• Nadia Santana

Cruelty-free Cosmetics

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

Are you looking for cosmetics that don't hurt any animals? Look now further because this article has you covered!



With the abundance of cosmetic items available, it may feel at time overwhelming as to which brand, item, and hue you’re going to purchase. This is especially true if you’re vegan as you will only want to purchase items that are cruelty-free, meaning they have not been tested on animals. Additionally, you will also need to avoid any products that contains any animal ingredients as this will render them non-vegan friendly. Relax, because here at Vegantana we’ve got you covered! Below is a list of cruelty-free companies that make vegan-friendly cosmetics.

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Kat Von D Beauty is vegan and cruelty-free makeup line founded by Kat Von D herself. She’s got a ton of different types of makeup to choose from, and rest-assured, all her products are 100% cruelty-free and vegan.


Face Atelier is a makeup brand stemming from Canada. Although they do not test on animals some of their products still contain animal ingredients. They are moving to be a 100% vegan brand and you can check out a list of their products which are not yet vegan-friendly.


Gabriel Cosmetics offers a wide variety of products from nail polish to skincare to makeup. They even offer products for men and kids.


Gourmet Body Treats offers makeup, skincare, and hair care products. They are also actively involved in ending animal testing, making this brand even cooler.


Lip-Ink International has a huge plethora of lip-related products. Although their main focus is lips, they do offer other types of products as well.


Physicians Formula is a hypoallergenic makeup brand created by an allergist. They’ve got both skin and makeup products which are great for those with sensitive skin.


Ilia Beauty contains a variety of beauty products, many, but not all of which are vegan. The only non-vegan ingredient they use is beeswax, so make sure to ready the labels properly. They do not test on animals.

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Although this list is not all-inclusive, we hope that now you have a better idea of some of the cruelty-free brands that make vegan-friendly cosmetics. There are also many additional brands on the market which meet these standards, though keep in mind that some parent companies may not be cruelty-free. Thus, it is up to you to decide if you wish to support them or not.


If you’re out shopping and in a bind and don’t have access to cruelty-free information, you can easily find this information as many (but not all) cruelty-free products will carry the cruelty-free bunny logo. They may also have a phrase stating “not tested on animals”. However, remember that cruelty-free and vegan do not mean the same thing. Just because a product is deemed cruelty-free, does not mean that it is vegan and it is important to read the list of ingredients to determine whether or not the product is actually vegan-friendly or not.

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