07 Oct 6 Cruelty Free Beauty Products under £10
When we think of beauty products that are not tested on animals we automatically think of high end brands that are super expensive and often very small for the amount of price you pay. But it honestly does not have to be that way!
I’m going to show you SIX everyday beauty products that the majority of women use (and some for men) that are all not-tested-on-animals and all are under £10 – in fact 5 out of the 6 are under £5!
Let me show you my ‘Happy Buddha, Happy Bunny’ products…
This is Superdrug’s own brand of shower gel. They are so cheap and smell delicious! I got these on special offer which were three for £2. Otherwise they are 99p each which is a bargain!
All of Superdrug’s own brand are BUAV approved and are vegetarian and vegan! Cheap and kind – LOVE IT!
Face Wash (and More!)
There are many big shops and supermarkets out there that do their own cruetly free own products such as Boots and Tesco. I wanted to look for something a little more unusual and found this interesting Pure-Castile Soap in TK Maxx for £3.99.
There were lots of different flavours including rose, lavender and hemp, but as I was looking for a facial wash, I thought Green Tea would be a nice one to use. This product contains A LOT of information about it (as you can see) but at a glance you can see that it is Organic, Fair Trade, has only natural ingredients in it and has 18 different uses from a facial wash to a wash for your vegetables! And of course, the main reason for it being my choice…BUAV approved.
Hair Mask (and more!)
It is important to look after your hair and keep it in good condition but that doesn’t mean you need to harm an animal in the process. I purchased this tub of Coconut oil from Superdrug for £8.99. This is my most expensive purchase (Superdrug do a smaller tub for only £2.29) but as I knew I would use it a lot, I decided to buy the bigger tub.
What I love about this product is that it can be used on your hair and skin (multi-purpose); it only contains three ingredients – Coconut oil, Parfum and Coumarin (an organic chemical found in many plants); it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans AND it is BUAV approved! Polish your halo because you’re going to need it after this one!!
Batiste’s dry shampoo has literally changed my life, and I’m not exaggerating! I used to wash my hair every single day (sometimes twice a day at worst) and hated the greasy heavy feeling I had if I didn’t wash it. I then discovered Batiste Dry Shampoo and now I can leave my hair a day or two without washing it because this makes my hair feel soft and clean for that bit longer. So you can imagine my happiness when I saw that it is also Vegan AND not tested on animals (horray!).
There are so many different smells for this product and some especially designed for certain hair colours. This product is avaliable in most stores that sell hair care products and it is regularly on offer so be on a look out for a animal friendly bargain!
Make-up is something I always found difficult to buy cruelty free because so many of the major high street brands do test on animals and the others who don’t were so expensive. Now more and more companies are beginning to cotton on that we don’t need to test on an animal to make good products. Barry M, Natural Collection, Collection 2000, Bare Minerals, GOSH to name a few, are all high street, affordable products that DON’T test on animals. If you are not sure, and want to check your make-up brand then click here to take you to the PETA search…
I purchased this foundation and powder from the Superdrug range ‘Collection 2000’. All their make-up is cruelty free and is under £4!
This is another tricky one as their as so many companies that sell nail varnish, it can be tricky to sift through them all and find a cruelty free one.
I got this lovely shade from the MUA (Make-Up Academy) collection for only £1. It is such a bargain and none of their products are tested on animals.
I hope you found this useful to you and showed you how easy it is to go cruelty free without having to break the bank. So many companies now are realising that you don’t need to test on animals to have high quality beauty products. So next time you run out of an essential beauty product, why not opt for a cruelty free one and save a bunny or two!
‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ – Gandhi