Complete List of 100% Vegan Makeup & Skincare Brands

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LAST UPDATED: SEPT 21, 2020

A complete and up-to-date list of 100% Vegan makeup and beauty brands!

What is this Vegan list?

All of the cosmetics brands listed below do not test their products, ingredients, or formulations on animals and that includes not selling their products in mainland China where compulsory animal testing is required for all imported cosmetics. In addition, brands included on this list must only offer vegan products. This means absolutely no animal ingredients or by-products are used —in any and all of their products!

For a comprehensive list of cruelty-free brands with some vegan options, check our Cruelty-Free Brand Directory instead.

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

This vegan brand list includes only companies that are 100% vegan AND cruelty-free — These brands are then categorized under Vegan Makeup, Vegan Skincare, Vegan Hair, Vegan Nail Polish, Vegan Makeup Brushes, Vegan Fragrances, and Vegan Beauty Boxes.

Why support these Vegan brands?

Cruelty-Free‘ is often used to describe cosmetics that weren’t tested on animals, however, we also want to make sure none of the ingredients in our cosmetics caused any animals to suffer or be killed. That’s why we buy makeup and personal care products that are vegan.

And in order to show that there is a growing consumer demand for vegan products and that running a 100% vegan company is sustainable and profitable, we want to continue to show our support and purchase from 100% vegan brands.

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

100% Vegan Makeup

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.


100% Vegan Skincare Brands

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 fish 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 for face & body, personal care products, and bath & body care products.


100% Vegan Hair Care Brands

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 found 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.


100% Vegan Nail Polish Brands

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 found 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.


100% Vegan Brushes & Tools

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 in order to make makeup brushes. Below is a list of vegan makeup brush brands that agree with us by only offering makeup brushes made with synthetic bristles.


100% Vegan Beauty Boxes

Discover new cruelty-free and vegan beauty products by subscribing to one of the following monthly or quarterly beauty boxes! Some cruelty-free beauty boxes only include products from brands that don’t test on animals and are not always vegan. However, this list of vegan beauty boxes makes sure to only and always include products that are both not tested on animals and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products!


100% Vegan Fragrance Brands

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 any of their other products.

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106 Comments
  • Vernita D. Dawkins
    May 8, 2020

    Great article. Looking for 100% vegan skincare with affiliate programs that I can offer my clients.

  • Danusia
    April 17, 2020

    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.

    • Vicky Ly
      April 20, 2020

      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.

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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