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Best Cruelty-Free & Vegan Skincare (Body, Hair)


best cruelty free and vegan beauty products

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Foreword

In this article I am going to highlight some of my favorite skin-, body- and haircare favorites (all cruelty-free and vegan!). I see that you guys are enjoying these posts just as much as I do, which is why I will make sure to share more content like this in the future.

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My Skin: dry, sensitive

Sunscreen

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 (34 USD; Made in USA) – hands down, the best sunscreen for makeup wearers (or anyone, who can’t stand white cast, balling, pilling and all other sunscreen associated disasters). Oh! This gluten-free gem doesn’t smell like your traditional suncare either, which is a brilliant thing in my book. What is interesting about this product’s texture is that it is pretty much identical to a typical silicone-based face primer (you know, one that hides an appearance of pores and dry patches?), which means it will trick a hater's eye into thinking your skin is extra smooth and poreless. Weightless, invisible and surprisingly soothing thanks to Meadowfoam Seed, Red Algae and Frankincense as its key ingredients. I often wear it on its own, as I love just how velvety (never greasy) it looks. Perfect for girls and boys of all ages.

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Cleanser

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (18 USD; Made in USA) – while it won’t be the World’s most efficient second-step cleanser, if you are looking for a delicate and refreshing face wash to use every morning – look this way. The pH friendly formula is made with the same cleansing agents that you typically find in a contact lens solution, thus making this Glossier gem that extra bit gentle and soothing. No soapy dramas here, only the smoothest gel cleanser that rejuvenates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and clean. I do not think it is effective at dissolving makeup (or even removing makeup residue for that matter), but as a [potential] first step in your AM skincare routine - it is impeccable.

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sukin skincare review

Sukin Signature Foaming Facial Cleanser (8.99 USD; Made in Australia) – when it comes to "green" skincare, I feel like Australia is ten steps ahead of the rest of us. Luckily, some of it is available globally and here is a wonderful drugstore line that I absolutely adore – Sukin. Not only are their products cruelty-free, carbon-neutral, but also vegan and clean. My current favorite from the brand is their gel cleanser formulated with Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Evening Primrose, Rosehip Oil and Witch Hazel. Although it is technically made with oilier skin types in mind, my Sahara skin loves it. Doesn’t feel drying in the slightest and works really well as a second step cleanser when you really want to wash every last bit of makeup and grime away (alternatively use it first thing in the morning/evening to refresh your skin). Pores are happy and! It smells amazing thanks to the blend of Mandarin, Tangerine, Vanille and Lavender.

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Eye Mask

Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches (18 USD; Made in Korea) – are my favorite (and mega affordable) little hydrogel masks that you leave on for 10-15 minutes to instantly refresh and de-puff delicate skin area underneath your eyes. Powered by Caffeine Extract, Licorice, Peptides and Aloe Vera – these will work particularly well whenever your feel like your undereye is looking puffy, dull, dehydrated or lackluster. Can be applied both in the morning or evening. If you plan on wearing makeup afterwards, I suggest removing the serum residue altogether as it might pill under concealer. Personally speaking, I prefer to wear mine during bath time while I multi-mask; I always follow up with an eye cream afterwards. This formula is scent-free and you also get 30 pairs in each container. Win-win!

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Face Mask