Eco & Ethical Beauty

A fun, easy way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty / Petit Vour Beauty Box review

A fun, easy way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty / Petit Vour Beauty Box review

I’ve been more conscious of my beauty purchases since learning more about how many ingredients in our beauty products can be toxic or irritating. I also want to commit more fully to buying cruelty-free and vegan products, because animal testing has always horrified me and there is literally zero reason to inflict such violence and cruelty on animals when animal testing doesn’t even yield conclusive information.

Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time to research the products you’re buying, and a lot of money to try out new products just to see if you like them. 

Today I’m excited to share a really fun, easy, and affordable way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty brands and products!

What’s the difference between clean and natural beauty, and vegan and cruelty-free beauty?

What’s the difference between clean and natural beauty, and vegan and cruelty-free beauty?

I’ve always been a bit of a beauty junkie, and it felt inevitable that my conscious consumerism journey would eventually explore the world of clean and natural beauty, as well as vegan and cruelty-free beauty.

Like with most conscious consumer goods, there’s a lot of nuance and depth to these terms that gets obscured through pretty millennial marketing. I’ve written a quick guide to elucidate the murky vagueness around words like “clean,” “natural,” “non-toxic” as they pertain to the beauty industry. Hope this helps!

A guide to natural and non-toxic sunscreen (vegan and cruelty-free)

A guide to natural and non-toxic sunscreen (vegan and cruelty-free)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer, and I couldn’t be happier. But of course, summer fun isn’t without its perils. To avoid nasty sunburns, premature aging, and increased risk of skin cancer, it’s important to wear sun protection (yes, even if you don’t burn)!

Here’s my guide to natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free sunscreen!

My skincare routine for combination skin (hormonal & fungal acne-prone)

My skincare routine for combination skin (hormonal & fungal acne-prone)

As you may know, I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne ever since I got my IUD. And in the past year, I’ve tried so many products to try and tame the hot mess that is my face, mostly to no avail.

But I’m happy to report that although my skin isn’t completely clear, I actually have a better relationship with my skin than ever before. Desperate to figure out how to return to the good old days of clear skin, I’ve been forced to get to know my skin better. I’ve learned what triggers my acne and what the condition of my skin says about my general health. And I’m much more mindful of what I put on my face as well as what I put in my body.

Here’s the lowdown on my current skincare routine! In conjunction with eating less sugar and dairy, I’ve found that my skin is generally happier (and clearer!!) with this routine. In case you’d like to try out any of these products, I’ve included some discount codes/links at the bottom of the post!

I tried eyelash extensions!

I tried eyelash extensions!

I got eyelash extensions! In this post, I answer some questions you might have about getting lash extensions.

my sustainable skin savior / peet rivko skincare review

my sustainable skin savior / peet rivko skincare review

With only three products in their line, all of which contain zero irritants or toxins, Peet Rivko strips the weird chemicals and confusion out of skincare. Read on for an in-depth review.

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

I went off the birth control pill and got a hormonal IUD (Mirena) in early January (read more about the procedure and the side effects). And WOW, did my skin take me through a pimply and emotional rollercoaster.

2 easy ways to save your skin (and the environment!)

2 easy ways to save your skin (and the environment!)

I’ve recently incorporated these simple changes into my skincare routine, and have been loving how streamlined my routine feels without creating unnecessary waste.