Beauty products have come a long way in the last few decades, and more and more of us now recognise that they do not need to be tested on animals for them to be safe for humans. Nowadays there are many ways to tell whether a brand is cruelty-free beauty products provider, ethical or has products suitable for vegans.
There’s the leaping bunny logo which guarantees a product has not been tested on animals, the V symbol which indicates a product is suitable for vegans and EcoCert which means the product has a high proportion of organic ingredients.
We’d like to showcase ten of our favourite cruelty-free and ethical beauty brand products:NYX Micro Brow Pencil – £7
Acknowledged by PETA as being cruelty-free, you are guaranteed that all NYX Cosmetics products are safe to use.
This is an excellent brow pencil that is so thin it coats even the tiniest hairs. Comes in 8 shades.
From: boots.comBareMinerals – Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream – £27
BareMinerals is renowned for not testing no animals or working with any manufactures that do so.
Great hydration from this all-in-one tinted moisturizer that comes in 10 different shades.
From: bareminerals.co.ukToo Faced Size Queen Mascara – £18
Too Faced have many vegan products, most noticeably their brushes and they are also cruelty-free.
Get huge lashes with this volumizing, conditioning mascara and the brush that coats every last lash
From: toofaced.comHourglass Ambient Light Powder Palette – £59
Hourglass do not test on animals and develops its products without the use of parabens, sulfates and gluten.
This powder uses “photoluminescent technology” tiny particles that refract light and create transparent coverage.
Cruelty-free beauty brand, Pixi uses only natural and non-toxic ingredients but it is not completely vegan.
This is a blush and highlighter combining a rose shade with a gold-toned illuminator.
Using natural ingredients with no artificial fragrances or parabens, many Ilia products are vegan. This nail polish is suitable for vegans.
From: goodhoodstore.comPur Lip Gloss – £16
Many of Pur products are vegan and the company is completely cruelty-free. They also do not use parabens or gluten.
This lovely rich lip gloss adds moisture thanks to the rich, vitamin E formula. Available in 4 shades.
From: beautybay.comObsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Glitter – £11.75
Completely vegan and cruelty-free, this company also do not use animal-derived products such as lanolin, beeswax or carmine.
This glitter can be used on the eyes, face, body, hair, and nails. Comes in 10 shades.
From: beautybay.comUrban Decay Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid – £17.50
Urban Decay wants an end to animal testing. They also do not allow other manufacturers to test on their behalf.
These correcting fluids come in 5 shades to correct any skin condition.
From: urbandecay.co.ukCharlotte Tilbury LUXURY PALETTE – £38.00
No animal testing here from Charlotte Tilbury and she does not allow her suppliers to either. She is not completely vegan as she does use a beetle extract called carmine for a red dye. There are options for vegans.
These gorgeous eye palettes come in 10 shades to choose from.