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 the beauty products she is currently using on a daily basis!
Don’t forget to check out our Founder’s Finds Archives for more great product picks from Preeta!
1. Pacifica Beauty Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream
This Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream by Pacifica Beauty is great for all skin types, especially when your skin is being affected by stress. It contains coconut, aloe, vitamin E and vegan probiotics, without any parabens, phthalates, or other ingredients you should avoid on your skin. The price for 1.7 fl ounce bottle is $16.00.
Karen says, “Coconut smell, very emollient, not greasy at all. Does not moisturize heavily, is more of a smoother. I use it to blend other ingredients together and apply smoothly, like lotion and vitamin c with a little liquid makeup.”
2. Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer
Source: Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer
The Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer helps prime skin and perfect pores even if you have big pores. It’s a great base to put on your skin for an all day glow. It also covers wrinkles and uneven complexion. The green tea extract it contains protects and energizes skin. The price for the 1.01 ounce bottle is $13.86.
Sarah 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.”
3. essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
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!”
4. Pacifica Beauty Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Wash
This Pacifica Beauty Face Wash is not only 100% vegan and cruelty-free, but it’s also free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, and petroleum. When used, it starts off like a creamy lotion cleanser, but as you massage it in, big bubble action lifts dirt and debris to the surface for easier removal. The price is $9.48.
Jessica says, “Love this face wash and my second time purchasing item. The cream to foam is really refreshing and you feel like you get a deep clean. I highly recommend!”
5. Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick
Lime Crime’s Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick dries to a touch-proof velvet feel. It goes on like gloss, but stays on like a stain. The finish is soft matte with no shimmer. It’s verified vegan and cruelty-free! There’s also a huge variety of colors available with 38 colors total including multiple shades of reds, pinks, purples, blues, and more! Each lipstick costs $20.00.
Cynthia 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.”
6. Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo
Source: Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo
The Aesthetica Brow Sculpting Duo includes an eyebrow definer and a brow gel to help you blend and set natural color. It’s especially great for those with sparse brows or just unhappy with the shape of their brows. The double-ended pigment and clear gel adhere to skin and hair for a well-defined, flawless finish. This duo is portable and easy to use, and is available in 3 colors: Natural Auburn, Natural Black, and True Blonde. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and talc free for just $11.00.
An Amazon customer says, “Hands down the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used and trust me when I say, I have used A LOT of brow pencils, creams, from really expensive to dirt cheap. This is a middle priced product and works way better than any other.”
7. Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance
Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance is an all in one moisturizer, makeup, and glow for face and body. It can fill wrinkles and tighten skin to look like velvet perfection, as well as highlight to create a natural glow or just enhance natural skin tone. It’s made with natural ingredients like green tea extract, white green tea extract, vitamin E, aloe vera, jojoba oil, and more. It’s also paraben-free, sulfate-free, and gluten-free, as well as vegan and cruelty-free! There are nine colors available including bronze gold, rose gold, and more similar colors. The price for a 1 fl oz bottle is $18.00.
Shari says, “Love it. It smells and looks like angels have blessed my face. I use it as a primer for my foundation like Sondjra does in her tutorials, or I just wear it as is for a an extra glow. Very smooth and hydrating. I have very sensitive skin so it’s nice to find something that doesn’t irritate it.”
8. Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
This moisturizer from Alba Botanica is a light cream with aloe, green tea antioxidants, and refining humectants that replenish nutrients and moisturize. It contains no parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances. A pack of 2 moisturizers (3 ounces each) costs $18.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I have struggled with dry facial skin for years and have tried many moisturizers. Most of them either don’t absorb, cause acne, or even worse, lead to further irritation. This product doesn’t cause any of those problems. It is light, non-greasy, and absorbs into the skin within seconds. After several years of continuous use, it has not caused any acne or inflammation. It has also significantly reduced that tightness feeling on my cheeks.”
