At the end of last year I cancelled both my Look Fantastic and Glossybox beauty boxes. I felt I had had enough of receiving beauty products that some of which were going to waste and just sitting in a draw. Then, last month I came across a company called The Cruelty Free Beauty Box which I immediately took an interest to.
The company’s mission is to make a difference, not by signing petitions and speaking out, but something much bigger that helps people see what is happening in the world of animal testing and to make them change to cruelty-free. They completely boycott the companies who allow animal testing and create a box that those of us who wanted to start a cruelty-free journey, can trust and enjoy without any guilt whatsoever. Having owned animals pretty much all my life and knowing how gentle and trusting they can be, I am amazed that we are still in an age where animal testing is deemed as necessary? This is just one small step I am taking to help towards making a difference for animals all over the world. After all, it isn’t just mice and rats that suffer, it also includes dogs, cats, horses and monkeys…the list sadly goes on.
So, my box arrived on 14th March and I have been trying all the goodies that came inside.
The Soap Story-Soap Loofah | Full Size | RRP £2.95 – I could smell this soap as soon as I opened my box! It had a delicious lime fragrance, really fresh! It is a 2-in-1 soap bar, keeping you clean and smelling AMAZING, and the loofah inside the soap exfoliates your skin. I loved using it but the only negative thing I will say is trying to hold a soap so you can exfoliate with the loofah inside it is slippery work! I ended up having to hold the soap within a flannel glove just to get a grip on it!
Le Mont Botanique Cleanser | Full Size | RRP £9.69 – Used as my daily cleanser and formulated with Bulgarian rosewater and rose oil, this face wash made my skin feel cleansed, refreshed and hydrated. It has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help sooth and cool sensitive and irritated skin. I was suffering from a bad case of “that time of the month” spots and after a couple of uses of this, they had gone down. The product suits all skin types too!
Walden-Eau De Parfum |5ml RRP £6 – This is sold as a natural alternative to mass-produced fragrances made in big factories using synthetic ingredients. The Walden Perfumes are made by hand in small batches from natural ingredients. Sadly this fragrance was NOT for me and actually made me feel sick. The only way I can describe it was it was like wearing a shot of sambuca on my skin…VOM!
Bellapierre Cosmetics-Shimmer Roll | Full Size | RRP £14.99 – I haven’t actually tried this item yet, mainly because I have had nowhere to go where I feel the need to shimmer! It is a 3-in-1 shimmer roll for use on the face, body and eyes! I can imagine it is going to be perfect to use as a highlighter.
Zerreau-Towel Off Shampoo | 70ml RRP £3.99 – I actually didn’t rate this one at all. The idea is that you do not need water or rinsing (same as your normal dry shampoo) and to use it you simply apply the foam directly to your roots, massage to lift any dirt or grease and the remove whilst wet by towel drying. For someone who washes their hair twice a week, dry shampoo is my go-to in-between washes product because it is quick and easy. This product kind of defeats the object and actually, I though my hair looked greasier and flatter after using this moose than it did before I applied it. Thumbs down from me guys.
So that’s it, 5 products all cruelty-free and vegan friendly! Although I didn’t massively rate all the products in this box, I am excited to see what comes in next months box.
Thanks for reading.