It's Easy To Shop Cruelty-Free!

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Posted April 28, 2011 by Christina

Did you know that companies still blind, poison, and kill animals in product tests for things like toothpaste and hairspray? Yep, weird world—but you don’t have to buy products that are tested on animals. More and more companies are giving up animal testing in favor of more humane and effective testing these days, so it’s easier than ever to get cruelty-free products.

I bet a lot of people don’t realize that they can walk into their local grocery store and grab cruelty-free (and vegan) products like deodorant, shampoo, and face wash. Of course, not every cruelty-free product is vegan, so you’ll still want to keep an eye out for the weird things people try to sneak in (silk, honey, milk, etc.).

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Just how easy is it to shop cruelty-free? The peta2 staff has teamed up to share our fave commonly found products with you guys!

Your local drug store, grocery store, or Target:

Your local mall:

The Internet:

It’s super easy to find cruelty-free products online—they’re available all over the place! Anna’s favorite product to grab online is Ecco Bella’s mascara (she keeps raving about it—maybe you ladies should check it out).

At home:

Did you know that you can make a ton of products on your own, like shampoo, conditioner, and even lip scrub? Click here to see our DIY recipes!

Also, if you have a Trader Joe’s store near you, you can find a bunch of cruelty-free body products. They sell Tom’s toothpaste, a really awesome tea tree oil face wash, facial moisturizer, shampoos, conditioners, dish soap, and many other cruelty-free products. They even have a list of vegan products!

What’s your fave cruelty-free product?

Knowledge is power!

P.S. Need a cruelty-free pocket shopping guide? E-mail us at with your full name and mailing address (U.S. and Canada only!). Be sure to put “Shopping Guide” in the subject line of your e-mail!  You can also search our cruelty-free company database here!




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  • 1668 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    My local mall just opened a store with handmade, vegan soaps/candles/lotions/body spray and they’re ALL made locally.
    It’s really great seeing as how we’re pretty limited here as far as designated vegan shopping goes. It also means that there’s less effort that I have to put into finding gifts for the women in my family that will support my vegan ethics but satisfy them as well.


  • 1672 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Awesome! A lot of the “eco-friendly” stuff is vegan and cruelty free. You just gotta take a look at the label.

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