Because makeup shouldn't harm us or animals.


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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 hyper-aware of product ingredients, especially those with a potential to disrupt hormones. 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 – wanting better for yourself, our earth, and animals. And so, Clean and Cruelty-Free was born.

What Makes Me Special?

The truth is, I’m not special. I don’t have a fancy medical degree. I’m not a cosmetic chemist. I’m simply just a beauty lover and aspiring makeup artist with a big heart and loads of empathy.

I find joy in using and sharing green beauty products that aren’t tested on animals. However, I understand the process to find these products can be 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. There are only a handful of certified Cruelty-Free programs, and of those, even fewer are properly vetted.

My power comes in knowing what to ask companies about their animal testing policies and how to decode ingredient lists. All of which I teach you how to do here on Clean & Cruelty-Free.

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 clean and cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle. My mission is to provide an honest, trustworthy, and transparent platform to talk about green beauty & lifestyle without judgment, unrealistic standards, and of course animal testing.

If this sounds like your kind of place, be sure to sign up for our mailing list (at the bottom of the page) to receive updates + freebies. We don’t spam – only 1-2 emails go out a month! 🙂

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

John Ruskin