Cruelty-Free Skin Care Picks

Today I am SO EXCITED to team up with Stephanie over at Not Entirely Perfect to bring you some of our favorite cruelty-free toiletry items! Stephanie recently posted about cruelty-free make-up products and did a wonderful job explain the catch 22 with China’s requirements as well as the loophole that is “parent companies.” Go check it out so you’re all caught up for today’s post!

I’ve been meaning to blog about my cruelty-free products for so long and Stephanie finally gave me the push I needed! Here we will be looking at cruelty-free skin care products and when you’re done you can head over to her page to read about hair care products!

All products have a link to their websites.

Cruelty 1

daily moisturizer: beautycounter every day am hydrating cream | night moisturizer: the body shop aloe vera soothing night cream | cleanser: lush coalface cleanser (bar) | face wipes: yes to coconut cleansing wipes | toner: arbonne clear advantage clarifying toner | acne treatment: burt’s bees spot treatment cream * | anti-aging: mango madness retinol skin cream | exfoliate: alba good & clean toxic release scrub

Cruelty 2

sunscreen: badger organic unscented sunscreen with zinc | deodorant: toms of maine naturally dry antiperspirant * | scented lotion: gud mango moonbreeze natural body lotion | unscented lotion: beauty without cruelty hand & body lotion, fragrance free | bodywash: ahava mineral botanic cream wash | bug spray: the honest company bug spray

* These companies are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free.

Now go checkout some cruelty-free hair care favorites with Stephanie!

Honestly, it’s not too terribly hard to consciously buy cruelty-free skin care/make-up/hair care. I also use humane cleaning and laundry supplies. There are so many new, cruelty-free companies emerging in the market. If you are looking for a monthly box to subscribe to check out petit vour. Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company is also a monthly box that includes toiletries, home care, and baby products- great for those that have children! I also have an app on my phone called “Cruelty-Cutter” that allows me to scan items at the store and it tells me right away if they test on animals. (It’s not free, but it’s worth it. The group that created the app is the Beagle Freedom Project, who dedicates their time to freeing animals from testing laboratories. How cool is that?! )

Once you fill your home with cruelty-free products your stomach will turn at the thought of buying inhumane brands. Sorry, but it’s just a side-effect of buying consciously 🙂 Let me (or Stephanie) know if you have any questions or want any help converting to a cruelty-free lifestyle!

What are some of your favorite cruelty-free products?


10 thoughts on “Cruelty-Free Skin Care Picks

    • I will soon! Surprisingly Target has a whole section of cruelty-free cleaners (though I’m thinking of switching to another system for cleaning…)! Once I get my ducks in a row I’ll do a post on cleaning products!


  1. It’s good to know that The Body Shop is on this list, since I am a big fan of a lot of their products. Lush is an awesome one as well, I like a lot of their products. I want to try the Badger sunscreen because Neutrogena has been my go to before.


    • Lush is a huge advocate of cruelty-free products. They do a lot in terms of ending animal testing and pressuring other companies 🙂 I actually just read that Badger sunscreen is a really great alternative to the main brands- it has less synthetic ingredients and is more natural! I’ll be picking more up before my beach trip!! Thanks for reading, Kasi!


    • I’m glad that so many brands you use are on this list! It’s so much easier to buy cruelty-free when you know the options (and when you know that there are so MANY options!). Thanks for the comment, Sarena!


  2. Sadly I don’t recognize any of these brands. Do you know of any skin care products that are cruelty free available in Canada? Preferably in drug stores?


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