Most of us want to know that our products are coming from the best and most ethical source, whether that means buying organic food, fair-trade clothes or cutting down on how much meat we’re eating. Beauty products are really no different, and luckily there are lots of fantastic cruelty free brands out there for you to try out. Ethically sourcing doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to looking great.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best cruelty free makeup brands out there.
Boots Natural Collection
Buying cruelty free doesn’t mean that you have to fork out lots on premium brands, with a little looking you’ll find that even some of the high street shops’ own brand products are cruelty free too. Boots has never tested on animals and assert that they never will, so when you pick up their reasonably priced but high-quality products from their Natural Collection, you know that you’ll be getting the real deal.
Although the products from Burt’s Bees aren’t vegan because of the company’s universal use of beeswax, you can rest assured that they never test their products on animals, even bees. Burt’s Bees has a wide range of moisturising lipsticks (using the natural power of beeswax) that can complement any complexion and complete any look. What more could you really want?
Tarte have always marketed themselves as a cruelty free brand, and they have stuck by that commitment over the almost two decades of their existence. Tarte have never tested their products on animals, or even used chemicals that have been. On top of all that, Tarte also offer one of the broadest ranges of products out of all the companies on this list, with everything from lipstick, concealer and eyeliner to mascara, blush and lip tints. Tarte also have a number of products for sale that are entirely vegan.
I’ve always been a big fan of Tarte products, and recently I’ve managed to save on my purchases by using deals and discounts that I’ve found online.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty line is clear in its commitment to being cruelty free, by both never testing their products on animals and also not selling their products in China, where animal testing is required by law. Some of the Marc Jacobs Beauty products are even vegan to boot.
Sometimes you don’t want to be spending loads on the essentials; things like toothpaste, shower gel or bars of soap. The problem is that a lot of the less expensive brands and retailers, unfortunately, test on animals. Well, with Superdrug you don’t have to worry, the entirety of their own brand range of products are cruelty free. That means you can pick up makeup and all the other bits and bobs for less, while still satisfying your conscience.
There are an increasing number of cruelty free brands out there, so with just a little bit of looking you’ll be able to find ethically sourced beauty products with no problem. If you’re ever in doubt, check the container and see if it has a little rabbit symbol on it, if the rabbit symbol is there then you know that you’re good to go.