Spring has come around again, and I am continuing on my clean skincare journey. Most recently I tried a few items from Sukin skincare, a line produced in Australia, that has a laundry list of items their products aren’t made with, like pthalates and parabens, but also without propylene glycol or mineral oils. And they’re cruelty-free, too. Sold!
I don’t need to tell any of you what a classic brand Covergirl is – it was around before I was born, and was very consistent about producing new and innovative products. But most recently they took a step that (imho) is the smartest move they’ve ever made: they went cruelty-free. Although I’m not perfect, as no one is, knowing that a makeup brand is cruelty-free is pretty much an instant sell. And knowing that CG has been coming out with some great products lately – at least according to all my favorite beauty gurus – I was even more eager to go forth and explore what I will be able to enjoy from now on with a clear conscience.
My recent flirtations with vegan foods and general healthier eating has also made me take a look at what I’m putting on the outside of my body as well. I’ve read reviews from other makeup and skincare junkies about natural and organic lines, and was eager to try one out to see if it could also work for me. So on a recent trip to my local Whole Foods I investigated Acure, a natural skincare line, and tried a few of their products for myself.
I am a massive animal lover. And also being a lover of all things beauty, it’s nice to be able to make those two loves compatible by the use of cruelty-free cosmetics. Disclaimer: I understand that this topic can be a little sensitive, as it is a moral issue and a personal choice that everyone has the right to make for themselves. I am not claiming to be exclusively cruelty-free, although I would eventually like to get to that point. So this isn’t me preaching at anyone, I’m simply discussing brands that I enjoy and bringing it from my own perspective. So let’s get to it…