One of the first steps to making a lifestyle change is finding websites and actual stores where you feel comfortable shopping for cosmetics and skincare.

    Below is my rendition of an online shopping guide for online sources  primarily focused on vegan and vegan-friendly cosmetics and skincare.

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    1.   Citrine

    Brands…Jane Iredale, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom, and many more

    Mission.. to promote healthy choices while exuding the most luxurious and glamorous aspects that all beauty products should have

    Started…opened their flagship store at Biltmore Fashion Park’s UNION in Phoenix AZ in November 2012

    Products…the latest and best in all natural and clean beauty products
     
      
     2. Credo…Credo stands for I “believe,” and we believe in a world of beauty where effective makeup and skincare products are safe and clean. We provide you eco-friendly and cruelty free and organic cosmetics that will give you the complexion you desire without causing any health issues.

      
    3.  Edson FarmsBrands…Acure, Aura Cacia, Mineral Fusion, Pacifica, Simpler’s Botanicals, Tom’s of Maine, ….
     

     

     4.  Grove Collobaratives

    Products…the best affordable and effective natural products for your home and family – from non-toxic laundry detergents that are tough on stains to sustainably sourced argan oil that will make your hair and skin glow

    Purpose…to help everyone create a healthy, beautiful home

        

       

      5. IHerb

      Company…one of the world’s largest online stores for natural products…the world’s leader in bringing the best overall value in natural products to its customers

      Founded…1996 
      Prices…typically 30 – 40% less than what you may find at health food stores and natural pharmacies

      Products Offered… over 1,200 brands and 35,000 brand name products of cruelty-free skincare, bath, toothpaste, shaving, laundry, 

      Reviews…only honest and candid customer product reviews  written by iHerb customers who have actually ordered the specific product from iHerb

        
      6.   Makeup Geek

      Company Goal
      …to make applying makeup easy and fun, and enhance your makeup skills in the comfort of your own home…to help even just one person feel more beautiful

      Products…cruelty-free makeup at affordable prices

      Website…a variety of videos on almost every makeup technique

        

       7. Petit Vour
       
      Based out of...Austin, Texas

      Founded…2013.

      Founder…Madeline Alcott

      Mission…to be a lifestyle brand that caters to modern, educated women with a softness for animals, nature, and life’s little luxuries

      Number of clients…
      over 10,000 women worldwide, each and every month.

      Products…
      only cruelty-free makeup to body products

          
      8.  Sephora

      Founded…in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970

      Known for……
      unparalleled assortment of prestige cruelty-free brands and product, unbiased service from experts, and interactive shopping environment

      Mission
      …to inspire clients to “play” in a world of beauty

      Number of stores.
      .approximately 2,300 stores in 33 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of over 430 stores across the Americas

      Opened its first U.S. store..
      .in New York’s Soho neighborhood in 1998

      Owned by…
      LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group

      Philosophy
      …”every stroke, swipe and dab reveals possibility”

          
        9.  The Detox Market


        Founder…
        Valerie, a health and wellness coach, and breast cancer survivor

        Mission…
        to create an educated community of health and beauty experts and to educate and serve our community of like-minded and like-hearted individuals who believe in the power of pure products

        Products…
        pure, effective and elegant cruelty-free and vegan natural products

           
        10. Ulta

        Company…the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services

        Founded…opened its first store in 1990

        Number of stores…1,010 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia

        Products…more than 20,000 budget-friendly and high-end products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label…a full-service salon in every stores featuring hair, skin and brow services

          
        11. Vitacost

        • Prices…offers savings up to 50% off retail 
        • Products…over 45,000 different healthy products from more than 2,500 leading brands—vitamins, supplements, health foods, sports nutrition products, bath & beauty favorites, home and pet products
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