January’s beauty box brought us vegan and cruelty-free beauty faves and must-haves including mascara, body scrubs, cleanser/mask/scrub trio, face lotion, and oil-based cleansing balm.
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Earthlab Cosmetics — Aloe-Based Mascara — ★★★★
Description: Vegan Lash Mascara is a natural, aloe based formula made with “Certified Organic Ingredients” Just apply several layers of the light, buildable mascara and enjoy natural stand out lashes. This is not a thick and goopy mascara, so don’t let the empty looking wand fool you. No make up remover required, as it washes off easily with water.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin) Sunflower Wax/Sodium Polyacrylate, Acacia Gum, Kaolin, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut Oil), Benzylalcohol/ Dehydroacetic Acid, Iron Oxides, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (organic Vanilla Bean Extract)
I’m about as skeptical of natural mascara as I am of gluten-free food products. Like I’ll try you, but I don’t expect much. I’m usually wrong though and pleasantly surprised. This isn’t a volume mascara off the bat like Better Than Sex from Too Faced, but it is defining and super buildable. I love how it looks as well as the wand! I’ll let you know what full day wear brings.
Available at Earthlab Cosmetics
Lashea Butter Whips — Body Scrub — ★★★★
Description: Handmade body scrub crafted to soften and soothe skin.
I used this almost immediately and loved it! It’s a shower scrub and lotion rolled into one. Seriously. No need to apply lotion afterwards. Just blot with a towel. To keep your shower from staying slipper spray some vinegar down once you get out.
Available at Lashea
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals — Cleanser/Mask/Scrub — ★★★★
Description: 3-in-1 facial cleanser, mask, and scrub made with all natural organic ingredients. An ultra gentle, soap-free daily cleanser formulated to soothe and clear acne-prone skin. Gluten-free oats calm, hydrate and cleanse skin, while kaolinite clay gently unclogs and purifies pores. Activated bamboo charcoal absorbs up to 300x it’s weight in toxins and impurities, leaving no toxin left behind. Pink roses add anti-bacterial, balancing and brightening properties to our grains, resulting in less breakouts and a healthier, more vibrant complexion. These grains are ultra-finely ground and may be used as a daily cleanser or as a face mask when your skin requires a little extra love. Our 1oz. travel size grains are perfect for sampling if you’re new to cleansing grains or to take on your travels.
Ingredients: organic gluten-free oats, kaolinite, organic pink rose petals, activated bamboo charcoal
This 3-in-1 miracle has a light earthy smell almost non-existent and only has 4 ingredients. Any time you use a clay product make sure to mix in your hand, a wood bowl, or plastic—just don’t use metal. Metal deactivates the magnetic properties that draw out bacteria etc from our skin. I have some Redmond clay for a hair mask and just mix it in Tupperware or wood. With this product I’m just going to put a little in the palm of my hand, mix, and apply.
Available at Wabi-Sabi’s Etsy
Aubrey Organics — Revitalizing Therapy Moisturizer — ★★★★
Description: Signature facial moisturizing treatment that replenishes and restores a youthful glow.
LOVED IT. I’ve used this several times since receiving it last month and it might replace my Aveda moisturizer once I’m done. It’s the perfect all day hydration for my face. Especially in the winter at 2,500ft elevation. If you have any kind of redness on your cheeks this calms it thanks to the rose hip seed oil. AND it has a lovely almond/marzipan fragrance.
Available at Amazon • Aubrey Organics [30% off coupon code: ROSEHIPS]
The Jojoba Company — Gentle Cleansing Balm — ★★★★
Description: This cleanser with natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from melon and papaya will gently dissolve daily pollutants and impurities from your skin. It leaves skin hydrated and calm, and is an important step before applying other serums or balms for maximum absorption. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Jojoba based, deep penetrating balanced cleanser with Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHAs) from melon and papaya, aloe vera, vitamin E and vitamin C rich quandong to cleanse without stripping skin of its natural oils. Leaves the skin calm and hydrated.
Another love. I’m a huge fan of jojoba oil in general. I have a mason jar of it in my bathroom that I use to oil cleanse in the winter and rub on my nails before bed. My skin loves it. The Jojoba Company’s cleansing balm is gentle, but extremely effective. I felt like had new skin after using it, which is crazy because it wasn’t a mask or a scrub. We also got a little sample of their Youth Potion.
Available at Amazon • The Jojoba Company
Interested in the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? [more info here] // Free shipping to the US • 4-7 products • 100% cruelty-free • Mostly organic and natural • Mix of full and sample size products • Paraben-free products
Have additional questions about any of the products? Please let me know! xx