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Phyrra Cruelty Free Beauty Brand List

Hi there! I wanted to say hello to my new readers, and old ones too! For those of you new to Phyrra, let me tell you a little about my blog. I originally started blogging because I couldn’t find very many mineral foundation makeup reviews, so I wanted to share my experiences. This blog shows my progression with makeup as well as with photography. Now I cover reviews, tutorials, lifestyle, the occasional fashion post, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also take requests! Just send me an email :) From 1999 until March 2012 I was a MAC fan. That’s when I found out that MAC was selling in China and no longer cruelty free. Many other brands came out along that time as selling in China, such as Avon. That was really my catalyst into writing a letter to MAC  and deciding I would only buy cruelty free.

It also led to me research what cruelty free means and what brands I would support. I choose to support cruelty free brands who are not selling in China, even if they have a parent company that is not cruelty free. I would not want to be blamed for the actions of my parents, as I’m a separate entity. I believe that supporting animal-friendly companies goes a long way toward the eventual elimination of animal testing. This means that I support brands such as Urban Decay (both Leaping Bunny Certified and PETA Certified), Nyx Cosmetics, NARS, Tom’s of Maine, the Body Shop, bareMinerals, Buxom, and Burt’s Bees.

If a brand is not cruelty free but decides to go cruelty free, I will support them! I want brands to stop testing on animals. I want non-cruelty free parent companies to see the success of cruelty free companies and go cruelty free. I realize that all ingredients were tested at one time. But I do not want to support a brand that is currently testing on animals. There are now many great skin tests that do a better job mimicking people than animals ever could. I want to support companies that use these tests, rather than hurting our animal friends.

I use sites such as Paula’s Choice, Leaping Bunny, PETA, NAVS, My Beauty Bunny and Logical Harmony to research brands. I also reach out to brands directly to find out about their cruelty free status. When brands contact me, I ask them the following questions ‘Is your brand cruelty free? Are you selling in China?’ You can sell in Hong Kong, but nowhere else in China, and still be cruelty free because Hong Kong is exempt from testing. You can also make products in China, but not sell in China, and be cruelty free.

You can visit Skin Store China directly to see brands that are being sold in China at Skin Store China. You can visit the Sephora China website see what brands are being sold at the Sephora China.

Below is my cruelty free brand list. This is not a comprehensive list of all the brands out there, but this is a list of brands that I believe are cruelty free. You can also check out my Best Cruelty Free Beauty Brands that Ship Internationally post if you are outside of the USA and looking for options.

Leaping Bunny certification is very important to me and it carries a lot of weight. I wish more brands would consider doing it.

TLDR: I support cruelty free brands who are not currently testing on animals and who are not currently selling in countries like China that require mandatory animal testing. (Hong Kong is exempt from testing). I support brands who are cruelty free even if their parent company is not cruelty free.

