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)
  • Hard Candy (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Holika Holika
  • It Cosmetics
  • Jane Scrivner
  • Julep (have received multiple responses that are unclear, requests for clarification have not been responded to)
  • Kardashian Beauty
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Klorane – It should be noted that their parent company is not cruelty free.
  • LA Girl
  • 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. 

1,434 comments for “Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List

  1. Saturday - May 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi Tashina,

    First of all I want to thank you for providing us with a continuously updated list of cruelty-free and vegan products.
    I was wondering about the It Cosmetics company. I know they have the bunny logo for cruelty-free and I guess they are certified by Peta, however you mentioned them in the Grey list. Can please you tell me more about that? I was looking at some of their products and wanted to get them.


    • Sunday - May 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Hi Alexandra!

      IT Cosmetics has been unable to give me a clear response about their stance on animal testing. I have requested clarification several times but have not received any additional information from them. Hopefully this changes in the future. :)

  2. Krystal
    Thursday - May 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I heard ofra cosmetics is Celine in China and is longer CF. Have u heard anything like that??

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Hi Krystal,

      I haven’t heard that before. I’ll look into it and see what I can find out!

  3. Jseven
    Monday - May 4, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Hi Tashina. Collection Cosmetics, do you have anything on record from them stating they sell in China? They clearly state on their website ( their animal testing policy:

    “Collection Cosmetics, or any third party acting on our behalf, has never conducted and will never conduct any animal testing on any of our products.

    The European safety assessments conducted on our products do not require animal test data. For other international markets the regulatory authorities may conduct additional testing in line with their local requirements”

    And also have China listed on their website as a country they operate in. So for all intents and purposes, looks like they sell in China. Problem is, Collection Cosmetics in another country is denying this and saying that the UK website has made a mistake. Collection Cosmetics are repeatedly ignoring my emails asking for clarification, I was wondering if you could help me with any addition information? Many thanks.

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Hi Jseven!

      Unfortunately, I don’t have anything from them stating that they sell in China. They are on the Brands to Avoid section of the list because they told me that only their raw ingredients and finished products were not tested on animals.

  4. Thursday - April 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Just wondered, how come Ole Henriksen is on your positive list, when it’s parent company is Kendo? :)
    Love you blog!

    – Sis

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Hi Sis,

      They were able to answer all of the necessary questions to be placed on the Cruelty Free section of the list. While Kendo is their parent company, this does not automatically mean they are placed on the Brands to Avoid list. I hope this helps!

  5. Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Isn’t smashbox a cruelty free brand? It is listed in PETA as cruelty free :O

  6. Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

    What about C.O Bigelow? I know they’re sold at Bath and Body Works who is not CF but didn’t know if they soley were themselves…

    • Sunday - April 26, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Hi Erin,

      C.O. Bigelow is currently on the Pending Brands list. Hopefully I hear from them soon!

      • Barbara steinberg
        Thursday - May 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

        I asked Wei east and they said creulty free but your list says they are not creulty free
        Please tell me what is not creulty free in Wei east

        • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:03 am

          Hi Barbara,

          Wei is currently sold in China and takes part in required by law animal tesitng. :(

  7. Colby
    Thursday - April 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I was under the impression GlamGlow was vegan?

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Hi Colby,

      Maybe they are ingredient wise? I’m not sure. But they do take part in required by law animal testing and are not cruelty free.

  8. Sibanya
    Monday - April 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    You’ve mentioned some brands like Nars and Urban Decay, that although their company doesn’t test on animals, their parents companies DO. So if you buy their products you’re buying by-proxy. Also, they’re not vegan, they do use animal derivatives even though they are cruelty-free. Those things are not the same.

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Hi Sibanya,

      That is correct. Brands that are cruelty free but have a parent company who test are included in this list, but with a note about the parent company. That way everyone can decide what works for them. Neither NARS or Urban Decay are listed as being 100% vegan brands, but both do have vegan options. I agree that cruelty free and vegan are not the same. :) All brands on this list are cruelty free and those listed in bold with “100% vegan!” next to the brand name are completely vegan. I think it’s important to make the distinction and let readers do what is best for them. I hope this helps!

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