Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List

Logical Harmony Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List

Whether you want to buy all vegan products, or just start incorporating more cruelty free makeup products into your life, it’s always great to go animal friendly. You’ll also be surprised at how many large companies still test on animals. However, it’s very easy to find animal friendly alternatives to any products you’re currently using! Show brands who do test on animals that you only want to support them if they change their ways. You can do this by purchasing from cruelty free makeup brands, skincare brands, hair care brands, and household brands. These are brands who do not test on animals and offer items that do not use animal ingredients. You’ll end up finding a lot of great items that you can feel good about buying.

As I hear back from brands about their stance on animal testing and animal ingredients, they will be added below. At Logical Harmony, there is a very thorough process for finding out if I want to include a company in this list or not (learn more about that process).

Only brands that Logical Harmony hears from will be included in this list. It’s not an aggregation of information from other sites. Logical Harmony does all it’s own brand research and includes only brands that we can be sure are cruelty free with vegan options. These brands are also contacted on regular basis so that this list can stay fresh and up to date.

This list includes brands that are cruelty free but owned by a parent company who is not. Everyone should decide for themselves what they are comfortable purchasing. At Logical Harmony, I would rather people support these brands than a non-cruelty free option. For those who are just getting started with transitioning to animal friendly products, this can be a great place to start! However, please keep in mind that purchasing from these brands is still going to financially benefit the parent company.

Is a brand you love not included on this list? Have you received word from the brand that their status may have changed? Please feel free to contact Logical Harmony and let me know. I want to make this list as expansive as possible.

All brands on this list are cruelty free with some vegan items. Brands listed in bold offer only vegan items. It’s noted next to a brand if they have a parent company that is not cruelty free, but they have remained a cruelty free brand.

If you have any questions about any of the brands listed above, please let us know. They are all brands that the Logical Harmony team has written confirmation from. All of the brands listed above have great customer service departments. If you have questions about if specific items they carry are vegan, don’t hesitate to e-mail them and ask.


Grey Area Brands

The following brands are ones that Logical Harmony has reached out to but these brands have given an unclear response about if their products are completely cruelty free or not. In all cases, clarification has been asked for multiple times but has not been received. Because of this, these brands will not be promoted on Logical Harmony. However, choose what is best for yourself.

  • Alpha Hydrox
  • Annabelle
  • Arbonne
  • BH Cosmetics (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Bite Beauty – It should be noted that their parent company is not cruelty free.
  • Chi Chi Cosmetics
  • Coastal Scents
  • Davines
  • Deep Steep
  • Dinair Airbrush Makeup
  • Elemis
  • Essence (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Girlactik Beauty
  • Hard Candy (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Harry’s (will only provide a generic statement on animal testing and will not start the process to be added on Logical Harmony)
  • Holika Holika
  • INIKA
  • It Cosmetics
  • Jane Scrivner
  • Julep (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Kardashian Beauty (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Kirkland Signature (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Klorane – It should be noted that their parent company is not cruelty free.
  • L.A. Girl
  • LAFACE
  • Lise Watier
  • Makeup Revolution
  • Mally
  • Motives Cosmetics
  • Neoteric Cosmetics
  • Nuxe
  • NYM – Not Your Mother’s
  • Organic Surge
  • Ren Skincare – It should be noted that their parent company is not cruelty free.
  • Saint Francis Organics
  • Taya Beauty
  • Three Cosmetics
  • Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Brands to Avoid

The following brands are not cruelty free or vegan. This could mean that they engage in testing themselves, through a 3rd party, as required by law, or use ingredients that are tested on animals. Brands will also be added to this list if they state that they do not verify or check with their suppliers or affiliates about animal testing. Please avoid purchasing these brands and support animal friendly brands instead.


Pending Brands

These are brands that Logical Harmony has reached out to about their stance on animal testing and is waiting to receive a response. Once a response is received, the brand will be moved to the appropriate list. If several attempts are made to contact these brands and they do not respond, they may be moved to the Grey Area Brand list. 

1,605 comments for “Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List

  1. Christina Covarrubias
    Monday - July 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Love you and your work Tashina! I was just browsing a Chinese skin store website (checking the brands sold) and found SpaRitual!! :-(http://www.zm100.com/SpaRitual-222-b/

    Is there someway that they can be sold in China without needing to be tested? I should email too!

    • Monday - July 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Hi, Christina! Thank you so much for reading Logical Harmony! :) Skin Store China, unfortunately, has a history of selling cruelty free brands in China without permission from the brands. They have done this with several in the past and the brands actually had no idea how they were getting the products (likely either black market or they were fakes). That being said, it is possible import products into China without animal testing, but it is very expensive for brands to do. You can read more about that here – Are Items Imported into China Tested on Animals?

  2. ana3@gmail.com
    Monday - July 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Hi, you have ecover under cruelty free but don’t they test on water fleas?

    • Monday - July 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi!

      I discussed this with them and they do not anymore. :) They haven’t for several years.

  3. Heather
    Monday - July 27, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Hi! I see so many products on here that are not listed with PETA as cruelty free (NARS, Dr. Hauschka, Beautycounter, theBalm, Perricone MD, etc). Is there a reason for the descrepencies? Thanks so much!

    • Monday - July 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Heather!

      To be added to PETA’s lists, brands not only need to reach out to PETA but they also have a pay a fee. My guess is that many brands just do not do this. Here at Logical Harmony, I reach out to brands actively and there is no charged to be listed. Brands do have to submit some forms and provide some documentation in order to be included.

  4. Fatima
    Sunday - July 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Hey tashina, do you have a list of companies that are vegetarian friendly? If not can you please make one that would be very helpful. I’m glad I found your site by the way!

    • Monday - July 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Fatima,

      I do not. As Logical Harmony is about vegan beauty, the brands listed are not just cruelty free but also vegan-friendly. It is safe to assume that all brands on this list provide items that are suitable for vegetarians if they make products suitable for vegans. :) I hope this helps!

  5. sara
    Sunday - July 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Extremely usefull. Thank you. X

  6. Paulina
    Friday - July 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    What about Bite Beauty? Am I missing it? I don’t see it on any of your lists, but I thought it had been a gray area last time I checked.Thanks!

    • Paulina
      Friday - July 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Just kidding, I found it! The grey area list didn’t show when I looked the first time.

  7. Monday - July 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

    It hurts to see Etude House at the pending brands list…

  8. Danna
    Sunday - July 19, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I’m curious about Gabriel Cosmetics, who published, “Gabriel Cosmetics, ZuZu Luxe, Clean Kids Naturally and Gabriel Organics are 100% Vegan. We use all natural ingredients and are free of parabens and phthalates.” However, they’re not listed as vegan. Where/why do they fall short?

    • Monday - July 20, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Hi Danna!

      Sadly, Gabriel uses animal hair in their cosmetic brushes. They talk about this in their FAQ. To me, that means they are not a vegan brand.

      • Danna
        Tuesday - July 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

        Agreed, thank you.

  9. Ivette
    Thursday - July 16, 2015 at 5:50 am

    great! makes me so happy to find a few of the brands that i can actually find in my country it will make life a little easier :3

  10. Leslie
    Friday - July 10, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Hi tashina! Thank you so much for doing this , I see morphe is on the pending list ,I was wondering why they were . I know some brushes are vegan but was unclear on their cruelty free status .

    • Monday - July 13, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Hi Leslie,

      They are on the Pending List because I’ve reached out to them to start the process of getting listed on LH, but haven’t heard back yet.

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