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No Need for Botox With These Vegan and Cruelty-Free Anti-Wrinkle Products

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Are you thinking of getting botulinum toxin (Botox) to “fix” or prevent wrinkles—or of returning to your cosmetic Botox routine now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting? Before you do, consider the following:

Is Botox vegan? Is Botox cruelty-free?

Botox for cosmetics purposes and other products like it are not animal-friendly—they’re not cruelty-free. Even as some companies have developed animal-free ways to test these products, experimenters still poison mice, which induces paralysis and causes them to endure a slow and agonizing death.

There’s no justification for torturing and killing sensitive, curious mice. These animals are so clean and tidy that they (like humans) create separate spaces in their homes in their natural habitat for storing food, sleeping, and going to the toilet.

Thankfully, many compassionate cosmetics companies are saying “no” to testing their products on mice, rabbits, rats, or any other animals. Some of our favorite brands offer cruelty-free and vegan anti-wrinkle creams and other products that are as good for our skin as they are for animals. Check out the most raved-about ones:

100% PURE

Use 100% PURE’s Vitamin C Serum to reveal younger-looking skin without harming animals. “I love this product, it’s smooth, moisturizes and smells great,” raved one customer.

100% PURE's Vitamin C Serum

Alba Botanica

The Even Advanced Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream from Alba Botanica plumps skin with continuous overnight moisture. And try Alba’s Fast Fix Sheet Mask to give your skin a quick boost.

Alba fast fix sheet mask camu camu anti-wrinkle


Start your day looking bright and ageless with Aveda’s Tulasāra Firm Concentrate. “Great product for tired skin,” said one satisfied customer.

Aveda's Tulasāra Firm Concentrate

The Body Shop

All of The Body Shop’s anti-aging skin-care products are vegan and cruelty-free, including the popular Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask


Two of DERMA E’s most raved-about products include the Firming DMAE Moisturizer and the Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel—both vegan, cruelty-free, and recommended by most reviewers.

DERMA E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel


As we age, our hair changes. Thank goodness, then, for Developlus’ Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System, complete with a clarifier, a masque, and an elixir.

Developlus Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

We love Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s products because they work and are cruelty-free. The Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel is no exception. Follow the peel with the Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer for nourished, smooth skin. “A++ for sure,” gushed one customer.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel

Franklin & Whitman

The hydrating, nourishing Walnut Hill Face Serum is a fan favorite. “My skin feels softer and is definitely brighter,” said one happy customer.



Show off radiant and younger-looking skin with a little help from Age Renewal Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing Crème, a JĀSÖN bestseller.

JASON Age Renewal Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing Crème

Kiss My Face

Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin without harming animals with Kiss My Face’s C the Change Ester C Serum.


For elasticity and glow, try Lush’s Full of Grace animal-friendly moisturizer. “Like magic!” said one customer.

Lush full of grace moisturizer


Pacifica’s Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream is vegan and cruelty-free, just like every other product from the company. Add the Mineral Face Shade Coconut Probiotic (SPF 30) to your morning routine to protect your skin and avoid signs of early aging.

Pacifica Mineral Face Shade Coconut Probiotic SPF 30

Physicians Formula

For an all-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen, try Physicians Formula’s Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer (SPF 15). For an ultra-rich topical, try the Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day & Night Cream. “This is the best day and night cream I ever used,” commented one user.

Physicians Formula Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day and Night Cream


The epic Truffle Therapy Serum from SKIN&CO Roma, a PETA Business Friend, will keep your skin looking refreshed and radiant. “My skin feels hydrated and tight. Love, love, love it!!!” said one purchaser.

Truffle Therapy Serum from SKIN&CO Roma

Twinkle Apothecary

People love this roll-on eye serum: “Smooths lines, decreases puffiness. Perfect serum. Can’t live without!” said one customer.

Twinkle Apothecary Eye Serum


Worldwide, more than 400,000 mice are killed annually in experiments used to test Botox and similar products, even though reliable, cruelty-free, non-animal tests have been approved by government agencies. The only way to oppose these cruel and archaic tests effectively is to buy from the many compassionate brands that use only vegan ingredients and that refuse to test on animals anywhere in the world.

More Ways to Protect Your Skin and Animals

Sun damage can cause dark spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. For the best prevention, pick up one of these animal-friendly sunscreens as well!

Leafy greens can help fight signs of aging, too. Add spinach, arugula, and kale to your diet for extra benefits.

If you shop on your own for vegan anti-wrinkle products, be sure to choose a brand that doesn’t test on animals by checking our Beauty Without Bunnies database:

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