‘The Body is your Temple. Keep it Pure and Clean for the Soul to Reside in’ – B.K.S Iyengar
I have been a vegan for nearly two years now and in that time my outlook on life, love, body, mind & soul has changed dramatically. It saddens me to think of the total lack of disregard I used to have for my health, skin & overall wellbeing.
The day I made the choice to go vegan was the day I ditched beauty & skincare products that were not cruelty free. After no longer consuming dairy and beginning a daily/nightly skincare regime that worked for me, I noticed my once oily, blotchy face begin to clear up significantly. I spent so many years prior not being able to leave the house without a face full of thick, caked-on makeup & disliking my dull, flat hair. Post veganism, I only wear a tinted moisturiser on my face and have found a hair oil that makes my hippie locks shine! Nowadays, I’m not overly big on wearing makeup as I prefer the natural look but I have all the essentials should the occasion call for it.
The products I use now are not only environmentally friendly but organic, vegan & not tested on animals in any way, shape or form. My friend at work, who is a luxury makeup blogger, suggested posting about cruelty free vegan cosmetics as they can be quite elusive in general supermarkets & pharmacies. As I believe in peace and love above all things, I thought I would share with you what I like to use every day and what you would find if you peeked into my tiny makeup bag!
The first thing I always do when I wake up is wash my face with cold water. Twice if I have yoga in the morning as I found not washing my face after class was making me break out more. When sweat dries, it tends to clog the pores and cause acne so always wash your face after a workout!
(MIND, BODY, SPIRIT)
Make Up (Cosmetic):
At the end of the day, I take off the dirt & grime with (SmartSkins) Face Wipes for Sensitive Skin. I brush & floss with (Red Seal’s) Cinnamon Vegan Floss. Tone, moisturise and repeat!
As you can see – there are a great variety of organic brands out there that work really well, are affordable and Earth/Animal compassionate. What cruelty-free/vegan skincare & beauty products do you swear by? Feel free to share!
Peace & Love xoxoxo
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This is such a great variety of vegan and cruelty free body and beauty products. I’ve been thinking for a while giving the Sukin moisturisers a go when I finish my current one – it smells good and I have heard that it absorbs very well into the skin 🙂 I would love to try the makeups mentioned here. It’s usually hard to find the correct shade for my skin, though 😀
Hi Mabel! I’m so glad you liked the post! Sukin is such a great product as it’s suitable for all skin types so even on sensitive skin it’s very soothing 🙂 let me know what you end up trying and what works for you! Love! Xx
This was really interesting, lots of brands I haven’t heard of here in the UK but some I recognize.
I have to get a bamboo toothbrush! What a fantastic idea!
Hi catshapedcushion! Which brands have you heard of in the UK? I’m glad you enjoyed!! Bamboo toothbrushes are the best and so good for the environment! X
Lush – of course, Pacifica and Sukin. I use coconut oil for pretty much everything these days but if I feel like treating myself it’s good to have the reviews 🙂
Yes Lush would be big in the UK! I have a British friend and she uses the word Lush to describe things she thinks are very cool 🙂 coconut oil is wonderful and there are so many uses! Im glad the reviews are helpful and it’s always nice to treat yourself!
Ah great post! It totally resonates with my two previous ones.
I’m so glad you enjoyed! I really liked your recent posts! What kind of vegan beauty products are there in Russia??
Honestly, I don’t buy Russian beauty products, so it’s hard for me to remember any of these 🙂 I hope I don’t sound like anti-patriot haha
Haha not at all! I’m curious about vegan products worldwide 🙂