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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Johnson

Unlocking the Secrets: Tips and Recommendations for Skincare Brands That Are Cruelty Free

Updated: Feb 1




Are you wondering about the impact your favorite skincare products have on animals? Cruelty-free skincare not only contributes to ending animal suffering but is also often healthier and more sustainable for the environment. In this blog post, let's explore why we should choose cruelty-free skincare, what certifications to look for, what ingredients to avoid, and tips for transitioning, as well as a list of cruelty-free brands.


When considering the ethical implications, opting for cruelty-free skincare sends a powerful message that we value compassion and respect for all living beings. Furthermore, many animal-tested products contain harsh chemicals and pollutants that harm our planet. On the other hand, cruelty-free skincare is often formulated with natural and gentle ingredients that are suitable for all skin types and don't contain potential irritants.


When shopping for cruelty-free skincare, look for official certifications from recognized organizations such as Leaping Bunny and PETA, which have strict criteria for their cruelty-free certifications. These certifications ensure that the products have not been tested on animals throughout their production process. Additionally, familiarize yourself with animal-derived ingredients, such as collagen or lanolin, and avoid products with harsh chemicals or potential irritants.

Finally, take the time to research the brands you're interested in and read product labels carefully. Don't hesitate to seek recommendations from friends, family, or online communities sharing your commitment to cruelty-free skincare. For a complete list of cruelty-free brands, check out Cruelty-Free Kitty. All of the brands that appear on the list have been fully vetted.


3 Best Cruelty-Free Skincare Recommendations


ILIA Beauty The Cleanse Soft Foaming Cleanser + Makeup Remover is a moderately-priced cleanser that doubles as a makeup remover. Made with gentle ingredients, you can even use it to remove eye makeup.


Paula’s Choice CLEAR Oil-Free Moisturizer is an affordable lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that provides the perfect base for a smooth and even makeup application.


Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment is a serum that targets hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is the priciest cruelty-free skincare product on my vanity but it is worth every dime because it actually does what it claims! My skin has never looked better or more smooth.



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