Missy's Cruelty Free Favorites







Here I'm going share the sites I often look to for guidance on a product or brand as well as symbols I look for on a product. 

The brands shown here include some favorites of mine that are Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Ethical, Eco, and or at least Not Tested on Animals,  however, a couple may be owned by a parent company that is not Cruelty-Free but the brand I use is (at least at the time I posted this).

As a rescue pack mom, I do hope one day very soon all the parent companies become Cruelty-Free though and I hope by supporting a brand whose parent company isn’t, will take the hint so to speak about being Cruelty-Free. 


I am often offered or sent products for review that are NOT Cruelty-Free, but I always reach out to the company to express that I hope they consider being Cruelty-Free and at times the companies are working on it. 

I am known for also making the point that I wish they are Cruelty-Free in my reviews on their own websites and were sold.


Navigating through the world of” Cruelty-Free", "Eco-Friendly", "Green" Beauty or Personal Care or Household Products, “Organic" or even "Vegan Beauty or Personal Care" Can be confusing, at times even downright frustrating!  Believe me, I know as I have been "Cruelty-Free" and “Eco-Friendly” in my Beauty, Personal Care, and even Household goods for years and I still get stumped or frustrated.

Over the years I have been shocked at how many things are labeled with cool names or terms, that would make them seem totally safe and healthy for us, our families, pets, the environment and you'd be surprised how many are not.

One thing I find shocking is why the items that are truly in these categories, they often are much more expensive. 

Another thing, there are things in our lives, I think many of us just assume, because of the type of a product that they are, that, it of course, is "Eco-Friendly or Non-Toxic"  Things like Mattresses, Interior Paint, Carpet or other Flooring, Cookware, Food Storage, Makeup, Skincare, Feminine Care items, Diapers, Personal Care items, this is so not the case!

Sadly, just because a brand may use some form or "Organic" or "Green" in its name or product description, doesn't mean it really is and if you're not confused yet, well there is more!  lol

Plus, if something claims it's "natural" doesn't mean it is 100% Natural, Cruelty-Free, Not Tested on Animals, Vegan, Green, Eco-Friendly, or Non-Toxic! 

I have seen some products that the brand merely uses modified versions of these terms in their product names, brand name or even product description, but really weren't as you think they would be because of this description so it can be misleading!

Some brands are Cruelty-Free here in the US or even around the world, but in mainland China they aren't and they do in fact test on animals or some brands, like seen in beauty brands the makeup or skincare line is Cruelty-Free, but the fragrance the line isn't and this is often because the use of the brand's name was sold or rights are given to a company that doesn't share the same views as far as Cruelty-Free or Animal Testing.


I have also learned just because a beauty or skincare brand is "Vegan" it often doesn't mean it is also Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly or Cruelty-Free, sometimes sells the company and well are no longer what they once were.

I hope you find this list helpful or maybe even find your next favorite product or brand.

***Please note I am NOT a representative of these companies, these are just personal favorites we use in our household if a brand has sent a product for review, it will be noted otherwise we purchased these items on our own.

Missy 💜🐾




Accessories, Shoes, Fashion Brands:

Angela Roi 

Stella McCartney

Matt & Nat

Noize

ModCloth

Gap

Nasty Gal

Urban Outfitters

WAMA Hemp Underwear


Household Goods and Decor:

Evil Queen Candles







Beauty, Beauty Tools, and Skincare:

Elemis

Derma e

E.L.F. Cosmetics

Eye of Horus

Ofra

Lavido

Eco Tools

the Balm

Sigma Beauty

Hanalei

Urban Decay

Tarte Cosmetics

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Not fragrance as Fragrance is NOT Cruelty-Free, but Beauty is!)

Bite Beauty

OSEA

Kopari

Alba

100% Pure

DOSE of Color

Lily Lolo

Pacifica

Charlotte Tilbury

Modern Skyn Alchemy

Ogee

Luxie

Obsessive-Compulsive

Purlisse

FitGlow

Nature's Cartel

Kind Lips

Kani Botanical Beauty

Noyha Lip Balm

Antonym

Hourglass

Peony

Thrive

Bare Minerals

Grande Cosmetics



Lashes:

House of Lashes

Ardell

BlackMoon Cosmetics

E.L.F.

Motd Cosmetics

Sugar Pill

PUR

Herbivore


Fragrance and Perfume:

Henry Rose

Clean Beauty

The 7 Virtues

Kat Von D Beauty

Melinda Lee Holm



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Hair Care and Hair Color:


Alba

OUAI

DryBar

Madison Reed

Verb

Living Proof

Overtone

Arctic Fox

Manic Panic

Amika

Bumble & Bumble

Raw Sugar

NaturColor

Herbatint

Naturtint

Giovanni








Nail Color:

Spa Ritual

E.L.F.

Wet N Wild

Karma

Mineral Fusion

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Madam Glam Vegan

the Balm

Manic Panic

Obsessive-Compulsive

Orly

Hype

Pixi

Pacifica

Piggy Paint

ella + mila

Debborah Lipmann

Zoya

Mineral Fusion

ORLY


Personal Care:

Alba

Schmidt's

Lola Feminine Care

Everyone Lotion

Beauty Without Cruelty

Kopari

Every Man Jack

Green Goo

Kaia Naturals

Andalou

Willow & Moon

Gracious Om Botanicals

Summer's Eve

Gilchrist & Soames

Sky Organics

Desert Essence

Dr Bronner

Himalaya Toothpaste

Heritage Store

Raw Sugar

Nads

Seventh Generation 







Cleaning Products

Mrs Meyers

Method

Simple Green

Bar Keepers Friend

ECOS Laundry

ECOS Household Cleaners

Ecover

Mrs Meyers Laundry Products

Mrs Meyers Household Sprays and Cleansers

Wool Balls

Dr Bronner

Bona Floor Care

Carpet Miracle

Grab Green

Honest Company

Seventh Generation

BioKleen

ATTITUDE Cleaning and Laundry Products


Cruelty-Free Subscription Boxes:

Evil Queen Candles

PetitVour

Kinder Box

Bombay and Cedar


Cruelty-Free Beauty Box












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