SKIN: My Cruelty Free Bathroom

I want to start off by saying I’m not a Vegan, Vegetarian, or an Animal Activist. Last year I decided that I would try switching over to cruelty free skincare products. I didn’t run out and repurchase all new moisturizers and face washes. It was a simple conscious decision that once my favorite non-cruelty free product was out, I would try and replace it with something cruelty free. It turned out that most of the products I was using were not cruelty free, and the process of change would take a little more research on my behalf, plus lots of trial and error.

Hair: VERB

Not only is VERB relatively more affordable than most hair products at Sephora, but it actually works. I have tried countless products for volume and pretty much everything has always left my hair greasy and still flat. My three fave products are:

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a. VERB Ghost Oil $16

b. VERB Ghost Hairspray $16

c. VERB Volume Spray $16


Now here is where I struggle to let go of those favorites that unfortunately are not cruelty free. Time and time again I find myself wanting to repurchase something and finding out that it either is most recently not cruelty free or never was. I have found a few that at least, in my opinion, are high quality and seem to treat my face well.

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a. OLEHENRIKSEN The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser $30

b. LEAHLANI Bohemian Ruby Toner $46

c. DERMA E Rejuvenating Sage and Lavender Face Oil $16

d. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Age Prevention Superfood Cream $48 (I generally use this one in the morning)

e. FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Balm $34

f. FARMACY Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm $48


Can someone say holy grail?

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a. LUSH Dirty Springwash $33

b. TRADER JOE’S Coconut Body Butter $5

c. TRADER JOE’S Lavender Salt Scrub $6

d. EVERYDAY OIL $48 (use this post dry brush)

e. ALAFFIA Coconut and Coffee Berry Body Lotion $15

f. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Stick (Lavender + Vanilla or Rose + Vanilla $9

I purchased the body lotion, deodorant, and face oil all from Whole Foods. When in doubt, just note that anything you are buying from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s are ALL cruelty free. My goal this year is to try and shop more ethically. Now to reduce the amount of plastic I use… wish me luck.


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