If you’re a decent person then you are against any form of animal testing. Unfortunately, with all of the misleading advertisements these days, it’s hard to tell which companies are truly cruelty-free. However, there are a few simple ways to check if your favorite cosmetics brands harm animals. The easiest one is to go on the PETA website, which has a verified database of all cruelty-free brands. Hence, we should all try to be more conscious of what we spend our money on.
So, in an effort to invest our money wisely, here are 10 companies that sell 100% cruelty-free cosmetics. And are still affordable!
1. E.L.F. Cosmetics
E.L.F. is a well-known company that sells makeup all over the world. Its products are not only cruelty-free, but they’re also vegan and paraben-free. Additionally, they have foundations, concealers, eyeshadows, and everything in between. The best part, though? They’re still affordable. Especially compared to popular brands that test on animals.
2. Tarte Cosmetics
If you’re a fan of clear skin like I am, then you’ll love this brand. Tarte is best known for its scar-covering concealer! Its makeup products aren’t pricey, and it also doesn’t test on animals. It’s a win-win in my book. Unfortunately, Tarte doesn’t have any vegan options available yet. However, they promise that they’re working on developing them.
3. The Body Shop
The Body Shop has incredible products for every skin type. It’s also cruelty-free and 100% vegetarian. Additionally, the brand partnered up with several organizations that aim to keep our planet safe. Finally, the best part is that they ship everywhere. Their shops are available in all countries that ban animal testing.
4. Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild is one of the most affordable brands out there. And it’s also cruelty-free. Moreover, the company vouches for their love for animals. It never sells its products in countries that permit animal testing. Additionally, they offer makeup for all skin colors and textures. And their products never clog pores.
Smashbox is famous for teaming up with celebrities to create makeup lines for fans. So, if you don’t feel like giving up your favorite celeb-influenced lipstick, though, don’t worry! Moreover, this brand is cruelty-free and has fairly decent prices. Also, you can get everything you might need for your night out. All without hurting your beloved furry friends.
Creighton’s is an English skincare brand that is 100% cruelty-free. Moreover, the company’s statement is that it doesn’t allow its suppliers to test on animals. In addition to that, Creighton’s has tonic, micellar waters, and creams that smell amazing. And will help you save the animals.
7. The Ordinary
The Ordinary is my personal favorite cruelty-free brand. And it should also be yours, too. If you want to fight blemishes and keep your skin healthy and glowing, pick them. The animals will thank you for choosing this skincare brand, too!
8. Mario Badescu
Finally, you don’t have to worry that your favorite Drying Lotion is no good. Mario Badescu is completely cruelty-free and still works wonders on your skin. Although the company doesn’t have vegan options, they do have gluten-free choices. This brand is growing every day, so we might see some from them soon.
If you haven’t heard of Catrice, you need to check it out. They have incredibly affordable products that are all 100% cruelty-free. Additionally, the company has a variety of makeup items that will suit all of your beauty needs. This includes a concealer palette that can cover acne scars.
Gosh is a company which originated in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has high-quality products and is also cruelty-free. It has products for every occasion. They include eyeshadow, primer, and concealers. It’s on the lower end of the price spectrum but still works perfectly. It delivers an impeccable finish, so it’s basically a win all around!
For Asian beauty lovers, fret not! You can still achieve that glass skin and be rid of any acne scarring with many of the popular cruelty-free Korean brands.
Searching for cruelty-free brands should become everyone’s focus when they shop for makeup. Luckily, it’s not difficult to find companies that are animal-friendly. So, invest in these cosmetics, and help protect our adorable animals!
Featured image via Mario Badescu Instagram