These Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands Go One Step Further

Photographed by Eric T White.
It’s kind of insane that cruelty-free beauty is still a thing. That even despite all the advancements that have been made in the industry as a whole, we still have to worry about whether or not our red lipstick was tested on a baby monkey in a bright, sterile lab before it made its way to us. Somehow, animal testing is still a relatively common practice in cosmetics, so for many, living and dying by the law of the Leaping Bunny is the only way to be.
Fortunately, there are plenty of brands out there that leave animal testing out of the equation — and even better, some of them take it to the next level by putting their money where their mission statements are.
Buying something from one of these five companies means you’ll not only get a great product, but you’ll be giving to a great (fuzzy, scaly, and everything in between) cause, too. How’s that for giving back?