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 the 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 that special. I don’t have a fancy medical degree. I’m not a cosmetic chemist. I’m simply just a beauty lover with a big heart who wants to do better in this world. And I LOVE to learn!

The process to find less toxic + ethical 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; of those, even fewer are appropriately vetted.

My power comes from 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 becomes your go-to resource for conscious beauty and lifestyle. Our mission is to provide a trustworthy + transparent platform to talk about mindful beauty & lifestyle without judgment, unrealistic standards, and fear-mongering.

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