🙂

  • Avatar manon says:

    Is rituals 100% vegan?

  • There are cruelty-free companies that choose not to get certified. I contacted the companies for their official policies. If you don’t view them as cruelty-free, it’s all good! Just putting my information out there.

    This is Dr. Hauschka’s policy by WALA. If they do have pharmaceutical products, I’ll contact them again about their suppliers since that part isn’t clear. Thanks for the head’s up!

    • Avatar Andy Diamond says:

      The Hauschka policy is just for the Hauschka products. They already wrote to me that they do not exclude animal testing for their pharmaceutical products if required by law.

  • Avatar Nicole Tingler says:

    Target also sells Yes To products! 🙂

  • Avatar Alison says:

    Odacite (sp?) is a new favorite of mine… so far I have only used the Acai-Rose Serum Concentrate, but my skin is responding by absolutely GLOWING so I am sure they’ll be making another dent in my bank account soon 🙂 ps: Love this site!!!

  • Great round up! I have been looking for a CF moisturizer with SPF that doesn’t break the bank!

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    do you know if Belif (its at sephora) tests on animals

  • That’s great to hear, every little bit counts! 🙂

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