5 DRUGSTORE AND CRUELTY-FREE SKINCARE BRANDS YOU HAVE TO TRY
Many people struggle with finding ethical beauty on a budget, but the wait is over. You no longer need to settle for sub-par products or swallow your morals just to find a decent toner or moisturizer. If you want amazing skincare products that will not use your money to perform unethical experiments on animals, then these five skincare brands are for you. >>>
Finding reliable and cruelty-free products is particularly difficult for women of color, who often have unique needs that skincare brands ignore. Shea Moisture, however, features several lines that are dedicated specifically to women of color and treating their hair and skin with the tailored care that they deserve. Their ingredients are all natural and they have strict ethical trading policies, so this is the brand for anyone that only wants natural products in their beauty routine.
This brand is one of the rare few that can blend natural ingredients with hard, cutting edge science. If you want to be sure that what you put on your face will do exactly what it says, Derma E is a brand that you can trust. All of their product containers are made from recycled materials and, as a bonus, the ingredients for their products are made at sustainable farms. For people that have been burned by dishonest skincare brands in the past, Derma E is a great way to see the good that an honest brand can do.
You have probably seen this brand around your local drugstore with its bright, gorgeous packaging. If you have wondered if the product inside is as outstanding as the packaging, then good news: it’s better. Alba Botanica products are often looked to as dupes for higher-end skincare lines because of their high quality and low price tag. If you want a natural approach to beauty that feels like Clinique on your skin, pick up Alba Botanica ASAP.
“Put your money where your morals are… Your wallet, your skin, and your conscience will all be glad that you did.”
This brand has more than 20 different skincare lines and each one somehow manages to be incredible in a different way. Each line starts with a base ingredient like carrots, tomatoes, coconut, etc. From there the line works toward a specific skin issue like visible pores or oily skin. This means that if you are facing a specific issue, like acne, and want it targeted, the Yes To brand has got your back. They not only have products for every beauty issue, but entire collections dedicated to solving your unique problems.
For those of you that need a good, reliable facial mask with natural ingredients, Queen Helene is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. Their masks are…”magical” does not do them justice. Each mask is designed to work for different skin types and issues, so you know that you’ll find a product for your skin. They work beautifully on the skin because Queen Helene does not use harsh, artificial ingredients like other brands. If you are looking to give your skin a spa treatment or two with a rejuvenating mask, then this is the brand for you.
Beauty and skincare can be an important part of your daily routine, but they should not be an excuse to support harmful brands. Put your money where your morals are and shop from these five cruelty-free and drugstore brands. Your wallet, your skin, and your conscience will all be glad that you did. NATURAL BIKINI