Beauty Resource

The goal of my beauty resource page is to connect my readers to resources that I find useful to navigate the Cruelty Free and Vegan Beauty Brands and Products. What is cruelty free and vegan? The simple answer is the following: cruelty free means the product is not tested on animals. Vegan means that there are no animal derived ingredients in the product. Most people might have seen the bunny symbols on different cruelty free products’ packaging. Navigating the cruelty free space can be a bit confusing. Here are a few articles that I found very helpful.

Comparison Guide: Cruelty Free Bunny Logos

Leaping Bunny vs. PETA: Which Cruelty Free Certification Can We Trust?

If you would like to know more about the larger certification companies, click on the links below:

Beauty Resource: Blogs and Websites I Follow

As a beauty resource, there are several blogs and websites that I like to follow to get some information about brands that are cruelty free and vegan. Just to give a small introduction, most brands are categorized by the following:

Non cruelty free and non-vegan: the products are tested on animals and the ingredients include some type of animal by-product

Non-vegan and Cruelty Free: the product is cruelty free, but there are animal byproduct ingredients included.

The parent company is not Cruelty Free: the brand itself might be cruelty free and even vegan, but the parent company of that brand still has product lines that test on animals

Vegan and Cruelty Free: the product is both not tested on animals and doesn’t include any animal byproducts.

I hope these categories help you navigate the beauty space a little better as you learn more. I have found these sites to be extremely helpful. This is strictly my opinion and would hope that you form your own conclusions.