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Cruelty-Free Skincare with Instagram Worthy Branding

Cruelty-Free Skincare with Instagram Worthy Branding

If a product has cute packaging or branding and clean ingredients, I become obsessed with using it. I like pretty things. I don’t just want my products to work well. I want them to look beautiful, inspire a sense of luxury and remind me that I’m pampering myself. Do you feel the same way?

I’ve listed 4 brands with pretty products inside and out. That way your products match your beauty inside and out! 😘

1. Bliss

This brand gives me cute baby vibes. The font, the baby blues, pinks, greens and yellows. Bliss is all about FUN!

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Our transforming skin wellness products feel and smell amazing, and do what they say they will.

  • PETA certified cruelty-free

  • Budget friendly spa-powered products

  • Free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES & more toxins

EP’s Picks:

Cold Pressed Cleansing Stick

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via Bliss

The container makes it so easy to cleanse your face. Plus, it is made with more than 40% olive oil which is an oil I HIGHLY recommend for your face (and body). Mainly because of the benefits of oil cleansing (maintaining your skin’s natural oil) AND because olive oil is anti-aging. BOOM 💥

Ingredients: olive fruit oil, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, polyethylene, water, silica, propylene glycol, sorbitan stearate, cetearyl olivate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), geranium flower oil, sorbitan olivate & 1,2-hexanediol

Lavender Honey Mask

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via Bliss

This mask is SUPER moisturizing. Customers love it!

Ingredients: water, glycerin, disiloxane, betaine, hydrogenated poly(c6-14 olefin), glycosyl trehalose, 1,2-hexanediol, dimethicone, dimethiconol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, honey, honey extract, propolis extract “bee glue”, witch hazel extract, cocoa seed extract, lavender oil, squalane, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, polysorbate 60, sorbitan isostearate, dextrin, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, hydrogenated polydecene, carbomer, alcohol, butylene glycol, tromethamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 6 (ci 15985) & red 4 (ci 14700)

Hot Salt Scrub Self-Heating Body Polish

What makes this spa scrub heat up? Vanillyl Butyl Ether which gently warms your skin. It shouldn’t irritate your skin.

Made with rosemary, eucalyptus & seaweed extract

Ingredients: PEG-6, sea salt, glycerin, PEG-32, sodium chloride, propanediol, saccharina longicruris extract, rosemary leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, water, menthol, vanillyl butyl ether, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, glycerl caprylate, sorbitan oleate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, caprylhydroxamic acid, phenoxyethanol, limonene & blue 1 (ci 42090)

2. Base Butter

The branding is so simple and beautiful. It’s easy to snap a cute photo with these products. Filled with super clean plant ingredients.

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  • Black-owned

  • Woman-owned & operated by She'Neil Johnson, founder

  • VP of Product and Brand Strategy, Nicolette Graves (yay, female team!)

  • Cruelty-free

  • Naturally scented with 100% pure essential oils

  • Learn more about their ingredients here

EP’s Picks:

Radiant Face Jelly

The gel texture comes from aloe vera gel!

Our lightweight moisturizer will revitalize your daily facial skincare routine as our formula rejuvenates, restores and protects your skin. Aloe vera gel is a skin balancing agent that helps keep your skin's natural pH between 4.2 to 5.8., Evening primrose boosts skin’s elasticity with omega-6 fatty acids, Lavender regulates sebum secretion, and tea tree penetrates the skin to disinfect.

Ingredients: organic aloe leaf juice, witch hazel water, vegetable glycerin, shea butter, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, lavender essential oil & tea tree essential oil

Body Love Cream

Shea butter promotes collagen production for strength, Mango butter protects from UV radiation with the marriage of vitamin C and E, Geranium preserves your complexion from irritants while maintaining plump tight skin, and aloe vera promotes cell regeneration.

Ingredients: shea butter, mango butter, organic aloe leaf juice, witch hazel water, vegetable glycerin, sweet almond oil, vanilla pod & geranium essential oil

3. Glow Recipe

Their branding is colorful and full of fruit. It gives me lots of summer vibes! 🍉🥑🌊☀️

  • Cruelty-free

  • Carries additional brands that are cruelty-free

EP’s Picks:

Avocado Melt Sleep Set

Avocado is DEEPLY nourishing.

74% of this creamy formula is made from four forms of avocado: avocado fruit, avocado extract, avocado oil, and avocado butter!

Ingredients: avocado fruit extract, avocado fruit, avocado oil, rosemary water, cetearyl alcohol, lavender flower water, apple fruit water, pelargonium graveolens flower water, rosewood wood extract, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, avocado butter, honey, apple oil, carnauba wax, stearic acid, gluconolactone, kaolin, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, licorice root extract & spirulina platensis extract

Ingredients: watermelon fruit extract, watermelon fruit, soy amino acids, fructooligosaccharides, centella asiatica extract, soybean sterols, hyaluronic acid, natto gum, carob gum, glycerin, guar gum, xanthan gum, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, peony root extract, licorice root extract, beta-glucan, (-)-alpha-bisabolol, cabbage leaf extract, sweet potato root extract & fragrance


Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Ingredients: water, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, seaweed extract, simethicone, watermelon fruit, silica, propanediol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, pumpkin fruit extract, pomegranate fruit extract, banana fruit extract , peony root extract, licorice root extract, cabbage leaf extract, sweet potato root extract, betaine, beta glucan, hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, alcohol & fragrance


Why watermelon? Amino-rich watermelon extract intensely hydrates, soothes and fights free radical damage to ward off fine lines, wrinkles, & dark spots. Literally the perfect fruit to eat & wear during the summer! 😍

4. Olie Biologique

This brand looks cute, luxurious, and Instagram worthy! The price also matches the luxurious look, 😭 BUT you can purchase samples for cheap here.

  • Woman-owned by Linda Thompson

  • PETA certified vegan & cruelty free

  • Organic face oil blends with the BEST ingredients

Ingredients: jojoba seed oil, camellia seed oil, raspberry seed oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, cranberry seed oil, rosehip seed oil, carrot seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, ylang ylang oil, palmarosa oil, geranium oil, cedarwood oil, frankincense oil & tocopherol (vitamin E)

Olie Biologique donates $5 from every purchase to Project Angel Food which provides a week’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to those battling critical illnesses.

1 bottle = 1 week of fresh fruits and vegetables

You can try samples here.

Calming Face Oil

A must for stressed out skin moments or for use everyday to protect skin and heal redness to rosacea. Lavender and chamomile blended to calm, tone and balance your skin.

Ingredients: camellia oil*, apricot oil*, calendula oil*, marula oil*, roman chamomile oil*, lavender oil, evening primrose oil* & natural vitamin e


Rejuvenating Face Oil

This oil restores radiance to dry, dull or damaged skin! This organic blend also diminishes dark circles and puffiness making it the perfect anytime pick-me-up—or use as an overnight treatment for deeper hydration

Ingredients: camellia oil*, rosehip oil*, blackcurrant seed oil*,  evening primrose oil*, rose bulgar oil, grapefruit oil, sandalwood, rose geranium oil, rose flower oil & natural vitamin E


Which brand do you think is the cutest? I’m crushing on the watermelon masks & RoseGlow Drops. Which products are you crushing on?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of pretty products we deserve 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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