Thanks to these cruelty-free companies, people of color don’t need to compromise their ethics to find high-quality cosmetics and personal-care products.
These brands are Black-owned, don’t test their ingredients or products on animals, and offer a range of vibrant and subdued colors that work well for every skin shade. What’s not to love?
With 59 shades of matte lip paint (all vegan), you’re sure to find your new favorite color.
The BouGie Natural hair-product line originated in a salon of the same name near Atlanta. It includes conditioners, hair vitamins, serums, and shampoos.
We love Kyra’s Shea Medleys’ simple formulas that use natural, organic ingredients. Check out its cute, creative products, like this moisturizing Pumpkin Spice Trio Pack.
This vegan company’s pure and simple soaps are often made from bamboo silk, castor oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter.
Mixed Chicks focuses on hair products and accessories, which are available in drugstores, beauty-supply stores, and Target.
The owner of Uncle Funky’s Daughter acquired the company in 2015 after loving its Extra Butter product for some time. Fans of the company’s natural hair products are self-described “Funky Junkies.”
Check out its product collections page for a ton of super-cute makeup ideas and products.
OBIA focuses on tresses, with a product line that includes cleansers, conditioners, daily moisturizers, oils, and styling products for both men and women.
SheaMoisture offers it all: bath-and-body items, cosmetics, hair products, kids’ items, men’s products, mommy-and-baby supplies, and skin-care items. As its name indicates, many of its products contain moisturizing shea butter.
The founder and president of Carol’s Daughter is Lisa Price. (Yes, she is the daughter of a woman named Carol.) Her brand has been going strong since she began selling her kitchen-made products online in 1993, followed by her first brick-and-mortar store in 1999.
Lake Louise “went green” before it was a mainstream thing to do. The Stanford University grad has always used natural and organic ingredients in her skincare line Lotus Moon. Plain Jane Beauty features 17 foundation shades.
If you don’t see your favorite brand here, check our full list of companies that don’t test on animals. If you still don’t see it, ask it to join PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program by assuring us that it will never test its products on animals.