5 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands You Need to Try

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. —Maya Angelou

Since starting my segment on sustainable lifestyle tips here on the blog, I’ve not only learned a lot about the business side of things, but discovered so many new-to-me eco-friendly brands and products.

If you’re new around here, I’ve been passionate about the environment since my late teens. It all started from taking an AP environmental science class in high school.

From there, I worked with Keep America Beautiful affiliates and headed many major educational events during college. If you told me back in the day that part of my future brand would include sustainability, I probably would’ve started blogging sooner.

While I know I will never be perfect or live a perfect eco-friendly lifestyle, I know I  can at least try. And if you’re feeling like you should live a more green lifestyle, keep on reading.

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No one person can be perfect at everything in life, especially when it comes to green living. However, you can at least try.

Let this quote be a gentle reminder:

We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. —Anne Marie Bonneau Click To Tweet

If you’re looking for a place to start, you can use glass straws, reusable bags when shopping for groceries, or try cruelty-free makeup and skincare.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing five cruelty-free beauty brands that I love along with products from their lines I’ve tried that have now become staples in my beauty routines.

If you’re new to trying animal-friendly beauty products or want to begin your eco-friendly lifestyle through makeup and skincare, I’d begin with these brands:


I discovered BeautyBio a few years ago and haven’t looked back. My favorite is their rose quartz facial roller and their pH balancing gel cleanser, hands down.

You can purchase BeautyBio products at Nordstrom, Sephora or directly on their website.



While Chantecaille is still new to me, I’m loving the products I’ve used so far. Their gel cream blush in Vibrant is so lovely as is their shimmery eyeshadow in, Cheetah, which is a champagne-gold shade. Proceeds from purchasing this specific shade also benefits an endangered species, the cheetah.

You can purchase Chantecaille products at Bluemercury, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, SpaceNK, or directly on their website.



I first discovered Le Labo at a Nordstrom beauty event a few years ago. After trying all of their scents, I think it’s safe to say that their brand is the first one where I adored every scent of their fragrances. Yep, there was not one scent I didn’t like and yep, it was hard to pick a single favorite! Lately, their aluminum-free deodorant (review coming soon!) has won me over to their brand. Their aesthetics are so on point too!

You can purchase Le Labo products at Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, Mecca or directly on their website.



I remember when Marianna and Lauren first launched Summer Fridays. To support them, I bought a tube of their Jet Lag mask. While I haven’t tried everything yet, I will say that I love their Jet Lag mask and their Super Amino Gel Cleanser!

You can purchase Summer Fridays products at Sephora, Cult Beauty, Mecca or directly on their website.



While I haven’t tried a ton of their products, the ones I have tried is their liquid lipstick and concealer. I’ve been using their melted matte liquid lipstick in Sell Out and their multi-use sculpting concealer in Natural Beige for so long now that they’ve become permanent in my beauty arsenal.

You can purchase Too Faced products at Sephora, Ulta or directly on their website.

I use and love so many beauty brands. After all, my mom was the one who got me into makeup and skincare in the first place, ha! As I try out the cruelty-free beauty world, I promise to share more brands/products with you as opportunities surface.


I hope you enjoyed today’s article! I know I will never create content solely on living a vegan/cruelty-free lifestyle, but that’s why people/brands like Ethical Elephant, Daisily, and Classically Cait exist.

They passionately create vegan-focused content for anyone to use as resources and learn from so we can make any changes we want in our lifestyle, no matter how small that change may be.

Tell me, what cruelty-free beauty brands have you tried and love?
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  • Deasy
    May 28, 2020

    I’ve heard of some of these brands and I need to try them out! Le Labo seems like they’d have some great smelling products :3 I’m also on the journey to be more green, so this is such a fitting post!


  • Demi
    May 28, 2020

    Ooo! I need to try out Summer Fridays! I’ve heard such amazing things about them.

    Demi | http://demibang.com/

    • Huong
      May 28, 2020

      It’s great! You should start with the R+R mask! It smells amazing. All you do is massage it all over your face and neck, then leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe it off. No water needed!

  • Lisa Autumn
    May 27, 2020

    Oh I love Too Faced! Thank you for sharing girl x

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Huong
      May 28, 2020

      Of course, love! Too Faced is so underrated! Love their line!

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