Shopping Cruelty Free: Brands I’m Really Liking!
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my desire to buy cruelty free beauty products. There just seems to be zero reason for cosmetic companies to still run tests on animals and I want to do my small part to let brands know it’s an unacceptable practice.
As my current products run out I’ve been replacing them with cruelty free products. This guide on how to shop cruelty free at Target has been a big help.
Today I thought I’d just share a few of the products I’ve started using – that I really like!
I used to use the Boots Extracts Coconut Body Butter and LOVED it. It feels really rich and creamy and smells like my favorite sunscreen. I love smelling like the beach, but I don’t love that Boots works with ingredient providers that still test on animals. I switched to the c.Booth honey almond body butter and really like it. Okay, I’m obsessed with it.
It goes on thick and creamy but dissolves instantly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. The honey almond scent is really light and refreshing – it just smells clean. I want to try several other scents as well, but I think this will forever be my go-to body moisturizer from now on!
I bought it at Publix for only $5 but it’s also available on Amazon for $6 if you don’t have a Publix near you.
I also recently finished up my night time facial moisturizer which was also made by Boots. If you’re not familiar Boots is basically the UK’s version of CVS so it’s not fancy at all. I loved their night time moisturizer though because it is made with aloe which feels great on my face when I have an eczema breakout.
I haven’t found another night time moisturizer with aloe that I love, but I have switched to the Body Shop day cream with aloe.
The pot costs $17 which is about double the price of the Boots version. That being said it’s much cheaper than the La Roche Posay daytime moisturizer I was previously using ($30). It’s not as light as the La Roche Posay moisturizer which felt like air, but it’s still very light and non-greasy. That’s important to me as I have a VERY oily t-zone (but very dry cheeks and chin line, so weird).
Next up are two new hair conditioners I’ve been trying out. About a month or so ago I started using the Nexxus Promend shampoo and REALLY like it a lot. When my Loreal conditioner ran out it seemed like a natural choice to splurge on a Nexxus conditioner.
Note: I recently learned Nexxus may no longer be cruelty free.
I bought the smaller bottle to test the conditioner out since the larger bottle is about $30 – totally worth it. My hair feels silky smooth! I’ll definitely add Nexxus conditioners to my rotation!
On the more budget friendly end I gave the Soatbox Coconut conditioner a try. It smells heavenly and only costs $6 per bottle at Target.
I love that Soapbox has a “buy one, give one” program. Basically for every product sold they donate a bar of soap or a month’s supply of fresh water to a person in need.
Unfortunately I do not love the way this conditioner makes my hair feel. I think the shea butter makes it feel very thick and heavy. The texture almost feels like applying vaseline to your hair. I might try a different scent that doesn’t include shea butter and see how that goes. If you don’t mind a thick conditioner you might like this one. At only $6 a bottle it’s worth a try if you want to give cruelty free haircare a try.
Those are the products I’ve switched to so far! I’ll post another update when I have a new batch of products to share :).
I think the biggest and best thing I’ve found is that there are SO many options available at Target which makes the transition to cruelty-free brands a breeze!
Do you have any favorite cruelty free brands?
Any recommendations for a great cruelty free night time face moisturizer?
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