Cruelty-free at the drug store: Update!

I’m happy to report that today I’m writing from the Garden State!

By Tony Webster (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By Tony Webster (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
I came down for a quick weekend visit and hit one of my favorite local drugstores… Harmon Discount.

Let me tell you, it is a cruelty-free mecca!  As such, I felt that I had to take the opportunity to update my cruelty-free at the drugstore challenge post with this latest info.  As in the previous post, I’ve the list into cosmetics and skin/hair/personal care, then listed brands alphabetically. Please note that for cosmetics oftentimes these brands are in their own smaller displays at the end of the aisle and sometimes in even smaller displays up by the cashiers.  Pay particular attention to these end of aisle gems because I thrice (that’s right, I wrote thrice) had OMG! moments, stumbling upon brands I’d never anticipated finding.


Nic's Picks Brush Set... I thought these were sold out, but I scored the last one :)
Nic’s Picks Brush Set… I thought these were sold out, but I scored the last one 🙂
  • Ardell
  • Bonne Belle
  • Eco Tools
  • ELF (OMG! #1)
  • Orly
  • Real Techniques (OMG! #2)
  • Wet n’ Wild

Skin/Hair/Personal Care

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Lite... been wanting to try something from this brand, literally, for years!
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Lite… been wanting to try something from this brand, literally, for years!
  • Alba Botanica
  • Avalon Organics
  • DermaE
  • DermOrganic
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Every Man Jack
  • It’s a 10 Hair Care
  • Jason Naturals
  • Kiss My Face
  • Method
  • Nature’s Gate
  • Pacifica bath products (OMG! #3)
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Queen Helene
  • Seventh Generation
  • Shea Moisture
  • Yes to (Carrots, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Blueberries, etc.)

As if all this bounty were not enough, two other important pieces of awesome about Harmon.  First off, I know they’re not all over the U.S., but, they do ship quite a bit of their stock from their website.  Second, they accept Bed, Bath, & Beyond Coupons!  Saved myself 20% off a single item + $5 off my total (Thanks, Mom!)

As with my previous post, please keep a few points in mind.

  • I do not guarantee that these lists are exhaustive
  • Cruelty-free status is ever-changing, so please do your own research; I recommend the resources in my blogroll for keeping current
  • My experience is that not every store within a chain carries the exact same products within a brand

That said, happy cruelty-free discount shopping 🐶😍🐰

*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer.  I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional.  There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.

**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.


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