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Recently I have tried my absolute best to not buy anything tested on animals whether this be a makeup brand, cleaning product brand, hair care brand etc. I had an english project that required research in the animal rights field and through this research I saw all of the terrible things these lab animals go through against their will. I suggest you take a look at some of the statistics and photos of these lab animals and hopefully you too will stop supporting this crime against animals.

You might be wondering, “How else are we supposed to know if something is safe for our use or consumption?”. Well, through more research I found other ways to test the safety of a product. One way that has proved successful is testing products on artificial human cells and skin created in state-of-the-art science labs (also known as In-Vitro testing). Through this type of testing it has made disease research, toxicity testing, testing the safety of chemicals in cosmetics, etc. all much easier and has been less expensive and more humane than using an animal as a test subject.

Another method that has been proven more efficient is research with human volunteers. The method of “microdosing” is used where an extremely small amount of a certain drug is administered to the volunteer and the body is monitored to see how the drug reacts through imaging. This has helped eliminate certain drugs without the use of any animals.

Drugs can be tested through the use of computer programs that have been created recenlty to predict how the body will react to these drugs. Certain computer programs can also provide models and simulations.

There are so many benefits to non-animal testing besides the obvious. First off, animal tests are not always effective- something that may not harm the animal can easily harm a human or even be deadly. Second, non-animal tests are more cost efficient. Lastly, cruelty-free products are not only better for the sake of animals, but for the sake of the earth too- the process in creating something cruelty-free creates less waste for the earth and also is usually more organic and contains less chemicals.

So, saying all this I have put together a list of a few brands that are 100 percent cruelty free. There are plenty of other lists out there that go into much more detail about the specifics of these brands and include more brands, but these are the most common brands I see and use daily.


  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • The Balm Cosmetics
  • BellaPierre
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Beauty Blender (Only sponges and cleansers)
  • BH cosmetics
  • Bite Beauty
  • The Body Shop
  • Burt’s Bees (owned by clorox who is not cruelty-free)
  • Carmex
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • ColourPop Cosmetics
  • Dermalogica
  • Eco Tools
  • ELF cosmetics
  • First Aid Beauty
  • Hard Candy
  • Illamasqua
  • Inglot
  • Jordana
  • Josie Maran Cosmetics
  • Jane Cosmetics
  • Kat Von D
  • Kylie Cosmetics
  • Lime Crime
  • Lush
  • Makeup Geek
  • Milani
  • NARS
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • Ofra Cosmetics
  • Pacifica
  • Physician’s Formula
  • Pixi
  • Pure+Simple
  • Sigma
  • Soap & Glory
  • Softlips
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics
  • Too Faced
  • Urban Decay
  • Ulta Collection (store brand)
  • Wet n Wild
  • Yes to (Carrots, Cucumbers, Grapes…)

Hair Care

  • Dry Bar
  • John Masters Organics
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Manic Panic
  • Moroccanoil
  • Oribe
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Wen


  • Butter London
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • China Glaze
  • Julep
  • Zoya

House Hold Products

  • Better Life
  • Biokleen
  • Clean Via
  • Dropps
  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Martha Stewart Clean
  • Method Products
  • Mountain Green
  • Mrs. Myers Clean Day
  • Trader Joe’s Company
  • Ecostore

So next time you are out shopping refer back to this list, or just google it. But please, try to the best of your abilities to go cruelty-free (:





Alternatives to Animal Testing



Cruelty Free Brands