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An Introduction to Cruelty Free Beauty

An Introduction to Cruelty Free Beauty
Team LF
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Here at LookFantastic we have some incredible beauty options for the ethical minded customer. Whether you prefer organic and natural products, adopt a vegan lifestyle or just want to make more cruelty free choices we are here to help!

I’ve picked some of our most popular cruelty free beauty products from our makeup, skincare, haircare and tool departments to get you started. They are all items that we personally love from brands that are known for their ethical or cruelty free status.

Our Top 5 Cruelty Free Products


The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

The Balm are a new arrival on site, and it’s safe to say that they’ve already made their mark. Featuring budget friendly makeup in adorable retro style packaging, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular! Their stand out product is the Mary Lou Manizer, a 3-in-1 product which acts as a highlighter, all over body shimmer and an eye shadow.

First Aid Beauty - Radiance Pads

First Aid Beauty have a cult following online, and their range combines ingredients that are kind to sensitive skin that also deliver incredible results. One of our favourite products is the Facial Radiance Pads; toning pads which tackle dullness and acne scaring, whilst still being gentle enough to use every day.  

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

Paul Mitchell is famed in cruelty free circles and has built their brand around their no animal testing policy, so it was a struggle to pick just one product! However, this shampoo and conditioner duo in their Tea Tree range featuring the lovely Lavender Mint scent is amazing! Not only are they hydrating and brilliant for the hair, the lavender scent also ensures a calming bathing experience too.

Real Techniques – Blush Brush

Real Techniques have been making a name for themselves for over 5 years now with their range of affordable and high quality tools. Every brush in their collection is cruelty free and uses synthetic hair, but the Blush Brush is our particular favourite. The incredibly soft and medium density bristles make it the perfect brush for all over powder application, and it is pink too!

Hand Chemistry - Intense Youth Complex Hand Cream

This wonder product from Deciem hails a new era in skincare. It is a highly concentrated formula which combats 8 signs of hand aging. It also just happens to be cruelty free! It features our favourite super-ingredient (tremella fuciformis sporocarp – what a mouthful) which is 400 times more moisturising than hyaluronic acid, and is being raved about online.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our ethical beauty round up, and don’t forget to join us over on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to continue the conversation!

Team LF
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Our team of beauty experts cover everything from makeup to skincare, picking out the most effective products from the best brands and latest trends. Stay up to date on everything beauty with the LOOKFANTASTIC blog, and find all your essentials in one place.