I have been using only cruelty-free makeup products now for roughly two years and although changing up my makeup routine was pretty straight forward, changing skincare and haircare was more on the difficult side. When going into Boots or Superdrug, most skincare brands are surprisingly not cruelty-free and so it took me a little longer to find products that I loved but also ones that I would want to support. I finally feel like I have a good mix of cruelty-free skincare brands I love, and particular products that I will continue to repurchase so I wanted to share that all in today’s post.

When it comes to removing makeup, all I want is something to do the job quickly and efficiently. I have tried quite a few and I have loved most of them, but currently, my favourite is the Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream. As I haven’t been wearing a lot of makeup lately, I haven’t needed a super intense cleanser but this one is great because it can remove stubborn makeup when I want it to. I use this once in the morning, just to refresh the skin and then once in the evening to remove any makeup or dirt from the day. Like I said, it does the job really nicely, it is super gentle on the skin and makes my skin feel so soft afterwards.

The Body Shop is one of my all-time-favourite cruelty-free beauty brands as they offer makeup, skincare and haircare so it is a perfect starting point for people looking to go cruelty-free. The product I have to mention in this post is The Body Shop Camomile Eye Makeup Remover. I have been through so many bottles of this because it is perfect for removing the waterproof mascara that I love so much. This comes on every holiday with me as I know it removes any stubborn makeup products, eyeliner, mascara and even matte liquid lipsticks. I have also found this super gentle, especially when using it around the eye area, it has never caused me any irritation.

Very recently, I have rediscovered the beauty of toners and so the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic has become a new essential part in my skincare routine. Liz Earle is such a gorgeous skincare brand, on the more higher-end of drugstore, but the quality of their products are great. I have loved their cleanser for so many years and I am so glad to have discovered this toner. I apply this morning and night, on a cotton pad, all over the face, and it just helps to remove any more dirt that the cleanser didn’t bring off but to also smooth my skin. What I love so much about this cleanser though is the glow it gives at the end. I have found that using this gives my skin a much more hydrated appearance which I love as I definitely have some dry patches on my face.

For night cream, this one has been repurchased again and again by myself because it is affordable but gives my skin so much hydration, it’s perfect. It’s the Superdrug Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream. This isn’t explicitly a night cream but that is exactly what I use it for. I use a thin layer of this every night and I just find that it hydrates my skin and gives it a fresh glow when I wake up in the morning. This is definitely for people with more dry skin as it can definitely look oily if you use too much, but if you have dry skin, this will do wonders to your skin.

As for day cream, I have a few to try out currently, but one that I continue to repurchase and love is the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Day Cream. Once again this is super affordable and is so good for people with dry skin. As the name would suggest, once applied, this just gives your skin such a hydrated and radiant look. I also love this though, because when I do wear makeup, this looks great underneath it. Because of its finish, makeup sits really nicely on top of it and even with a matte foundation, my skin still looks hydrated and not cakey.

Finally, I wanted to mention this skincare tool as I think it would be an asset to so many people’s routine. The Herbatica Reusable Cotton Pads are some of my newest discoveries in the beauty industry and I can’t say enough good things about them. These are reusable cotton pads, which are great for the environment but also work so well on the skin. I have had some of these on my wishlist for so long and I have been trying them out now for a couple of months and they are incredible. I use this with both my cleanser and my toner, both doing a great job. They act like any other cotton pad but obviously with them being reusable, they are minimising waste and helping the environment. I would recommend anyone these as I think they are such an easy switch to make in your routine and they are great.

I’d love to know if there are any cruelty-free skincare products or brands that you’re currently loving in the comments as I am always looking for something new to try. I hope you all keeping well!

Stay Safe,

Grace