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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 are cruelty free beauty products more expensive and what does cruelty free mean.

Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

  • NYX Professional Makeup
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Sisley
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • Revolution Pro
  • I Heart Revolution
  • Revolution Skincare
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Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Deluxe Vegan Kabuki Brush
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Deluxe Vegan Kabuki Brush
$22.25
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Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar
Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar
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St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion
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Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel
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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Conditioner
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Conditioner
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Hourglass Equilibrium Biomimetic Skin Active Serum
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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo
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Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist
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Summer Fridays Overtime Mask
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Morphe Highlighter
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The INKEY List C-50 Blemish Night Treatment
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Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Moisturizing Body Cream Cleanser
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Hourglass Equilibrium Day Fluid SPF 30
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
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Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer
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Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme
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OUAI Super Dry Shampoo
OUAI Super Dry Shampoo
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Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup
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Wishful Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer
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The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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The INKEY List Brighten I Eye Cream
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Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
$16.00
Murad Clarifying Mask
Murad Clarifying Mask
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The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer
The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer
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Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Oil
Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Oil
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Summer Fridays CC Me Serum
Summer Fridays CC Me Serum
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Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo
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Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara
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Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
$15.00
Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara
Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara
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Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara
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Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
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Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
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Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser
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Glow Recipe Banana Souffle Moisture Cream
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Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
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Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme
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Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist
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Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask
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Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream
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Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume Lift & Curl Mascara
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Drunk Elephant Cocomino Glossing Shampoo
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Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
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Goop G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
Goop G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
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Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser
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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder
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Drunk Elephant Cocomino Marula Cream Conditioner
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Urban Decay Brow Blade Pencil
Urban Decay Brow Blade Pencil
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Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
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Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser
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Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
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Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer
$40.00
Goop GoopGlow Morning Skin Superpowder
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Natasha Denona Lila Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Palette
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Anti-aging Primer Potion
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Goop G.Tox 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub
Goop G.Tox 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub
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ICONIC London Sculpt & Boost Brow Cushion
ICONIC London Sculpt & Boost Brow Cushion
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Sarah Chapman Overnight Exfoliating Booster
Sarah Chapman Overnight Exfoliating Booster
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PIXI Clarity Tonic
PIXI Clarity Tonic
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Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
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Cruelty Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Cruelty Free products

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.

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.

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 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.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor

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