THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. Hi Guys! First off, what’s cruelty free? Cruelty free simply means a brand does not test on animals at all. I eat meat so it wouldn’t make sense for me to make a big deal out of it. However, I do believe we could all make this world a better place together if we simply are a bit more conscious. I know how difficult it is to find vegan/cruelty free products, especially when most things are coming from China. Here is a list of the makeup/skincare products that are vegan yet affordable and high quality product. I believe in supporting a cause and still getting the best out of your money. Believe it or not, there are cruelty free cosmetics available at any price point, it’s getting easier and easier not to contribute to such an outdated practice. So, lets get right into it. Here are my 4 favorite cruelty free makeup and skincare brands. (THIS IS NOT SPONSORED! I PURCHASED ALL PRODUCTS MYSELF). Also, I am not trying to convince anyone to be cruelty free just for us to think twice.
1. Osea Malibu
OSEA (stands for Ocean, Sun, Earth and Atmosphere) Malibu. They are a company that makes body & skin products. By far one of my new favorite brands and I’ll be working with them more. First of all, their packaging is everything! So aesthetically pleasing. They are a 100% vegan skin care brand from Malibu, California (woot, woot). I have been wanting to try their products for so long and I am so happy to finally try it. I have oily skin, so I asked them what products they recommend and they gave me a recommendation. Their products are suitable for people with all types of skin, especially if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a great natural solution.
I really like the Ecotools brushes. They’re quite soft and densely packed. If you want to take it to another level and support brands that employ eco friendly, this is the perfect brand to support. They are wonderful quality. The brushes are very soft and I have heard they could last for years. I can compare them to Real Techniques but I think the Eco Tools ones are softer in general. I use the angled liner brush for my eyebrows and it’s perfect.The only gripe I have with this brand is that numerous brushes that I love are exclusive to a particular set rather than being able to purchase individually and for someone who isn’t rich as myself, this could easily get expensive. Overall, I would highly recommend them.
3. Malin & Goetz
Now this is a luxury brand I can get behind. They are located in my neighborhood in Los Angeles, so that is a good reason to support them. Everyone associated with this brand are just the nicest people I have ever met. I am so happy that they expanded from face, to body and hair, and now to fragrance and candles. This is a perfect brand for the model women and men because it is a unisex or should I say NON-binary line. Non binary products are difficult to find because even the fragrance free products are marketed in a specific way. However Malin+Goetz prides themselves in producing products that all sexes can use. I am obsessed with their new Dark rum perfume. This is the perfume to share with your boyfriend/husband. Is this brand a bit pricy? yes! Is it worth it? Absolutely.
4. Herb Essentials
Herb Essentials is a skin care brand that brings you high performing skincare products that utilize the unique beneficial properties of Cannabis (Clearly this is not for everyone). The stigma around cannabis has gone down significantly and this is a brand that is pioneering those changes. They never test their products on animals and they use all organic ingredients. Another Non-binary brand. All their products are designed to work equally for men and women. The line consists of a lip balm, body lotion, facial moisturizer, and candle all priced under $70 and made here in LA, so of course I had to support. Cannabis Sativa seed oil is known for its ability to keep skin clear. It’s one of the rare oils that scores a 0 on the comedogenic scale which basically means that it doesn’t clog pores. This whole brand is perfect for anyone with acne prone skin.
Overall, I believe we all share a responsibility for this planet and the creature that live here. Again, I am not vegan and not even a fan of pets but the little that I could do to bring awareness is important to me. Stay Fabulous.