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
  • INIKA
  • 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
  • LAFACE
  • Lise Watier
  • Makeup Revolution
  • Mally
  • Motives Cosmetics
  • Neoteric Cosmetics
  • Nuxe
  • NYM – Not Your Mother’s
  • Organic Surge
  • 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. 

1,310 comments for “Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List

  1. Friday - April 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I emailed Jolen Beauty recently about being cruelty free and vegan because they weren’t on any of your lists. My questions are probably not as detailed as the ones you ask companies, but they did say they are cruelty free and the do not use animal derived ingredients. Wondering if anyone else has asked you about Jolen?

    • Friday - April 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I actually just reached out to them this week but have yet to hear back. :)

      • Friday - April 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        Fantastic! I think I heard back from them after 3 days. Hoping they answer you soon :)

  2. anne goodwin
    Tuesday - April 7, 2015 at 1:14 am

    I just signed up for Vegan Cuts & Petit Vour Beauty Boxes. Very excited to try some new CF products! Also took the pledge to buy only CF/Vegan. Positive changes for our beautiful animals and I’ll be spreading the word, kindly.

    • Friday - April 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      That is wonderful, Anne! I hope you enjoy the Vegan Cuts and Petit Vour boxes!

  3. anne goodwin
    Tuesday - March 31, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Just a little something I want to share. I had bought a couple of UD palettes, one in Feb of this year and one in Nov. 2014, before I was aware and educated in CF. I kept both receipts for a strange reason. So I called Ulta and asked if I could exchange them for a couple of Too Faced palettes and they said yes. The purchase in Feb. of this year is within the 60 days so the full price will be applied. The purchase from Nov. 2014 is over 60 days so Ulta will still give me store credit (what the palette will be worth) to go towards a Too Faced palette or another CF/Vegan palette/product. Previously I was going to just go ahead and keep using the Naked palettes because they are CF but as you all know the parent company is not CF and this bothered me. I decided to go ahead and try to exchange them, if it wasn’t possible then I know I did all I could. The fact that I can exchange them is so awesome! Thank God! I feel really good about this choice. It certainly doesn’t hurt to ask. Hugs to all.

    • Wednesday - April 1, 2015 at 6:11 am

      That’s awesome, Anne! I think this is amazing because it shows that there are always small steps that we can take that will help animals.

  4. Radhika
    Tuesday - March 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Tanisha!

    This is a super helpful list! Thank you! The problem I’m running into is that I want to be able to look at my make up before buying it and not rely on a picture. Essentially I do not want to buy it online. Do you know what retailers carry these brands?

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