My favorite cruelty-free skincare products (so far)

Hi Everyone,

I want to do a full cruelty-free makeup routine soon and I thought, why not show you some of my favorite skincare products first.

I wanted to include bath & body products as well but I have so many that I will write a full post about it (probably before February).

Let’s just jump into it, shall we?

Simple Soothing Facial Toner & Revitalising eye roll-on

I have, to be honest. I had never used toners before this one. I just did not see the point of using them.

I was afraid that it would make my skin super dry. My forehead and chin are oily I am very dry around my mouth and nose.

I don’t use the toner every day, more like three times a week, right before bed, and I do have noticed a difference. I don’t know if it is the work of the toner only, but my skin looks younger and tighter.

So If you are looking for a natural toner that will not damage your skin, try this one.

The roll-on is like a drug.

IMG_3269.JPGI don’t know about you, but I love the sensation of something cool under my eyes. I do not use this product to disguise bags but as the first part of my morning routine.

It is always by my side in my bedroom. I wake up, roll over, grab it and immediately apply it under my eyes. It is refreshing, wakes me up and gives me enough strength to get up and go get my contact lenses.

I believe you can find it at Boots for £5.19 (I will link everything at the end of the post). It was a random purchase and one I don’t regret. I used to love the eye roll-on from e.l.f but this one is better (in my humble opinion).

Peel-off Mask & Organic Radiant Glow Mask

I know. I can hear you thinking: “When will she stop speaking about Aroma-Zone?” And I don’t blame you. I am obsessed and it is becoming unhealthy.

They have DYI masks. Mine is called: Masque Peel-Off aux alginates marins.

Just like every Aromazone product, you can get different results out of one item. It just depends on what you will mix it with.

I mixed mine with water. As per instructions, I stirred the mix quickly until I got a smooth paste (just like henna) and applied it onto my face immediately.

Left it on for 10 mins, rinsed with warm water and voila, done. My skin was hydrated and very smooth.

Whilst my skin felt great, it is a bit of a pain and quite messy. It costs something like 2 euros 50 online and the pack is bigger than the usual peel-off masks they sell at Superdrug. BUT, not worth it if you are looking for something quick.

Radiant Glow Mask

E8D51A32-F813-4942-BD84-DADDAEBDBDDA.jpgSo so so pleased with this one. Maybe my favorite of this month actually. Again, totally random, I happened to win a giveaway on Twitter and was sent this product.

I follow this shop called The Organic Co. They only sell Vegan, cruelty-free and 100% natural cosmetics which you know I am all for.

They sent me the mask super quickly (as in, the day after I won, it was waiting for me downstairs) and I tried it immediately.

First of all, big fan of coconut and cacao here. The smell is definitely a plus for me. The paste is smooth and easy to apply.

I leave it on for five minutes and rinse clean with water. I have been using it since the end of December (so 4 times) and I haven’t run out yet.

I just love how my skin feels and looks after each mask. Tighter, with visibly smaller pores and moisturized.

I know that it is a bit pricey, £18.00, but if you feel like treating yourself, I would definitely recommend it. It is 100% organic, cruelty-free and you get free delivery.

Body Shop Vitamin E moisture cream

IMG_3268.JPGThis cream has replaced my Nuxe moisturizer for about two months now.

My skin absorbs it super quickly and doesn’t feel heavy after application just like a Nivea cream. I love the texture and this is the cream I use after toning. If I am feeling festive, I also mix it with the Poudre de lumière (I talked about it last week: post).

You can find in store and online: Vitamin E Moisture Cream (£12.00)

They often have discounts, especially for students. The three times I placed orders online with the Body Shop, I had 40% off and 50% off. Definitely worth looking into it if you want relatively cheap skincare products.

Again, this post is not sponsored. You guys know I do my best to change my life around and use cruelty-free only products.

If you do not follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can find me at veggieexpat and @veggieoverseas. Trying to be active on there as much as possible so feel free to come say hi!







24 Comments Add yours

  1. karajames14 says:

    I’ve been really wanting to try some of the Simple skincare products. I’m going to have to get some soon!

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Please do! Tell me if you like them ☺️☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The radiant glowing mask sounds amazing! My new years resolution is to buy only cruelty free products, and I find it’s more difficult for skincare. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Yeah skincare is tricky but there are more cruelty free products than we think 💕💕
      Thanks for reading!


  3. CrazyJess says:

    I definitely want to try the Simple eye roll on. I love that brand and haven’t heard of it before now. Good post 👍😀

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Let me know how it goes! My roll on and I say hi 👋

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  4. blackcoffeebreakfast says:

    I love the Simple toner, although didn’t think much of their eye roll on as I didn’t like the applicator too much. The toner is a part of my daily skincare routine, though!
    – Elen x

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Do you have a favorite eye roll? Or you just don’t care for them? 😊

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      1. blackcoffeebreakfast says:

        The Simple one is the only one I’ve ever used, and I haven’t been too tempted to try any others because of it but maybe at some point in the future I will – who knows!


  5. Simple isn’t cruelty free unfortunately 😦


  6. …and neither is body shop, they are owned by L’oreal who aren’t cruelty free

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Well yeah it’s true that since the body shop was acquired by L’Oréal, there is some interrogation but since PETA has vouched for the brand and still recommends it, I’ll keep buying it. Until I see that they have changed their policies or I notice they start selling in China 🙂


    2. MarcelleLuce says:

      For Simple, it does lack of cruelty-free logo and the website says no “test on animals” but stays a bit vague, that’s true. Where did you find that they actually do test on animals? 😊


      1. If you go onto the PETA website they are listed as a company that test on animals


      2. MarcelleLuce says:

        Ok thanks! I’ll look it up and probably write to them for more explanation 🙂


  7. I haven’t tried any of them but they look amazing.

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  8. Def want to try out the under-eye roller! Thanks!! 🙌🏻

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  9. Mrinalini says:

    I love the concept of doing a full makeup routine with cruelty-free products!

    P.S. – I just discovered your blog and am loving all the posts!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. forkandveg says:

    Love this post, so many products I want to test out!

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