Be Gentle To Animals & Go Cruelty Free With These 10 Indian Brands

Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. And it's on us to be the voice for the voiceless and protect their lives to coexist. One of the dark secrets of the cosmetic industry is animal testing which is as gruesome as it sounds. Poor creatures like bunnies and puppies are confined to harsh conditions and injected with formulas that are lethal for life. The good news is that many brands have become aware and started to put an end to this inhuman process.

In fact, many countries have banned animal testing and this is just the first good step. Here are 10 amazing skincare and makeup brands that are cruelty-free and worth the bucks. All the brands mentioned are approved by PETA. How to check that? Look for any of a bunny or a leaping bunny logo on the packaging. Some products are cruelty-free and PETA approved written on them which makes it easier. 

Wet n' Wild

Wet N Wild

Wet n' Wild is an American drugstore brand that sells like hotcakes in India as well. Their makeup is not only cruelty-free but also affordable. From products that will help you perfect your base like foundation, concealer, colour correctors, highlighters, pallets and lipsticks, their range can give expensive brands a run for their money. 

NYX Professional Makeup

If you're a makeup junkie, you might already be having some NYX products lying around in your vanity without you even knowing that it's a cruelty-free brand. And if you don't, well, this too is a USA based brand that has everything you can think of when it comes to makeup. Some of their products like Soft Matte Lip Cream are cult favourites for years, so you'd want to join this PETA approved bandwagon. 

Colorbar

Colorbar

Colorbar is another big brand in India with offline presence as well. TBH, they don't have collections as big as the brands we've mentioned above, but if you're a beginner, you'll find everything you want here under a budget. And of course, of great quality. Their liquid eyeliner and Kiss Proof Lip Stain has made a storm in the makeup world, so they're a worthy purchase. 

The Body Shop

The Body Shop

As a brand encompassing both skincare and makeup, you obviously know The Body Shop is a constant for many. But did you know it's cruelty-free? Formerly owned by L'Oreal, The Body Shop has given up on animal testing and we're celebrating. Their cheek and lip stain gets our 10/10 and keep an eye on their tea tree range, Vitamin C range, and their luxurious body butter. 

Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics, as a brand, has been one of the strongest advocates of going cruelty-free and if that's not a good enough reason to hoard on their products, here's another one, their beauty, and bath products are a rage in the beauty community as they have something for every skin type and concern. Yes, their products are slightly on the expensive side, but hey, they do what they claim so it's all worth it in the end. FYI, we weep for how good their shampoo bars and body lotions are. 

Forest Essentials

Forest Essentials

Forest Essentials is a luxury Ayurveda brand and it has to be cruelty-free. When we say luxurious, we're talking about the whole deal, price, packaging, and quality. Albeit that, it's a mass favourite because the products are magic. This brand caters to four major categories, facial care, body care, hair care, and wellness, extracting the best from nature like cold-pressed oils, rare plant extracts, and infusions. There's no way we can suggest you one good product from all their ranges, so explore and get something that suits you. 

Bon Organics

Bon Organics

Did you know about this affordable Indian brand that loves animals as much as we do (taking the vocal for local route)? Bon Organics has an array of products that will revive your skin in the long term and you can happily ditch all the chemical-filled products. The other products worth grabbing are French Creme Rosa (face cream) and Aloe Vera shampoo, and in makeup, take your pick between their lip stains (strawberry, rose), eyeliner, and lip balms. 

Ruby's Organic

Ruby's Organics

We love Ruby’s Organics for two reasons and here’s the first – all their products are made from ingredients that you’d find in skin-enriching lotions and potions to repair the damage that makeup does to your skin like almond, castor, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, shea butter, glycerin, and beeswax. So, we’re completely sold on the brand’s idea of good-for-your-skin makeup products. They have a limited range of makeup that consists of lipsticks, concealers, and eye shadows that complement Indian skin tones. 

Plum Goodness

Plum

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Coming to basics, most of the face washes and moisturisers that you've used might not have been cruelty-free. But no worries, now you know. If you're apprehensive when it comes to skincare basics, you can trust Plum, as many others have. Recognised by PETA, go for their Bright Years All Day Defence Cream and Olive and Macadamia Mega Moisturising Hair Mask. You're welcome. 

Juicy Chemistry

Juicy Chemistry

Juicy Chemistry has got all sorts of goodies that are max refreshing, they feel like they're coming straight out of the earth. From the rustic, no-nonsense packaging to the no-frills texture of their products, it's clear chemicals were not invited to this party. You can gatecrash this party by getting their gourmet soaps. Argan Shampoo, and Maca Root Face Mask.