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Ultimate Cruelty-Free Brands List

While many Brands make it known that they are “Cruelty-Free”, did you know that there are many that do NOT make it known? That’s what I am here to try and solve by providing a list of Cruelty-Free Brands right here in one place! Why? Because figuring out which Brands are truly “cruelty-free” is quite confusing when you get down to the nitty-gritty. Because “cruelty-free” can mean almost anything these days!


What does Cruelty-Free Mean?

(of cosmetics or other commercial products) manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals. Google

“Cruelty-free” can be used to imply that:

  • Neither the product nor its ingredients have ever been tested on animals. This is highly unlikely however, as almost all ingredients in use today have been tested on animals somewhere, at some time, by someone – and could be tested again
  • While the ingredients have been tested on animals, the final product has not
  • The manufacturer itself did not conduct animal tests but instead relied on a supplier to test for them – or relied on another company’s previous animal-test results
  • The testing was done in a foreign country, where laws protecting animals might be weaker than in the U.S.
  • Either the ingredients or the product have not been tested on animals within the last five, ten, or twenty years (but perhaps were before, and could be again)
  • As in the case of the CCIC’s Leaping Bunny Program – neither the ingredients nor the products have been tested on animals after a certification date and will not be tested on animals in the future

*This information was taken from

What does Vegan Mean?

(noun) 1. a person who does not eat or use animal products.
“I’m a strict vegan”
(adjective) 1. using or containing no animal products:
“a vegan diet”

Featured Cruelty-Free Brands

List of Cruelty-Free Brands

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Brands that are NOT Cruelty-Free

Estee Lauder



Maybelline New York



Mary Kay

Bobbi Brown

Victoria’s Secret





Elizabeth Arden

Benefit Cosmetics