Attention animal lovers: The choices for cruelty-free beauty products have expanded considerably in the last decade. In reality, discovering goods that don’t check on our animal companions has never been simpler, with both indie and big-name labels like CoverGirl, Lush, Milk Makeup and more, both making the cruelty-free promise. It’s gradually becoming the norm, due to more consumers moving to vegan and plant-based diets, and therefore seeking animal-friendly choices in the beauty field as well.
The cruelty-free beauty range has never been better, either: trendy, cool, and inclusive, with makeup, skin care, and hair-care choices for people of all backgrounds. What’s more, you’ve got both a drug store and high-end items to choose from, so if you’re on a budget or big to splurging, there’s a whole bunch of excellent cruelty-free choices that will work with your highlighter, skincare, and lipstick. If you’re unfamiliar with the animal-friendly beauty market and don’t know where to start — or if you’re only searching for new products to shop — we’ve got you covered.
Dermablend is best known for its excellent range of makeup and concealer, both of which you can use on your body to mask items like bruises or tattoos. The dermatologist-recommended brand has just announced its cruelty-free PETA certification and is currently in the process of producing 100% vegan products that are scheduled to reach the shelves later this year. In addition to its latest animal-friendly certification, Dermablend’s Leg and Body Makeup is now fragrant-free, highly pigmented and contains SPF.
Strivectin first made a push to become cruelty-free in 2017, when it pulled its goods out of mainland China, where animal testing is required. Then, last year, she got her official cruelty-free certification from PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program. That being said, you can trust that none of its skincare items, including the best-selling TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream, as seen above, are tested on our furry friends.
Bliss is one of the first brands to declare its cruelty-free status in collaboration with PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies initiative. Each of the packaging of its products must carry the iconic bunny emblem that assures consumers that it has been produced without animal testing. And, while not all of its products are vegan yet, it has an exclusively vegan range, which includes the zesty Lemon and the Sage Body Butter.
In November 2018, CoverGirl formally became the first makeup brand to be awarded the Leaping Bunny seal by Cruelty-Free International, which ensures that it is widely accepted as a non-animal testing organization. It also happens to be the gold standard when it comes to certification of this kind. Needless to say, if you’re a beauty shopper who refuses to compromise on animal testing, look no further than CoverGirl.
Drew Barrymore’s beauty line was focused on the idea that women deserve quality products at an affordable price. The company is also listed on PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list of cruelty-free cosmetics companies. From their eyeshadow palettes to their lipsticks, Flower has a lot of beautiful makeup choices, as well as fragrance and skincare. It’s our favorite? Try a new contour kit for an impeccable feel.
Glossier is committed to making ethically sound goods that you want to use every day. From their basic skin-saving salves to their latest scent, this company remains committed to maintaining a 100% cruelty-free stance.
Milk Makeup’s collection is over 60 percent vegan, including some of its bestsellers, such as Holographic Stick, Cooling Spray, and Blur Stick. All of their products are cruelty-free, do not sell in any country involving animal testing, and are not owned by any other beauty company testing animals. That is the trifect of being ethically responsible.