Affordable and Cruelty Free Skin Care Routine - Part 2
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of brand options when you want affordable, cruelty free and ok for people with sensitive skin, but these brands all are; for me at least. I’d recommend going into store, testing a patch on your skin, and then coming back after 2 days if you don’t react then the product should be fine, but if you react stay away from the product and possibly most of that brand just to be safe! Eczema sucks so wherever you can avoid it, do so! It has taken a lot of trial and error for me to find these products, with overly sensitive skin it can be super difficult to find brands that you can rely on.
These products all work a treat for me, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone with sensitive skin or normal skin. You can check out part one here to see what products I use in the mornings.
Start off with washing any make-up off with my face halo, it is quick and easy and doesn’t require anything other than water, which minimises the chemicals I put on my skin.
Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Face Wash
The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner
Essano Rosehip Facial Moisturiser
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream
Once or twice a week I like to do a face mask (or whenever my skin is breaking out). I recently started using Essano Rosehip Clay Face Masque. It is amazing! You can check out my post about it here.
Organic Care Vanilla Ylang Ylang Moisturising Body Wash
I like to keep a natural looking light tan all year around, so at night I use Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk. It also works great for a body lotion whilst giving you a slight tan overnight.
When I remember to (not all that often) I like to put on some foot cream, I usually use The Body Shop’s Hemp Foot Protector. But make sure to wash your hands afterwards, it’s quite strong so it may cause your hands to break out if you have sensitive skin.
During the Spring and Summer and sometimes when I have an event on, I do a fake tan. I use Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Ultra Dark. I know self tanners can be a little daunting but I have only ever used Bondi Sands and find it really easy to get a streak free and natural look, just make sure to also pick up a tanning glove!
I have also found that Bondi Sands is super good on sensitive skin, I have never reacted to any of their products, not even on my hands where I often get eczema, so I would definitely recommend them! They have light tanner as well if it’s your fist time fake tanning and are a bit worried, a perfect shade to start off with!
As you can tell by my morning and night skincare lists, I tend to only stick to a couple of brands, ones that I know I don’t react to and therefore trust the most. The two brands I would mostly recommend, you can get from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Coles and Woolworths are Essano and Bondi Sands they are my favourite brands to use. I have never reacted to either of these brands and have used a variety of their products.
Want to try:
Bondi Sands new skincare range
Essano’s clear complexion range
I find it best for myself and would suggest to anyone with sensitive skin to find brands that you love, and work for your skin type and stick to those brands. It’s the easiest way to keep your skin healthy and to keep sensitive skin under control.
I hope these posts help you to find products that works well for your skin, for myself, it took a long time to really get a mix of products that I use daily and can rely on. I generally just didn’t moisturise or use body lotion or anything out of the fear that I would get eczema and break out. But there are some really good brands that are great for people with sensitive skin and daily moisturising and routines can benefit your skin greatly!
If you’ve tried any of the products I’ve mentioned, have any recommendations or have tried any of my want to try list let me know!