Beauty · Skin Care

My Skin Care Routine | Cruelty-Free

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For today’s blog post, I’m going to be sharing with you my skin care routine.  It’s not extensive because I don’t feel it’s necessary to load my skin with many different products; but, my skin care routine gets the job done, while making my skin look clean, fresh, and healthy!  And, of course, every product in my skin care routine is cruelty-free!

Right now I’m liking The Body Shop’s Tea Tree skin care line!  I tend to sometimes have oily skin, depending on different things.  But, I find this line really helps to diminish the oil while also hydrating and cleaning my skin properly!

I just wanted to point out that The Body Shop is in the gray area for a lot of people who choose to buy only cruelty-free.  The reason for this is that, while The Body Shop is cruelty-free and against animal testing, it was bought by L’Oreal in 2006, I believe.  Many people don’t like funding a company whose parent company is not cruelty-free.  I used to feel the same way, but now I feel that by not supporting a cruelty-free company, it’s showing that there is no market for it.  So by supporting a cruelty-free company, even if its parent company is not cruelty-free, it shows these companies that people want products that are not tested on animals.

So, let’s get into my skin care routine, shall we?!  The products that I’m currently using are:

Global Beauty Care’s Vitamin C Cleansing Cloths
The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub
The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Toner
Alba Botanica’s Natural Hawaiian Oil Free Moisturizer
Lush’s Grease Lightening

My Evening Skin Care Routine (when I do everything):

Step 1: The first step in my skin care routine is to remove my makeup.  Lately I’ve been using the Global Beauty Care Vitamin C Cleansing Cloths.  They’re not my favourite, but it’s what I’m using at the moment.  I have a review coming up in a future blog post; stay tuned!

Step 2:  The next step in my skin care routine is to wash my face.  I pour about a dollar-size amount of the skin clearing facial wash on my hand and gently rub it all over my face and neck in circular motions, then rinse it off.

Step 3:   Once a week, after washing my face, I exfoliate.  I use about a quarter-size amount of the squeaky clean scrub.  I gently exfoliate and then I rinse it off.  On the other six days of the week, I just skip to step 4!

Step 4:  Time to tone my skin!  I pour a bit of the skin clearing facial toner onto a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face and neck, and then let it completely dry, which takes about a minute.

Step 5:   Once the toner is dry, I take a small amount of the oil free moisturizer and gently rub it onto my face and neck.

Step 6: When I get the occasional spot on my face, I like to use Grease Lightening from Lush.  I find it really helps to dry out any spots I get.  If I don’t have any spots on my face, I move on to step 7!

Step 7:  After I’ve finished my actual skin care routine, I like to finish it off by putting some lip balm on my lips to keep them really moisturized!

My morning skin care routine consists of only the toner, moisturizer, and lip balm.

Well, that’s it for my skin care routine!  Pretty simple, huh!  What are your favourite skin care products?

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11 thoughts on “My Skin Care Routine | Cruelty-Free

  1. Great post! I totally agree with your stance on supporting cruelty free brands even if their parent company isn’t, because as consumers we are trying to send them a message that we want cruelty free!
    What is the Alba Oil Free Moisturiser like? I am on the hunt for a new oil free moisturiser for those really oily days.
    Thanks

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    1. Thank you! I really love the Alba Botanica oil free moisturizer. It’s super light and it sinks into skin very quickly. I find it’s really moisturizing and leaves my skin super healthy looking! Oh, and it has a nice, light scent to it! I can’t recommend it enough! I hope this was helpful!

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    1. Thanks! I personally find this face wash to be really good! I’m not too sure how much it helps with acne because I don’t really have acne prone skin, but I think it was designed to help combat acne by diminishing oil. I find it does help with oily skin! As for sensitive skin, I don’t think it would be a problem. I have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn’t affect me at all, other than a slight bit of redness right after using it, which usually goes away within a few minutes. Everybody’s skin reacts differently to different things! I hope this was helpful! 🙂

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  2. I noticed this post is almost a year old (so I’m late to the party), do you have an updated skin care routine (different products you’re using right now)? Thanks for sharing!

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