Cruelty-Free Skincare Haul

Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask; Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer; Burt´s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream
I´ve been loving my skincare recently - or rather loving experimenting with it. Since I´ve gotten over that "I have acne so my skin must be super sensitive" phase I´ve been trying at lot more different products. Obviously when I had some vouchers and money from my birthday left I treated myself with a little cruelty-free skincare order. I spent a few hours on the internet as you do and found some great cruelty-free products that I want to add to my skincare routine.

The Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturiser is a thick and creamy moisturiser. Two main ingredients are virgin coconut oil and shea butter that are meant to give your skin intense hydration. Honestly, "intense" is a very weird way of advertising a moisturiser but it does sound good in my ears. Anyway, it claims to have a very light texture but still be rich enough to instantly hydrate your skin. It has a light coconut smell to it which makes me feel very exotic when I open the packaging. The packaging is not ideal for a moisturiser but as it´s such a thick consistency it wouldn´t fit in a pump bottle. I´m always looking for a hydrating moisturiser for my night time routine as my skin does need a bit of hydration after a long day.

Charcoal and tomato extract promise to remove impurities and clear up blemishes in the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser. It also has salicylic acid that deep cleans your pores and prevents future breakouts. The jojoba spheres inside make this a very light and gentle exfoliating cleanser. It´s also formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones - a big plus from my side! I´ve found the combination of charcoal and tomato very intriguing, especially since I´ve been loving charcoal products lately.

Lush 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion; Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer; Burt´s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream

Okay, who doesn´t immediately love a product when it has Hibiscus written in the title?! So the Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask was a no-brainer for me. This 100% organic face mask comes as a powder to mix together yourself. It´s a mixture of brown rice flour, ground hibiscus and rose generium essential oil that helps to extract any blemishes and impurities from your skin. With everything being round up very small it´s supposed to gently exfoliate and deep cleanse your skin. I love the concept of mixing my own make and the main ingredients just sound absolutely wonderful for my skin.

When I´m doing a skincare haul I can´t stop myself from stopping by my local Lush. This time I got the 9 To 5 Cleansing Lotion which is a lightweight creamy cleanser that features fresh dove orchid extract to soothe your skin, almond oil for your skin´s hydration and ylang ylang oil to brighten your skin. It´s said to soothe and moisturize your skin as well as making it feel refreshed and taking all of your makeup off. For me the lightweight formula is exactly what I´m looking for in a morning cleanser that gets my skin ready for the day.

Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask; Primark Eyelash Curler

I´ve had run out of my favourite morning moisturiser - the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist - for a while now and last week it finally got available in Germany again. By then I had already taken the pictures for this post but I wanted to include it nonetheless. This mist-on moisturiser is described as being featherlight while still deeply hydrating your skin. Ingredients like black out, provitamin A, lionelic acid and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 are a remedy for thirsty skin and hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and traps moisture inside. I just love this as morning moisturiser as it gives my skin the hydration it needs while still being absorbed really quick and making a great base for my makeup.

I guess I´m old enough now to use eye cream too - that´s such a scary thought! My eyes are kind of sensitive and the skin around them often feels really dry so the Burt´s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream sounds like a dream. It does feel like a heavy formula but it features clary sage that should really keep the skin around my eyes well hydrated. As a bonus it is also described to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - which I guess I need to start worrying about now too? Anyway, I´m excited to see if I like this eye cream better than the last one I used that didn´t really do much for my eyes.

Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask; Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer; Burt´s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream

As a little bonus for myself - and because I ran out of my not cruelty-free mist conditioner - I also got the Pureology Fullfyl Conditioner. It is described as having a super lightweight formula that isn´t heavy on your hair and it´s meant to work great for thin hair. Now, I don´t have thin hair but anything that weights my already super straight and heavy hair down is a no-go in my books. Pureology as a brand is also focused on colour treated hair. But who says their products can´t be used on natural colored hair?!

I´m honestly just really excited to slowly with out my usual products for these cruelty-free ones and see which ones will work for my skin. Skincare so far has been the hardest routine to with into being cruelty-free as there are not many cruelty-free skincare brands readily available in Germany. After 21 years on this earth I´ve also finally found out that I definitely have combination skin so now I can at least research the right products for me. Hopefully, I´ll have found some great products in this haul. Maybe they'll help me balance my skin even more so that the acne will soon be gone!

What is your holy grail skincare product? When did you find out what skin type you have?

2 comments

  1. I love all Lush skincare products, but haven't tried this one so will have to give it a go! I've been more consciously looking into cruelty free brands recently so this post has been a great read!

    Maddie x

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  2. I find it very funny that you feel old just because you have to use an eye cream. I've been using eye creams since I was 16. Not because of fine lines (obviously, what could I have at 16 right?) but because of very dark circles. I never felt old for using one. Now I'm 27 and over the years I added extra hydration and some anti-ageing to my eye creams. Does that mean I should feel old?

    Lovely post, I enjoyed reading it.

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