Keeping It Cruelty Free

Skincare from 5 Companies Dedicated to Cruelty Free Products

by Sabrina Talbert                                   Beauty Contributing Writer

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If you’re like me, you’d rather spend a decent amount of money on skincare products before makeup. Keeping my skin healthy has always been my priority, and a lot of the time if can be difficult to find what works best. It can also be difficult to find effective products that are also made ethically. With Millennials leading the market, the demand for organic and cruelty free skincare products are higher than they’ve ever been. So, if you’re looking to change up beauty regimen or add more products to your collection, here are five beauty buys every girl should put on her list.


If you follow beauty gurus on Instagram, this product may seem very familiar to you. For the past couple of months, Anese has been promoting its scrubs and masks all over social media. The LA-based company is currently known for its five elixirs and has expanded into masks and scrubs. Anese’s products not only smell good but also come with some pretty clever product names. From scrubs labeled “That booty tho.” ($28) to facial toners like “Can I speak to your manager?” ($23), Anese serves all the realness you need for your beauty routine.

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If you suffer from dry skin in the winter or need that extra boost of hydration in the summer, Kopari is the perfect solution that will leave your skin glowing without giving your skin a sticky feel. Its coconut melt ($38) is 100% organic with no toxins or GMO’s. The melt absorbs into skin fast, leaving it soft, light, and glowing.

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Every girl needs her morning coffee, right? Frank Body offers a variety of coffee-based body scrubs that are also vegan. Its line consists of other scrubs for lips and face that are made to stimulate blood flow and consists of grapefruit abstract. This Aussie skin care line is the perfect detox to fight dry skin.

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If your skin is suffering after a long day and you need a quick pick-me-up, the Mario Badescu Rose Water ($7) is guaranteed to give you the boost you need. Although the product is labeled “Facial Spray”, it can double as a hair spray, leaving hair smelling amazing all-day long.

Bonus Tip: Spray your brushes with rose water before applying eyeshadow to enhance the pigment!

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Looking for the right products to help you get the ultimate dewy look? Glossier is known for its simple yet effective products such as its Haloscope crystal highlighter. Infused with vitamins, this product is the perfect mix between makeup and skincare. Another Glossier go-to is the Lightweight Coverage: Perfect Skin Tint. This dewy tint comes in five shades and is great for skin discoloration.

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