Cruelty Free Beauty Brands A-Z

Below is my list of brands that I know of that are cruetly free. The list includes hair, makeup and beauty brands and confirms if I know of any parent company issues, if they're vegan friendly or if they're completely vegan.

This list is a work in progress and I am constantly updating it as and when I find new brands, or if anything in relation to a company's cruelty free status changes. So please feel free to bookmark it and also, if you think anything on their is wrong (or your fave brand is missing), please do hit me up with a comment or talk to me on twitter or facebook so I can look into it.

ALL brands listed are cruelty free.  I've also listed cruelty free brands that belong to a parent company that test, for those who do not boycott cruelty free companies because of the parent/sister company. Those brands will be clearly marked.

If I haven't marked a brand as vegan friendly (VF) it doesn't necessarily mean they're not; it could just be that they are new to me and I haven't researched them yet.

(Also, if I have done a post about them with details of vegan options, or I know of a page on their website/another blog that details this info, I will link to it, so just click on the company name.)

Key:
V = Vegan brand
VF = Vegan friendly (meaning they have vegan options, but not everything is vegan so check the ingredients or website/contact the = company etc)
PC = Owned by Parent Company, or has 'Sister Company/ies who test on animals

Makeup (IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR VEGAN MAKEUP BRUSHES, CHECK OUT THIS POST!)
Anastasia Beverley Hills VF (You can buy selected ABH products in the UK from Cult Beauty) ABH also now have a uk site! HERE.
Arbonne V
Ardell VF
Aromi Beauty V
Autograph (Marks & Spencer) VF
B. 
Barbara Daly (at Tesco) VF (there is a list of vegan items HERE)
bareMinerals PC 
Barry M VF
Bellapierre 
bdellium Tools (brushes) VF (ALL their bambu range of brushes are vegan and a lot of their regular range is too)
Becca VF PC
Beautiful Movement Cosmetics VF (everything except their mascaras are vegan!)
Beauty Blender VF
Beauty UK 
Beauty Without Cruelty/BWC V
Ben Nye VF
BH Cosmetics VF (they have lots of vegan options), however uk stock might be old so I'd order from the US to be safe. 
Body Shop PC VF
Botanics (Boots) PC Poss* VF (according to a reply email I received from the Botanics team, the only animal ingredient they use is beeswax, in this range. So if there's no beeswax/cera alba listed, the product is vegan)
Boutique (Sainsburys) 
Charlotte Tilbury VF (The only non-vegan ingredients they use are carmine & (possibly) beeswax, so if the ingredient list doesn't say these ingredients, they should be fine - Logical Harmony has a list of their vegan products here.)
Ciate  VF 
Collection VF (you can download a pdf off their website that tells you which products are vegan)
Coloured Raine VF (you can buy Coloured Raine from Beauty Bay, where you can filter vegan products. Their website also confirms vegan items on the individual product pages.) 
Colourpop VF (they now ship to the UK! Whoop! Their FAQ lists non vegan options!)
Concrete Minerals V
Cover FX VF (you can by Cover FX in the UK from Beauty Bay, there are only currently 2 non-vegan products, which are listed in their FAQs)
Crazy Rumours (Lip Balms) V
Crown Brush VF (brushes - they have a couple of fully vegan ranges) 
Daniel Sandler Cosmetics 
Dose of Colors VF (you can buy DoC from Beautybay in the UK. If you go to their website, click Shop on the menu and scroll down, there's an option for viewing vegan products).
Duo Lash Glue V
DuWop VF
Eco Tools V (makeup brushes) 
Eden Perfumes V (vegan CF dupes of high end perfumes!!) 
ELF V
Ellis Faas VF (most products are vegan, their website lists non-vegan items!)
Emani V(you can buy Emani in the UK on Beauty Bay)
Espionage Cosmetics VF (you can buy from cutecosmetics in the UK. Their US website confirms which shades are vegan, just click on the shade to check).
Essence VF
Everyday Minerals V
Eyeko VF 
Eyelure VF 
Eye of Horus VF (the only non-vegan ingredient, according to their FAQ, is beeswax in mascara and eye pencils. EoH is available in the UK from Beauty Bay)
Fairypants 
