I don’t usually do post’s about beauty products but I would love to tell you all about some of my favourite products that I’ve found this year. In late 2018, I decided I needed a change, I’d been putting my money into the hands of companies that support Testing on Animals. It’s 2019, and we the world of ‘Animal lovers’ are still supporting this cruelty which is completely unnecessary, I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth was and I will no longer buy or use brands that are not ‘Cruelty-Free.’
Let’s talk for a minute about why I decided to change and then I will talk to you about the products I’ve found, tried and loved. I’ve always titled myself ‘an animal lover’ and I thought it was a bit half arsed to say you love animals but you will still wash your hair with a product that’s hurt an animal. I know some people may not share the same views as me but that’s okay. I’ve had mixed views from family and friends when I told them, one person said ‘What difference does it make?’
The difference is, I have the opportunity to support something I feel strongly about. One person can always make a difference and I hope by sharing this with you, I might able to help you make the change too.
I will admit that I’ve found it difficult to find brands that I like and I’ve found it to be a little pricey occasionally but I’d rather spend more than put my money into a company whose policies I don’t agree with.
I have tried and tested all of these brands myself personally so all thoughts and opinions are my own, this post contains some Amazon Affiliate links.
Baylis & Harding Beauticology Unicorn Candy Hand Wash
This handwash by Baylis and Harding is to die for. The smell reminds me of Cherry Bakewells and let’s face it the packaging is adorable. I am aware that not all of Baylis and Harding products are Cruelty-free as certain products contain bee’s wax. So if you are looking to buy from them make sure you check the label.
My Hair Matters: Sainsburys Hair Range
Hair products have proven to be difficult to find, but I was lucky enough to find this new Sainsbury’s brand called ‘My Hair Matters’ they create high-quality hair products at half the price and they are all cruelty-free. So far there are only 5 different types of Shampoo’s and conditioner are in the range and I’m hoping they will make more.
They offer Smooth, Volume, Moisture infusion, Nourish & Repair, and Colour. I have tried the Mustuire infusion, which is lightly scented, it left my hair feeling soft and nourished the same as any other brand would. I am going to be trying the colour next as I do die my hair often and I feel it would be a better fit for me.
Find out more about My Hair Matters on Sainsbury’s website: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/
I’m very pleased to be able to keep Lush in my life as they are a Cruelty-free brand. I have reviewed Lush Products on my blog before which you can read here. Lush area great cruelty-free alternative as they don’t just create bath bombs. They have face products, bath & shower products, hair products, and a fragrance range. Not only do Lush smell to die for, but they are also all handmade and
Check out more of their products using their website: https://uk.lush.com/
Original Source is a great choice for shower gels and scrubs, they are a vegan brand and their products are brimming with the most beautiful scents. There isn’t much to say about them other than if you want a change for a cruelty-free shower gel that smells good enough to eat and is longlasting Original Source is the one to choose.
The Body Shop
For hand creams and lip balms, I would always choose The Body Shop, I have quite sensitive skin and really dry, cracked skin on my hands, kind of like a lizard. The body shop hand creams always leave my hands smelling nice and feeling soft to the touch, I especially like that I can always match the scents from my hand cream to my lip balm.
Obviously, I haven’t covered everything in this one post so there will be more to come as I change my make-up brands, my hair dye brand, etc. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and possibly wish to make the change yourself. If you are a cruelty-free brand looking for a product review, send me an email over firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr Suess.