Bliss is now 100% cruelty-free! You’ve most likely seen this popular, vegetarian company’s products in your favorite stores, including Urban Outfitters and Target. They have recently earned the Leaping Bunny seal of approval, which means that none of their ingredients are tested on animals. Though Bliss is not a vegan line (mostly due to their inclusion of beeswax), they offer an extensive selection of vegan items. In fact, they offer about everything your heart desires. Be sure to check the ingredient labels.
You’ll drool over their fun website, www.blissworld.com. We’re intrigued by the Mint Chip Mania ($15.00), a “cooling and soothing ice cream-textured mask” that both cools and moisturizes your face. The mint chip scent comes from a combination of aloe vera and peppermint leaf extract. Shea butter and bensonite combine to create a textured elixir that will coat your face while gently exfoliating grime. The mixture is formed into “chocolate chip” pieces, which impart a fun uniqueness. Rub them into your skin and inhale the aroma
Be sure to check out Bliss’ “Vegan Skincare” link. We were impressed by the Lemon and Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash ($18.00) This citrus-scented, foamy product is truly a bargain, since it comes in a 32-ounce bottle! Key ingredients include aloe leaf juice, glycerin, and guar (a derivative of cluster bean gum). You’ll love the rich, luxurious lather and the sweet but energizing scent! Your skin will look shiny and feel wonderfully smooth for hours.
If you like a bit of zest with your body care regimen, try Bliss’ bestselling Grapefruit and Aloe Body Butter ($12.00). Enhanced by a dynamic base of shea butter and coconut oil, this thick lotion really satisfies. It will sink into your thirsty skin, nourishing every inch of your body. Bliss has used this product in their spas for years, and it’s easy to see why. The formula utilizes candelilla wax, a vegan substitute for beeswax. Like all of Bliss’ products, the body butter is free from parabens, phthalates, and other nasty ingredients. Great quality at low cost!
As mentioned above, many of Bliss’ products are vegan, but not all. Remember to check the ingredient lists, posted on the website. However, all offerings are vegetarian, and 100% cruelty-free. The company offers gift cards, free UPS shipping on orders over $40.00, and a generous rewards program. You’ll want to be a repeat customer. Be sure to pick up a few items for friends as well as for yourself!