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I’ve been vegetarian for over 17 years, and I am always hunting for more cruelty free beauty companies. I’m trying out two new companies in this post, both cruelty free and focusing on natural skin care and beauty products.
All of these products are from Live in the Light, first up is the Annmarie Ayurvedic Facial Scrub. It smells absolutely amazing! It’s made of a mixture of fenugreek, rosemary, shavegrass and clay, and is designed for sensitive skin.
It comes in a 50ml pot and is a very fine powder. Be very careful when you open it! I wasn’t quite expecting such a fine powder and accidentally ended up covered in it, wasting some of the product. I would recommend opening it on a flat surface so you don’t make the same mistake I did.
To use this, you mix a small amount of the powder with a few teaspoons of water. It forms a paste that you can then apply to your skin. I always recommend a patch test before you use a new product like this just in case. I have really sensitive skin and allergies and had no problems with it at all. It definitely helped with my dry skin and exfoliated well.
Next up is the Annmarie Coconut Body Oil. I am a huge fan of coconut oil, and in the water in particular it can be a total skin saver. My favourite use for this is actually on my legs, it helps keep my tattoos bright and fresh looking even in the harshest of weather. It has a handy pump top and like the scrub, comes in beautiful and solid packaging. It feels expensive and sturdy.
The last thing I tried was Pure Anada Petal Perfect Lipstick in Autumn. I don’t often wear a traditional lipstick, but this is vegan, cruelty free, and 100% organic. It glides on really smoothly, it took a couple of layers to build up a solid colour but it was so soft and comfy to wear that I can forgive that.
My photo honestly doesn’t do this colour justice. It’s a lovely brown shade with a gold undertone to it, truly lovely for autumn and aptly named. It lasted well and didn’t fade too much. It did come off with food, but that is pretty standard for a regular lipstick.
In all, I really liked these products and would certainly be interested to try more from both companies.