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!
That’s why I decided to create this list of cruelty-free drugstore brands. 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.
Black Friday means some big sales on beauty products. I rounded up a list of the deals out there that were for cruelty free brands with vegan options. It is noted next to each brand what their animal testing stance is. All brands listed have vegan options, but you may need to contact their customer service departments to find out what those are. Brands in bold are cruelty free with only vegan products.
- Bloomingdale’s: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns at Bloomingdale’s through Nov. 30. Cruelty free brands carried are Ciate and Deborah Lippmann. Ciate and Deborah Lippmann are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Butter London: Take 30 percent off sitewide. butter LONDON is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- CVS: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Wet’n’Wild. Wet’n’Wild is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Macy’s: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Butter London and Too Faced. Butter London and Too Faced are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Mineral Fusion: 25% off all cleansers with code CLEANSE25 until November 30. 50% off sitewide + free shipping on orders $60+ with code CYBER50 on December 1. 30% off sitewide + free shipping on orders over $60 with code SAVE30 December 2-December 30. Mineral Fusion is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- NCLA (100% vegan!): Take 25% off sitewide on November 28 with code BLACKFRIDAY25. The same code can be used to get 25% off your custom wraps through the MyNCLA iPhone app. NCLA is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
- Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% vegan!): Take 20 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
- Pacifica (100% vegan!): Spend $50 and get $10 off your order with code 10THANKS. Spend $100 and get $25 off with code 25THANKS. Free shipping on all orders $25 and over. Double loyalty points. Pacifica is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
- Paula’s Choice: Take 15 percent off sitewide and get free shipping (November 28-December 7). Paula’s Choice is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- http://bit.ly/15IuBJN: Lots of beauty favorites are on sale! View all the sale items here. My personal favorites are All brands carried by Petit Vour are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Petit Vour are vegan.
- Priti NYC (100% vegan!): Take 40 percent off sitewide (November 28 only). Priti NYC is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
- Rite Aid: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild. Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not 100% vegan companies.
- Sibu Beauty: Take 60 percent off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $50 with code SIBU60 (November 27-December 1). Sibu Beauty is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Target: Among the Black Friday sales are options from E.L.F. E.L.F. is cruelty free and has vegan options. All of their cosmetics are vegan and the studio brushes are vegan. However, the E.L.F. Essentials brushes are made from animal hair.
- Too Faced: Buy one Better Than Sex Mascara (it’s vegan!) and take 50 percent off any one item of your choice online (November 28 only). Take $10 off $60 orders, $15 off $75 orders, $20 off $100 orders and 50 percent off sale items online (November 29-November 30). Too Faced is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Ulta: Among the Black Friday sales are options fromButter London, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and Ulta Collection. Butter London, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and Ulta Collection are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Vegan Cuts (100% vegan!): Lots of boxes and items in the Vegan Cuts shop are being discounted! This means beauty products, makeup, hair care, tees, purses, and more. You can also order past beauty boxes from their monthly subscription. All brands carried by Vegan Cuts are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Vegan Cuts are vegan.
- Weleda: Take 30 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Weleda is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Yes To Carrots: Take 40 percent off sitewide with free shipping (November 28 only). Take 35 percent off sitewide (November 29-November 30) with free shipping. Yes to Carrots is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
- Zoya: Buy 12 trio sets for $20 (a $30 value) and score free shipping (November 27-December 1). Zoya is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
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In December of 2012, I posted an update here on Logical Harmony that the Yes to Carrots brand was no longer cruelty free. This post was based on a statement from the company that was received by myself and several readers in October, 2012. This statement can be seen in full in my original post
, but says that the brand requested to be removed from PETA’s Does Not Test on Animals list and didn’t test, “except when required by law”. The PETA bunny was also removed from their website and their products. These two statements were a bit of a shock for consumers as the brand had long been publicly against animal testing. After that, several other statements were released from the brand. It led to a lot of confusion and distrust for many people who used to purchase the Yes to brand.
Since that time, I have been working with both the Yes to Carrots brand and PETA to get a straight and solid answer for everyone. Is Yes to Carrots still a cruelty free brand? What does PETA have to say about Yes to Carrots? Both Yes to Carrots and PETA were able to provide me with detailed information about this issue for me to share with the readers of Logical Harmony. This update is not based off customer service responses from the brand or from PETA. Rather, it’s based off several conversations and emails exchanged with a Research Associate in PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Department and the Yes to Carrots marketing team.
As myself and others have noticed, the past several months have led to new product line, a new website, and a new published stance on animal testing. It’s been a very busy time for the brand! The Yes To brand is aware of the different messages being spread about their stance on animal testing. In my talk with their Marketing Director, we talked a lot about how the brand is going to adhere to it’s long standing ethics in regards to animal testing. In an ever confusing global market combined with rapid growth within a small company, their effort to try and be as clear as possible about their stance on animal testing likely contributed to this confusion.
Long story short – The Yes to Carrots brand has decided to remain cruelty free. They have been added back to PETA’s Does Not Test on Animals List. They have assured PETA, in writing, that they are not going to test on animals. In their talks with Logical Harmony, our team has also been assured that the Yes to Carrots brand will not test on animals nor will their suppliers or any 3rd party company that they work with. As always, I suggest that everyone read all information present and come to their own conclusions. It’s very important to be an educated consumer and I hope that everyone reads the information below.
Please read on to learn more about the current and up to date cruelty free status of the Yes to Carrots brand. This includes statements from PETA as well as the Yes to Carrots brand.
Let’s face the facts here – there’s a reason that there is such a huge market for concealer. Many of us have issues with dark eye circles. They are one of the most annoying things to deal with because it often seems like nothing you do will make them go away. Genetics are usually the main culprit behind dark eye circles. Age also comes into play because they often get worse as we get older and our skin cells start to weaken. So while that means you might be stuck dealing with them, there are several ways to take care of your eye circles without spending a fortune.
- Remember that the skin around your eyes is extremely delicate and treat it correctly. Gently remove your makeup, don’t rub your eyes, and don’t pull the skin around your eyes when applying your makeup. These small habits can all make dark eye circles worse.
- Make sure that you are using a good eye cream. Beautisol’s Bright Eyed eye cream (check out my review!) is great and I also really like the Yes to Blueberries Brightening Eye Roller (review coming soon!). Reviva Labs’ RevitalEyes Serum looks like a great product too. Derma e also makes several eye creams as well.Â All of these products are both cruelty free and vegan.
- Try green or chamomile tea bags. Brew it as normal, then let the tea bags cool (stick them in a freezer for some extra help!) and sit with them on your eyes for 10 minutes. Some say that the caffeine in green tea helps with your eye circles more, while others prefer chamomile. Ultimately, it’s up to you.
- Try potato or cucumber slices. Cut thin slices of either vegetable, let them cool in the fridge, and let sit on your eyes for 10 minutes.
- Stay hydrated!! Drinking more water will help with any and all of your skin woes. This also means avoiding a lot of caffeine and salt since they dehydrate you.
What are your favorite tips to help you deal with dark eye circles?
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