9. Glam Essentials Makeup Setting Spray With Matcha Green Tea, Hyaluronic Acid and Rose Water
This Makeup Setting Spray by Glam Essentials is made with organic aloe vera, as well as matcha green tea, hyaluronic acid, and rose water. It also contains lemon verbena for a nice natural fragrance. This spray hydrates your face, giving you a dewy finish and setting your makeup perfectly for up to 12 hours. It costs $12.77.
Bonnie says, “didn’t know what to expect when I ordered this. But, it is great. I have combo skin I apply it after I wash face and again after applying makeup and it keeps my skin and makeup from drying out with out being oily. Also keeps makeup on longer.would buy again. Just spray over makeup before you apply mascara as it will make it smear.”
10. Sun Bum Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave-In Conditioner Spray
Sun Bum’s Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave-In Conditioner Spray detangles hair, is anti-frizz, color safe, paraben free, and gluten-free. It contains coconut oil and sunflower seed oil to give hair a boost of hydration and shine. A four ounce bottle costs $13.67.
11. Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer
Aveda’s Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer is the only expensive item on the list, but it works wonders on our founder’s scalp, so it’s worth a mention. This product reduces hair loss. It contains a blend of tangerine peel and Japanese knotweed which penetrates the scalp to support your hair’s natural keratin. The price is $54.69.
Mary says, “I started using this product without telling my hairdresser. After 3-4 months he commented on how my hair seemed thicker and he saw lots of new growth!! I told him what I had been using and that I noticed a change in my hair as well. It’s simple to use and it works!”
12. DERMA E Purifying Youth Serum with Marine Algae & Green Tea
DERMA-E’s Youth Serum is made with ingredients that revitalize skin such as kimarine, bladderwrack, activated charcoal, green tea, and purified aloe leaf. This serum is like a deep detox that cleanses and reboots skin daily so it can stay glowing for a long time. On top of being vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free. The price for 1 fl ounce is $22.42.
Juan says, “I usually don’t write reviews but this serum deserves it. I am amazed by the way it hydrates my skin without any greasy feeling, gives you a nice glow and hydrates during the whole day. It’s the second time I bought it and I will continue to do so. Love it.”
13. Sigma Beauty Long Wear Black Eyeliner Pencil – Wicked
This Sigma Beauty Long Wear Black Eyeliner Pencil is water smudge and fade resistant. It’s a long-lasting matte pencil. The twist-up pencil has a felt tip and built-in sharpener to keep your pencil sharp for precision. It costs $11.00, but is also available as a liquid pen for $14.00.
Marla says, “I like his eye pencil because this is the only one I’ve found that doesn’t smear when I use it on my bottom water line. The black is really black and you just twist the bottom of the pencil, so no sharpening needed.”
14. Ecco Bella All Natural Mascara
Source: Ecco Bella All Natural Mascara
Ecco Bella’s All Natural Brown Mascara volumizes and strengthens eyelashes. Each tube comes with a mirror for easy application. It’s gentle on the eyes and easy to remove. This mascara is vegan, gluten-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and instead of lacquer, shellac, or any animal byproducts, Ecco Bella uses natural clay and flower wax coated iron oxides. The brown mascara costs $16.21 and the black mascara costs $16.77.
Traci says, “I really like it. Goes on nicely, stays on. I like the brush and the little mirror. I also feel it’s fairly priced, unlike many other all natural cosmetics. I was losing lashes with the old name brand after a couple months of using this only, I have my lashes back! I’m 53! In my opinion, it’s the best!”
15. ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub
Source: ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub
ACURE’s Brightening Facial Scrub gently removes dirt and oil with nourishing exfoliation, and feeds and restores cells. It’s great for all skin types. This vegan, cruelty-free sulfate-free, and paraben-free brightens complexion and stimulates new cell growth with the chlorella involved. The price for this scrub is $8.49.
Alexandria says, “This is the second bottle of this scrub I have purchased. I love this product, and my skin loves this product. I have oily/combination, acne-prone, fair skin. I have used a LOT of different brands.”
We hope this list encourages you to choose more cruelty-free beauty products, and we hope you feel as confident and beautiful as Preeta!
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