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Saturday, 16 June 2018

The Not So Cruelty-Free List

I have had much of this list together for a long time on my website but thought I would transfer it over here. Many brands make grand claims of not testing on animals but how many truly live by those ethics? Wondering how brands are dishonest, let me break it down.

Mandatory testing:
"China
requires skincare and cosmetic firms to submit to compulsory animal testing in government labs before regulators approve products for sale in the country." Therefore, if a brand is sold in China, it has to be tested on animals. That means a brand cannot be truly cruelty-free if they are selling in the Chinese market.

Parent Companies:
Another example is brands being acquired by companies that test on animals. This is becoming a very common problem these days. Although this is a grey issue for many people, The Vegan Peach stands by not purchasing products owned by parent companies that test.

I agree with Ethical Elephant when she says: "It might not seem like a big deal but your purchases ultimately make a statement. What sort of statement do you want to make? That’s up to you! Just know that there’s always more going on in the inner workings of a brand, so it’s best to know what you’re truly supporting when trying to make ethical and cruelty-free choices!"

Third Party testing:
Another area where companies can trick you into believing their products are cruelty-free when they are not is third-party testing.
"Third-party animal testing is testing that occurs on products but is not done by the brand itself.

This means that animal testing could be done by an ingredient supplier, a lab formulating the products, an affiliate company, a parent company, or a lab hired by a government agency. Animal testing could occur in a variety of combinations listed as well.

Since the brand itself is not actually testing the products on animals, but instead paying for someone else to test on animals for them, this is third-party animal testing. There are many brands who use third-party testing who state that they are cruelty free. And, while it not transparent, it is technically correct as they are not the ones doing the actual animal testing." Source: Logical Harmony

I want the consumer to make informed decisions when it comes to their products. Here's a list of brands who make cruelty-free claims but don't exactly follow through. 

Brands to avoid... those that tend to trick you with claims of being cruelty-free:

  • Avon (sells in China)
  • Bath and Body Works (third-party testers) 
  • Benefit Cosmetics (sells in China) 
  • Burt's Bees (owned by Clorox + sells in China) 
  • Clarins (sells in China)
  • Coty (sells in China)
  • Dermalogica (owned by Unilever)
  • Ecover (owned by SC Johnson) 
  • EOS (Evolution of Smooth) (sells in China)
  • Estee Lauder (sells in China) 
Owned by Estee Lauder:
  1. M•A•C
  2. Bumble and bumble
  3. Clinique
  4. Bobbi Brown
  5. Smashbox
  6. Origins
  7. Aveda
  • Jurlique (sells in China)
  • L'Occitane (sells in China)
  • L'Oreal: (tests ingredients and sells in China) 
Brands owned by L'Oreal:
  1. Lancôme
  2. Yves Saint Laurent
  3. Urban Decay
  4. PureOlogy
  5. NYX
  • Make Up For Ever (sells in China) 
  • Mary Kay (sells in China) 
  • Method (owned by SC Johnson)  
  • Mrs. Meyers (owned by SC Johnson)
  • Nivea (third-party testing) 
  • Revlon (third-party testers and sells in China) 
  • Schmidt's Naturals (owned by Unilever)
  • Sephora brand (sells in China)
  • Shiseido (sells in China) 

Owned by Shiseido:
  1. Bare Escentuals and Bare Minerals
  2. NARS Cosmetics
  • Seventh Generation (owned by Unilever)
  • Simple skincare (owned by Unilever)
  • Stila Cosmetics (sells in China)
  • St. Ives (owned by Unilever)
  • Tarte (owned by KOSE)
  • The Caldrea Company (owned by SC Johnson)
  • Tom's of Maine (owned by Colgate)
  • TRESemme (owned by Unilever)
  • Yves Rocher (sells in China)
  • Organix (OGX) (sells in China)
  • EOS (sells in China)
  • Younique (ingredients most likely tested)
 Image by Alba Paris

Friday, 9 February 2018

New Companies Added to The Vegan Peach

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Monday, 27 February 2017

New Updates to The Vegan Peach


theveganpeach.com

The Vegan Peach is your one stop website for all things vegan. A lot of work goes into researching and collecting vegan companies and products to keep you all informed. As an additional step, I'm going to be doing regular updates here to let you know of knew companies that have been added. Veganism is growing so rapidly now, I can hardly keep up with all the incredible brands popping up all over the world. Do you have something you'd like to see added? Contact me by email.

