SUSTAINABLE LIVING \\ ANIMAL-FRIENDLY COSMETICS

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As you may have noticed on my blog, on my Facebook or even people who know me in real life I’m thinking more and more about sustainable living, animal-friendly cosmetics, leaving a smaller environmental footprint, trying to eat plant based etc. The list goes on and on…

I want to spend more time talking about these topics on my blog. They inspire me and I want to inspire you in any way, maybe you even want to try one of these idea.

Before I start, let’s make something clear. I’m not some sort of cliché ‘hippie, eco-loving girl’ and let’s be honest maybe I’m a little bit. But I know exactly what type of person you were thinking about while reading this. So just try to have an open mind! This may not be for everyone and I don’t want you to think that I want to influence you in any way or judge you but I think that everyone could improve the world in which we are living while doing a little bit for the environment. Every baby step counts!

I’m having a passion with beauty products and not just a little bit. I’m trying to look out for beauty brands which aren’t testing their products on animals.  Before I went to the drugstore again to buy my usual stuff I checked on the internet for animal-friendly brands. So, while wandering around the drugstore I tried to stay away from the brands I would normally buy, I went into Kruidvat which is a local drugstore and I was checking out their home own brand. I bought four different products from two different lines.

1) CLEANSING LOTION – Vitamin E hydrating line

2) DAYCREAM – Vitamin E hydrating line

3) SCRUBCREAM – Intense Cleaning line

4) CLEANSING MILK – Vitamin E hydrating line

 

The products come in brown glass jars with simple, clean colored labels and remind me a lot of old pharmacy jars. I really like the design – simple, fresh and clean. The products come in a glass jar which may not be really practical for taking with you on a trip but I don’t mind. I always refill my products anyway into portable containers when I’m going for a trip.

 

C L E A N S I N G L O T I O N

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CLEANSING LOTION – Vitamin E hydrating line (€1,99 for 200ml)

For daily cleaning of your skin use your Kruidvat Nourishing Cleansing Lotion. The cleansing lotion with vitamin E is suitable for all skin types and removes the last traces of impurities and makeup.
Kruidvat Nourishing Cleansing Lotion can be used daily.

Kruidvat Nourishing Cleansing Lotion has been dermatological tested.

After I cleanse my face with the cleansing milk, I use the cleansing lotion as a toner afterwards to get rid of the last makeup rests and also the remaining dirt which are still on my face. The toner is very gentle on my skin, doesn’t irritate my eyes or skin and leaves a clean and smooth face behind.

 

D A Y C R E A M

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DAYCREAM – Vitamin E hydrating (€3,49 for 100ml)

‘This rich nourishing cream helps to nourish the skin and protect it throughout the day. The unique combination of Vitamin E and Jojoba oil help to strengthen the skin tissue and prevent the first wrinkles. Dermatological approved’

At first glance, the cream is very creamy and also by touch you get the feeling of a creamy cream. When applying, I noted in the beginning that the cream was sticky when drying, but within 10 minutes the cream has been absorbed well and keeps the skin hydrated for the day.

 

S C R U B C R E A M 

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SCRUBCREAM – Intense Cleaning (€2,79 for 100ml)

Cleansing cream with apricot kernels to remove dead skin cells. For a fresh, soft and smooth skin.

Directions: 1 to 2 times per week on a damp face application. Add lukewarm water. Gently massage and rinse. Do not apply to skin around the eyes and lips.

Dermatological approved.

It’s a very nice cream which has small abrasive particles. It is suitable for the face only, is it recommended to be careful around the eyes and mouth. I think this cream scrub is very suitable for girls with normal to oily skin. I have just tried this scrub for like 2 weeks but I can say that I really like the clean and smooth feeling afterwards. My skin doesn’t feel irritated after I use it, a little bit red first, but this disappears quickly.

 

C L E A N S I N G M I L K

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CLEANSING MILK – Vitamin E hydrating (€1,99 for 200ml)

Cleanse and refresh your skin every day with the Kruidvat Nourishing Cleansing Milk. The milk with vitamin E is suitable for the removal of make-up.
Kruidvat Nourishing Cleansing Milk can be used daily, so your skin feels fresh every day and cared for with vitamin E.

Kruidvat Nourishing Cleanser is dermatological tested.

The cleansing milk is as I expected it: a relatively thin substance where you only need a tiny bit. It’s very liquid, distributes smoothly over the skin and feels good. It does not sting, does not feel uncomfortable, but rather soft and moisturizing. I prefer to massage it with my hands on my face and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Even for my eyes the cleaner works well, does not sting, just feels nice and soft. This cleansing milk will not resolve major skin problems, but it cleans like a daily cleanser should do! Non-irritating, but actually very soft and tolerant to the skin.

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I hope I could introduce you to a brand which doesn’t uses animal testing on their products. Maybe I made some of you interested in trying out the Kruidvat Home line and to be more open about cruelty free living. You can also look at other interesting post to check out if you are interested in eating more beautifying food or what books to read on cruelty free cosmetics.

 

LOTS OF LOVE,

 

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