7 Cruelty-Free Skincare Products to Make Your Skin Look Flawless

Nicole Rodriguez, Staff Writer

According to the Humane Society International, about 100,000—200,000 animals are harmed or killed every year by cosmetic testing. Having good skin doesn’t require us to use products that harm our furry friends. Here are some cruelty-free skincare products that will leave your skin feeling great while keeping your morality intact.

1. Hyaluronic Acid — Good Molecules

The serum replenishes skin’s moisture. The product also targets dehydration and loss of firmness. Also suitable for all skin types. Pricing ranges from $6 for a 30mL bottle to $12 for a 75mL bottle. More information on the product can be found on the Good Molecules website: https://www.goodmolecules.com/products/hyaluronic-acid-serum?variant=39541197045860

2. Salicylic Acid 2% Masque — Ordinary

According to the Ordinary website, the face masque targets pore congestion. It also removes dead skin cells and excess oil. The clay and charcoal in the masque absorb facial impurities, while also helping boost radiance within the skin. You can get a 50mL bottle for $13.30. To learn more about this face masque visit: https://theordinary.com/en-us/salicylic-acid-2-face-masque-100443.html


3. Clarify & Cleanse Bar — Good Molecules

The Good Molecules soap bar is made with a pH-balanced blend of cleansing and soothing ingredients. It nourishes with the help of rosehip and grapeseed oils. The soap bar also targets breakouts, clogged pores, irritation, and bacne. Suitable for all skin types—especially combination and oily skin. This soap bar is at the low price of $5 per bar. More product information can be found at: https://www.goodmolecules.com/products/clarify-cleanse-bar?variant=39537259806820

4. Vegan Ceramide Barrier Face Cream — Pacifica

For only $18 you can get a fragrance-free product that contains vegan ceramides that replenish the skin barrier. The moisturizer works well with sensitive skin. It’s both dermatologist and allergy tested. The formulas used are accepted by the National Eczema Association. To find out more about the product, visit the Pacifica website: https://www.pacificabeauty.com/collections/moisturizers/products/vegan-ceramide-barrier-face-cream

5. SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen — Juice Beauty

The product is water resistant and provides sun protection with rich organic jojoba, aloe, vitamins and antioxidants. The Juice Beauty website states the product is great for all ages. It’s also both organic and reef safe. You can get your hands on this product for $19.50 at: https://juicebeauty.com/products/spf-30-sport-sunscreen

6. AHA 30%+BHA 2% Peeling Solution — Ordinary

This exfoliator targets uneven skin tone, textural irregularities and dullness. The product works well with most skin types. Take caution if the individual has sensitive skin. The solution ranges from pH levels of 3.50 – 3.70. It also exfoliates multiple layers of skin for a brighter and even appearance, clearing pore congestion. This product is $9.50 for a 30mL bottle. Read more about the product at: https://theordinary.com/en-us/aha-30-bha-2-peeling-solution-exfoliator-100400.html

7. Lip exfoliator — E.L.F Cosmetics

The E.L.F Cosmetics website describes the $5 lip scrub as being able to remove dry and dead skin. Also leaves lips looking and feeling smoother. It’s in the form of a lipstick for an easier application. It has a sweet and sugary scent and comes in four different colors. The jojoba oil locks in moisture while the shea butter nourishes lips. Avocado oil acts as a moisturizer and protection for the lips. Find more information about this product at: https://www.elfcosmetics.com/lip-exfoliator/400026.html