Every season we do a line up of beauty products we are loving. We weed through hundreds of average products and share which handful came out on top for our writers.
It goes without saying that they are all cruelty-free, vegan, and (almost-always – unless noted otherwise) natural! You’ll want to try these out for yourself!
Without further ado – 8 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products On Our Radar Right Now
A beach wave spray available in endless perfumed combos that actually works without making your hair crunchy like uncooked lo-mein noodles. 100% vegan, cruelty-free and made from scratch, this feather-light formula will tame frizz adding definition and movement to all hair types. Great way to get an extra boost to hair that hasn’t been washed for a day or two.
Hair color retailer dpHUE has recently introduced a new hair-care product that utilizes natural apple cider vinegar from a small family farm, the ACV Wash. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids which remove build-up without harsh surfactants for noticeably healthy hair. dpHUE’s ACV treatment infuses apple cider vinegar with argan oil, fire tulip, lavender extract and aloe vera for a wonder product that increases the vibrancy and softness of your hair and is sulfate and paraben free! The wash gently removes impurities from hair while increasing softness and shine…and this actually smells great too. Save yourself damage as after just one use, your hair will be silky and smooth for days after.
Infused with the organic essential oils of almond, apricot and chamomile, Natracare Cleansing Make-Up Removal Wipes have a soft and strong organic cotton cloth that’s gentle but effective, even on a full drag queen face of warpaint. Many conventional cleansing wipes contain a host of harsh chemicals including formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, foaming ingredients, parabens and synthetic fragrances, all linked to irritation – plus they stink of heavy fragrance. Natracare Makeup wipes are the first in the world to receive the COSMOS organic standard. This high seal of approval takes the worry out of reading ingredients lists. Natracare products are never tested on animals, nor do they contain any animal ingredients or raw materials processed with any animal products. Bonus: they smell like fresh lemons, but don’t sting your eyes.
Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask offers powerful repair at home – rejuvenating damaged, dull hair and preserving color vibrancy in an entirely natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free, paraben & sulfate-free package. Unlike other oils that coat hair strands, Ungurahua oil, rich in omega-9, consists of tiny molecules that slip into the heart of each strand to heal, fortify and soften, infusing thirsty hair with moisture. Quinoa protein strengthens; lavender and eucalyptus add a touch of aromatherapy to inspire a relaxing, once-a-week, 15-minute beauty ritual. This product offers the benefit of a typically salon-only, intensive treatment in the convenience of your own home.
80 Acres, an olive-oil based body care line produced by McEvoy Ranch, one of the premier producers of estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, make the most delicious hand crafted soaps. The scents are all fragrant and smell divine, while keeping in line with a paraben-free, organic, cruelty-free, vegan product. The soaps are available in Verde, Lavender, Blood Orange, Cedarwood, Lemongrass and Peppermint Milk and they make for a beautiful hostess gift!
Balanced Guru makes a certified organic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly product line that aims to balance body, mind, and spirit. As busy Moms, we aren’t so sure a mask can balance our spirit – but it sure does feel nice. This one is activated by yogurt or toner, and water. Mix and slather on, aaaah.. Made with certified organic food grade ingredients, this powder mask reduces the appearance of large pores, tones skin, and calms redness while refining your overall texture & making skin super-soft to the touch – all from the very first use thanks to Acai and Acerola Berries, Clove, Cinnamon, Oatmeal & Vitamin C. This product also comes ready-made (ie: in a version you don’t have to mix) on their website.
We never pretend to live off the grid, or to never use a chemical or a mainstream med – we just try to keep it clean 99% of the time. That said – we are sneaking one not-so-natural product in the mix here — simply because it fills a need. We know many of our girls get their teeth whitened, hair straightened, eyelashes extensioned all whilst sipping green juice and downward dogging – so here’s the scoop on our newest teeth whitening find. This is not a natural product, but it isn’t tested on animals, as per the company. If you go to the dentist for custom trays and whitening kit, you’re looking at thousands of dollars. This innovative and genius company let’s you take your own chomper imprints at home, send them in, and they ship you everything you need (exactly what the dentist would give you) for $100. It’s a no-brainer solution if you need whitening, which frankly most of us could use. It’s brilliant, and it works.
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