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Cruelty-Free Skin Care Products

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Skin care products can be found at department stores, spas, dermatologist offices, drug stores, beauty supply houses, and even grocery stores. With so many places to find skin care products, how do you know you’re getting the absolute best skin care products you can find? You’ll be happy to know that the best skin care products is not about where you buy them, its more about who makes them. Simply put, the brand actually does make a difference whether you purchase skin care products from your local drugstore or the most expensive department store in town.

For many people, the best skin care products comes down to the ingredients used, the impact these ingredients have on the environment, and whether or not the ingredients have been tested on animals. Vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle tend to shop for natural skin care products at places such as Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, or online retailers such as Pangea: The Vegan Store. But these are not the only places to find natural and organic skin care products. A number of well-known cosmetics and skin care products companies also sell cruelty free, vegan, and vegetarian products. These products may be found at drugstores, beauty supply houses, and grocery stores where prices might be more affordable for some.

Whole Foods and other healthy living food stores carry brands such as Alaffia, ShiKai, Avalon Organics, Pangea Organics, Save Your World, and Dr. Hauschka. Whole Foods sells it’s own brand as well called 365. In the mainstream world, brands such as Almay and Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) are both cruelty free and safe for vegetarians and most vegans.

The list of skin care products offered by these companies and others is virtually endless. Some of the usual suspects include:

Face Cleansers
Moisturizers for the Face and Body
Body Firming Lotions
Eye Creams
Acne and Scar Creams
Undereye Creams and Gels
Body Scrubs
Foot Scrubs
Bubble Baths
Shaving Cream

The ingredients used in these skin care products may vary, but most natural skin care products are made with a combination of vitamins, natural oils, tes, and other extracts. The following is an example of the type of ingredient combination used in a quality all natural skin treatment.

Aqua (Water), Emulsifying Wax NF, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba), Emu Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate Vitamin C Ester, Allantoin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Salix Nigra (Organic Black Willow Bark) Extract, Germall Plus.

For more information about some of the world’s most popular cruelty free skin care companies, feel free to read our article The Oldest Cruelty Free Companies.

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