Most of us would prefer to buy cruelty free beauty products, but sometimes people just don’t have time to research every brand before buying.
The problem is, due to a loophole in the law, some brands can call themselves “cruelty-free” if they don’t test their finished products on animals, but can still buy ingredients from suppliers who conduct animal testing.
Some cruelty free brands are owned by bigger brands who test on animals. There are mixed feelings on this; Some people prefer to boycott these brands completely, some people believe that it sets a good example to parent companies, encouraging them to believe cruelty free is the right way to go.
We have shared our favourites in this cruelty free list.
We do recommend doing some of your own research too, because there are many more out there you might not know about!
♦ Subsidiary of a parent company that does not comply
Barry M (Some products are not vegan, but all are vegetarian)
Crabtree & Evelyn (Some products contain animal products)
Gosh Cosmetics (Some products are not vegan, but all are vegetarian)
The Body Shop ♦ (owned by Loreal, who is not cruelty free)
Beauty Without Cruelty ♥ (100% vegan)
Lush (Some products are not vegan, but all are vegetarian)
Burt’s Bees ♦ (owned by Clorox, who is not cruelty free)
Faith in Nature ♥ (100% vegan)
Butter London ♥ (100% vegan)
Hard Candy (Some products contain animal products)
Arbonne ♥ (100% vegan)
Note: Superdrug, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer and Morissons own brands are also now cruelty free! (Although some cosmetics do contain animal products)