This is the second part of our "Favorite Cruelty-Free & Vegan" Products blog posts. You can find the first one, Cruelty-Free + Vegan Makeup, a few posts down on the blog, if you're interested!
Today, I'm excited to share with you my favorite Cruelty-Free & Vegan skincare products.
My skin has been on quite a journey. I have had cystic acne from the age of 12. Cystic acne is an uncommon and very severe form of acne. It is much deeper and painful than your typical acne pimples. Around age 21, my cystic acne became so severe, and so painful, that I had decided to go on a "miracle" drug called Accutane. Shortly after going on the drug, I also transitioned to a vegan lifestyle.
The combination of 6 months on Accutane, and removing animal products from my diet and skincare, has changed my skin forever.
I'm so happy to say that I have not had any cystic breakouts since. I still get the occasional hormonal breakout around my chin area, but I am beyond grateful for the skin I have now.
If I'm being honest, I feel that I'm pretty picky about the brands and products I use on my face and my body. So, without further ado, here are my favorite skincare products!
My Favorite Brands:
First Aid Beauty
Pacifica Beauty Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash
Pacifica Beauty Sea Foam Complete Face Wash
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Josie Maran Light Argan Oil
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Makeup Removing Towelettes
SKINNY & CO. 100% Raw Virgin Coconut Oil for Skin
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
Yes To Coconut Moisturizing Mud Mask
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Alba Botanica Acnedote Face & Body Scrub
Mario Badescu Spritz, Mist, and Glow Facial Spray Trio
FAB Faves to Go Kit (Repair Cream, Cleanser, & Radiance Pads in travel size)
Let us know in the comments, or on social media, if you would like to see a Youtube Video of a Cruelty-free + Vegan skincare routine of my Cystic Acne to Clear Skin Journey!