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For those new to veganism, let us break down the labeling for you! Cruelty-free products are manufactured without any testing on animals, and vegan products are both cruelty-free and devoid of any animal-derived ingredients. The spirit of beauty with a conscience has driven many beauty brands to commit to being cruelty-free and increasingly, if not entirely, vegan. Here are 33 cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands that you’ll absolutely love!

1. Josie Maran

Vegan status: 100% vegan

American supermodel Josie Maran’s eponymous beauty brand creates makeup, skincare, body, and hair products using ethically sourced organic Argan Oil as a key ingredient. On top of creating luxurious plant-based beauty products, they also collaborate with environmental and human rights causes in an active effort to improve lives and the world we live in.

Try: Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Concentrate

2. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

A passionate advocate of unity and peace since its inception in 1948, Dr. Bronner’s extensive range of products, which includes body care, home care and food, are certified vegan, as well as fair-trade certified and USDA certified organic. They are also highly involved in funding and fighting for causes that benefit the community and the Earth.

Try: Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (multi-purpose)

3. Living Libations

Vegan status: Mostly vegan except for beeswax and lanolin in some products

Living Libations is a Canadian wellness brand that uses botanical ingredients that are pure and distilled from the specific plant matter of each product with nothing more than pure water. They offer high-quality essential oils and skincare products that promote cellular harmony and natural radiance, and even have a line of natural dental care products.

Try: Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn

4. Uncle Harry’s

Vegan status: Mostly vegan except for bee pollen and raw honey in some products

Uncle Harry’s makes products for mouth, skin, hair, health, and aromatherapy, formulated with only the finest organic botanicals that are gentle to humans and the Earth. They are also all available at highly affordable price points.

Try: Peppermint Toothpaste

5. Biconi

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

Singaporean and vegan, Biconi is a skin and hair care brand that offers products for women, men, and babies. Only unrefined organic ingredients go into the development of their products to preserve the natural goodness of key ingredients such as noni enzyme and virgin coconut oil that repair and brighten hair and skin.

Try: Glow Facial Serum

6. WANT Skincare

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Vegan status: Mostly vegan except for raw honey in some products

A home-grown skincare brand that uses certified organic natural ingredients to create efficacious skincare treatments and are multipurpose. They also contribute to improving the lives of marginalised women through the sales of their products.

Try: Beet This Honey Cleanser

7. Winter Organics

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Local skin and body care brand Winter Organics’ products nourish, repair, and protect the skin with key ingredients such as cacao seed extract, calendula extract, and sea buckthorn oil, just to name a few. The brand practises responsibility to people and the environment by using natural and certified organic ingredients in their products.

Try: Calendula Shower Gel

8. The Body Shop

Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

The Body Shop has long been strongly committed to environmental sustainability and supporting human rights, using ethically-sourced natural ingredients in their extensive range of vegan and non-vegan products that span skin, body, makeup, and fragrance.

Try: Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil

9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a New York makeup brand that offers high definition colours and textures for skin, lips, eyes, and nails. The cult favourite Lip Tars come in more than 60 shades!

Try: Lip Tar Liquid Lipstick

10. Herbivore Botanicals

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Herbivore Botanicals is a wellness brand whose products are all highly concentrated with ethically sourced active organic botanicals, vitamins and minerals. Zen, minimalist packaging, indulgent fragrances and luxurious textures make their products perfect for calming the mind and rejuvenating the senses during our beauty routines.

Try: Phoenix Facial Oil Roller

11. Sukin

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Sukin is an Australian skin, body, and hair care high-end drugstore brand that doesn’t cost the Earth. Making sure all their products are free of harmful chemicals, they source botanical extracts and essential oils that are Earth-friendly and bring out the best in skin and hair.

Try: Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub

12. Essano

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

A New Zealand brand powered by Rosehip, Essano skincare products are affordably priced and infused mainly with botanical ingredients that nourish and protect the skin. And the pretty pink packaging adds to their appeal!

Try: Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

13. Arbonne

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

Arbonne specialises in using only pure botanical ingredients combined with cutting-edge scientific research in the development all their products, which span skincare, body care, makeup, and nutrition.

Try: Calm Gentle Daily Moisturiser

14. Aquarian Soul

Vegan status: Mostly vegan except for beeswax in some products

Aquarian Soul is a beauty and bath brand that harnesses the vibrational energy of crystals and medicinal properties of herbs to heal and treat body and soul. Their products are 100% plant-based and organic, and exude natural scents that soothe the senses.

Try: Anxiety Magic

15. Aesop

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

Aesop is an Australian brand that crafts plant-based, laboratory-made formulations for skin, body, and hair that are highly efficacious and safe. Antioxidants are a main feature of their products!

Try: Breathless Botanical Body Oil

16. Raw Gaia

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

Based in the U.K., Raw Gaia develops pure, cold pressed, organic, natural, superfood skincare products that are hand-blended and give every type of complexion a healthful glow. They create their formulations in small batches to ensure high quality and standards.

Try: Floral Rejuvenating Cream

17. Bare Bones Body

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Bare Bones Body skin and body care products are unisex, non-toxic with minimal ingredients, and therefore ultra-gentle especially on sensitive skin, with only natural ingredients that are either made from scratch or obtained from organic suppliers.

