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Our One Green Planet founder, Preeta Sinha brightens our days with her leadership, passion, and personality. But something else we really love about her is how fabulous she always looks. With her incredibly busy and jam-packed schedule, she still somehow makes time for self-care and is always experimenting with new beauty products! Because of her compassion for animals and her health-oriented mindset, she uses natural and cruelty-free products. To help you find great products too, we decided to share her favorite cruelty-free makeup products!
The great news is that many countries are banning cosmetic animal testing and many companies are going cruelty-free, which means that there are plenty of options! The products on this list, which are all loved by Preeta range from sunscreen to makeup application products, lipsticks, face oils, and much more. You might even learn about products you didn’t even knew exist.
Don’t forget to check out our Founder’s Finds Archives for more great product picks from Preeta!
1. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil brightens, firms, and evens the look of skin tone and texture. The squalane oil is sustainable and sugarcane-derived. It’s paired with vitamin C and rose oil, which reduces the look of lines and wrinkles. The price is $69.99.
Jeane on Amazon says, “I got this as a sample, once that ran out I bought a full size version. I love it on my oily eczema prone skin. After a month of use I really noticed the difference in how my skin feels and most of my eczema prone areas seem more stable. A winner in my book.”
2. PCA SKIN Sheer Mattifying Tinted Sunscreen
PCA SKIN Sheer Mattifying Tinted Sunscreen is a light, silky broad spectrum sunscreen formulated with a universal tint to match most skin tones. It can be used alone or layered under makeup, for every day use, all year long in any weather. The price is $50.00.
An Amazon customer says, “This is by far the best everyday (around town, not the beach!) tinted face moisturizer I have used. Love it. It goes on smoothly with a light lovely coverage that isn’t shiny, absorbs nicely and does not have that horrible sunscreen smell. The packaging has a pump which delivers not-too-much product and thus you don’t waste it. It’s texture & tint allows for it to be a daily, sheer tinted protective foundation; for me it works beautifully as a foundation primer.”
3. Sigma Beauty Basic Face Kit
Source: Sigma Beauty Basic Face Kit
Sigma Beauty Basic Face Kit contains five professional quality brushes for the face. They’re made with synthetic fibers engineered to outperform traditional animal hair. The SigmaTech fibers are antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and will maintain their original shape and color even after multiple washes. The kit costs $49.90.
4. RMS Beauty Signature Set
Source: RMS Beauty Signature Set
RMS Beauty Signature Set includes Buriti Bronzer, Magic Luminizer, two shades of Lip2Cheek, and Simply Vanilla Lip and Skin Balm. The ingredients are all organic, gluten-free, and never tested on animals. It costs $43.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I love how the products are interchangeable and mixable to come up with different colors. The luminizer can transform the lip color and adds shimmer. I originally purchased the Mod, liked it so much I came back for the Pop.”
5. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Beloved
Source: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Beloved
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek is made with a unique formula that combines hydration and protection for beautiful, natural finish. It can be used on both lips and cheeks as a blush and lip color. Beloved is a true red color with a hint of poppy for all skin tones. Some of the organic ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter, and more. The price is $36.00.
An Amazon customer says, “This is an awesome color! It is a highly pigmented deep, neutral brownish-red. I could see it being flattering on a variety of skin tones. Perfect for a 90’s look. I can use this on my cheeks, lips, and eyes and it gives my whole face great color. Depending on your application, it can be very transparent when applied lightly and blended well, or quite opaque when applied more heavily. I also love the RMS brand and the fact that they use all natural ingredients and no fragrance.”
6. theBalm Manizer
Source: theBalm Manizer
theBalm Manizer is a highlighter, eyeshadow, and shimmer. It diffuses light onto your skin so you can look softer and younger with a subtle glow. It’s available in three colors: Mary-Lou, Betty-Lou, and Cindy-Lou. It costs $19.20.
Manda on Amazon says, “Okay, I seriously love this highlighter. I’m not a makeup pro, so I know there are better ones out there, but for the price this highlighter is so worth it. It isn’t chunky or overly glittery like some highlighters can be. It applies so effortlessly and gives me a natural looking glow. I look like a sexy glazed donut after I’m done. Just buy it. You know you need another highlighter even though you already have 10.”
