Because makeup shouldn't harm us or animals.


Stephanie Hussar - Clean and Cruelty-Free
Stephanie Thorn, Founder of Clean & Cruelty Free™

About Clean and Cruelty-Free

Hey There! I’m Stephanie Thorn, founder of Clean & Cruelty-Free™.

As a woman with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), I’ve become hyperaware of the toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals found in common beauty products. As a big-time animal lover, I’m also not down with animal testing. I decided to marry these two ethics into one and create helpful guides for others who are in the same boat as me. And so, Clean and Cruelty-Free was born.

What Makes C&CF Special?

The truth is, I’m not special. I don’t have a fancy medical degree (I’m just a Web Developer). However, finding non-toxic and cruelty-free products is very time-consuming and requires A LOT of research. For example, not every “cruelty-free” logo or image on the back of a product is trustworthy. In the United States brands can put whatever they want on their packaging in regards to animal testing (without anybody verifying these claims). American brands can also use 1300+ toxic chemicals that other countries have banned, and hide them in the ingredient list behind words like “fragrance” and “parfum”. Scary, huh?

My power comes in knowing WHAT to ask companies about their animal testing policies and HOW to decode their oftentimes confusing ingredient lists. All of which I would like to teach you how to do.

Ethics Over Everything

Makeup and skincare products are great, but our health and the lives of animals are more important. My team and I are no longer willing to sacrifice either of those things in the name of beauty, and you don’t have to either.

My hope is that Clean and Cruelty-Free serves as your go-to resource for non-toxic and cruelty-free beauty. My mission is to provide an honest, trustworthy, and transparent platform to talk about clean and cruelty-free beauty & lifestyle products.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

John Ruskin