Amidst the growing backlash against cosmestic brands that choose to sell in China (and therefore make the decision to submit to the country’s mandatory animal testing policies), more and more woke consumers are searching for cruelty-free beauty alternatives that are a) committed to non-animal testing methods and b) still make good on the promise to deliver major face.
We round up 10 must-have beauty brands that not only fulfill both requirements, but are also conveniently just a short Uber trip or click away.
1. Kat Von D Beauty
The ink queen’s high-performance line of long-lasting lipsticks and unapologetically cool palettes will soon expand into vegan makeup brushes. Von D has also expressed the brand’s goal of going 100% vegan in the future.
Shop for Kat Von D Beauty at sephora.ph.
Who knew this drugstore favorite was also animal-friendly? Known for producing super affordable dupes that won’t break the bank, you can stock up on their budget-friendly mascaras and highlighters guilt-free.
Shop for E.l.f. at PCX.
3. The Body Shop
The original beauty pioneer for animal rights, the British brand famously initiated a no animal testing policy all the way back in 1989, making it the first cosmetics brand in the world to do so. This year, The Body Shop reaffirmed its stance by launching its #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting campaign.
Shop for The Body Shop at major shopping malls and at The SM Store.
4. Marc Jacobs Beauty
This luxurious makeup line’s ingeniously innovative range (which include gel highliners and coconut primers) also happens to be PETA Certified.
Shop for Marc Jacobs Beauty at sephora.ph.
The backbone behind every glowy girl’s go-to arsenal, most of BECCA’s cult favorite highlighters, bronzers, foundations, and blushes are even vegan-friendly.
Shop for Becca at sephora.ph.
6. Human Nature
Not only is Human Nature a homegrown success story, but it also carries the distinction of being the only local cosmetics brand to be both PETA approved and a member of the Natural Products Association—an international body which awards its exclusive seal to only the most ethical, sustainable, and naturally-derived products in the world.
Shop for Human Nature at major grocery chains, department stores, and at humanheartnature.com.
Once a ’90s beauty staple, the brand marked its recent revival with a collection of tropical weather-proof eyeshadow pencils, liquid lipsticks, and mascaras—all of which are tried and tested using non-animal methods.
Shop for Cargo at Beauty Bar and beautybar.com.ph.
Having developed a loyal following for their beyond beautiful makeup which specializes in photoluminescent technology, guilt-free powerhouse Hourglass is finally available starting today through Sephora.
Shop for Hourglass at sephora.ph.
Way more than really, really photogenic bath bombs, LUSH‘s tiny range of handmade, vegan makeup is highly-pigmented, multi-purpose, and seriously fun to play with.
Shop for LUSH at major shopping malls.
Nudestix‘s philosophy revolves around enhancing natural beauty with effortlessly easy lip and cheek pencils and all-over colors and highlighters.
Shop for Nudestix at sephora.ph.