Feature: Kathryn Lewsey
There’s a whole lot of beauty brands out there, but how many of them are still testing on animals? If you want to glam up or look after your skin, without harming any furry friends, it’s important to find a brand that has a cruelty free stance.
We’ve put together a list of the very best beauty names that create gorgeous products and leave animals firmly out of their production. So you can enjoy your pampering entirely guilt-free.
Image: Ren Skincare
Whatever your complexion concern, Ren are guaranteed to have a skin saviour that’ll fix it. Their rejuvenating face masks, protecting SPFS and hard-hitting serums are perfect additions to your skincare routine. They’ve confirmed they’re completely cruelty-free, meaning none of their products are tested on animals and neither do their suppliers or third-parties.
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Natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, Noughty ticks all the boxes when it comes to protecting animals – but that doesn’t mean they’re compromising on its top-notch haircare. Packed with nourishing goodness, their products are guaranteed to tame and transform even the unruliest barnets.
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Since launching back in 2004, Hourglass have always been cruelty-free. But this year, they stepped it up a notch, pledging to go completely vegan. They also donate 1% of their profits to Nonhumans Rights Project – the only civil right organisation working to secure fundamental rights for animals. On top of that, their stunning products are an essential for any beauty junkie. Glow-inducing blushes and lash-boosting mascaras are just some of our faves.
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From her gorgeous lippies to on-the-go palettes, celebrity make-up artists, Charlotte Tilbury, has catapulted onto the beauty market with her super chic collection. Luckily, getting that Hollywood look doesn’t cause harm to any animals, as she’s confirmed none of the products or ingredients are tested on them. Time to stock up on those contouring duos and complexion perfectors!
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This beautiful Aussie brand are proudly organic, vegan and natural – meaning there’s zero nasties in their products. They’re also completely cruelty-free and are committed to creating fabulous products without hurting animals. Specialising in an array of transforming skincare and quality make-up, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
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Known for their clean, skin-loving products, Cover FX are perfect for creating a natural, fresh make-up look. Their long-lasting foundations and illuminating skin drops are always on the top of our wish list. Thankfully, they never test their products on animals, plus the entire range is vegan.
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Committed to being both vegan and cruelty-free, Elf Cosmetics are passionate about our furry friends – they often support animal charities by donating a percentage of their proceeds. Skin and make-up pros, they offer a wide variety of everything from brushes and tools, to bold eyeshadows and nourishing lipsticks. Plus, they’re affordable prices mean you can treat yourself and look after the bank balance.
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This NYC brand are coveted for their chic packaging and cool-girl vibes, but that’s not all Milk have to offer. As well as being cruelty-free, they’re also paraben-free and vegan, meaning no animals are harmed when creating their products. What’s more, their products consist of ingredients that have been sustainably-sourced. Our favourite number from Milk include their Hydro Grip Primer and Vegan Milk Moisturiser.
KvD Vegan Beauty
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Tattoo artist Kat Von D rocked the beauty world when she launched her incredible make-up range. Famous for lipsticks that last all night and easy-to-apply liner that won’t budge, many of her products are essentials for make-up lovers. Despite their high-quality performance, their products remain cruelty-free and vegan.