Having recently transitioned from vegetarian to vegan after 15 years of vegetarianism I have been trying to be more aware of the other non-food products I use, such as makeup and bath products, endeavoring as best I can to ensure that these are also cruelty free and vegan. Cruelty free products have always been something I've considered at the back of my mind although never very diligently, mostly due to the daunting prospect of researching every single brand I use and the ingredients within each product. Knowing how off-putting this is along with the awkwardness of standing at a drugstore makeup stand with your phone in your hand as you frantically google every product you're looking at, I thought it might be useful to compile a little list of my favourite cruelty free and vegan brands I've come across. I've seen a few of these lists around on the internet but so many are out of date and are mainly comprised of products which can only be found online so I thought I'd chip in with a budget friendly and MOSTLY drugstore vegan list.
ALL brands mentioned on this list are cruelty free (ie. do not test their products on animals) and are categorized as per how many of their products are also vegan friendly (all, some, some but no official list).