Fashion:



Pharmacy:



Snacks:



Food:


 

Cruelty-Free:


Believe Organics (Fully Vegan) 
Rabbit Nose Apothecary (Fully Vegan)
Jade Lilly Skin Botanicals (Fully Vegan)
Nature's Artisan (Fully Vegan)
The Orange Owl (Fully Vegan)
Kid Licks (Fully Vegan)
Bedrock and Bloom (Fully Vegan)
Claytox (Fully Vegan)
Sun Bum 
Serendipity Nail Polish (Fully Vegan)


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Battle of the Vegan Deodroants

Still one of the biggest complaints I get from people is finding a vegan and cruelty-free deodorant they like and really works. I feel like there is 2 main components to a good deodorant.; the ability to apply the deodorant easily and smoothly and of course, the overall effectiveness of it. So I wanted to give my opinions on the many different brands I have tried and my experience with each. If I try new ones in the future, I will also add them to this list. Hopefully this will be effective in helping people find what works for them. We have to remember what works for one person, may not work for everyone. We are all made up of different chemicals and our bodies are all very different. It's also important to remember that natural deodorant are NOT antiperspirants, as those involve nasty chemicals, such as aluminum. It is natural to sweat even if it is uncomfortable for us, it's HEALTHY. Natural deodorants can still be very effective however and here are my results.

First number is for effectiveness, second is for the application quality. 

3-1 Minimo- I received this, along with a couple other items, from the creator for a YouTube review. The formula has changed since I got it, so everyone please keep this in mind. The new formula may be way better. The one I tried was extremely rough on the skin, so much so that I only used it a couple times and couldn't take it anymore. I have extremely sensitive armpits and it was hurting them badly. It also was extremely white and left a bad residue. However, I did find it fairly effective considering. I would like to eventually try the new formula in hopes of better results.


4-4 Kiss My Face- This tends to be my go to drugstore brand for deodorant. It's been tried and true for many years. It goes on smooth, clear and is also very effective for me. Kiss My Face has a few styles of their deodorants including a roll-on and stick. I prefer the stick but I do like their roll-on one as well. The scents are really nice too.


3-4 Jason- This is another trusted drugstore brand. Not quite as effective as the Kiss My Face but I do still like it but you will most likely have to reapply a couple times a day. They come in lovely scents and go on smooth.


3-5 Lavanila- I decided to try the Lavanila deodorant after my best friend told me it is her favourite. The coconut that I had smells fantastic and it's probably the nicest deodorant to apply. So smooth and easy. My only issue was that it wasn't super effective for me and I did have to reapply during the day. A stronger scent may resolve that.



1-1 Me & You Body- I hate having to say this since this is a small independent company out of BC but honestly, it was terrible all around for me. Way too rough to apply and also not effective. Sorry Me & You body. :(


4-2 Lafes- I actually got this deodorant for my husband but decided to try it for myself. Hubby said that he did find it to work quite well, for me it worked okay, not fantastic. But my biggest complaint was application. A bit rough and sticky which I didn't enjoy.


2-4 Nutribiotic- Effectiveness with Nutribiotic was not great but I did love the scent and application was very smooth and easy to apply. 

5-5 Rustic Maka- Second place for favourite deodorant has to be the Pachy by Rustic Maka. I received this as a free product to review and I fell in love. The scent is amazing, smooth application and it worked wonders. Fresh all day without having to reapply.




4-4 Crystal Deodorant- Tried and true Crystal deodorant is such a unique product and one of the first deodorants I used when I went vegan. My mother actually used it before I knowing that aluminum is so bad for us. My mother switched after having a lump in her breast and has never gone back. I give effectiveness a 3 cause I do normally have to reapply during the day but overall, you'd be surprised how well a crystal rock can work. They also have it in roll-on and spray methods now and that's even better! I really like using it between applications of other deodorants and I also keep a small crystal in my purse. I don't mind any of the methods but could see some people not liking them. It's definitely not like traditional deodorants which could be difficult to get used to.




2-3 Nature's Gate- Application of the Nature's Gate deodorant is not bad but I didn't find it overly effective. They do have nice scents and many of their other products are great.


1-2 Green Beaver- Green Beaver is a fantastic Canadian company but they fell short on the deodorant game. I found application sticky and the effectiveness bad. I had to reapply multiple times per day and the scents are nice but not strong enough.




3-3 Desert Essence- If you've followed me on YouTube at all, you know how much I love Desert Essence. Their hair care products are by far my favourite. The deodorant they make smells amazing but works just okay. Application is pretty smooth.