Try: Rose Water Cleanser

18. Cocoon Apothecary

Vegan status: 100% vegan

Cocoon Apothecary crafts artisan formulas with ethically-sourced organic plant-based ingredients ideal for sensitive and ageing skin. Naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids from plant oils are harnessed to nourish, protect, and heal skin.

Try: Kahuna Body Lotion

19. Per-fékt Beauty

Vegan status: 100% Vegan

Per-fekt Beauty caters to the urban woman who cherishes her time by formulating body, skincare, and makeup products that are multi-functional, long-lasting, and rich with nutrients to give her that naturally flawless look.

Try: Skin Perfection Plus

20. 100% Pure

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Vegan status: Mostly vegan except for honey in some products

100% Pure advocates feeding our skin with the purest, most harmless food, so only ingredients like fruits, plants, and vitamins are used to make their extensive range of beauty products. Their fruit dyed makeup range is simply irresistible. The brand also engages in philanthropic causes by promoting them and donating through sale proceeds.

Try: Blood Orange Nourishing Body Cream

21. Reflections Organics

Vegan status: 100% Vegan

Reflections Organics is a home-grown cosmetics brand that uses only organic natural ingredients in their products because they are devoid of synthetic chemicals and GMOs that harm both us and the environment.

Try: Anti-Ageing BB Cream

22. e.l.f.

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Vegan status: 100% vegan

Completely plant-based and sold at insanely affordable price points, E.L.F. Cosmetics converted all their animal hair brushes to synthetic ones so that it’s now 100% vegan! Their makeup and skincare products are formulated to bring out a healthy, natural glow in our complexion.

Try: Mineral Infused Face Primer

23. Lush Cosmetics

Vegan status: 100% Vegan

Perhaps what’s most impressive about a Lush store is their glorious handmade bath bombs and creamy face masks that smell heavenly. They cover a lot of ground with skincare, body, hair, makeup products, as well as fragrances, all 100% vegan!

Try: Ultrabland Facial Cleanser

24. Cover FX

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Vegan status: Products 100% vegan, but brushes might contain animal hair

Cover FX is well-loved for their foundations and highlighters come in a wide range of shades to suit different skin tones and formulated to bring a beautiful glow to our complexion. That’s not all, their concealer, Perfect Pencil, is also awarding-winning. See Cover FX products here.

Try: Custom Enhancer Drops


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Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

A suncare brand that focuses on creating plant-based sunscreens that are healthy for human and planet, COOLA’s high performance products are full of nourishing vitamins and antioxidants. They provide the latest in suncare technology through extensive research into sun science. Check out their sun science education section on their website!

Try: Mineral Face SPF 30 Unscented Matte Tint

26. Glossier

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Vegan status: Cruelty-free with vegan options

Makeup and skincare brand Glossier by beauty blog Into The Gloss is all about de-complicating your beauty routine and creating products that give you natural, dewy looks. Check out their growing list of 100% vegan products!

Try: Perfecting Skin Tint

27. Milk Makeup

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Vegan status: Cruelty-free with vegan options

Milk makeup products are over 60% vegan and formulated with nourishing natural ingredients. They celebrate individual style and diversity with multi-use products that suit a spectrum of skin tones and personal tastes from natural to bold. Check out their catalogue of vegan products on their website!

Try: Holographic Stick

28. Kat Von D

Vegan status: Soon to be 100% vegan

Tattoo artist Kat Von D’s eponymous makeup brand marries sultry gothic design with high-quality formula and diverse matte colours. She’s announced that she is reformulating all her makeup products to make them 100% vegan and many of her products have already attained vegan certification from PETA! See Kat Von D products here.

Try: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

29. Pixi

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Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

Pixi offers high-quality skincare and makeup products at drugstore price points. Their lightweight and easy-to-use products are perfect for busy women and contain mainly skin-loving botanical ingredients.

Try: Beauty Sleep Cream

30. Too Faced

Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

Too Faced makeup can be characterised as feminine yet unabashedly experimental, and always come in pretty packaging. Their products also smell really nice! Check out Too Faced products here.

Try: Better Than Sex Mascara

31. Urban Decay

Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

Famous for their Naked eyeshadow palettes and more recently their expanded array of Vice lipsticks, as well as priming and setting products, Urban Decay has long been committed to being cruelty-free and adding new releases to their already long list of fully vegan products that includes their makeup brushes. Find Urban Decay’s latest products here.

Try: All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

32. Tarte

Vegan status: Cruelty-free with many vegan options

Tarte is all about using only the most beneficial naturally-derived ingredients in their products and makes sure they don’t contain harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances. Their products are all immaculately designed and formulated for high performance, especially the eyeshadow palettes, lip paints, and Amazonian Clay complexion products. See Tarte products here.

Try: Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

33. Hourglass

Vegan status: Cruelty-free with vegan options

Hourglass makeup always amazes with sleek product design and luxurious packaging. Their products are lightweight and sensitive to different skin types, on top of giving high-quality makeup looks. Check out Hourglass products here.

Try: Veil Mineral Primer