Friday, September 10, 2010
Beauty Without Cruelty : A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser, Fragrance Free Hand & Body Lotion, Daily Benefits Shampoo and Daily Benefits Conditioner
I don't know if I'm an exception to the rule or in the majority, but I never use the shampoo and other toiletries provided to me by hotels (sorry hotels). I just don't like them (and also don't know whats in them). Enter Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC), my new bestest travel buddy... BWC's products are made without any animal ingredients, sans animal testing and contain organic aroma-therapeutic essential oils to provide wonderfully soothing scents.
On my last trek out of town, I brought along some cute, travel sized bottles of a few BWC essentials (compliments of BWC): A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser, Fragrance Free Hand & Body Lotion, Daily Benefits Shampoo and Daily Benefits Conditioner.
Daily Benefits Shampoo and Daily Benefits Conditioner: This duo is excellent for travel! The shampoo leaves hair clean, but not stripped from moisture. It's lathering power isn't exceptionally strong, but for vacation this is excellent because the duo leaves hair clean but hydrated. As a result you need only minimal primping to tame fly-aways.
The scent of the shampoo and conditioner comes from essential oils of lavender, lemongrass, and orange which is an amazing mix. Love, love, love how super refreshing and invigorating this combination of scents is, not to mention unique!
A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser: This facial cleanser is amazing: the lather is light with excellent cleansing powers but also remarkably non-drying. I am so impressed with how balanced this cleanser is! Of the BWC products I've tried out, this is my absolute favorite, soo good.
The scent, like the shampoo & conditioner, is incredibly invigorating with a "non-perfumy" botanical aroma that is slightly herbal and slightly sweet (like honey, except not- this baby is honey free!).
Fragrance Free Hand & Body Lotion: This lotion is lightweight, non-greasy, non-sticky and sinks into the skin to leave it soft and moisturized. I love the fragrance free formula that leaves skin smelling fresh but natural. The fragrance free formulation won't clash with perfumes or other scents the portability and sturdiness of the bottle makes it great for stashing into a purse or backpack.
Overall, BWC makes some really excellent, vegan friendly products, definitely worth a try!
You can purchase BWC online or at select natural food grocers.
**I was provided with the products mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. Others experiences with these products may differ from mine. **