1-2 EO Organics: Not only did I not particularly enjoy the spray aspect, as it creates wet armpits that you need to let dry before putting a shirt on. It also didn't work well for me. :(



2-1 Hugo Naturals: I picked up a couple of their deodorants on sale. Unfortunately, I didn't care for them. The application is really rough going on and it's not all that effective either.



Rating system: 
Not affective 1____3____5 Very affective
 Effectiveness

Rough 1____3____5 Smooth
  Application

 Want a detailed review of even more natural deodrants? Check out my friends over at Review.com who handtested 23 natural deodorants. Click here.


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A Vegan Guide to Rural Nova Scotia

I want veganism to be accessible to everyone, so this is my guide to being vegan outside of the city in Nova Scotia. I grew up all over rural NS and have to say, even though I don't get there much anymore, you'd be surprised at the options you can find. Find the vegan guide to Halifax (HRM) here: Vegan Halifax

Pro tip: Almost all mainstream grocery store has a section with plant based milks, meat, cheeses, snacks, etc. Check the natural aisles in both Sobeys and Superstore. Many places also have restaurants that are willing to veganize items for you if nothing appears on the menu. It's important to ask questions. 

Irving Big Stop Restaurants are now serving the Beyond Burger! Locations are throughout the Maritimes. 


Welcome to The Vegan Peach's Vegan Guide to Rural Nova Scotia. 


Annapolis Royal: 
  • Annapolis Natural Foods local natural foods store that carries specialty vegan items, cruelty free cleaning and beauty supplies, bulk foods and snacks. 
  • Leo's Cafe made-to-order sandwich with sunflower spread and veggies, just specify no cheese.
  • Old Town Pub offers a veggie burger. 
  • Garrison House apparently has two vegan entrees.  
  • Bistro East reportedly has a separate vegan menu with customizable sandwiches and coconut ice cream. 
Antigonish: 
  • Pachamama fully vegetarian cafe. Everything is made vegan but they do carry dairy milk for coffee. They have handmade gelato, raw chocolates, muffins, lunch specials, granola parfaits, snacks, smoothies, etc. and carry almond milk and coconut for coffee at no extra charge.
  • The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery marks vegan items on the menu. Vegan chili, hummus, chana masala, apple tart. 
  • Sunflower Market sells cruelty-free beauty and cleaning supplies, bulk foods and other specialty items.
  • Brownstone Cafe offers a hummus dip platter, Black Bean & Mushroom Veggie Burger, as well as a few items that look like they may be able to be veganized upon request. 
  • The Moonlight Restaurant offers deep fried tofu with black bean sauce and also a mushroom chop suey. Rice noodles can be used in place of noodles that have egg in several of their meals.
  • Little Christo's has a number of options including falafel, hummus and other Mediterranean cuisine. 
  • The Tall and Small Cafe offers both almond and soy for beverages. Smoothies, sandwiches, a veggie burger (inquire if vegan) and wraps. 
Aylesford:
  •  Thai Memory large menu with many vegan-friendly options. Inquire for details.
Baddeck:
  • Bean There Cafe has almond and soy for drinks and bagels that are vegan friendly. 
  • Highwheeler Cafe offers a veggie burger and quinoa wrap which can be made vegan. Vegan baked goods are often available as well.
Bayport:
  •  Becca's Bayport Pub menu has marked vegan options including a black bean burger, curry, poutine, and chili.
Beaver Bank:
  • Beaver Bank Station offers a sweet potato and black bean burger and a few other items on the menu that has vegetarian options (inquire for vegan). 
Berwick: 
  • Union Street Cafe have a veggie burger, hummus platter, salads and veggie curry. 
  • Rising Sun Natural Foods carries specialty vegan food and cruelty-free products.
Bridgewater:
  • South Shore Natural Foods sells cruelty-free products, supplements and other specialty items.
  • Lanna Thai Kitchen [TEMPORARILY CLOSED] serves veggie springrolls, curry dishes and other dishes that sound like they can be veganized if asked.
  • 27 South at Best Western has a portobello burger, salad, as well as a couple dishes that sound like they easily can be veganized (vegetable wrap without cheese). 
  • Fancy Pants Cafe: Lunch menu has a vegan sandwich, plus salad and the daily soup is always vegan; also a weekend pizza night with one vegan pizza and salad.
Canning:
  • Crystany's is a fully gluten-free restaurant that also offers several vegan options. Options include a veggie sandwich, spinach salad, mushroom dish and eggplant dip.
Chester:  
    • Kiwi Cafe doesn't have a lot on their menu but you will see a little note stating they will make vegan items upon request. They do have a veggie burger on the menu but not sure on the vegan status. They have a vegan power ball available and offer tea, coffee, etc. 
    Digby: 
    Elmsdale:
    • Cup of Soul offers a vegan panini and veggie burger   
    Englishtown:
    Greenwood/Kingston:
    • Valley Natural Foods offers local products as well a variety of natural grocery products.
    • The Country Store specialty vegan foods, cruelty free products, supplements and more.
    • Green Elephant Cafe Offers daily items, some of which are vegetarian and occasionally vegan, such as noodle bowls, chili, and soups. 
    • The Crossing offers a vegan portobello burger (including vegenaise). A couple other dishes look like they can be veganized as well. 
    • Oaken Barrel Public House has a large menu with many marked vegetarian and vegan options. The curry bowl, fajitas,  greek salad (no feta), chickpea wrap and a few appetizers can be made vegan.
    Hackett's Cove: 
    • The Finer Diner has vegan dhal, bean salad and falafel. Informed by someone who has been there: "Seems they serve the Falafel on Naan bread and it does contain milk and eggs they said. Same with Dahl. You can get the Falafel on rice with just the chili sauce, but the naan is not vegan. We didn't ask if they had a substituent, like a pita or wrap, but that's a possibility."
    Hubbards: 
    • Trellis Cafe has a veggie burger, soup, curry and hummus plate. 
    • Hubbard's Cove Coffee offers a vegan panini and soy milk for drinks. They are currently working on expanding their vegan options. 
    Inverness:
    Kentville/New Minas/Coldbrook: 
    • Mere Health Foods sells health foods, supplements and cruelty-free products.
    • T.A.N. Coffee locations in Kentville and Coldbrook. Has soy milk for drinks and also has vegan treats.
    • Sushi Fang has vegan sushi options.
    • Edible Art Cafe has soy milk for drinks and sandwiches which can be made vegan (ask for no cheese). 
    • Soonhan's Sushi has veggie sushi (according to a friend the avocado rolls are amazing).
     Lawrencetown: 
    • Lunn's Mill has a rotating menu but the vegan options (and the veg ones are pretty veganizable)