Fakebake
Furless V
Gerard Cosmetics / Whitening Lightening VF (I believe all the lip glosses are vegan) 
GOSH VF
Green People VF (it appears that a lot of their skin products are vegan but not their makeup)
Grounded Body Scrub VF (all vegan, except their lip balms; they make hair masks too)
H&M (some research is still needed to determine if any products are vegan or not!)
Hourglass VF 
Hurraw V
Illamasqua VF
Inika V
Jane Iredale VF (their website is pretty great and the description of each products confirms if it's vegan or if any shades in that range are not!)
Jeffree Star Cosmetics V
Jordana Cosmetics VF (their website lists their vegan items - I don't think there's an official UK supplier, but you can buy some of their stuff on Amazon).
Josie Maran VF
Kat Von PC VF (now available in the UK via Debenhams. KVD's website details vegan items.)
Kett V
Kiko VF (check ingredients lists for carmine/CI75470, Beeswax/Cera Alba and Lanolin; they say these are the only non-vegan items they use)
Korres VF (available at various retailers in the UK; their US website details vegan items)
Kryolan VF
Konjac Sponge Company V
Koh Gen Do
LA Girl   
LA Splash (available in the UK from Beautybay and Cocktail Cosmetics) 
Lavera VF
Lilylolo VF
Limecrime V
Lunatick Cosmetic Labs V
Lush VF
Makeup Geek VF (MUG available in the UK via beautybay. // They are an american brand but ship to the UK very reasonably if BB doesn't have what you want. Vegan items listed on their website.)
Makeup Revolution VF (Revolution will NEVER confirm if a product is vegan or not, so you will have to read ingredients lists and decide if you're happy that it doesn't contain any animal ingredients. The 'INGREDIENTS' page on their website is VERY out of date, so make sure you go to the individual product's page and scroll down to check ingredients!)
Marks & Spencer (all own brands; click on the individual product on their website and it should confirm if vegan) VF
Medusa's Makeup VF
Mememe VF
Melt VF (US brand, but they ship internationally)
Milani VF (if you click on individual shades on their US website, it'll tell you if that shade is vegan, you can order from their UK website, but this doesn't detail if vegan or not)
Modelco
Models Own VF (their website confirmed HERE if a product is vegan or not.)
Motives Cosmetics
MUA VF (MUA will not confirm vegan items; you have to go by ingredients lists.)
Nabla VF (their website shows whether products are vegan.)
Nars VF PC  
Natural Collection (Boots) VF
Neve Cosmetics VF (their website confirms on individual product pages if products are vegan, usually it is confirmed at POS too or on packaging!)  
No.7 PC Poss* VF
NYX VF PC 
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) V
Ofra V (They confirmed to me by email that all products on their site (Nov 2015) are vegan. They are an american brand and not available on uk websites as far as I know, but they ship to the UK You can now buy Ofra on Beauty Bay)
Pacifica V
PHB Ethical Beauty V
Pixi by Petra VF
Primark 
Real Techniques V (makeup brushes only, I don't know about any limited edition makeup) 
RCMA
Sainsburys own brand VF
Saturated Colour VF (check product descriptions on website for confirmation if product is vegan!) 
Saucebox
SEVENTEEN (Boots) VF PC Poss
Shiro Cosmetics V (Their website confirms that their products are vegan & CF)
Sigma Brushes VF (I read a post on Logical Harmony saying all Sigma brushes would be vegan from now on. I know some of them were natural hair but looking at their site, I think they've changed them all to synthetic fibres. Which is great, however a lot of UK sites still list the brushes as natural hair so may be old stock. I'd order from the US site directly to be sure, for now!)
Sleek VF 
Soap & Glory VF
Stila VF 
Sugarpill VF
Tarte VF PC
Tanya Burr VF
Ted Baker VF (everything except their hair wax is vegan)
Tesco's own brand VF
The Balm VF
Too Faced VF PC
Tropic V
Urban Decay VF PC 
Vegan Faces V
Violet Eyes/VE Cosmetics V
Viseart - VF 
Wet N Wild VF
Yaby VF
Youngblood VF
Zao Makeup VF (possibly all vegan! Individual product pages tell you if the product is vegan)
Zoeva VF (They make some vegan brushes and some of their makeup is vegan, you can view ingredients on Beauty Bay!)

