What’s the Difference Between Cruelty Free and Vegan? Video

What's the Difference Between Cruelty Free and Vegan?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “What’s the Difference Between Cruelty Free and Vegan?” A lot of people have different definitions of what “cruelty free” and “vegan” mean. Personal definitions, however, do not always match up with terms that brands often use. In this video I do my best to explain the difference between cruelty free and vegan and how they may be used by brands.

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Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Cleansing Kit Review

Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Cleansing Kit Review

Exfoliating your skin helps to clear up and brighten your complexion. It can remove dry and dull skin, diffuse the look of fine lines, keep your pores clean to reduce breakouts, and help create an even skin tone. There are a lot of exfoliating products on the market, however a lot of them have harsh chemicals or can be irritating for sensitive skin.

Mary Futher created Kaia Naturals after working at several large beauty brands. The goal of Kaia Naturals is to fill the need for natural yet functional skincare products that everyone can use. All of their products include bamboo which is known to polish and cleanse your skin. I received the Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit to try out. This kit comes with the Bamboo Tampioca Beads powdered facial cleanser, a small tube of moringa oil, and a bamboo mixing spoon.

Claims: “The first customizable cleansing kit allows you the versatility in customizing your cleanser (including the consistency) by adding droplets of different liquids. You can intensify or lessen the degree of exfoliation with each cleanse, making it perfect for ultra sensitive skin.”

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Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and Wipes Review

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and Wipes Review

One of the latest skincare trends is double cleansing. What exactly is double cleansing? It is using an oil cleanser to remove your makeup and following up with a traditional cleanser. Dermalogica currently has two items to help you with your double cleanse – their PreCleanse Oil and their PreCleanse Wipes.

Claims: “Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regimen, PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products that build up on skin, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin on the go with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Each biodegradable wipe melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results.”

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Au Naturale Creme Concealer Review

Au Naturale Creme Concealer Review

Finding a great concealer is rare. Finding a great concealer that works on your dark circles, complexion, and helps your shadow stay longer? That is even more rare. The Au Naturale Creme Concealer is a natural concealer that claims to be a triple-threat in the concealer department. When I received some to try, I immediately put it to the test.

Claims: “Diffuse the appearance of blemishes, under eye circles, and hyperpigmentation with our pure,smoothing, and natural creme concealers. Au Naturale’s creme concealers come in an array of colors sure to match every skin tone.  Our creme concealers work as a color corrector and eye shadow base.”

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Favorite Pacifica Skincare Products Video

Favorite Pacifica Skincare Products Video

It’s no secret that Pacifica is one of my all-time favorite brands. Not only are all of their products are cruelty-free and vegan, but I have yet to be let down by a single one. In this video, I share my favorite Pacifica skincare items with you. Some of these are staples that I have been using for a long time, some are new, and one is a sneak peek at a brand new Pacifica item!

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