You may ask, what is cruelty free and vegan? The simple answer is the following: cruelty free means the product is not tested on animals, while vegan means that there are no animal derived ingredients in the product. I believe that most people have seen the bunny symbols on a lot of different products’ packaging. You may have seen different looking bunnies as well. Navigating the cruelty free space can be a bit confusing. Here are a few articles that I found very helpful.
If you would like to know more about the larger certification companies, click on the links below:
The purpose of this page is to serve as a resource for both Vegan and Cruelty Free Beauty Products. I will try and update these lists as often as I can (at least once a quarter). As we all know, the beauty landscape changes at a very fast pace, so I will attempt to keep up with the changes in the status of “cruelty free and vegan” for these products. However, This is also strictly based on my own limited research, therefore I would encourage you to use other resources as well and do your own research. I do not pretend to be an expert and only reflect my personal opinions.
I have tried my best to eliminate companies from these lists that are owned by conglomerates that test on animals. In my opinion, it doesn’t make any sense to buy from one brand that may be cruelty free, but the parent company as a whole doesn’t ascribe to that commitment. To navigate to specific lists, click on the category that you’re particularly interested in below: