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The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty free Skincare Brands in 2021

This list is fully updated as of Aug 5, 2021.

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Do you have a skincare routine? When was the last time you checked to make sure all your skincare products are truly Cruelty free? Cosmetics industry in the US alone is a 50 billion dollar industry and there are still a lot of beauty & skincare brands that test on animals. But not to worry, there are also a lot of brands that are truly Cruelty free.

It’s hard to find the right skincare products esp. as everyone’s skin is so different and products that may work for one person may not work at all for someone else. If you are just starting your Cruelty free journey, not to worry, there are tons of quality Cruelty free skincare and makeup brands that are super affordable and will fit right into your budget.

If you are a mid-range, high-end girl, we got you covered as well. This comprehensive guide contains 100+ skincare brands to show you that it’s possible to find quality cruelty-free makeup for every budget, from high-end to drugstore!

ABOUT THIS LIST

This list has over 200+ Cruelty-free Skincare Brands! Each brand on the #EthicalPixieApproved List has been carefully vetted and researched to ensure it’s truly Cruelty-free.

There are currently 3 major certifications – Leaping Bunny, CCF, PETA. But, having a Cruelty-free certification is not mandatory for brands. This leads to brands falsely advertising themselves as Cruelty-free which is why we do our own research. If a brand doesn’t have a certification and is part of this list, it means, Ethical Pixie has reached out to the brand by asking specific questions about their processes, formulas, testing on ingredients vs, finished product etc. To ensure a brand is Cruelty-free below are the initial set of questions we ask:

  1. Are your products or individual ingredients within your product tested on animals?
  2. Do your suppliers or any third party companies test on animals on your behalf?
  3. Are your products sold in markets where animal testing is required by law (Ex: Mainland China)?
  4. Is your company owned by another company? If so, can you please specify who?
  5. Do you have Leaping bunny, CCF or PETA certifications? If not, do you plan on filing for any of these certifications in the near future?
  6. Do your products contain any animal ingredients or by-products? If yes, can you state where and how the animal by-products are sourced from?

Ethical Pixie Approved implies that brands are cruelty-free! This means:

  • No animal testing conducted on the product from start to finish i.e, neither the finished product nor individual ingredients nor third party suppliers have conducted any sort of animal testing.
  • Brand is not sold in countries like Mainland China where animal testing is required by law.

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Can’t find the Brand you are looking for?

Don’t see a specific brand you are looking for? Don’t worry, we are here to help!

Just let us know and we are happy to reach out to the brand on your behalf to find out about their Cruelty free status. You can use this form to contact us!

Disclaimer: By using affiliate links in this post, you are helping support the Ethical Pixie website as we may receive a small commission on purchases made at no added cost to you. They may also offer an added discount to your order. This keeps Ethical Pixie running and we really appreciate your support.

CRUELTY-FREE SKINCARE BRANDS A – Z

The below Cruelty free Beauty Brands list has been alphabetized and clearly indicated if a brand offers Vegan Products [100% VEGAN], [100% VEGETARIAN] or Owned by a parent company that tests on Animals.

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SKINCARE BRANDS THAT TEST ON ANIMALS:

The below popular brands are NOT Crueltyfree! Some of these brands may not test on animals themselves, but they pay for their products to be tested on animals where animal testing is required by law(Ex: Mainland China). So, they are NOT ❌Crueltyfree❌. Keep in mind, this is not a complete list of skincare brands that test on animals. These are just SOME of the brands to avoid.

  • AVEENO ❌
  • AVENE ❌
  • AVON ❌
  • BANANA BOAT ❌
  • BIODERMA ❌
  • CAUDALIE ❌
  • CHANEL ❌
  • CLARINS ❌
  • CLEAN & CLEAR ❌
  • CLEARASIL ❌
  • COPPERTONE ❌
  • DOIR ❌
  • DR. BRANDT ❌
  • DR. JART ❌
  • EUCERIN ❌
  • FRESH ❌
  • GLAMGLOW ❌
  • GOLDBOND ❌
  • GOOD SKIN LABS ❌
  • JERGENS ❌
  • KIEHL’S ❌
  • L’OCCITANE ❌
  • LA MER ❌
  • LA ROCHE POSAY ❌
  • LUBRIDERM ❌
  • NEUTROGENA ❌
  • NIVEA ❌
  • NUXE ❌
  • OLAY ❌
  • ORIGINS ❌
  • ORIFLAME ❌
  • PETER THOMAS ROTH ❌
  • PONDS ❌
  • REMBRANDT ❌
  • SK-II ❌
  • VASELINE ❌
  • VICHY ❌
  • WALGREENS ❌
  • YVES ROCHER ❌

Thank you again for choosing Cruelty-free! Even though, shopping Cruelty-free is just a small effort on your part, remember you are making a HUGE impact to the lives of millions of animals

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