Brands That I Consider To Be Cruelty Free

  • A England
  • A Girl’s Gotta Spa (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Addiction NV
  • a.dorn nail polish (vegan)
  • Afterglow Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • AG Hair
  • Alba Botanica (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Alima Pure (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • the All Natural Face (Leaping Bunny Certified)(many vegan products)
  • Alterna
  • Ancient Secrets (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Anise Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Arbonne (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Arcona (listed on Leaping Bunny as cruelty free)
  • Ardency Inn
  • Ardell Lashes
  • Aubrey Organics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Avalon Organics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Aveda (owned by Estee Lauder, company has assured me that they are not selling in China or testing on animals)
  • bareMinerals (parent company is not CF)
  • Barielle
  • Barry M
  • Batiste
  • BB Couture
  • bdellium tools (vegan)
  • Bellapierre (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Ben Nye
  • Beautisol (vegan)
  • Beauty Junkees
  • BECCA Cosmetics
  • Beyond the Zone
  • BftE Cosmetics
  • BH Cosmetics
  • Bite Beauty (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL)
  • Black Sheep Lacquer (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Black Sheep Organics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Burt’s Bees (Leaping Bunny Certified, Parent company is not cruelty free)
  • butter LONDON
  • Buxom (parent company is not CF)
  • Cargo
  • Cate McNabb (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Catrice Cosmetics
  • Cera Ve
  • CND
  • Chargrin Valley Soap and Salve (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Chantecaille
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • China Glaze
  • Cinema Secrets
  • Coastal Scents
  • Cocoa Pink (some products are vegan)
  • Color Club
  • Colour Pop
  • Concrete Minerals (vegan)
  • Cover FX (vegan)
  • Crown Brush
  • Crystal Body Deodorant (Leaping Bunny Certified)(vegan)
  • Cult Nails (vegan)
  • Darling Girl Cosmetics
  • Deborah Lippman
  • DERMAdoctor
  • Dermalogica (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • DermOrganic
  • Desert Essence (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Desert Mermaid (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Dose of Colors (vegan)
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Dreamworld Hermetica (formerly Dreamworld Minerals)
  • DuWop
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • Eclos (owned by Freeman)
  • ecoTools
  • Eccentric Cosmetics
  • Ellagee
  • Ellis Faas
  • Ellovi (vegan)
  • em Michelle Phan (parent company L’Oreal is not CF)
  • Embryolisse
  • Epically Epic Soap Co. (many vegan products)
  • Espionage Cosmetics
  • essence
  • Eyeko
  • Face Atelier (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics
  • Finger Paints
  • Floss Gloss
  • Flower
  • Formula X (parent company is not CF)
  • Freeman Beauty (parent company is not CF)
  • Furless (vegan)
  • FutureDerm
  • Fyrinnae (vegan)
  • Gabriel Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny Certified)(vegan)
  • Garnier (owned by L’Oreal, no longer selling in China)
  • Geek Chic Cosmetics
  • Giovanni Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Girlactik
  • Girly Bits Nail Lacquer
  • Glamour Doll Eyes
  • Glisten & Glow
  • glo Minerals
  • Gosh
  • Gud from Burt’s Bees (Leaping Bunny Certified, Parent company is not cruelty free)
  • Hard Candy
  • Hare Polish
  • Hourglass
  • Illamasqua
  • ILNP
  • Inglot
  • Ion Color Brilliance (Sally’s line)
  • It Cosmetics
  • IT&LY
  • Jack Black
  • Jane Iredale (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Japonesque
  • Jason Naturals
  • Jesse’s Girl
  • JINsoon
  • John Russo Beauty (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Josie Maran
  • Julep
  • Kat Von D (parent company is not CF)
  • KBShimmer
  • Kiss My Face (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Koh Gen Do
  • Kryolan
  • LA Minerals
  • Laura Geller
  • LAVANILLA
  • Le Métier de Beauté
  • Lilly Brush
  • Lisa Hoffman Beauty
  • Living Proof
  • Lipstick Queen
  • Literary Lacquers
  • Lolade
  • Lunatick Cosmetic Labs (vegan)
  • LVX
  • Madd Style Cosmetics
  • Mally Beauty
  • Makeup Geek
  • ManGlaze
  • Manic Panic (vegan)
  • Marc Anthony
  • Martha Stewart Clean (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Martha Stewart Pets (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Mehron
  • Meow Cosmetics
  • Melt Cosmetics (vegan)
  • Method (Leaping Bunny Certified)(vegan)
  • Michael Todd True Organics
  • Mineral Fusion (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Mint Polish
  • Mirabella
  • Miyu Beauty (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Molton Brown (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Morgana Cryptoria (vegan)
  • Motives
  • Murad
  • My Konjac Sponge (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Nails Inc
  • Napoleon Perdis
  • NARS (parent company is not CF)
  • NCLA
  • The New Black (vegan)
  • Notoriously Morbid
  • NUDE Skincare (almost all products vegan)
  • Ninja Polish
  • Nubar
  • Nyx Cosmetics (parent company L’Oreal is not cruelty free)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (vegan)
  • Ofra Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Ole Henriksen
  • Orly
  • Overall Beauty
  • OWN Skincare
  • Ozotic
  • Pacifica (vegan)
  • Paul Mitchell (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Paula’s Choice (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Performance Colors
  • Petit Vour (offers vegan and clean ingredient products)
  • Physicians Formula
  • POP Beauty
  • piCture pOlish
  • Pixi Beauty
  • Prestige Beauty
  • Pretty Serious
  • Pretty & Polished
  • Pur Minerals
  • Pureology (parent company L’Oreal is not CF)
  • Purely Cosmetics
  • Rainbow Honey (vegan)
  • Real Techniques
  • RejuvaSea Skincare
  • Relogy (vegan)
  • Ren Skincare
  • Renée Rouleau (vegan)
  • Reviva Labs
  • RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics
  • Rituel de Fille
  • Rock Your Hair (vegan)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge
  • Sally B’s Skin Yummies (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Saucebox Cosmetics
  • Senna Cosmetics
  • Seventh Generation (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Sigma Beauty
  • Silk Naturals (almost all products vegan and gluten free)
  • Smashbox (parent company Estee Lauder is not cruelty free. Smashbox is not selling in China and is not tested on animals)
  • Sobe Botanicals
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Spa Ritual (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Square Hue
  • Sugarpill (almost all products vegan)
  • Sunday Riley
  • Super Black Lacquers
  • Supergoop!
  • Surya Brasil (vegan)
  • Swagger Cosmetics (vegan)
  • Tarina Tarantino
  • Tarte (parent company is not cruelty free)
  • TheBalm
  • the Body Shop (Leaping Bunny Certified, parent company L’Oreal is not CF)
  • tokidoki
  • TokyoMilk
  • Tom’s of Maine (Leaping Bunny Certified, Parent company is not cruelty free)
  • Too Faced
  • Tropiclean (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Ulta
  • Urban Decay (Leaping Bunny Certified, parent company L’Oreal is not CF)
  • Venique
  • Wen by Chaz Dean (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Wet n’ Wild
  • Wing Dust
  • Youngblood Minerals
  • Zenmed (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Zoya
  • 100% Pure (Leaping Bunny Certified)

