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Cruelty Free Cosmetics
While there may be subtle differences between products that are cruelty free and products that are vegan, the two often go hand in hand.
The primary difference is that vegan products don't contain any animal by-products, whereas cruelty free just means the final product hasn't been tested on animals. Don't forget to check out our blogs on the best cruelty free makeup and cruelty free hair care products.
If you're looking for information on vegan or vegetarian beauty products, our glossary answers all your questions.
See our cruelty free guide to answer your questions like what does cruelty free mean and who should use cruelty free beauty products.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Sigma Beauty F10 Powder/Blush Brush
This Works Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick
Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Set
PIXI Collagen Tonic
Morphe 35m Boss Mood Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
This Works In Transit Camera Close Up
Too Faced Pretty Rich Eyeshadow Palette
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
Lime Crime Plushies Lipstick
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost Blur
Aveda Colour Enhance Blue Malva Shampoo
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel
TAN-LUXE Instant Hero Self Tan
Florence by Mills Like A Light Skin Tint
Real Techniques Powder Brush
TAN-LUXE Super Glow Hyaluronic Self Tan Serum
Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Florence by Mills See You Never Concealer
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
ICONIC London Original Shimmer Face Palette
Mimitika Aftersun Lotion
Huda Beauty Lip Contour
This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30
Uoma Beauty Stay Woke Concealer
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer
Sigma Beauty SigMagic Brushampoo Foam
Nuxe Reve De Miel Body Oil Balm
REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
Skinny Tan Gradual Tanning Mousse
Lime Crime Venus Palette I
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother
Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Nuxe Insta-Masque Exfoliating Mask
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three
Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Water
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Kabuki
St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Lotion
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush
Sigma Beauty F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Lime Crime Bushy Brow Precision Pen
Skinny Tan Mousse
Sigma Beauty 3DHD Max Kabuki
St Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse
Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist
OUAI Treatment Masque
St Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse
Morphe Lip Gloss
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer
Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cruelty Free products
What does cruelty free mean?
Cruelty free means that the final product wasn't tested on animals. There is occasionally controversy about the legitimacy of cruelty free products: some companies test on animals prior to creating their final recipe or get a third party to test for them, while still claiming to be cruelty free.
However, there are companies that are cruelty free certified, so you can have confidence in their integrity and honesty. Keep your eye out for the leaping bunny logo to be sure you're getting the right products.
Who should use cruelty free beauty products?
The audience for cruelty free and vegan products are usually the same, but anyone who doesn't like the idea of animal cruelty or testing should opt for cruelty free cosmetics.
If you already adhere to a vegan diet but don't pay too much attention to the contents of your beauty products, using cruelty free products may be the next step.
Are there negative side effects of cruelty free beauty products?
While there may be arguments against incorporating a vegan diet into your lifestyle, there are no negative side effects of using cruelty free beauty products. Companies that are famous exponents of cruelty free products work hard to make sure their products don't lose their efficacy.
What are some unknown positives of going cruelty free?
Quite simply, your brush and makeup tools will be cleaner. Animal by-products, such as horse hair, are more liable to contain unwanted bacteria that lingers on your tools for longer.
Cruelty free products are also a staple of smaller businesses, so you're helping to create a fairer trading industry.
Are cruelty free beauty products more expensive?
It's something of an urban myth that cruelty free products are more expensive. This might have been true initially, when the concept was still new, but today cruelty free products are fairly priced due to high demands. You won't have to worry about paying a little extra for a cleaner conscience.
Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor