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Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands (Updated for 2019!)

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands

Looking for cruelty-free drugstore brands? This guide has you covered! Many Logical Harmony readers ask for help finding good drugstore products from cruelty-free brands. Many people believe that it’s hard to find cruelty-free drugstore brands, or difficult to find cruelty-free and vegan options at the drugstore. Thankfully, there are now more cruelty-free drugstore brands than ever before!

This guide includes brands that offer cruelty-free brands that can easily be found at drugstores or large chain stores such as Target, Ulta, CVS, Walgreens, Superdrug, Priceline Pharmacy, and more! It’s exciting to see these stores catching on to the fact that people want to purchase cruelty-free drugstore brands and to see them start to carry more and more cruelty-free options.

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Nail Care

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

When I first switched to using all vegan beauty and household products, I was really surprised at how easy it was to find vegan nail polish. There are a lot of cruelty-free brands that offer a lot of vegan options and there are also a lot of brands that offer vegan nail polish too. A lot of people have seemed really surprised when they learn that all nail polish isn’t vegan.

People know about animal testing and what brands to avoid because of that, but not about animal ingredients that polish can contain. The short story is that a lot of brands test on animals, but a lot of nail polish also contains animal ingredients. Read more about what makes nail polish vegan and learn what these animal ingredients are.

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Lifestyle, Nail Care, Skincare

Cruelty-Free Brands at Target

Cruelty-Free Brands at Target

This list of cruelty-free brands at Target will help make shopping easier for you!

One of the most common requests that I receive is asking for a list of cruelty-free brands that are available at major chains like Target. With so many locations, Target is a chain that is easily accessible to a lot of people. You can order from them online and have it shipped to your home, or brought to you through a delivery service. Target also carries cruelty-free brands at a variety of price points too. Because they carry such a huge variety of products, this cruelty-free list is also able to extend beyond the beauty section of the store. It covers makeup, skincare, haircare, and even household products too.

This list of cruelty-free brands at Target can help consumers make better choices when shopping here. Because Target carries such a large variety of items, this list extends beyond beauty products. It also includes cruelty-free brands that sell household items, such as cruelty-free cleaning supplies.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Target:

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Nail Care

An Update on ORLY’s Animal Testing Stance

An Update on ORLY's Animal Testing Stance

A coupe of weeks ago, Logical Harmony reported that ORLY was no longer cruelty free due to selling their products in mainland China. After some discussion with ORLY, two things have come up that have given clarity into the ORLY animal testing stance. At this time, I feel confident again in saying that ORLY is a cruelty-free brand with vegan options.

In the original post, I reported that ORLY listed a distributor in China on their website as well as an ORLY China website. The ORLY China website showed pictures of ORLY products being sold at beauty events in mainland China. The distributor showed that they sold ORLY products in retail locations as well as wholesale. This combined with several emails from the ORLY Australia team passed on by readers that stated that the brand had a distributor in China seemed pretty damning for the brand. Many of you know that animal testing is required by law in order to sell in China. As I also stated in the original post, the brand had recently gone unresponsive when I would ask about their animal testing stance. PETA had also recently removed the brand from their Does Not Test on Animals list (but they do not appear on their Does Test on Animals list). When I reached out to PETA about this, they were unresponsive to me.

Before the post went live, I tried to contact ORLY several times about the listed distributor and reader emails but did not receive any replies. Because of this, I went ahead and shared the information.

ORLY reached out to me within a day of the post going live. Here is what they told me about the distributor in China that was listed on the ORLY website.

Continue reading to find out what ORLY had to say about the distributor listed on their website as well as the ORLY animal testing stance.

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Nail Care

Updates from Orly on Their Use of Animal Ingredients

Updates from Orly on Their Use of Animal Ingredients

Update December 2014 – Sadly, ORLY is no longer cruelty free. They have started selling in China, where animal testing is required by law.

The other day Logical Harmony posted about Orly’s use of animal ingredients. Based on customer service feedback, I was led to believe that Orly was no longer ensuring that their products were vegan. This means that they were no longer going to promise their items were free of animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients.

After posting this update, the brand got in touch with me about it. The brand rep that I had spoken to more than once was apparently spreading inaccurate information about Orly and their ingredients. I requested an updated statement on their use of animal ingredients and received the following –

“Please know that since day one, 38 years ago, ORLY has always had a strict policy against testing our products on animals. ORLY nail lacquers and treatments have always been vegan and we do not use animal by-products in our ingredients.

I can assure you that all our product are Vegan and do not contain any animal derived products. I am also an avid animal lover and refuse to buy any products containing any animal derived products. I am so sorry for the confusion. Thank you for your e-mail and thank you for fixing your blog. If you have any further questions I can be reached at the below phone number.”

It appears that perhaps I talked to the few people in the company that were not clear on what the brands stance on animal ingredients was. I was not aware that I was spreading misinformation and would like to apologize for having done so. The intent of Logical Harmony is to bring you accurate updates and information. Had there been any indication from the brand representative that I previously spoke to that the brand was still ensuring products were vegan, I would not have posted that update.

If you have questions about any specific product and the ingredients, feel free to reach out directly to Lucy from Orly at ljerman@orlybeauty.com. She has graciously offered to assist any readers of Logical Harmony with their questions.

Nail Care

Orly No Longer Vegan Friendly

Orly is No Longer a Vegan Friendly Nail Polish Brand

Update December 2014 – Sadly, ORLY is no longer cruelty free. They have started selling in China, where animal testing is required by law.

Important! Please read an update on this issue here!

Orly was one of the most popular drugstore and salon picks for vegan friendly nail polish. Most stores carry the line and nearly every salon has it hand. The brand is cruelty free and was known for being a completely vegan line. Sadly, that is no longer the case.

On my most recent check-in with Orly the brand confirmed that they are still cruelty free. However, they also let me know that none of their products can be considered vegan.

If you’re looking to avoid animal ingredients and animal derived ingredients, I would suggest avoiding Orly polishes. A lot of people are surprised to hear that nail polish can contain these ingredients. The animal ingredients most commonly found in nail polish comes from insects and fish. Find out more in my post What Makes Nail Polish Vegan to get the details.

Thankfully,  Vegan nail polish is easy to find. NCLA, Flower Beauty, Zoya, SpaRitual, a.dorn, LVX, and ELF are just a handful of the brands out there with a completely vegan nail polish line.