There are a lot of things to think about when choosing beauty products; does this suit my skin type? Will it give me the skin I want? Has it been tested and reviewed? But the pressing concern these days is whether or not the product is cruelty-free. With that, we've compiled five high-end ethical beauty brands that are taking a strong stand against animal testing:

1. Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley is a brand that’s not only passionate about eradicating animal testing, it’s also passionate about lifting the veil on the mysterious ingredients often found in skincare products with its honest labels and dedication to using ingredients that are 99% pure. 

Their products are a perfect marriage of all-natural botanicals and innovative skincare technology.

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2. Aesop

Not only are all of Aesop’s products cruelty-free, they also contain no animal-produced ingredients (such as beeswax and honey), making their range 100% vegan with the exception of their natural-bristled shaving brushes. 

Aesthetically gorgeous packaging and ethically produced skincare that smells divine and works a charm—seriously, what’s not to love?

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3. Hourglass 

Hourglass’ cult following speaks volumes about the quality of its products, but aside from being some of the most lusted after cosmetics in the game, Hourglass has worked tirelessly to ensure that its customers can enjoy the award-winning make-up with a clear conscience.

Its founder, Carisa Janes, says that by 2020 all Hourglass products will be 100% vegan.

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4. Drunk Elephant

Additive- and cruelty-free, Drunk Elephant is the brand on every beauty geek’s lips, and for good reason. All of their products are proudly made without what they call “the suspicious six”—essential oils, drying alcohols, silicons, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLS, making it suitable for all skin types. 

Its range of products is concise, but all made with great care. 

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5. Charlotte Tilbury

A lot of love and research has gone into British celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's eponymous line of high end, Hollywood-approved make-up. She spent years mixing different formulations backstage and on set to get the perfect application and now, her cruelty-free line is available to all. 

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This story originally appeared on Hong Kong Tatler.

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