Face to Face: Cruelty-Free Skincare for Every Budget

We all want to have healthy, beautiful skin. Often, that requires using skincare products such as moisturizers, toners, scrubs, and serums. But, did you know that many popular skincare and cosmetic brands test their products on animals? That’s right — bunnies, hamsters, and dogs are all being abused by having chemicals put into their eyes and rubbed over their skin. Although some countries have banned animal testing, others still allow it and may even require it.

If you believe that animals deserve to be treated with respect, you may want to consider switching to cruelty-free skincare brands (that is, ones that do not test on animals). These brands typically have one of three logos on them: the leaping bunny, the CCF bunny, or PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies.” It should be noted that cruelty-free brands often offer vegan options, too (which is great news for all the vegans out there who have trouble finding products).

You may think that cruelty-free skincare brands will be too costly for you, but that definitely isn’t the case! We’ve rounded up several cruelty-free brands for every budget. So, you don’t have to break the bank to save bunnies or sacrifice the quality of your skincare products for an ethical option.


Desert Essence

Desert Essence has a philosophy which states: “beauty is natural and nature is beautiful.” They are committed to sourcing ingredients responsibly and caring for all living beings. So, they do not test any of their ingredients on animals — in fact, they are certified by Leaping Bunny.

They also harvest palm and coconut oil in a sustainable manner. Further, the products they sell do not contain any artificial colors or fragrances. You don’t have to break the bank to afford Desert Essence, either. Their skincare products — which include moisturizers, facial scrubs, and facial washes — are all under $20 USD.

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