20 of the best cruelty-free products you need to know about

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By Magdalena Guillen

Cruelty-free brands have grown tremendously over the past few years -- and we're thankful that not only are we helping protect our furry friends with these innovative products, but we're also saving the environment. Animal-free testing products that we love and actually work without breaking our wallets?

Sign us up ASAP.

Take a look below for the best cruelty-free makeup and skincare products for all your daily needs! Have a product that you love and we missed? Leave in the comments below!

20 of the best cruelty-free products on the market
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20 of the best cruelty-free products on the market

Dry, damaged hair rejoice! This ultra-hydrating shampoo and conditioner will leave your strands feeling soft and shiny.

Best for: Thick/curly-haired guys and gals; dry/damaged hair

$19.99 on Amazon

Whether you have oily/combination or dry skin, this cleansing gel works on all skin types, leaving your face feeling squeaky-clean and soft with its soothing formula.

$39.94 on Amazon 

A toner that doesn't strip away your natural oils but still purifies and soothes skin? Sign us up! This toner not only does the above mentioned, but contains witch hazel, rose water and lavender -- which helps fight acne, wrinkles and help stimulate new cell growth.

TIP: Apply right after washing face with a cotton ball

$27.50 on Amazon

If your skin is especially acne-prone, this light and non-greasy moisturizer will be your savior! Perfect to use right before applying foundation.

$11.00 on Amazon 

It's a best-selling lotion for a reason! This non-greasy formula soothes skin with ingredients like oat milk and lavender, providing relief to troubled, dry skin. Gentle enough to use even on the most sensitive types.

TIP: A little goes a long way with this cream.

$29.95 at LUSH

This mask will relieve your skin of any stress, help minimize your pores, and tighten it up all while keeping it soft and smooth.

TIP: If you have sensitive skin, test it out on a small patch of skin first. This action-packed formula delivers a tinging sensation some might feel uncomfortable with. 

$19.99 at CVS 

Dull skin will love this action-packed serum. Not only does it brighten and replenish tired skin but it also helps tone and prevent wrinkles. 

TIP: Apply right after using toner. 

$27.19 on Amazon

Your lips will thank you after applying this thick minty balm. Its dense formula hydrates and packs a powerful punch to chapped lips. We also recommend applying a little of the original non-scented formula to tough, dry skin spots (like elbows!). You'll thank us later.

$12.00 on Glossier

We are completely obsessed with this 15-piece brush set. The synthetic bristles allow for an easy application and create a flawless finish for all your makeup needs. Roll-out case with protective flap included.  

Our favorite brushes? The large kabuki brush and white fluffy foundation brush.

$30.00 on Amazon

Probably one of the best (and most luxurious) concealers we've ever tried, this formula banishes fine lines, erases dark circles and goes on super smooth -- just make sure to blend, blend, blend.  

TIP: A little goes a long way.

$28.00 at Ulta

Ideal for setting and cleaning up contours and/or concealer, this finishing powder works wonders on skin, leaving you with a flawless look that is photo-ready!

TIP: Apply right after putting on concealer with a brush or beauty sponge to "set" and eliminate the chances of your concealer to crease. 

$9.99 at Ulta

Arguably the best eyeshadow palette out there, this beautiful assortment of neutral eyeshadows is a fan and industry favorite! Comes with a dual-ended brush that will let you blend and pack on shadow to your liking.

TIP: Don't forget to apply UD's infamous potion primer beforehand to prevent creases! 

$54.00 at Nordstrom 

NYX makes our list again with the most affordable and full coverage liquid foundation out there. Not only does it ring in under $10, but it keeps skin shine-free -- from morning until night. 

TIP: Ideal for oily/combination skin types

$7.49 at Ulta 

This online-only exclusive highlighter will give you a radiating glow with a touch of shimmer that will have you feeling extra glamorous. Infused with vitamin E to hydrate skin, this baked formula will stay put all day long. 

$3.00 at Ulta

One of Smashbox's best-sellers, this powerful mascara sculpts, defines and gives lashes the ultimate volume boost without clumps or breakage. Perfect for everyday use!

TIP: It's made with an olive oil complex which means lashes will stay soft, no matter how much drama you add with every layer. 

$22.00 on Amazon

Sharp edges? Check. Precise application? Check. Waterproof formula that will never smear? Check. This ultra-fine, flexible tipped liquid eyeliner will satisfy all your needs from extended sharp cat-eye to the the thinnest of lines. 

TIP: Never leave uncapped, will dry out

$20.00 at Sephora

The product that launched Wet n Wild in 1979 is still a fan-favorite! Not only does it come in a large variety of colors, textures and glitters but also comes in hot at a nice $0.99. Is there anything else that can beat that price?

$0.99 at Wet n Wild 

Take off all your makeup in one gentle -- but powerful -- sweep with this oil-free formula that will quickly dissolve any trace of the day's grime.

$18.00 at Nordstrom 

One of our favorite hand soaps, this formula leaves hands feeling soft and clean -- and it comes in a 100 percent recycled, biodegradable bottle. 

$17.94 for a pack of 6 on Amazon 

Probably the best (and most effective) deodorant stick out there. 'Nuff said. 

$22.06 for a pack of 6, on Amazon


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