A goal of 2018 (forgot to include this in my previous post, oops) is to only use cruelty-free brands. I did a little research on what I currently use and will have to replace a lot of them. This process might be quite hard because I have extremely dry and sensitive skin so a lot of products don’t work for me. Hopefully I find good substitutes for them quickly!
I find my most favourite site to find information on cruelty/cruelty-free brands is Cruelty-Free Kitty. This site is fantastic and chock full of information!
Here are the current products I use for my face & hair. The ones with a heart icon () are of cruelty-free brands.
Face Soap: Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure Castile Soap (liquid)
Zit Zapper: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Gel
Face Lotion: Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
BB Cream: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Concealer
Foundation Powder: L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Powder
Bronzer: COVERGIRL TruBLEND Bronzer
Blush: Aveda (It was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago, they don’t make that colour anymore.)
Eyebrow Pencil: Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil
Mascara: Maybelline The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara
Shampoo: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Shampoo
Conditioner: Bumble and bumble Bb.Curl Custom Conditioner
Heat Protectant Spray: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
Curling Gel: Bumble and bumble Bb.Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil
Hairspray: Garnier Full & Plush Big Volume Hairspray
Unfortunately, almost all of my face products are not cruelty-free. Oh, and one hair product. If any of you know some equally good substitutes for these, please do comment! Bumble and bumble, themselves, do not test on animals but sadly they are owned by Esteé Lauder, which does animal testing. “Bumble and bumble, LLC. fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.” I have to stick with Bumble and bumble, because it’s one of the only products that my hair and scalp accepts. I’m just glad that they are at least trying to get others to go cruelty-free.
In a month or so, I will re-post with what I’m using instead that is cruelty-free. Wish me luck!
(photo by Kavitha Shivan)