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The demand for ethics in beauty, especially when it comes to the treatment of animals, has continued to rise and for good reason. “Clients are specifically asking which of our recommended products are cruelty-free,” says Dr. Lily Talakoub, board-certified dermatologist of Mclean Skin & Dermatology. “I think this is where our world should be headed [in terms of] skin care.”

On January 1, 2020, California will become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of cosmetics that have been made or developed using animal testing. However, until other states follow suit, finding cruelty-free beauty products still takes some research.

On your search for cruelty-free beauty products, you can follow beauty bloggers like Ethical Elephant or Cruelty-Free Kitty for tips and news, look up brands in databases such as PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies, or download apps like Leaping Bunny to help you identify animal-friendly buys.

To get your haul started, we’re sharing 10 of Sephora’s top-rated cruelty-free skin care products below.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion $9.80

The ultra-gentle retinol serum achieved cult-status following a shoutout from Kim Kardashian West.

Peace Out Acne Healing Dots $19

These dots deliver anti-inflammatory, anti-acne active ingredients while shrinking blemishes via an absorptive hydrocolloid patch.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum

For a thorough pore-cleansing, resurfacing night serum, consider using this nourishing formula before bed.

Tatcha The Water Cream $68

If you hate the feeling of products on your face, you’ll love this weightless cream. It’s incredibly light yet extremely hydrating.

Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask $45

This K-beauty mask is a must for anyone with combination to oily skin. It brightens, hydrates, and smooths skin while you sleep.

Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask $48

If you have a dry or dull complexion, try applying an overnight mask that deeply hydrates, plumps, and brightens with powerful, antioxidant-rich super berries.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel $88

Achieve smooth, beautiful skin in just two minutes with these pre-soaked pads that resurrect radiance and diminish signs of aging.

Sunday Riley Power Trio: Lactic Acid + Retinol + Vitamin C Bundle $88

Score three of Sunday Riley’s most popular products to aid fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, and uneven texture.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist $30

The ultra-refreshing mist infuses healing minerals for pure luxury with every spritz.

Herbivore Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil $48

If you’re a fan of CBD beauty products, then opt for this top-seller from a beloved indie skin care brand.

Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme $38

The vitamin C-infused cream works to visibly brighten eyes, reduce fine lines, and relieve dryness.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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