If you’re looking for the best makeup and beauty products that are cruelty-free, it can sometimes be a challenge to verify whether or not the must-have, high-end brands that everyone wants fit the bill. Are they tested on animals? How about vegan? Sure, you can find plenty of cruelty-free products you’ve never heard of at the health food store, but what about places like Sephora or department store makeup counters? Are any of the trendy brands genuinely cruelty-free? Here’s a list of some of the best beauty products you can feel good about using:
Tarte: This popular company reports that they never test their finished products on animals, and that they seek out suppliers with the same standards. Tarte has registered their brand practices with PETA, and PETA certifies that Tarte is cruelty-free and does not test on animals. They also have a line of vegan-friendly products made with no animal-derived ingredients.
Caswell Massey: A high-end beauty products company well-known for its soaps, lotions, and fragrances. Caswell Massey does not test their products or the ingredients in them on animals. They are certified as cruelty-free by both PETA and the CCIC (Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics).
Too Faced: A fun and trendy makeup company, Too Faced answers the question about animal testing by saying “No way, Too Faced loves animals! Our products are totally cruelty-free.” PETA also certifies that they are cruelty-free and don’t test on animals. They have a long list of vegan makeup products as well.
Josie Maran: Known for its popular argan oil and other beauty products, Josie Maran describes their philosophy as “Luxury with a Conscience.” They report that they are a cruelty-free company that does not test on animals, and they don’t allow their suppliers to conduct animal testing on their behalf. They are listed on the PETA website as cruelty-free as well.
Murad: Murad makes a variety of high-end skin care products. They list “protecting animals” as one of their core company values and certify that they test their products on people and use ingredients that have not been animal tested. They also report that they sponsor animal rescue groups. PETA lists Murad as a cruelty-free company.
So go ahead and indulge your taste for the finer things while you show your love for animals…these companies are bunny-approved!
- Aaron Seminoff