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 You 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 with a big heart and loads of empathy.

I find complete joy in using and sharing green beauty products that aren’t tested on animals. However, I understand this process 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 fact there are less than a handful of certified Cruelty-Free programs that are properly vetted.

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 clean and cruelty-free beauty. My mission is to provide an honest, trustworthy, and transparent platform to talk about green & sustainable beauty & lifestyle products.

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

John Ruskin