7. Marcelle Micellar Water
Source: Marcelle Micellar Water
An Amazon customer says, “The best makeup remover for face/eyes I have ever used. I also just noticed it has salicylic acid in it which is nice because I have whiteheads/blackheads/sebaceous filaments and AHAs/BHAs are best for acne-prone skin. I usually rinse off this cleanser but sometimes I leave it on because of the salicylic acid.”
8. TOUCH IN SOL No Pore Blem Primer
Source: TOUCH IN SOL No Pore Blem Primer
TOUCH IN SOL No Pore Blem Primer even works with big pores and uneven texture. This primer leaves skin flawless and glowing. The lightweight formula offers seamless coverage for pores, wrinkles, and uneven complexion. One of the ingredients is green tea extract which protects and energizes skin, and acts as a primer to help makeup last long. It costs $13.82.
Sarah Rose review on Amazon says, “I have been searching for years for a good makeup primer that will help combat my oily skin and large pores. I read a bunch of reviews for this primer and decided to give it a try. BEST decision ever. This primer goes on so smoothly and fills in my pores perfectly. I let it sit for 2-5 minutes before putting on my makeup which I think helps (could just be me). I would highly recommend this primer for anyone with oily skin…it’s a lifesaver and a steal for the price!!”
9. essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara has a unique wand applicator designed for extra control to reach every lash. The cobra brush is also shaped to lift and separate the lashes. This cruelty-free mascara costs $8.98.
Jessity says, “So glad a girlfriend turned me on to this cruelty free mascara. It gives amazing thickness, length and dark color to my lashes. Buy this, for sure!”
10. Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick goes on like a gloss but stays like a stain. It leaves a soft matte, non-shimmery finish. It’s also verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. There are 29 colors available and each costs $20.00.
Cynthia on Amazon says, “I am so obsessed with this color, I honestly didn’t expect it to fit so well I’ve been wearing it everyday & getting compliments all the time.. It’s a lil pricy for my liking but it’s definitely worth it.”
11. Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo
Source: Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo
Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo helps expertly blend and set natural color into sparse brows. The double-ended pigment and clear gel leave a well-defined finish. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and talc-free. It’s available in two colors: Natural Auburn and True Blonde. The price is $12.99.
Dyondré on Amazon says, “This product is amazing and very natural looking! I got the deep brown color and I am in love. I will never try another eyebrow product again. I have very sparse eyebrows and this duo works magic and I love the curve of the definer. It makes sculpting the brown so simple. It almost just shapes the row on its own. I am very satisfied!! Thank you so much for this amazing duo!”
12. Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance
Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance is an all in one makeup product that moisturizes and makes skin glow for both face and body. It not only creates a subtle glow, but it also diminishes flaws like varicose veins, small stretch marks, and discoloration and cellulite. The ingredients include green tea extract, white green tea extract, vitamin E, aloe vera and more! It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, sulfate, and gluten. The price is $18.00.
An Amazon customer says, “Believe me when I tell you that I love this product. Not only does it moisturize your face, but it leaves a glow and great for blurring pores, fine lines and imperfection. It’s also great as a primer before applying my foundation. It helps my makeup to last all day. The only qualms I had with this product is that there’s not more of it. It is a small tube although for me a little goes a long way so I think it will last me a while.”
13. Makeup Setting Spray With Matcha Green Tea
Glam Essentials Makeup Setting Spray sets makeup and helps it last long! It’s made with plant-based ingredients that heal and protect skin. The ingredients include organic aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. It costs $19.77.
An Amazon customer says, “It does work well as a primer/setting spray and keeps the shine off of my oily skin for most of the day. Works wonderful, doesn’t have overwhelming smell but does have a scent to it. Gets the job done at a good price, like it way better than other setting sprays.”
14. Sigma Beauty Long Wear Black Eyeliner Pencil
An Amazon customer says, “It stays on the longest of any other eyeliner and I’ve bought some expensive ones. It’s also a good bold color.”
15. Weleda Refining Toner
Source: Weleda Refining Toner
Weleda Refining Toner refines, clarifies, and perfects all skin types. It’s made with citrus and a fresh, natural fragrance. The ingredients include witch hazel, rosehip, and iris extracts. It costs $14.10.
Anna says, “I love Weleda products and this toner is definitely one of the best product they carry. It’s moisturize and gentle to the skin. Witch hazel makes my skin feel clarified. Highly recommend!”
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