Grey Area Brands
These are brands that state they do not test, but that they can’t guarantee their suppliers are telling the truth. It’s kind of weird. I really don’t know how I feel about supporting them

  • Dermablend (owned by L’Oreal, L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.)
  • Laura Mercier
  • Lorac – Thank you for contacting LORAC Cosmetics. LORAC does not support the testing of products on animals and we ask all suppliers to support this point of view and all suppliers state that they do so.  LORAC does not use a third party to test on animals.  LORAC does not sell in countries requiring animal testing.   Please note, LORAC cannot warrant or certify that all suppliers who say they do not test on animals in fact do not test on animals Additionally, notwithstanding the statements of suppliers to LORAC, LORAC has no way of knowing what the “suppliers of the suppliers” are doing.  In regards to the vegan ingredients there is no way to know for sure due to the lack of control over raw ingredients
  • Marc Jacobs (when recently contacted by a PR person, they said they were cruelty free but unsure of suppliers and parent company wasn’t cruelty free)
  • Milani / Jordana (see my post here)
  • Skindinavia (selling at the Skin Store China, sent the brand an email asking for clarification, brand says they’re  not aware they are being sold in China)
  • Tigi / Bedhead

Some companies that are NOT cruelty free (not a complete list, but I was asked to add some, you can find a more complete list here)

  • Aerin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Algenist (sells in China)
  • Almay
  • Amazing Cosmetics (sells in China)
  • Anna Sui (sells in China)
  • Aveeno
  • Avon (sells in China)
  • Balencia
  • Bath & Body Works (no longer cruelty free, really upset by this, 10/12/2014)
  • Benefit (sells in China)
  • Biotherm (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Blinc (sells in China)
  • Bliss (sells in China)
  • Blvgari (sells in China)
  • Bobbi Brown (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Body Graphics
  • Boscia
  • Bumble & Bumble (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Burberry (sells in China)
  • Calvin Klein (sells in China)
  • Caudalie (sells in China)
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • CK One Color(sells in China)
  • Clarins (sells in China)
  • Clarisonic (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Clinique (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Coach
  • Cover Girl
  • Darphin (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Diesel (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Dior (sells in China)
  • Dolce and Gabbana (sells in China)
  • Dove (owned by Unilever, sells in China)
  • Dr. Brandt (sells in China)
  • Dr. Jart+ (sells in China)
  • essie (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Estee Lauder (sells in China)
  • Flirt! (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Giorgio Armani (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Givenchy (sells in China)
  • Glam Glow (sells in China)
  • Goodskin
  • Gucci
  • Guerlain (sells in China)
  • H20 (sells in China)
  • Herborist
  • Hugo Boss (sells in China)
  • Inneov (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Issey Miyake (sells in China)
  • Jimmy Choo (sells in China)
  • Jo Malone (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Jurlique (sells in China)
  • Kenzo (sells in China)
  • Kerastase (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Kose (sells in China)
  • Kiehl’s (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • L’Occitane (sells in China)
  • L’Oreal (sells in China, “L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”)
  • La Mer (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • La Roche-posay (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Lab Series (sells in China)
  • Lancaster (sells in China)
  • Lancome (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • Lolita Lempicka (sells in China)
  • MAC (sells in China)
  • Make Up For Ever (sells in China)
  • Mamonde
  • Mark
  • Mary Kay
  • Matrix (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Maybelline (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Menard Sp
  • Mizani (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Mont Blanc (sells in China)
  • Neutrogena
  • NYC (New York Color)
  • Ojon (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Olay (sells in China)
  • OPI
  • Origins (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Osiao (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Paul & Joe Beaute
  • Paco Rabanne
  • Peter Thomas Roth (sells in China)
  • Philosophy (sells in China)
  • Phyto (sells in China)
  • Prada (sells in China)
  • Prescriptives (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Ralph Lauren (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Redken (owned by L’Oreal) (this makes me sad that they test because I LOVED their products.)
  • Revlon (sells in China)
  • Rimmel
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sampar (sells in China)
  • Sephora House Brand (individual brands not sold in China may be cruelty free)
  • Shiseido (sells in China)
  • Shu Uemura (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)
  • SkinCeuticals (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Stila (no longer cruelty free – see my post here.)
  • StriVectin (sells in China)
  • Tom Ford (owned by Estee Lauder, sells in China)
  • Tweezerman (sells in China)
  • Valentino (sells in China)
  • Vera Wang (sells in China)
  • Versace (sells in China)
  • Vichy (owned by L’Oreal)
  • Victoria’s Secret (no longer cruelty free)
  • Wei (sells in China)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (sells in China, owned by L’Oreal)

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