Favorite Cruelty-Free Finds: July 2019

Favorite Cruelty-Free Finds: July 2019

July is my favorite month of the year (OK, it might be tied with June). Let’s just leave it as – summer is my favorite season! I love being outdoors, I love the warm weather – and I love finding cruelty-free products that help get me through the summer months. 

Here are some of my current favorite cruelty-free finds:

olehenriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub

What is it? This OLEHENRIKSEN scrub’s “deeply purifying action absorbs excess oil and helps effectively unclog and minimize the appearance of pores.”

Why do I love it? Clogged pores is one of my biggest issues. I’ve been hesitant to try many scrubs because I know how harsh they can be on the skin. This scrub, however, is the perfect balance. It helps unclog my pores without tearing at the skin. The warmth feels great on the skin too!

Where can you buy it? I’m always a fan of trying out a sample before investing in the full size. I bought this sample size from OLEHENRIKSEN. You can also find the full size at Sephora

OLEHENRIKSEN Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub​


What is it? This tea tree and sage oil shampoo “soothes and calm dry scalps.”  The “sweet potato extract and kukui seed oil provide added moisture and softness.” 

Why do I love it? Look…I’ve always had dry hair and a dry scalp. It’s not extreme, but I definitely look for hair care that will add moisture and help with the dry scalp. this shampoo is it! The tea tree oil works wonders and it leaves my hair feeling clean. 

Where can you buy it? I purchased this bottle at Target, and it’s also available directly from Yes To and on Amazon.

Yes To Tea Tree & Sage Oil Shampoo

Orly Breathable Morning Mantra Nail Polish

What is it? Orly Breathable treatment just takes one easy step (…applying the color!) and is 13-free. Breathable treatment is also “infused with Argan Oil, Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C.” This specific color is “pastel sea blue” and “prevents chipping and peeling for stronger, healthier looking nails.”

Why do I love it? Blue is my absolute favorite color. I’ve said before my nails are usually some shade of turquoise / aquamarine, but I love this light blue shade to change it up a bit. (It also matches my aquamarine engagement ring, so why wouldn’t I wear it?!)

Where can you buy it? You can check out all Orly Breathable colors here. This Morning Mantra color is available from Orly, and I purchased from Ulta as well. 

Orly Breathable Morning Mantra Nail Polish

elf Acne Fighting Foundation

What is it? This foundation is “full coverage and infused with salicylic acid, witch-hazel, camphor, tea tree, and soothing aloe that help fight blemishes.”

Why do I love it? I’m all about a bargain. And in the summer, I feel like my shade is always changing. If I spend a weekend by the pool, for example, I need a slightly tanner shade (despite wearing strong SPF – which you should ALWAYS do!). That’s why i love elf, because it’s an affordable brand that still is a quality purchase. I love the acne fighting formula as well, so I’m helping with my blemishes and not just covering them. 

Where can you buy it? Target is my go-to, and you can also order directly from elf

elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Alba Botanica good & clean pore purifying mini peel

What is it? This purifying mini peel “quickly eliminates dull surface cells, dissolves stubborn pollutants and releases imbedded toxins.”

Why do I love it? While I can’t go to the spa every week (…I would if I could!), I love finding products that make it feel like I’m at the spa. This mini peel does just that! It smells great, it leaves my skin feeling soft and it reduces the appearance of my pores. 

Where can you buy it? I bought this bottle at Target, and you can also order right on Amazon

Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel

What cruelty-free products are a MUST try? Leave a comment below and I’ll check it out! 

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