Updated on January 13, 2022

2022 Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free & 100% Vegan Makeup & Skincare Brands

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100% Vegan Beauty Brands List of 2022

A comprehensive and frequently updated list of 100% Vegan makeup and beauty brands in 2022

What makes this vegan makeup and beauty brands list different from our cruelty-free brands list?

This vegan beauty brands list is exclusive to cosmetics companies that are 100% vegan AND cruelty-free. That means, we have vetted each beauty brand to ensure they don’t test on animals and none of their cosmetics products contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

These brands are then categorized accordingly:

For a comprehensive list of cruelty-free brands that include brands that may not be entirely vegan but that do offer some vegan options, check our Cruelty-Free Brand Directory instead.

Vegan Makeup - 2022 Brands List

Some makeup brands claim to be cruelty-free, where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. However, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal products found in makeup include carmine, beeswax, pearl powder, animal-derived fatty acids, and animal hair used for makeup brushes. The following vegan makeup brands do not test on animals and do not use any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products.

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Vegan Makeup Brushes - 2022 Brands List

Some makeup brush brands claim to be “cruelty-free” yet use natural animal hair bristles for their brushes. Although companies claim this process is done in a cruelty-free manner and the animals are not harmed, we do not support the practice of taking an animals’ fur to make makeup brushes. Therefore, below is a list of vegan makeup brushes made by 100% vegan beauty brands.

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Vegan Skincare - 2022 Brands List

Some skincare brands claim to be cruelty-free, where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. However, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some animal products commonly found in skincare include lanolin, beeswax, royal jelly, honey, collagen, silk amino acids, snail mucin, milk-derivatives, and squalene from shark liver oil.

Below is a list of vegan skincare brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products. Brands listed here offer a range of skincare products, including face cleansers, serums, moisturizers, oils, masks, eye creams, and lip care products.

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Vegan Bath & Body Care - 2022 Brands List

Some bath and body care brands claim to be cruelty-free, where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. However, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. For example, some animal products commonly found in bar soaps, shower gels, body lotions, and creams include lanolin, beeswax, royal jelly, honey, collagen, silk amino acids, animal-based glycerin, stearic acid, and milk derivatives.

Below is a list of vegan bath and body care brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products.

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Vegan Hair Care - 2022 Brands List

Some hair care brands claim to be cruelty-free, where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. However, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal ingredients in hair care products include keratin, biotin, and silk amino acids.

Below is a list of vegan haircare brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products. Brands listed here offer a range of hair products from shampoo, conditioners, hair treatments, styling products, hair dye, and hair accessories.

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Vegan Perfume - 2022 Brands List

Some perfume and fragrance brands use animal-derived ingredients like Ambergris, which is a grey, waxy substance produced in the digestive tract of sperm whales and used as a fixative in perfumes; Castroreum derived from beavers; and Musk which is a substance with a strong smell and is secreted from the glands of male musk deer.

The following vegan fragrance brands do not test on animals and do not use any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in their perfumes or other products.

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Vegan Nail Polish - 2022 Brands List

Some nail polish brands claim to be cruelty-free, where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. However, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal ingredients in nail polish and nail care products include guanine, shellac, pearl derivatives, keratin, and biotin.

Below is a list of nail polish brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products.

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What is this Vegan Brands List?

This master list comprises all cosmetics brands that have been verified by us to not conduct or commission any animal testing on their ingredients, formulations, or finished products, anywhere in the world. That also includes not selling their cosmetics products in stores in mainland China under conditions where animal testing may be required by law. In addition, brands included on this list must only offer vegan products. This means absolutely no animal-derived ingredients or by-products are used —in any and all of their products! 

Why Support These Vegan Brands?

As part of choosing to live a cruelty-free and conscious lifestyle, we want to support brands that don’t test on animals. However, we also want to make sure none of the ingredients in our cosmetics were cruelly obtained from animals. And that’s why choosing cosmetics and personal care products made without animal-based ingredients is the best way to ensure no animals were harmed.

Also, choosing to support and buy from these 100% vegan brands shows there’s growing consumer demand for vegan products and that running a 100% vegan company is sustainable and profitable. This will hopefully motivate other brands to go entirely vegan as well.

So, I hope with this vegan brands list, you’ll get to discover from all the incredible and growing number of vegan makeup and beauty brands!

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117 thoughts on “2022 Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free & 100% Vegan Makeup & Skincare Brands”

  1. Thank you So very much for the 100% Vegan List, & for updating it! Your dedication and vigilance is greatly appreciated. Are any of the companies listed owned by a parent company that is Not 100% Vegan and/or Not Cruelty Free? I read the information several times and didn’t see any mention about parent companies. I apologize if I missed it. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Danusia,
      Glad to hear you’re finding our vegan brand list helpful! ???????? Great question! The only two 100% vegan brands that are listed on here that are affiliated with a corporation that is not cruelty-free is KVD Vegan Beauty (Kat Von D) and Bite Beauty.

      I just added a note next to these brands to avoid any further confusion.

      Both KVD Vegan Beauty and Bite Beauty are owned by Kendo. And Kendo is actually a division and part of the LVMH group. And LVMH is a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free.

      So, by association, some cruelty-free consumers would not consider KVD Vegan Beauty and Bite Beauty to be cruelty-free because of their affiliation with the LVMH group.

  2. This list is amazing and save me so much time! Have you heard of Juice Beauity ? They told me they are vegan and CF

    1. Glad you’re finding this vegan brands list helpful! ???? Yes! I love Juice Beauty products too! They’re cruelty-free but not entirely 100% vegan. They have a couple of products that contain beeswax and honey.

      – USDA Lip Moisturizer (contains organic beeswax) – not vegan
      – USDA Organic Facial Wash (contains organic honey) – not vegan

  3. jessica leslie

    i love all the 100 percent vegan products but also a major concern is the carbon footprint tihng. don’t understand which ones are sustainable , recyclable packing atleast. trying to avoid the use of so much plastic. which brands are good for that too?

  4. I just started trying to buy vegan products. It’s overwhelming to find what you need to be vegan but I am not going to stop. This list is really helpful.

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