Everyone likes to indulge in luxury products every once in a while, and it’s unfortunate that some of the world’s most popular luxury cosmetic brands still test on animals. These luxury brands include the likes of Clarins, Clinique, Chanel and Esteé Lauder, to name a few. The good news is that there are many luxury cosmetic brands that you can still indulge in that are cruelty-free, and because these are made from ingredients that are not as chemically harsh as the brands who test on animals, the cruelty-free products’ formulas work much harder together to give you the desired effect you’ll want to spend money on time and time again! Here are some of the Flawless and Pawless favourite luxury cosmetic products for you to indulge in, guilt-free!
Dr. Goldfaden MD – Doctor’s Scrub
This has got to be one of the best face scrubs I’ve tried. The ruby crystal microderm exfoliator is one of a kind! The ruby crystals are round and small enough to give your skin an extremely thorough scrub, removing dead skin cells and renewing the skin’s glow. Hyaluronic acid helps to fill in any fine lines and reduce pore size, where seaweed and jojoba oil provide long-lasting moisture. The formula will leave your skin feeling detoxified with Red Tea extract and it’s recommended for use daily to see full results. Buy it at www.goldfadenmd.com for €67.27.
Dr. Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub, €67.27, available at http://www.goldfadenmd.com
Guinot – Newhite Masque Révélateur Lumiere
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect face mask to quench my skin’s thirst after a Saturday night out, and recently I found that Guinot’s Newhite Masque Révélateur Lumiere did exactly this. These illuminating sheet masks come in a pack of seven sachets which help to instantly boost the radiance of the skin and uneven pigmentation. The complex formula contains Melanoxyl to postpone UV-induced melanin production and vitamin C to restrain tyrosinase and promote cellular turnover. The result? Visibly reduced appearance of dark spots and a clear, even-toned complexion.
Newhite Masque Révélateur Lumiere, 7 sachets RRP: €86.50. Available at uk.guinot.com
Níá – Intensive Shower Mousse
There’s nothing better than a good pamper in the shower. Irish brand Nía’s Intensive Shower Mousse is a delicacy in my shower! The creamy mousse contains Aloe Vera to hydrate and soothe, Coconut Oil to moisturise, Natural Vitamin C to support natural collagen in the skin and Orange Oil to refresh and revitalise. Its scent isn’t overpowering, and the butter-like texture on the skin is a real treat.
Nía Intensive Shower Mousse, €18.95, available at http://www.nia.ie
Viviscal – Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplement
All my life I’ve suffered from the curse of thin, brittle hair. Constantly looking for ways to encourage my hair growth and promote thickness, I’ve started taking the renowned Viviscal Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplement. The tablets contain a mix of beneficial ingredients, the main ones being AminoMar C™- a rich marine protein complex- proprietary AminoMar C™- Zinc and biotin2, Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron and Millet Seed. It’s recommended to take the tablets twice daily, and it’s also recommended to take the tablets for one month to start for best results.
Viviscal Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplement, €49.95, available at http://www.viviscal.ie
Living Nature – Manuka Honey Magic Mask
Are you prone to sunburned, dry, sore skin? Why not soothe it with organic brand Living Nature’s new Manuka Honey Magic Mask? The non-messy formula is designed to penetrate deep into the skin to replenish lost moisture in dry, burnt skin. The mask is also 100% certified natural, so you know it’s good for you! Use once or twice a week for beautifully smooth skin.
Living Nature Manuka Honey Magic Mask, €31.62, available at http://www.livingnature.com