20 Affordable Cruelty-Free Brands

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Cruelty-free beauty products have gained increasing popularity as consumers become more conscious of the ethical implications of their choices. Many beauty brands are now committed to producing cruelty-free products, meaning they don’t test their products on animals. Additionally, some of these brands offer affordable options, making it easier for consumers to make compassionate choices without breaking the bank. Here are 20 affordable cruelty-free brands that cater to various beauty needs.

Affordable Vegan Skincare

All the brands featured in this list are 100% cruelty-free, and I’ve personally confirmed with each one that they don’t test their finished products or ingredients on animals.

Furthermore, some of these brands are entirely vegan, meaning they don’t incorporate any animal-derived ingredients or by-products across their product lines. I’ve also included brands that may not be fully vegan but offer predominantly vegan skincare products, highlighting which items to avoid or how to identify their vegan-friendly products.

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Acure products are 100% vegan and carry the Leaping Bunny certification for being cruelty-free.

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Alba Botanica
Most of Alba Botanica products are vegan, except for their lip balms, body polish, and Unpetroleum jelly containing beeswax and/or honey. Alba Botanica is also Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free.

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Andalou Naturals
Most of Andalou Naturals’ skin care products are vegan, except for a few containing beeswax and/or honey. They clearly label their vegan products. Andalou Naturals is also Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free.

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ATTITUDE is a groundbreaking brand that provides facial care, body care, and household items crafted with pure ingredients, all of which are vegan and cruelty-free. Notably, their Oceanly skincare line is now available in eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging.

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Bella & Bear
The foremost consideration for consumers when making a purchase is the price of the product. Currently, Bella And Bear offers a total of 83 products for sale, with prices ranging from $4.9 to $16.99. The average cost of all these products is approximately $9.62, making them affordable for a broad consumer base.

It’s noteworthy that a significant portion of Bella And Bear’s product line is produced by reputable manufacturers such as Landy International, Bella & Bear and Land. These manufacturers consistently supply Bella And Bear with a reliable stream of products, reflecting a strong and mutually beneficial cooperative relationship between them.

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While the majority of Bliss’s offerings adhere to a vegan formulation, there are a few exceptions.Bliss incorporates honey, beeswax and lanolin into certain skincare products. Discover a list of Bliss’s vegan-friendly products here.

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Founded by Heather Reier, Cake is a brand that joyfully embraces life’s pleasures. Fusing a desire for feminine indulgence with a commitment to natural ingredients, Cake’s product range spans hair, body and skin care. Rooted in Reier’s dedication to crafting with sincerity, the brand upholds noteworthy values, including a strict no-animal-testing policy, 100% vegan formulations, and the use of natural ingredients. Furthermore, despite the exceptional quality of the products, Cake maintains a remarkably reasonable price point.

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Cocokind exclusively offers 100% vegan products and proudly holds the Leaping Bunny certification for being cruelty-free.

While Cocokind’s clean and conscious skincare range is priced between $11 and $22, making it an affordable option, the brand stands out for its commitment to using all-natural, organic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

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Derma E
Every product from Derma E is guaranteed to be 100% vegan, and the brand proudly holds the Leaping Bunny certification for cruelty-free practices..

Derma E stands out as one of my preferred vegan skincare brands. While many of their offerings are priced above $15, I often find them on sale, making them still relatively affordable for high-quality, all-natural and vegan products.

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Desert Essence
The majority of Desert Essence skincare products align with a vegan formulation, although there are a few exceptions that include beeswax. To explore a list of Desert Essence’s vegan offerings, refer to their dedicated section.

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doTERRA’S essential oil products, certified with CPTG (Certified Pure Tested Grade™), provide natural solutions for you and your loved ones. Through responsible and sustainable sourcing, our goal is to enhance the well-being of your entire family and families worldwide with every doTERRA purchase. They offer essential oils, hair care, nutrition and beauty products.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics
Known for its budget-friendly makeup products, e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) is widely available and offers a wide range of cruelty-free options.

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Formula 10.0.6
Formula 10.0.6 offers a predominantly vegan lineup in its skincare products, except their Butter Up – Moisturizing Body Stick, which contains beeswax. Discover the best budget-friendly vegan face cleansers and masks from Formula 10.0.6, all priced under $10!

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Established by Jessica Alba, Honest Beauty embodies the idea of eliminating the need to make a trade-off between clean beauty and a more sustainable planet. Since its inception, Honest has consistently made thoughtful choices in the development, testing, and creation of its products. This commitment extends across a range of offerings, from nourishing skincare to high-performance makeup, as well as the meticulous selection of packaging materials. Embracing its Clean Conscious Culture™, Honest ensures that all components are crafted from aluminum, glass, tin and/or PCR, utilizing packaging materials derived from sustainable resources to promote a safer environment for both consumers and the planet.

Nip Fab

Nip Fab
Nip + Fab, founded by the same individuals behind the upscale skincare label Rodial, presents a budget-friendly selection aimed at addressing skincare issues effectively. Its products are accessible at pharmacies across the globe.

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Pacifica Beauty
This brand focuses on natural and vegan beauty products, offering affordable options that are also cruelty-free.

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St. Ives
St. Ives offers predominantly vegan skincare products, with the only exceptions being their Collagen & Elastin Moisturizer and Collagen & Elastin Body Lotion, both of which include collagen and elastin sourced from marine origins.

While St. Ives itself adheres to cruelty-free practices, it’s important to highlight that the brand is under the ownership of Unilever, a parent company that is not cruelty-free and conducts animal testing.

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Sukin ensures that all its products are entirely vegan and crafted without the inclusion of any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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The Ordinary
Every product from The Ordinary is both vegan and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. While The Ordinary maintains a cruelty-free stance, it’s important to be aware that the brand is owned by Estee Lauder, a parent corporation that does not adhere to cruelty-free practices.

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Every Versed product is entirely vegan, free from animal ingredients or by-products, and holds the Leaping Bunny certification for being cruelty-free. Despite the price range of $15-22 for Versed products, I find it essential to include them in this list due to their affordability and commitment to providing all-natural, clean and vegan skincare options.

These brands demonstrate that cruelty-free beauty doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. By choosing products from these affordable and ethical brands, consumers can enjoy quality beauty items without compromising their commitment to cruelty-free practices.