It's no secret that we love makeup — but only the best makeup products will do! Here at Grove, we search for high-quality beauty and bodycare products that are good for our skin, the planet, and the animals we coexist with. That means makeup that hasn't been tested on animals and vegan makeup options are at the top of our list of products to include in our lineup.
With this goal in mind, we put together a list of the best cruelty-free makeup products that've received rave reviews from Grove members who tried 'em out and loved 'em up. Not sure what cruelty-free means or how to find out if your makeup has been tested on animals? Read on 'til the end and check out our FAQ for more info on what it means to be cruelty-free.
This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.
This Kari Gran Lip Whip Color Balm combines the things you love about a balm and a lipstick together for one mega-awesome beauty product. Featuring natural ingredients like organic calendula oil, camellia seed oil, and beeswax this colored lip balm nourishes and moisturizes your lips instead of masking dryness and dehydration like some other lesser …
Mad Hippie's mineral-tinted, antioxidant-rich formulas are made without silicones (non-biodegradable polymers that wash down the drain into our ecosystems). A versatile cheek and lip tint - Use just a touch for a natural glow, or layer it for a bold look. Jojoba and shea butter keep skin hydrated while sea buckthorn berry & blueberry provide …
If you’ve been chasing that dewy, luminous glow, look no further — the RMS Living Luminizer has got you covered. This cream luminizer is formulated with organic coconut and castor seed oils (no glitter, no grease) so it nourishes your sweet skin even while it highlights your natural glow.
For more clean beauty products composed of food-grade, …
PYT Beauty One & Done Setting Spray is a makeup setting spray that also contains ingredients known to protect the skin against blue light and pollution. Enriched with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid. Hypoallergenic, Vegan and Animal Cruelty Free.
Get balmy radiance with the Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmies Set in Of the Earth. These vegan, multi-use balmies are jam-packed with oils, butters, and antioxidants that nourish and hydrate your skin. Desert spice and earthy blush tones compliment your natural beauty, and zero packaging means zero waste. Flushed cheeks, popsicle-stained lips, and glowy …
The Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil offers stay-put pigments that won’t budge, smudge, or smear — no matter how wild your day is. It’s made with soothing natural oils, waxes, and chamomile extract to protect the delicate eye area, plus ultra-nourishing jojoba oil for a whole lot of beauty in a little package.
Cruelty-free is a term used to denote that a product was made without animal testing or experimentation on animals. Companies use these label to let consumers know that their products, usually makeup and other personal care products, didn't undergo animal testing at any phase of the product's creation. This includes the final products and the individual ingredients that the product is made from.
There are a few ways you can tell if your makeup is cruelty-free or not. Most products that are cruelty-free will say so on the packaging — these companies want buyers to know that the product was made without animal testing. Of course, there isn't a lot of regulation for cruelty-free products, and it's best to check a third-party source for verification that a product is indeed free from animal cruelty.
You can look at websites like PETA or Cruelty-Free Kitty both of which have up-to-date lists of cruelty-free makeup brands. Another way to verify that a brand is cruelty-free is to look for the Leaping Bunny logo on the packaging. Leaping Bunny is an organization with strict standards for the products they certify. If you see a Leaping Bunny logo, you can rest assured the product is cruelty-free at all stages of its development.
If you're a little confused about the various terms used to describe makeup products, don't sweat it — you're not alone. Vegan and cruelty-free are two labels often seen together, but they actually mean different things. Vegan signifies that a product was made without any animal-derived ingredients, like beeswax, linalool, or goat's milk. Cruelty-free means that a product was made without animal testing.
Generally, if a product is cruelty-free, there's a strong likelihood that it's also vegan — and vice versa. However, this isn't always the case. It's best to check the ingredients list, read the product's packaging, consult the brand's website, or check a third party source like PETA, Leaping Bunny, or Cruelty-Free Kitty to ensure which labels pertain to the product in question.
At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.
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