Written by: Renae Morton of Lucy Pop Salon

Animal testing is an unfortunate fact of business as usual in the cosmetics and beauty industry. The good news is that you can make the world a more beautiful place, by choosing products that have not been tested on animals. Today we have so many cruelty free options that perform how we need them to, create a positive experience when we use them, and don’t support animal testing. 

Here’s a list of the top 5 professional beauty products - from head to toe - that are certified cruelty free. 




COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY gives us a cruelty-free range of hair color that delivers fashion forward, natural looking, multi-tonal results. The range is ammonia free and PPD Free, with 100% grey coverage, up to 4 levels of lift, and offers demi permanent or permanent options. An artful blend of naturally derived and sustainably sourced ingredients leaves the hair in excellent condition with incredible shine and color longevity. COLOR.ME is PETA approved cruelty free, so you can create beautiful hair color without supporting animal testing. 


2     amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner 


amika products harness the power of the Sea Buckthorn Berry to replenish restore and moisturize your hair. Always cruelty free, the line promises to deliver only the good stuff to your locks, and amika’s Silken Up Dry Conditioner is just like hair magic. This weightless spray adds silkiness and nourishment to freshly clean or second day hair, and as an added bonus gives thickness to your texture and fights static. 


3     Poni Cosmetics White Knight Mascara


Poni Cosmetics is a small, privately owned makeup brand made in Australia, but available globally. Their innovative products focus primarily on brows and lashes, and their White Knight Mascara is simply amazing. It has a dual brush that can be used for lash thickening or lash lengthening, and the formula contains powerful growth enhancing ingredients to help enhance your natural lashes with each application. Poni Cosmetics is committed to not testing on animals, and even uses #NoPoniesWereHarmed on all their social media outlets to drive the cruelty free beauty message home. 



You can always count on KEVIN.MURPHY to offer fashion forward, performance based, cruelty free products, and their latest offering, RE.STORE, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a no lather, cleansing, conditioning treatment that uses superfood proteins to naturally bind moisture, and restore hair strands with elasticity and strength. It’s a must have for anyone who heat styles or color treats their hair, and it since it’s cleansing and conditioning it saves time and extra steps in your weekly routine. 


5     Eminence Organics Coconut Firming Body Lotion


Eminence Organics is small batch, handmade skincare line that uses sustainable farming and green practices to make natural, organic, and cruelty free products that deliver amazing results. Their Coconut Firming Body Lotion is to die for with ingredients like Coconut Milk, Bamboo, and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells to give you firmer, tighter, smoother skin from head to toe. Eminence is Leaping Bunny certified as cruelty free, and never tests products or ingredients on our furry friends.

We all have our favorites, and these are just a few! If you have cruelty-free, sustainable, or organic products please feel free to get in contact with us so we can learn more about you!