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Cruelty Free Beauty – Skin Care Edition

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog.

This post is a little different to my normal style. Collecting and testing out cruelty free beauty is one of my favourite things to do, so I decided to start the writing about my favourite cruelty free beauty products, starting with skin care.

Liz Earle is my skin saviour, from the hot cloth cleanser, to the Instant Boost Skin Tonic to the Skin Repair Moisturiser, I love pretty much any Liz Earle product, but the cleanser is definitely my favourite. My skin always feels really clean after using the cleanser and very soft too. A little goes a long way so a bottle does last a while and I have about 3 bottles waiting to be used up!

Superdrug’s vitamin E range is one of my favourite skin care brands, it’s cruelty free, it’s cheap, it’s suitable for sensitive skin and it’s good quality, what more do you want? I use so many products from Superdrug’s own brand range that I could probably do a whole blog post on them (let me know if that would be useful), however the oatmeal exfoliator is one of the best face scrubs I’ve used.

It is a super gentle exfoliator and suitable for regular use; if you have sensitive skin this will be the perfect face scrub for you. I use it every other day, then use a more intense scrub once a week. If you are looking for a gentle scrub to use on a regular basis this is one to check out and at £3.49 you really can’t complain!

I love the day cream, and I’m never without it. It is super hydrating and absorbs easily, meaning make up sits really well on top of it and it contains spf 15!

The quality and size of this pot is great, I would say when I use this product on a daily basis a pot lasts me easily over 2 months.

The night cream is richer than the day cream, but leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh the next day. For £3.49 I highly recommend this night cream, I always have a pot in stock!

Botanics Hydration Burst Hydrating Day Lotion. This lightweight, non-greasy formula helps hydrate and soothe my skin whilst also offer your sun protection as it contains sp15. I prefer this on days I need to apply my make up pretty much straight after. As the texture is more lightweight and thinner than the Superdrug cream, but still provides the same hydration that I need throughout the day..

I have used several face masks from The Body Shop, the Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Face Mask is another favourite of mine. However, the Rose mask comes top for me, it is a gel textured moisturising mask designed for dry skin that needs a hydration boost.

My favourite thing about this mask is that it has a very cooling affect on the skin, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

If you’re looking for an ultra-soothing and hydrating mask to add to your pamper routine, this mask is definitely one to try!

This is a 3 in 1 product, which can be used as a primer, moisturiser or a mask. I personally use it as a moisturiser and primer in one on the days I need to apply my makeup quickly. It instantly hydrates and brightens the skin, but leaves the skin feeling smooth, meaning make up sits beautifully on top of it.

This concludes my first beauty based blog post, it is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while. Testing out new cruelty free beauty products is definitely a secret hobby of mine and it’s great to be able to share it with my readers.

Finally, for those of you who follow my blog for the football side of things, I’ve recently had an article go up with The Offside Rule Podcast, which you can read here!

Speak Soon, Alex.

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