My Favourite Ethical Beauty Products & Where to Find Them

Vegan, cruelty free, organic beauty products. Does that even exist? The answer is- yes!

There are so many different beauty products in the market, it can be hard to know which one’s to pick, if like me you’re trying to be a ‘conscious consumer’.

The questions I try and ask before I buy my cosmetics are:

  • Are there any harmful chemicals in it?
  • Has it been tested on animals?
  • Has it got animal fats/ bi-products in it?

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It’s a complete midfield, and it can be really hard to know what exactly is going into products, as companies do a lot of clever branding to make you believe their products are ‘natural’, which often makes you think they’re going to be: organic, free of harmful chemicals, cruelty free etc. So it’s really up to you to research products if you too want to become a ‘conscious consumer’.

The products listed below are mostly vegan, cruelty free and free from toxic chemicals. The additional benefit to these brands is that because they think of their impact on animals and on your health, they also tend to consider their environmental impact, and are made from recyclable materials and/or carbon offset their business.

Click on the links to find out more about each individual product and to learn more about what the companies are about and what exactly is going into them.

To understand more about the dangers of toxic chemicals in your beauty products check out my article on Clean Non Toxic Beauty.

  1. Babe Balm, Bybi, £18

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2. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick, SpaceNK, £42.00

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3. Hourglass bronzer, SpaceNK,£45.00 

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4. Aveda smooth infusion conditioner & shampoo, Aveda, £22.00 /£19.50

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5. Aesop parsley seed toner & cleanser, Aesop, £27 

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6. Body Shop Himilayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask, Body Shop, £17.00

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7. Aesop Facial Exfoliant Paste, Aesop, £35

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8. Cowshed Spearmint Sea Salt Body Scrub, Cowshed, £40.00

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9. Aesop Marrakech Intense Eau de Toilette, Aesop, £60

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10. Body Shop Shea Butter, Body Shop, £15

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11. Le Labo Oud, Liberty, £120.00

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12. Dr. Organic Tea tree oil blemish stick, Holland & Barrett, £4.99

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13. Ilia Multi-Stick, Net-A-Porter, £30

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14. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Monday – Sunday Bamboo Muslin Cloths, Aurelia, £24.00

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15. Cover FX Cream Concealer, Selfridges, £24.00

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Where to shop…

Cruelty free beauty products can be really hard to source and sales people aren’t always knowledgeable of the products they’re selling, and rarely do they want to admit their products are tested on animals and/or contain animal products.  The following websites make it easy to understand what exactly you’re buying.

Learn more about cruelty free and vegan cosmetics by checking out the following websites:

 

The Dangers of Toxic Chemicals in our Everyday Beauty Products

Toxic Beauty refers to to the the hidden chemicals in every day beauty products. Most of the name brand beauty products we know and love contain chemicals which not only irritate our skin, but are carcinogenic, not to mention their environmental impact. 

After watching this video by Annie Leonord I decided it was time to research the every day beauty products I used, to find out what I was putting into my body.

When I started to understand the true dangers of some of the chemicals that go into these products, I knew it was time to change. I’ve spent a lot of time educating myself on what goes into cosmetics / soaps / hair products / deodorants and what alternatives are out there.

LEARN MORE

If you want to learn more about what are in your every day beauty products, and the potential dangers, have a look at the following websites:

breastcanceruk.org

safecosmetics.org

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