Beauty, Skincare

The Best Cruelty Free Skincare Products

It is 2021 and animal testing on cosmetics is still a common occurrence, it is such a cruel and unnecessary process, especially in the beauty industry. In today’s post, I am going to be sharing some of the best cruelty free skincare products that you need to be adding to your collection.

Before I share my list of cruelty free skincare products, animal testing on beauty products is mandatory in China. China are one of the few countries where its laws requires all imported beauty products to be tested on animals. So basically, any brand that sells its products in China is likely to have been tested on animals. When searching for new skincare/makeup products, look out for the Cruelty Free Logo, it usually has an image of a little cartoon rabbit.

*Any items marked with an asterisk were previously gifted*

Cruelty Free Skincare Products YOU Need to Try!

Green People Hyaluronic Booster Serum

Green People Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum

I have mentioned this Green People serum on my blog so many times over the past few months, because it truly is a wonderful everyday serum. Its lightweight formula is perfect for applying before makeup, or to use alone on bare skin. It’s non-greasy, and despite being containing hyaluronic acid, it does not make the skin any oilier. This is the best hyaluronic acid serum I have ever tried! This serum contains Hop Flowers which are used to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots. Literally as I was writing about this, I went onto the Green People website and bought myself another!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

Another amazing hyaluronic acid is by The Ordinary. The Ordinary are a chemistry brand that offer products with proven clinical benefits without the expensive price tag. So, if affordable skincare is something you are interested in, then The Ordinary will have you covered. I don’t want to go into too much detail about hyaluronic acid because I have spoken about it so much on my blog already, it’s a product I use regularly in my skincare routine. The Ordinary not only create incredible products but are HUGELY against animal testing, therefore they do not export their products to mainland China and/or other countries where animal testing is required by law.

No7 Youthful Replenishing Face Oil

No7 Youthful Replenishing Face Oil

I did not realise that No7 was a cruetly free brand until recently, and I am so thrilled to hear this. I started testing out their Youthful Replenishing Face Oil in December, and it truly is wonderful. I like to apply this during my evening skincare routine, but will also apply in the morning if my skin is looking a little dull and dry. Although an oil, it isn’t greasy when applied sparingly and will leave the skin with a gorgeous glow.

No7 Protect and Perfect Day and Night Cream

No 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day and Night Cream

Similarly to the face oil, I have been trying the No7 Protect and Perfect day and night creams since last year. I received sample sized version in a gift set. The day and night cream and really hydrating and nourishing, without giving me an oily complexion. The day cream contains SPF 15, which does not leave a white cast to the skin.

Pixi BeautifEYE Brightening Eye Patches

Pixi Beautifeye Brightening Eye Patches

Pixi Beauty are a brand who need no introduction. I have been obsessed with the Glow Tonic for almost a year now, and recently picked up their Brightening Eye Patches. I love using the eye patches as a little morning treat, they are very cooling so are great to use at the start of the day, to de-puff and wake up the eye area.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Over the past 4 or 5 months my skin has become extremely sensitive, so I wanted to switch up my cleanser. I fell in love with the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser because of its gentle formula. This cleanser is fragrance free and non-comedogenic meaning it is perfect for sensitive skin. Although designed for normal to dry skin, I find that the hydrating cleanser works well on my oily/combination skin.

The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer

The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer

Another brand who have recently piqued the interests of us beauty bloggers is The Inkey List. Their Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer has a plethora of delightful benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties from Vitamin E and brightening from Vitamin C. This multi-functional moisturiser can be used day and night, so you won’t need to break the bank by purchasing two separate creams. The vitamin moisturisers retails for just £4.99, it is a complete bargain!

Lotil Cream*

Original Lotil Cream

Last year, I posted a review of Lotil Cream and how it fared with eczema and sensitive skin. Since then, I have been using Lotil as part of my regular body and skincare routine. It is a thick cream which works well at soothing dry, irritated skin, it is also completely cruelty free. The cream can be used on the face and body, and can be purchased in various travel friendly sizes. Lotil also have a lip balm and foot cream in their collection!

I am hoping you have found some new cruelty free skincare products that you can now include in your everyday skincare routine. I use these products all of the time but am always on the lookout for other cruelty free brands to add to my collection, if you have any recommendations, please feel free to share them with me. I have put together a list of cruelty free beauty brands for you below. The next time you plan to buy some new skincare or makeup, consult this list and consider going cruelty free.

What makeup brands are cruelty free? What skincare brands are cruelty free?

  • KVD Vegan Beauty
  • Lush
  • NYX
  • Jolie Beauty
  • Revolution
  • Illamasqua
  • Eyeko
  • Elf Cosmetics
  • No7
  • Pixi Beauty
  • Unicorn Cosmetics
  • Hourglass
  • Lottie London
  • CeraVe
  • The Inkey List
  • The Ordinary
  • Glossier
  • Vieve
  • Zoeva
  • Fenty Beauty / Fenty Skin
  • Green People

I am on a mission to have a completely cruelty free skincare routine and collection. Cruelty free doesn’t mean you need to compromise on the quality of products, some of your favourites may already be cruelty free without you realising.

Until Another Day x

53 thoughts on “The Best Cruelty Free Skincare Products”

  1. Seriously, I swear by The Ordinary, all of their products are soo good on my skin. I love that they’re cruelty free too. Thank you for putting this list together, I’ll be using it to influence my next purchases!


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  2. Really loved reading this! I am trying too to just use cruelty-free and vegan makeup and skincare and saw some brands I already use. I didn’t know CeraVe and N7 were cruelty-free, great to know! I really love The ordinary and Fenty too! Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Though I probably wouldn’t be looking for too many products like this myself, anytime it comes to gift-giving it’s nice to have a solid list of suggestions, especially if they’re ethical. I love your intention, and it’s a worthy mission. The white rose ‘frame’ is really cool too!

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  4. I love The Ordinary for it’s straight forward no nonsense packaging and approach to beauty. I use their Niacinamide and Zinc. I’m looking for a hyularonic acid at the moment so might look into the Green People. And I’ve been using the Pixi toner for years. I love cruelty free brands and it’s great that so many brands are moving over!

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    1. I used to love their Niacinamide for breakouts, but then I opened a new bottle and it actually caused me to breakout even more! The Green People Hyaluronic Acid is incredible, It really brightens my skin after just a few uses!


  5. I love the ordinary foundation but I’ve not used any of their skincare products! I feel like I should definitely check them out. I think its so important to stay aware of how responsible your beauty brands are so this is really helpful!

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  6. It’s terrible that animal testing on cosmetics is still happening & I’ve been buying cruelty-free products for years.
    I haven’t tried any of these skincare products, but I have been wanting to try The Ordinary!

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