Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Cruelty-Free Starter Kit

Cruelty-Free Starter Kit

As part of Be Cruelty-Free Week, I've put together a bunch of products to help anyone looking to go cruelty-free, or if you're just looking for some new things to try. It's a mix of essentials, a few extras and some of my personal favourites.


Essentials

Toothpaste - Co-op Freshmint Toothpaste
Fresh, minty, vegan toothpaste! 

My picks: Superdrug Totalcare Whitening Toothpaste, Lush Sparkle Toothy Tabs, Jason Powersmile Whitening Toothpaste

Deodorant - Skinlikes Natural Deodorant
A 100% natural and vegan deodorant that works. No white marks and no stinging! Read my review here.

My picks: Lush T'eo Solid Deodorant, Superdrug Sensitive 48hr Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Jason Purifying Tea Tree Deodorant Roll On, Alba Botanica Tea Tree Deodorant Stick

Shower gel - Superdrug Orange & Satsuma
A tangy citrus scent to wake up in the morning.

My picks: Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel, Deep Steep Passion Fruit Guava Body Wash, Faith In Nature Raspberry & Cranberry Shower Gel & Foam Bath

Shampoo and conditioner - Avalon Organics Tea Tree Shampoo & Dr Organic Rose Otto Conditioner
My favourite SLS free combination for soft and nourished locks. See my full reviews here and here.

My picks: Faith In Nature Chocolate Shampoo, Faith In Nature Grapefruit & Orange ConditionerLush Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar, Lush Veganese Conditioner

Razors - Superdrug Triple Blade Disposable Razors
A budget razor with moisturising strips, I use these with a regular conditioner on my legs for a super smooth shave.

My picks: Sugar Stripease Kit, Superdrug 3 Minute Formula Hair Removal Cream


Face

Moisturiser - Sibu Beauty Daytime Facial Cream & Age Defying Eye Cream
All natural day creams to keep skin hydrated and bright. Read my review here.

My picks: B. Ready Day Cream SPF15, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser, White Rabbit Dew Soft Day Cream

Face cleanser - Lush 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion
A soft, gentle cleansing milk to take off the day.

My picks: B. Pure Micellar Water, Lyonsleaf Natural Beauty Balm, Jason Brightening Apricot Scrubble, Yes To Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Lipbalm - Crazy Rumors
All natural and vegan, these come in every fun flavour from Lemonade to Bubblegum. My thoughts here.

My picks: Hurraw!, Barry M Cor Balmy, M&S Nature's Extract Lip Balm Trio Set, White Rabbit Chocolate Orange Lip Balm, Badger Balm Classic Lip Kit


Body

Moisturiser - M&S Fig & Orange Oil Hand & Body Lotion
A budget moisturiser that feels absolutely indulgent. Full review.

My picks: Jason Invigorating Rose Water Hand & Body LotionSuperdrug Black Cherry & Macadamia Nuts Body Butter, Deep Steep White Nectarine & Orange Blossom Whipped Body Cream

Hand cream - Lush Charity Pot
A delightful tin for helping hands, the proceeds go to good causes. 

My picks: Deep Steep Lavender - Chamomile Hand Cream, PHB Ethical Beauty Extra Mild Hand Cream with Pumpkin & Mango Butter, M&S Vintage Bluebell & Daisy Hand Balm, Badger Balm For Hardworking Hands

Sunscreen - Superdrug Solait Spray SPF50
Summer is coming! This spray sunscreen is affordable, quick and easy to apply.

My picks: Superdrug Solait Face SPF50, Lush The Sunblock Solid Sunscreen Wash, Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF25, Alba Botanica Fragrance Free Mineral Sunblock SPF30, 100% Pure Everywhere Sun Stick SPF30


Some great advice if you do want to make the switch to go cruelty-free is not to throw out everything all at once. Use up what you have, and replace things one at a time with cruelty-free options. This gives you time to research properly and find products you really like!

What are your cruelty-free essentials?
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