CRUELTY FREE SKINCARE FAVOURITES

4 Jan 2017

As you may be aware, I've been transitioning into cruelty-free beauty. While I'm still using a few beauty products that do test on animals (because I'm using them up or haven't found alternatives yet), one aspect that I have managed to perfect is my skincare. So, today I thought I'd share with you, my current skincare routine and favourites.

MAKE UP REMOVAL

The quickest and most skin-friendly way I've found to remove my makeup is with my Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter; this has been a favourite for a while and a favourite before even deciding to be CF. It's such a buttery consistency that helps my makeup slide off my face. It's really soothing and sometimes is gives me enough of a cleanse on its own without another cleanser as well. This is less harsh than a makeup remover such as a micellar water and one pot lasts me quite a long time so it's definitely worth it. 

CLEANSING

One that I shared with you in my "Going Cruelty Free + Haul" post was the Lush Fresh Farmacy Cleansing Soap. If I want a quick, simple face wash, this is the one I grab. It's great for sensitive skin and great for that second cleanse.

A new discovery is the Soap and Glory Clarity Face Soap & Clarity Face Wash. This is one of the most soothing cleansers I've ever used, leaving me with super soft skin. My skin is forever needing exfoliating but I don't always want to use a more abrasive exfoliator so this is the perfect in-between, daily solution. With the jojoba beads that gently exfoliate areas I need it most, my skin feelings amazing after.

Another favourite cleanser worth mentioning is the Good Things Cleanser. This was one of the first products I ever mentioned on my blog and it's the perfect CF staple cleanser that just does the job it's supposed, smells amazing and is the one I always grab when unsure what to try next. 

EXFOLIATION

When I'm in the need for a more intense exfoliate, The Body Shop 3-in-1 Tea Tree Cleanser. It claims to be a wash, exfoliator and a mask. I feel it's a perfect, weekly exfoliator and also doubles up as a great mask treatment for major breakouts. I wouldn't recommend if you have sensitive skin but, for me, every so often, this is just what my face needs. 

HYDRATION

This was the area I was struggling to find CF replacements. My Nivea Rich Moisturising Day Cream was so fab, I couldn't see myself finding a moisturiser as good. Without a good moisturiser, my makeup always goes wrong with foundation and powder clinging to all the dry patches. While I still don't feel it's as good, the Superdrug's Dry Skin Cream has helped my makeup look that little bit better than other moisturisers I've tried and is, so far, the closest alternative to the Nivea moisturiser.   It's light weight, not oily in texture at all and really is great for day and night. Superdrug's own beauty and skincare lines are not ones to be overlooked; they offer some quality, CF products at a great price.

If I want to go that extra hydration mile, the Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Serum has really helped over the last months. It almost acts, with the moisturiser, as a primer for my makeup. It smooths the skin and gives a little shit of hydration back into the skin.


I'm really happy to finally have a CF skincare routine and I hope maybe you find it helpful. 
What's a current skincare staple to you?
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

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