Are you thinking about starting a cruelty-free beauty regimen, but don’t know where to start? Finding the right products can be challenging, as not all companies disclose what really goes on behind the scenes of their production lines. Making the effort to do your research on cruelty-free products is worthwhile, however, because not only are they safe for animals; they’re also made with high-quality ingredients which are ultimately good for you.
Here’s the list of our favorite cruelty-free products that care not just for your whole body, but also the environment.
Hair: Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo
Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo is your cruelty-free key to a perfect hair day. Its formula made with a blend of natural plant-derived extracts, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils, removes the oily, sticky feeling from your hair, and gives it body. It also uses vitalized water purified through a six-step process that is done with rare volcanic minerals. As if the 100% vegan formula isn’t great enough, Yarok also donates 3% of all profits to the Pachamama Alliance, which helps protect the Amazon rainforest.
Face: Eco Lips ECOLIXIR™ Daily Facial Oil
Start your mornings right with Eco Lips’ ECOLIXIR™ Daily Facial Oil. This highly absorbable serum promises to improve skin health with a combination of vitamin C-packed Australian Kakadu Plum Oil, which renews skin and keeps it bright, as well as Daikon Radish Seed Oil, an emollient that penetrates your skin’s deeper layers to keep it looking and feeling healthy. It’s also gluten-free and Leaping Bunny-certified.
Oral Care: Radius Vegan Xylitol Floss
This candelilla wax-coated floss from Radius is smooth, with a grab-and-grip function that helps it glide easily through teeth and gums, offering the best protection for your mouth. It also contains cranberry extract, which has proven antibacterial properties; natural mint tea tree, an antiseptic; and plant-derived Xylitol, which reduces mouth acidity while battling tooth decay-causing bacteria. It also comes in a handy package that you can bring with you anywhere. Most importantly, it’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny-certified.
Lips: Eco Lips Organic Lip Scrub
We can’t get enough of Eco Lips’ Organic Lip Scrub! This exfoliating sugar scrub is a great way to prime your lips prior to applying lipstick, ensuring a smooth finish. It also doesn’t just get rid of dead skin: the scrub also contains organic coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba to moisturize and protect your lips. It comes in a variety of yummy flavors: Vanilla Bean, Mint Truffle, Mint, and Brown Sugar, and you can get all four of them in a pack to try or to share with friends. Eco Lips’ Organic Lip Scrub is Fair Trade-certified, gluten-free, and Leaping Bunny-certified.
Underarms: Primal Pit Paste (P3)
Primal Pit Paste (P3) is a fantastic and effective natural and vegan deodorant. It contains baking soda, which neutralizes bacteria-causing odor, organic arrowroot powder, which promotes dryness while still letting you release toxins through sweat; and organic coconut oil and shea butter which helps soothe skin. P3 also comes in a lavender scent, which promotes calmness and soothes anxiety. It contains no aluminum, GMOs, parabens, or added fragrances.
Hands: Eco Lips Hand & Body Balm
Didn’t we just say we can’t get enough of this brand? Eco Lips’ Hand & Body Balm is a nifty way to moisturize your skin anywhere and anytime. Dubbed by the environmentally responsible company as a “lotion in a stick”, the balm’s formula contains Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter to nourish your skin, as well as and organic coconut oil to soothe and protect dry and sensitive skin. Best of all, it’s Leaping Bunny-certified.
Feminine Care: Lunette Menstrual Cup
If you haven’t begun your menstrual cup journey yet, this might be the perfect time to do it. Not only do they save the environment from tons of plastic waste, but they also make periods so much easier to deal with, you’ll almost forget that you have them. Of course, not all menstrual cups in the market are cruelty-free. We love the Lunette Cup because it’s manufactured without any animal by-products or animal-derived ingredients, is non-GMO, and is not tested on animals. Best of all, it’s registered with the Vegan Society!
Feet: Kiss My Face Peppermint Foot Cream
This foot cream from Kiss My Face is the perfect remedy for tired feet. The energizing and refreshing natural peppermint scent, as well as a mix of papaya, cranberry, and ginger extracts, will both soothe and condition your tired feet. The product also contains shea and cocoa butter, which helps soften and heal dry skin.
Got any awesome experiences with any of these products, or personal recommendations you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!