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Complete List of 100% Vegan Makeup & Skincare Brands

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LAST UPDATED: DEC 5, 2018

A complete and updated list of 100% Vegan beauty brands! What does it mean to be on this list?

First, companies must agree to never test their products or ingredients on animals and also, brands included on this list must only offer vegan products! which means absolutely no animal ingredients or derivatives are used —in any of their products!

None of that, “all our products are vegan– with the exception of our animal hair makeup brushes” or “only a small number of our products contain carmine, lanolin, beeswax” bullsh*t! Nope, none of that here!

Why support these vegan brands?

If given the option, I’d rather buy from a company that is 100% vegan over a brand that says “90% of our products are vegan” for two simple reasons, (1) My support proves that consumers care and see value in a vegan brand and (2) it proves to the rest of the world that running a 100% vegan company is totally sustainable and profitable!

I often praise other beauty brands for offering a list of vegan products but the brands on this list are all 100% vegan and intend to always be vegan! I hope with this list, you’ll get to discover from all the awesome and growing vegan makeup and beauty brands!

100% Vegan Makeup


100% Vegan Skincare Brands


100% Vegan Haircare Brands


100% Vegan Nail Polish Brands


100% Vegan Brushes & Tools


100% Vegan Beauty Boxes


100% Vegan Fragrance Brands

86 Responses
  • Gina
    November 5, 2018

    This was definately helpful! Im a massive fan of vegan products that are cruelty-free! Im currently ordering the nightcream by Virginic as they happen to be a booming organic company apparently. Definately worth checking them out if youre a fan of one or two of those brands! 🙂

    • Claire Benson
      November 12, 2018

      hiii Gina,

      ive got Virginic products too!! ive got the Vitamin C serum and it is amazingggg. im only 20 and ive got these lines under my eyes and so i started using it and it helped them disappear slowly! i got it for my bday but now ive ordered the eye serum also!
      and total respect goes to ethicalelephant for spreading awareness!!

  • Julie Carr
    October 31, 2018

    What about Bio Sculpture?

  • Melisa
    October 14, 2018

    Hi Vicky,
    Can you look into the brand of “BeautyCounter” and let me know if it is vegan and animal cruelty free?
    Thank you in advance.

  • Patricia
    September 24, 2018

    Hi! I thought Zoya was vegan?

    • Vicky Ly
      September 24, 2018

      Hi Patricia,
      Zoya’s nail polish are 100% vegan but I believe some of their lipsticks contain beeswax or carmine so I’m unable to list them as being a 100% vegan brand.

  • Lulu
    August 30, 2018

    Are Juice Beauty and Cover FX vegan and cruelty free?

    • Lulu
      August 30, 2018

      Oh, I just saw that Juice Beauty uses beeswax in some products. Cover FX is vegan and cruelty free according to their site!

      • Vicky Ly
        August 31, 2018

        Hey Lulu,
        You’re correct about Juice Beauty.. they don’t test on animals but they do have a small number of products that contain beeswax.

        Thank you for letting me know that COVER FX is now 100% vegan! I’ll add them to the list. They previously had 2 products that weren’t considered vegan but I’m happy to see that they have discontinued those products now =) YAY.

  • Jasmine
    July 19, 2018

    Atelier Sarisha is a natural and vegan Toronto based skincare brand 🙂

  • Mary
    July 19, 2018

    What about the makeup brand Milk?

  • Rebecca
    July 16, 2018

    What about OCC?

  • adrian
    June 3, 2018

    juliette has a gun is not a skin care brand, they only make perfumes .. and its not even vegan!

    • Vicky Ly
      June 4, 2018

      I know Juliette Has a Gun is not a skincare brand but I decided to add them under that category because I’ve been waiting to verify more cruelty-free fragrance brands to create another category just for fragrances, so in the meantime.. they’re listed under Skincare.

      I reached out to the brand last year and they’ve informed me that none of their products contain any animal ingredients. If you have any other information that suggests this isn’t the case then please feel free to send me any information at info@ethicalelephant.com and I’ll be happy to look into it. I just sent them another email to see if anything has changed since I last spoke with them. I’ll update this list if they’re no longer cruelty-free and/or vegan.

  • Chelsea
    May 31, 2018

    Thank you so much for this post. I really agree with supporting 100% vegan companies and its nice to see someone backing this corner. I do think its great that more well known companies are raising some awareness by providing some vegan options however they have their fingers in all the pies when they could just convert to fully vegan status. Business is business and these companies are noticing a trend and following suit for profit but not fully committing, whereas a 100% vegan company is founded on solid ethics. Veganism is gaining momentum but vegan businesses need support. Just my 2cents and not intending to offend anyone. Many thanks again.

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