In the fast-paced world we live in, it can be hard to take the time to consider our personal care products. With so many different brands and products to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are cruelty free.
But before you decide to boycott all of your favorite beauty brands, you should know what cruelty free means and why it’s important for you to consider using these brands in 2022.
Rewind to a few years ago, it wasn’t easy to try and track down cruelty free beauty products. Now there’s a lot more cruelty free brands to choose from, catering for all budgets, and I’m going to share with you a selection of cruelty free beauty brands to try.
What Does Cruelty Free Mean In The Beauty World?
The term cruelty free typically refers to products that have not been tested on animals. Some people also consider brands that do not use animal ingredients or sell in China to be cruelty free.
Many people choose to buy cruelty free products because they don’t believe animals should be used for experimentation, but others just want to make sure they’re not inadvertently supporting animal testing.
The Leaping Bunny Program is an internationally recognized certification program that assures consumers that a brand is cruelty free. To become certified, companies must comply with a strict set of standards, which includes no animal testing at any stage of product development and no animal-derived ingredients.
Revolution as a brand have gone from strength to strength, so much so, it’s difficult to believe that they only started back in 2014. From the very first day they launched, they’ve been cruelty free.
They do a great job on their website, of clearly labelling which products are vegan too. They offer skincare, body care, haircare and makeup too, all of which are affordable and accessible too.
Charlotte Tilbury are a luxury makeup and skincare brand, with a cruelty free status. Their products are expensive with high quality formulas and truly stunning packaging.
My personal favorite products would have to be their KISSING Lipsticks or their Collagen Lip Bath, but they’re a great all round beauty brand.
Back to a more affordable brand, and that’s Essence. Essence products can be purchased via Wilko, Feelunique or JustMyLook here in the UK. They’re much more accessible in mainland Europe, and in the US, but their products are amazingly affordable and cruelty free too.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Possibly the best brand when it comes to brow products, ABH are another slightly more luxe cruelty free beauty brand. They’re known for iconic products like the Dipbrow Pomade and Modern Renaissance Palette, but none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals.
A big part of living a cruelty-free lifestyle is making sure your beauty products aren’t tested on animals. But it’s not just about what you’re putting on your skin, it’s also about what you’re putting in it.
Many conventional skincare and haircare products contain harsh chemicals and sulfates that can be harmful to your health. Fortunately, there are many great cruelty-free beauty brands, and I hope this round-up of five great cruelty free brands was helpful.
These are just four of the many, many different cruelty free beauty brands available right now.