Are Your Skincare Faves Vegan And Cruelty Free? Find Out Here

cruelty free skincare

Who remembers when the extent of their skincare regime was a pack of cheap face wipes and a quick slathering of Nivea moisturiser? They were simpler times, for sure.

But now, skincare is held with the same regard as our makeup, with specific expert products promising great skin for your foundation et al to sit on top of. However, much like makeup, some brands are kinder than others when it comes to the environment and animal testing. And while some of us may not be too bothered about the origins of our creams and lotions, many of us do want products that perform and don’t harm any living thing in the process.

That’s why we’ve pulled together a long list of popular brands to tell you if they’re actually vegan, meaning they do not use any animal-derived ingredients such as beeswax or honey, and if they’re tested on animals or any living creatures, making them cruelty free. Every little helps to assist you in making informed decisions next time you’re doing a skincare shop!


Aesop: Vegan and cruelty free

Aveeno: Not fully vegan and test on animals where required by local law

B. Beauty: Vegan and cruelty free

Bioderma: Vegan status unclear and is not cruelty free

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Boots No 7: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Botanics (Boots): Vegan apart from use of beeswax in some products and cruelty-free

Cetaphil: Vegan status unclear but is cruelty free

Clarins: Not vegan or cruelty free

Clinique: Not vegan and tests on animals where required by local law

Cowshed: Mostly vegan apart from use of beeswax and honey in some products and cruelty free

Dermalogica: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Dove: Not vegan but cruelty free

Drunk Elephant: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Dr Roebuck’s: Vegan apart from one product and cruelty free

Garnier: Not vegan or cruelty free

GLAMGLOW: Not fully vegan and tests on animals where required by local law

Glossier: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Johnson’s: Not vegan or cruelty free

Kate Somerville: Not vegan but is cruelty free

Kiehl’s: Not fully vegan and tests on animals where required by local law

LaRoche-Posay: Vegan status unclear and tests on animals in China to comply with local law

Liz Earle: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

L’Oreal: Not fully vegan and tests some products on animals where required by local law

Lush: Around 80 per cent of products are vegan and is cruelty free

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Mario Badescu: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Neal’s Yard: Mostly vegan and is cruelty free

Nip + Fab: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Nivea: Not vegan and tests on animals in China to comply with local law

Neutrogena: Not fully vegan and tests some products on animals where required by local law

Olay: Not vegan or cruelty free

Palmer’s: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Pixi: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Ren: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Rituals: Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

Simple: Mostly vegan apart from a few products and is cruelty free

Superdrug (own brand products): Not fully vegan but is cruelty free

The Body Shop: Around 50 per cent of products are vegan and is cruelty free

The Ordinary: Vegan and cruelty free

Vichy: Vegan status unclear and test on animals where required by local law

Witch: Vegan status unclear but is cruelty free