I’m sticking to my promise and I’m back at you with another round up of 5 new cruelty-free brands I have discovered and been testing out lately. I’m so passionate about the changes I’ve made by going fully cruelty-free and I want to show people that there are so many great brands out there that don’t test on animals. You can get amazing products from lipstick to perfume to deodorant without funding brands that test on animals and over the weeks I will show you just how many amazing brands there are to pick from.
Urban Veda ticks all the boxes when it comes to skincare, cruelty-free, natural, vegan. The range is broken down into four categories; radiant, soothing, reviving and purifying. My personal favourite is the radiance moisturiser, it leaves my skin feeling thoroughly moisturised and not to mention it smells incredible. I’ve also been loving the soothing face wash and exfoliant as they’re really gentle on my face which is exactly what I need this time of year when my skin is freaking out over the continual change in temperature.
Deodorant is one of the products that I found it the hardest to switch, it’s something I just shove in my trolly on my way around Tesco and I’ve never really thought twice about it. When I went cruelty-free I bought a Salt of the Earth one but I really didn’t get on with it. You had to wet it before using it, I know it just seems like I’m being really lazy (which I am) but having to take my deodorant to the bathroom every morning to run it under the tap just seemed like a waste of my precious morning. However, all my bitterness about deodorant disappeared when I received a full cruelty and toxin-free roll-on from Cocunat. I personally love it but just as a little heads up it’s not an antiperspirant. This means it doesn’t clog up your pores and it contains lemongrass and tea tree oils that act against the bacteria that cause bad odours. However, if you’re someone that sweats a lot you might prefer a stronger deodorant. They also sent a massive tub of strawberry scented body cream which literally makes my mouth water to smell and has sorted out the dry skin on my legs like a dream. I can’t wait to try more from their range. I believe they are a Spanish brand but they ship worldwide so I would highly recommend checking their website and Instagram account out.
Balm Balm was another brand I had never heard of but now I have I want to shout about it from the rooftops. Their products are all 100% organic but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the price tag. I have been using their Frankincense Deep Cleanse Balm and their Frankincense Light Facial Oil and they honestly feel so luxurious on your skin. Not only that but they smell amazing, they’re perfect for evenings when you might want to spend a little longer on your skincare. I wake up with my skin feeling silky smooth and rehydrated. If you’re after some new skincare I would seriously take a look at their site, they also do minis so you can test them before buying the full size.
I mentioned on a recent Instagram story that I have been loving this hair range. I’ve seen it in Boots and I even think I used to have some of their products years ago, now I come to think of it, but all that aside I’m so glad I’ve found (or refound) them. I have been using the indulge collection as I have pretty low maintenance hair but I’m always striving for that fresh, shiny, full of life mane that you walk out of the hairdressers swishing after a cut (just me?). So any products that are going to show my hair some TLC is right up my street. I’ve also been obsessing over their Wonderlift Thicker Fuller Plumping Spray, this is from their Thick-Tasic collection I believe, and let me tell you, it smells AMAZING! The other day I hadn’t done my hair but I wanted to smell of it so I wore it as perfume, don’t judge me till you’ve smelt it.
I’m so excited that I have found NUI Cosmetics, they are an all natural, organic, vegan makeup brand from Berlin. There is nothing worse than trying to go cruelty-free and finding out your favourite highlighter was tested on animals (we’ve all been there). I’m always on the hunt for brands that can provide great makeup products that aren’t going to cost the earth and are free from animal testing. I have tried a few different things from their range but to me, their stand out product is their multi-use Cream Sticks. I find that when I have dry skin, due to either the colder months or lack of hydration, putting powder product over powder product can start to look cakey. So I like either my bronzer, blusher or highlighter to be a cream product so it adds a bit more dewiness into the skin and avoids a build-up of powder. I have also been trying out their Natural Brow Sculpt. I’ve always been an eyebrow pencil girl before but I think this product may have caused a stir and a need for a switch up in my everyday makeup routine.
Like always if you guys have any recommendations of cruelty-free brands or products you think I might like please leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to give them a go.