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Unbeknown to most, vegan and cruelty free are not the same. These two terms both need to be considered when shopping for cosmetics of any kind. Vegan means that a product does not contain any animal derivatives, whereas cruelty free means that products are not tested on animals. Luckily most cruelty free brands are also vegan, and vice versa which makes them 100% vegan. It might be a bit of a shock to see just how many cosmetic brands aren’t vegan or cruelty free, but please don’t feel guilty if you have used them previously - I used to and only very recently stopped once I did a lot of research!

It can be really difficult to know what cosmetic companies are appropriate for someone living a vegan lifestyle, so to make things easier, here is a list of 100% vegan companies along with a disturbingly long list of companies to watch out for. I haven’t been able to include all the cosmetic companies in the world, so if you can’t see one you were hoping to find, check out the links at the bottom of the page!

100% vegan makeup

Atomic Makeup B. By Superdrug Barefaced Beauty Coconut Matter Delilah Elf Cosmetics Everyday Minerals Habit Cosmetics Laws of Nature Cosmetics MUA Mudd Beauty OFRA One/Size by Patrick Starrr Prime Beauty Cosmetics Range Beauty Sweat Cosmetics Thrive Causemetics Zao Organic Makeup Zulu Luxe

100% vegan makeup brushes

Atomic Adorn Cosmetics Au Naturale Barefaced Beauty Cover FX Ecotools Elf Cosmetics Fairypants Lime Crime Luxie Beauty Medusa’s Make-Up PHB Ethical Beauty Yubi Beauty

100% vegan skin care

A’kin Aesop African Botanics B. By Superdrug Bali Balm Beauty Cleanse Skincare Biossance Boo Bamboo Bulldog Skincare Bybi Cover FX Derma E Elf Cosmetics Herbivore Human & Kind Kind Natured Larocca Skincare Mulondon Novel Skincare Pacifica Prima Seriously Fab Skin&Co Teaology The Vegan Glow Three Ships White Rabbit Skincare

100% vegan bath & body

A’kin Attitude Base Coat Bioclarity Bkind Bulldog Skincare Cake Beauty Clove & Hallow Ella & Mila French Girl Goddess Garden Hempz Loving Tan Natureofthings Prima Silvan Skincare Truly Beauty

100% vegan hair care

A’kin Abba Arctic Fox Hair Colour B. By Superdrug Be Free Bleach London Cote Hair Ethique Fable & Mane Good Dye Young IGK Hair Mane Club Noughty Olaplex Organigrowhairco Overtone Splat Hair Colour St. Tropica Tints of Nature

100% vegan perfume

Aesop By Rosie Jane Clean Perfume Dolma Perfumes Floral Street French Girl Skylar The 7 Virtues Wild Spirit Fragrances Not Vegan or Cruelty Free

not cruelty free

Amazing Cosmetics Aussie Avon Balenciaga Benefit Cosmetics Blistex Bobbi Brown Burberry Calvin Klein Cartier Chanel Chloe Christian Louboutin Clarins Clinique Dior DNKY Fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Dove Elixir Estee Lauder Fresh Garnier Gillette Giorgio Armani Givenchy Gucci Frangrances Head & Shoulders Herbal Essences Hermes Hugo Boss Ivory Jimmy Choo Jo Malone Johnson & Johnson Kenzo L’Oreal La Mer Lacoste Fragrances Listerine Mac Cosmetics Marc Jacobs Fragrances Max Factor Maybelline Michael Kors Mont Blanc Nair Nars Cosmetics Nivea Nuface Olay Opi Oral-B Pantene Prada Ralph Lauren Fragrances Revlon Rimmel London Secret Sephora Collection Simple Skinfood Skin Inc Tiffany & Co Unilever Valentino Vaseline Versace Wella Yves Saint Laurent ZA

I have tried to include as many brands as possible, but there are so many cosmetic companies in the world the list would go on forever! The two links below are incredibly helpful and you can search for brands if you would rather not scrawl through a list.