OTTAWA VALLEY VEGAN

FAVOURITE VEGAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Nov
26

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Why should we be using another beings simply to test if the same effect will happen on a human? If we should to use beauty products and the goal is only aesthetic, why the need to make others suffer? I am aware that on some occasion it might seem like the only option (e.i. benzoyl peroxide for acne or eye drops for dried eyes) however when it comes to beauty products, no animals should have to suffer. Here are my favourite cruelty-free beauty products and brands.

MAKEUP

Now I’m going to admit, natural makeup isn’t always the best however there are brands that changed this stereotype.

|Pacificapacificabeauty.com (100% Vegan and Cruelty Free)

 

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The Transcendent Concentrated Concealer is light weight on the skin and brightens the under eyes and actually conceals imperfections. With key ingredients in the formula, like coconut water and ginseng extract, this is a better option to choose versus the traditional makeup product available on the market.

This product is around $16.

 

 

 

 

|Aesthetica – aesthetica.me (100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free)

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I bought this contour palette as a deal on those sites, such as Groupon or Living Social for a great price and it did not disappoint. I use the darker colours everyday to lightly contour and when I feel fancy, I use the highlighters. It’s also an all purpose palette, since when I’m short on time I use these as eye shadows.

The palette goes for around $30 on Amazon. See here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

|Bare English & Co. – bareenglish.com (100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free)

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I love supporting Canadians companies. I’ve bought many Bare English lip balms over the year and they never disappoint. The lip balms are all made with natural organic ingredients like tea, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, etc. and so you can imagine it moisturizes your lips pretty well. My favourite flavours are Mint Chocolate, Vanilla Almond, Fresh Grapefruit and Sweet Peppermint.

On top of it, the lip balms are only $5.

 

 

FACE PRODUCTS

My goal with skin care products is finding the ones that is able to remove all trace of makeup without causing damage to my skin or clogged pores.

|Pacificapacificabeauty.com (100% Vegan and Cruelty Free)

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I was searching for a cleanser that removed the majority of my makeup on the first cleansing and this face wash worked wonders. It was also very gentle on my sensitive skin. Note that if you wear foundation, a second cleansing is needed when using this product however I’ve gotten into the habit of cleansing my face twice at night to make sure I remove all makeup.

The Quinoa Sensitive Cleanser is $10 on Pacifica’s website.

 

 

 

|Andalou – andalou.com (Cruelty-Free)

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Another great cleanser I wanted to share is Andalou Cleansing Foam 1000 Roses. This cleanser is great at removing makeup and doesn’t dry out the skin. The foam is very effective at removing all your makeup. I also do two rounds of cleansing using this cleanser.

*Note that not all of Andalou’s products are vegan unfortunately, so keep that in mind and look at the ingredients if you are wanting to try out their products. This cleanser is vegan.

The cleanser is around $18. Get one here.

 

 

 

|Natural Oils as Eye Makeup Remover

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I stopped using regular eye makeup remover a long time ago once I found the effectiveness of simply using oil. I’ve used olive oil, almond oil and avocado oil to remove my eye makeup. I do not have a favourite since they are all work the same: they all remove all trace of makeup. My only tip is to use it sparingly; a little goes a long way. Use your fingers or a cotton swap dipped in a bit of oil.

I also use oil as a body moisturizer as well as on my hair to add shine or as a hair oil treatment. So oils are basically an all around beauty product.

All available on Amazon under $15.

Almond Oil

Avocado Oil

Jojoba Oil

Olive Oil

 

 

|Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is an amazing oil for restoration as it contains natural retinol (vitamin a) which is known to help mature or sun-damaged skin. I like to apply a tiny amount under and on the outer corner of my eyes as well as on any dry patches on my skin. It’s a great natural moisturizer.

You can find Rosehip oil on Amazon from $15-$20. See here for my favourite brand.

 

 

 

 

HAIR PRODUCTS

|North America Hemp Co. – northamericanhempco.com (Vegan & Cruelty-Free)

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I love the N. A. Hemp Co brand. They use 100% organic Canadian hemp seed oil, all the products are vegan, sulfate free, gluten free, etc. which is pretty awesome. I currently use the moisturizing shampoo and so far I’m loving it. I find it does hydrate and makes my hair smoother.

I found one for $11 on Amazon. See here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|Coconut oil and Castor oil

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Coconut oil is my favourite oil to massage on my scalp and to add to my dry ends. Coconut oil contains important vitamins and essential fatty acids and its structure allows it to easily seep into the hair follicle compared to other oils. I’ve seen my hair grow and become stronger after using coconut oil treatments in my hair and on my scalp.

You can find coconut oil on Amazon for under $15. See here.

 

 

 

 

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Castor oil is a little thicker than coconut oil which is why I don’t tend to use it as much on my hair. But perhaps I should since it’s packed with vitamims, minerals and omega fatty acids which all contributes to healthy hair and skin-

You can this castor oil from Now Foods Now Solutions for $9 on Amazon. See here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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