If you are anything like me, you consider yourself an ethical human, passionately against the horrific practice of animal testing. You most likely steer clear of leather purses and fur vests. But what about your beauty products? Are you carefully reading each & every label? Do you check your peta app to ensure your shampoo & lipstick are cruelty free? Do you make sure they are 100 percent vegan and made with non-toxic ingredients?
Most vegans try very hard to only purchase products that meet high ethical standards without harming animals. But it can be stressful. Most of the big stores that many of us frequent, sell a massive array of bath, body & beauty products. It takes time to read through every ingredient list. And do we really want to be supporting stores that don’t share our values? How wonderful would it be to have an online store that only sells products that are completely VEGAN?!
I think we can all agree that testing on animals is a barbaric & unnecessary practice. Today’s ethical companies & products are completely cruelty free, vegan, and made without toxins such as sulphates & harsh chemicals. These are the products we can feel good about buying and TheBeautyLibrary is the online store to find them.
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I’ve currently got my hands on 7 amazing products from The Beauty Library and I’m crazy excited to share them with you!
Let’s begin with Start Happy Bodywash. The smell of this geranium & peppermint bodywash is the first thing you will notice. It’s not overpowering but definitely strong enough to awaken your senses! It’s made with organic essential oils and is a low water formula. A little bit goes a long way! This wash is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and any other yucky stuff. It’s certified organic, made in the USA, gluten free and of course it’s vegan & cruelty free! It left my skin silky & clean without any residue. Highly recommend this product!
If you are struggling with dry skin, especially due to the changing weather, you will want to try EVOLVh SmartBody butter. It’s a light and non greasy moisturizing repair treatment that actually leaves your skin feeling like butter. (Vegan butter of course) The scent is incredible and I find myself constantly smelling my hands. Yeah I know, weird, but you will be doing it too. This creme has no parabens, no petroleum, no gluten and it’s cruelty free & vegan. Love it!
This adorable wooden facial cleansing brush from FitGlow Beauty, will look perfect on your vanity or bathroom counter. Aside from being very nice to look at, it is a fabulous addition to your cleansing routine. Just lightly dampen the brush with water and apply your favorite cleanser. Gently allow it to exfoliate your skin, giving your pores a deeper clean and leaving your face with a natural glow. Every girl (and guy) should have one of these!
I really like Soapwalla Citrus Deodorant Creme which comes in an attractive & reusable glass jar. This deodorant is made from vegetable powder, clay & essential oils. It doesn’t get more natural than that and it only takes a small amount of creme on your fingertips to offer a full day of protection. It’s made in Brooklyn and the scent is light & lovely! I was happy to find that this deodorant cream goes on invisible & smooth. I’m a huge advocate for all non-toxic bath & body products, but your deodorant absolutely must be free from harsh chemicals! Our armpits, especially due to daily shaving, are an easy & dangerous place for toxins to enter our bodies. Many studies have linked the use of toxic deodorant & antiperspirants to a higher risk of breast cancer.
I’ve fallen in love with River Organics Cheek Color. I’m not someone who wears a ton of makeup, and I strongly dislike a heavy, wet feel on my face. Thankfully this cheek color had no greasy feel and looked truly natural. It offered the perfect amount of color & glow. River Organics packages all of their products in paper, allowing them to lead the way in creating sustainable beauty products!
French Girl Le Lip Tint is the best! The rose color looked amazing and it lasted for hours. I usually wear another brand of lip gloss and it’s literally faded & gone within 20 minutes. This tint is organic, vegan and tested on French girls, never on animals! My purse will never be without this little gem!
Last but certainly not least, is the bomb of all mascaras! Inika Long Lash Vegan Mascara made my eyelashes look thicker & longer than they ever had before. The mascara went on smoothly and without any clumping. I felt pretty amazing wearing this stuff, I’m not gonna lie. It’s made in Italy, derived from all natural ingredients & ideal for sensitive eyes. This would be the perfect stocking stuffer for every girl on your holiday list!
I really can’t recommend The Beauty Library enough. This company was founded by Katie Wirth, a Vegan woman who saw a need for a one stop shop for Vegan, cruelty free & non-toxic beauty products, and she made it happen.
Katie is the type of entrepreneur that this world needs. Let’s support vegan owned businesses that are furthering the movement and spend less of our dollars at big stores that won’t even notice our business and have very little concern for selling ethical products.
The Beauty Library is offering 30% off and free shipping over $75. Another bonus is that you can choose 2 free samples with every purchase!
The holidays are right around the corner and The Beauty Library is the perfect place to begin your shopping!