Beauty doesn't have to be unethical. Here are 10 ethical beauty brands that are cruelty-free and available worldwide. Do you have any favourites we've missed? Let everyone know about them in the comments box below.
We love Lush! They are an international beauty and cosmetic company specialising in cruelty-free products that are homemade and either vegetarian or vegan. All ingredients are fresh, ethically sourced and never tested on animals. They also do a lot to support campaigns against cruelty and raise vital funds for grassroots charities that seek to protect the environment, animal rights and human rights.
Faith in Nature
Faith in Nature are passionate about keeping their prices affordable and using only the best natural ingredients. They believe in harnessing the powers of nature, but not harming it in the process, using naturally derived, cruelty-free, vegan ingredients in all their soaps, body washes and hair care products.
Top hairdresser and salon owner Daniel Field was one of the early pioneers of organic and mineral hairdressing. Daniel was the first professional hairdresser to ban animal-tested products from his salons. Daniel Field products are animal ingredient free and ideal for vegans.
Barry M is a British cosmetic company famous for their dazzling array of colourful nail varnishes, eyeliners, eye shadows and lipsticks. All cosmetics are cruelty-free, affordable and widely available.
Buddha Beauty Company
Buddha Beauty Company products are handmade using the very best ingredients, none of which are derived from animals. Scented with essential oils they are blended using a mix of vegan, organic and natural ingredients.
Green People have been caring for sensitive skin for more than 20 years. What started as a mother’s mission to end her daughter’s skin allergies with gentle, natural formulations has grown into a multi-product range that has won over 200 awards and continues to use only the best cruelty-free and ethically sourced ingredients.
PHB Ethical Beauty
PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering British family business with a revolutionary range of award-winning ethical beauty products. They are home to the world’s largest range of natural, vegan, cruelty free & alcohol-free beauty products. Their skin, hair & body care products are handmade in the UK and they are also palm oil free!
For over 30 years 7th Heaven have stood against animal testing and are a founding CICAW (The Cosmetics Industry Coalition for Animal Welfare) member. Their range of face masks, pore strips, spa, foot and men’s products are accredited by Cruelty Free International and PETA.
Dear Earth is a beauty company based in India that sells soaps, washes and shampoos. Products are not tested on animals, don’t contain animal ingredients and will make you feel great. And, they do food too!