Zoella - I've just read they've been added to Logical Harmony's avoid list so I need to research this one!

Skincare Brands
Amie Skincare V
Arbonne V
Botanics (Boots) PC Poss* VF (according to a reply email I received from the Botanics team, the only animal ingredient they use is beeswax, in this range. So if there's no beeswax/cera alba listed, the product is vegan) 
Boots Own Brand PC Poss*
Co-Operative / Co-Op's own brand VF
Dermalogica VF PC
Dr Bronners VF
Dr Hauschka VF (a list of vegan items can be found HERE.)
Green People VF
Fair Squared VF (They are working on making the entire range vegan)
Faith in Nature VF (all but one product is vegan)
Green People VF (it appears that a lot of their skin products are vegan but not their makeup)
Grounded Body Scrub VF (all vegan, except their lip balms; they make hair masks too)
Jason VF
Konjac Sponge Company V
Lavera VF
Liz Earle VF PC
Lush VF
Marks & Spencer VF
Merumaya VF (All products except their Skin Supplements (gelatine capsules) are vegan)
Neales Yard VF
No 7 (Boots) PC Poss* VF
Nourish Skincare V
Organic Surge VF (They only have 1 product that isn't vegan)
Oskia VF (their FAQ lists their vegan products)
Pacifica V
PHB Ethical Beauty V
Pixi by Petra VF
REN Skincare PC VF (their FAQ lists their vegan products)
Soap & Glory VF
Superdrug's own brand PC poss - I'm researching!
Tropic Skincare V

Nail Polish 
a England VF
Autograph (M&S) VF
Barry M VF
Butter London VF
China Glaze V
Ciate VF
CND Vinylux VF PC it's possible they're now selling in China, I'm looking into it!
Deborah Lipmann VF
ELF V
Floss Gloss V
Furless V
GOSH VF
Illamasqua VF
Jessica VF
Liz Earle VF
Maggie Anne V
Models Own VF
MUA VF
Nails Inc VF
NCLA V
No 7 VF
Nubar V
OCC V
Orly VF
Seche Vite VF   
SensatioNail 
Spa Rituals V
Tanya Burr VF
Zoya V

Gel Polish (S = Salon Treatment / those marked V ONLY refers to the polish itself.)
Biosculpture S
CND Shellac V PC S I have been told they now sell in China, so I've crossed them out til I investigate further

Gelish S
IBD S
Jessica Geleration S
Nubar Gelicure S
SensatioNail V

Hair Products
Avalon VF
CoLab Dry Shampoo
Dr Organic VF
Faith in Nature VF (all but one product is vegan)
Floss Gloss
Fudge PC
Giovanni VF (they have a few non vegan products but most are vegan)
Green People VF (it appears that a lot of their skin products are vegan but not their makeup)
Grounded Body Scrub VF (all vegan, except their lip balms; they make hair masks too)
Inecto V
Jason VF
Lush VF
Maria Nila V
Neals Yard VF
Oribe VF 
Paul Mitchell VF (almost everything is vegan, to check, go to the individual product page on the website and hit details, if it's vegan it will be marked)
PHB Ethical Beauty V
Phil Smith VF 
Pureology PC
Tara Smith (available at M&S) V
Touch of Silver VF (list of vegan items and their testing policy detailed in their FAQ)
Umberto Giannini V (they confirmed to me by email that all their products are vegan and they're hoping to get certification soon!) 
Weleda VF
Yes To... VF

Bath & Body Products
Boots' own brands PC Poss* VF
Faith in Nature VF (all but one product is vegan)
Green People VF (it appears that a lot of their skin products are vegan but not their makeup)
Grounded Body Scrub VF (all vegan, except their lip balms; they make hair masks too)
Jason VF
Lush VF
Original Source VF PC
Patisserie De Bain (Rose & Co Apothecary) VF
PHB Ethical Beauty V
Sanctuary PC
Soap & Glory VF
St Tropez Tan PC
Superdrug own brand VF 
Ted Baker VF (everything except their hair wax is vegan)
Treacle Moon VF (they confirmed to me that everything except their 'honeycomb secret' collection which contains honey, is vegan)
Waitrose Own Brand VF (their website confirms if a product is vegan) 


PC Poss* Boots are now owned by the Boots/Walgreens Alliance. Boots' own brands are still cruelty free but I cannot find anything on the CF status of Walgreens and so I'm marking them as as PC for those who prefer to avoid.

