The Best Things In Life Are (Cruelty) Free Cosmetics

June 22, 2015 Julie Luxemberg

Sometimes just walking into a nail salon and taking a deep breath can make you feel sick to your stomach with all the fumes. Is that too dramatic? Maybe. But it definitely doesn’t feel like you’re treating your body to healthy and natural beauty products. Just like you want to fuel your body with healthy vegan foods, you should fuel your skin, hair, and nails with vegan beauty products. Here we’ve highlighted some amazing cosmetic companies for NYC dwellers and online shoppers alike!

1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Starting humbly with just a pair of homemade lip balms, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was founded in NYC in 2004 by makeup artist David Klasfeld. The company expanded and now includes everything from airbrush make up to nail lacquer. Their most popular product is called Lip Tar. This liquid lipstick is made with organic hemp oil and vitamin E, which is great for hydration. It goes on smooth and glossy but dries down to a matte finish lasting all day long. And of course, all of their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.


2. 100% Pure

For this one, the name says it all. The products are free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, toxins, and skin-irritating parabens. They even take it a step further with offices powered by solar energy, recycled packaging, and labels made with biodegradable vegetable ink. The company is also completely cruelty-free. They sell fruit-dyed makeup, as well as products for your skin, body, hair, nails, and even your baby! Get yourself some caffeine eye cream, kelp and mint volumizing shampoo, black tea mascara and so much more. Also if you’re not already convinced to go 100% Pure, you can enjoy free shipping online with no minimum. Get to it ladies!


We should start to live a LUSH life, immediately. The products are made from organic fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and safe synthetics. They only buy ingredients from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals. Their products and fragrances are invented using only vegetarian ingredients. Any type of beauty product you’re searching for, you can find it at LUSH. Shop bath bombs and bubble bars, ocean salt shower scrubs, bubblegum lip balms, herbal cleansers, glamorous eyeliners, and solid perfumes. You can also filter the products on the website to just look at those that are exclusively vegan. LUSH is spunky and fun and you will love living the LUSH life.

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