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5 Cruelty Free Brands to Add to Your Beauty Routine

When it comes to living ethically, finding beauty brands that meet your standards can be a struggle! We’d all like to make sure that the brands we use align with our principals, but deciphering labels can feel like a full time job. 

That’s why we decided to put together a handy little guide for our favorite cruelty free, vegan, and natural brands for every step of your beauty routine. We’re here to make it simple to stay true to your values, and look good doing it.

Skin Care: Dr. Hauschska 

There’s a good reason that this botanically based German skin care brand has been the best kept secret of Europeans since the 60s, when the brand was founded. Created by a pioneering chemist who invented a new way to use plant extracts in skincare applications without harsh preservatives like alcohol, Dr. Hauchuska’s products are never tested on animals and are seriously nurturing.

From skin balms, to bath soaks, to everyday products for your daily skin routine, Dr. Hauchuska has the product for your every skincare need. Soothe your skin with one of their moisturizing oil blends, or scrub the cares of the day away with ground up apricot pits. Botanical glowyness is practically guaranteed. 

Hair Care: Vegamour

When it comes to vegan hair care, nobody does it like Vegamour. Not only are their products cruelty free, vegan, and based on natural botanical ingredients, they can revolutionize your whole hair care routine. Just look at their much buzzed about natural hair growth serum, which uses active botanical ingredients to help hair look thicker, fuller, and healthier. All that, plus a scientifically tested, vegan formula that’s never used on animals? Yes please!

Adding a hair serum to your wash day routine is a must, but that’s not all Vegamour has to offer. Their products make it easy to support your growth journey with a full line of cruelty free shampoos, conditioners, and even hair ties and scalp massagers. Truly, a one stop shop for all your ethical hair care needs.

Makeup: ĀTHR Beauty

We’re in love with this boutique brand’s cute, crystal inspired sustainable packaging, but there’s more to ĀTHR Beauty than meets the eye! Cruelty free and environmentally friendly, ĀTHR Beauty’s products are also loaded with good for you ingredients like rose quartz, organic rose oil, and organic shea butter. So even as you pop on a dab of glowy blush, or swipe on some subtle highlighter, you’re actively working to support and nourish your skin 

But it gets better! ĀTHR donates a percentage of all sales to environmental organizations, so every purchase you make directly supports the health of our planet. Good for the planet, and good for you–that’s our kind of beauty.

Sunscreen: JĀSON 

We all know that sunscreen every day is an absolute must for any beauty routine. Not only does sunscreen prevent cosmetic issues like sunspots and fine lines, it also is essential for reducing the risk of skin cancer. But so many sunscreens feature harsh chemicals that are bad for your skin and the planet, containing harsh ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and even petroleum byproducts (yikes!).

That’s why we’re so obsessed with JĀSON’s line of natural sunscreens. Not only are they free of harmful artificial ingredients, they’re also vegan, cruelty free, and contain no GMOS. Gentle enough to wear on your face, and absorbing easily without leaving residue behind, they’re the perfect compliment to your cruelty free beauty routine.

Fragrance: By Rose Jane 

Last but not least, a little something special to help finish off your look! We’re big fans of fragrance to help set the mood. While many of us might save the perfume for special occasions, there’s something nice about finding that perfect signature scent for everyday wear. And By Rose Jane’s easy wearing, paraben, phthalate, and BHT free scent blends are perfect for every occasion.

This brand’s scents are totally imaginative, blending unexpected fragrance combinations like jasmine, sea spray, and vanilla, or nude musk and sweet rose, to create a scent as unique as you are. Even better, they use a transparent ingredients list, and packaging that’s 100% recyclable, using  vegetable based inks and sustainable paper, and avoiding single-use plastics.

Whatever your beauty routine looks like, there are so many wonderful cruelty free beauty brands that fit the bill! From clean hair products, to that finishing spritz of perfume, we’re confident that this little guide will give you the tools you need to get out there and live your ethical best life. Now get glowing!

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