Sal xXx

Last updated 18 February 2017

31 comments:

  1. Cool, thanks for such a clear list :)

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  2. This is TREMENDOUS! Thank you!!

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  3. Thanks for providing an up to date list of cruelty free make up available to buy in the UK!
    Trying to purchase cosmetics that is cruelty is hard...most say ' don't test on animals' but some contain carmine.....if you out shopping...cannot always check the ingredients!
    You may want to look At ASDA Nspa skin range as this is what I use. Not sure about the George at ASDA make up.Also the B range at superdrug is suitable for Vegans.

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  4. Thanks for providing an up to date list of cruelty free make up available to buy in the UK!
    Trying to purchase cosmetics that is cruelty is hard...most say ' don't test on animals' but some contain carmine.....if you out shopping...cannot always check the ingredients!
    You may want to look At ASDA Nspa skin range as this is what I use. Not sure about the George at ASDA make up.Also the B range at superdrug is suitable for Vegans.

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  5. I really thought nars, tarte and urban decay were cruelty free? I'm sure they are as it states on their websites

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    1. They are. They are all listed above!. 😀

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  6. Thank you so much :) very helpful

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  7. Hi, so helpful! Was wondering what the ingredients to look out for are? Thanks

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    1. The main ones are beeswax (cera Alba), carmine (ci 75470), lanolin, shellac. There are others but these are the most common.

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  8. Hi, thank you so much for this never been able to find a really good range of uk drugstore brands that are on peoples blogs :) just wanted to ask though, is collection cosmetics 100% cruelty free? iv heard so much back and fourth about them that i just darent buy from them!

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    1. According to the info I've received from them, they are. But never hurts to contact them if you have doubts. If I ever hear otherwise I would check and would remove them from the list if I wasn't happy.

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  9. Thanks for your work with this. I too have a UK list and have linked to yours. =)

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  10. This is fantastic, thank you. I have just heard about Mane 'n' Tail hair products too, US owned (Straight Arrow), available in the UK. Their website says they don't test on animals, but I haven't looked into it any further.

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  11. This is great, thank you. I have just been introduced to the U.S. based Mane 'n' Tail hair products, owned by Straight Arrow. Their website says they don't test on animals but I haven't looked into it any further.

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  12. Many thanks for such a comprehensive list, my son has recently turned vegan and I'm currently looking at brands for birthday/Xmas gifts! I usually try to buy cruelty free so I am aware of many of the brands listed, some are a pleasant surprise as I had hitherto avoided them!

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  13. This is a great list, thank you! With the PC labled ones, is it possible to use another label along side, such as NAI (o animal ingredients) if their products are considered vegan when not considering the parent/sister companies?
    Maybe SAI (some animal ingredients) or SNV (some not vegan) for ones with both vegan and vegan products?

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. I don't think it makes a huge difference, as I'm only talking about that brand not other brands related to them. I think the PC label makes that clear.

      Honestly I think it would make it too confusing/busy. Also, you'll notice that none of the brands with a parent company that tests are fully vegan anyway, just have vegan options. :)

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  15. This list is amazing - I've been desperately trying to find this type of info for ages. Thank you so much for all your hard work in researching these details. :)

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  16. This is brilliant, thank you so much! I've seen so many American list, its so helpful to finally have found a UK based one

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  17. Thank you for this list. I never thought I ll find a lipstick as good as mac ones in marks and spencer. Bloomin fantastic and half the price.Result!!Also I blame you for spending way too much money on make up 😆

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    1. I recently took them off the list as they started selling in China. So no as far as I know, they are not anymore. :(

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  19. Thanks for your quick reply. This makes me sad and cross with them. Thanks for the list x

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  20. I've found napa that can be found online and at Asda really good. They state on their product they don't test on animals and it you look at their products online they clearly state which products are vegan friendly in the item descriptions

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  21. I thought Stila was sold in China? Any idea??

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  22. How about star gazer cosmetics?

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