    Liverpool: 
    • Golden Pond reportedly has many accidentally vegan-friendly items on the menu. The cooks and servers understand what vegan means and will advise you accordingly. 
    • White Point Beach Resort has many vegetarian menu options, inquire if vegan. The veggie burger was reported to me as vegan-friendly.
    Lunenburg: 
    Mahone Bay: 
    • Rebecca's Restaurant extensive vegan menu, almost everything can be made vegan.
    • Mateus Bistro offers 2 vegan salads and a peanut rice bowl.  
    • Cosmic Hippie  Boutique lots of cool items here. It's on the list for the cruelty-free beauty products they sell. 
    • The Barn is a coffeehouse that carries soy, almond and coconut milk, as well as a vegan brownie, energy balls, oatcakes and occasionally cake.  
    • The Biscuit Eater offers sandwiches, soups, salads and chilis that are available vegan. 
    • Jo-Ann's Market has a vegan wrap, samosas, oatcakes and salads. 
     Masstown:
    • Masstown Market has a vegetarian chili and have customizable sandwiches as well.You can also find packaged snacks and such in their grocery area, such as, Belsoy pudding, Pur gum and mints, Daiya pizza, Sheese and other miscellaneous items. 
    Meteghan:
    • Sip Cafe: Has almond milk for drinks and vegan brownies.  
    Musquodoboit Harbour: 
    • Uprooted Market & Cafe offers a veggie sandwich (vegans ask for no mayo) and a vegan Buddha Bowl. They have soy milk for drinks. Also has a market with local produce. 
    Parrsboro: 
    • Nonesuch Cafe is an all vegetarian cafe that runs in the summer. They mainly open for special events and by chance basis. 
    Port Williams: 
    • The Port Pub has several vegetarian options (ask if they can be made vegan) but also has a vegan vegetable strudel and vegan chocolate pot de creme dessert.
    Rose Bay: 
    • Rose Bay General Store has a new bistro with many vegan options including energy balls, pizza, avocado toast, sandwiches and soup.
    Saulnierville: 
    • Supernutrition sells bulk foods, specialty items, supplements and cruelty-free items.
    Shelburne:  
    • The Beandock carries soy milk for drinks and can make vegan sandwiches and wraps.
    • Charlotte Lane has a Thai veggie rice bowl.
    • The Ships Galley offers a portobello burger than can be made vegan suitable without cheese.
    Summerville:
    • Flying Apron Cookery's menu changes weekly but it is suggested they offer vegan options as the website says they have a vegan burger and accommodate diet restrictions.
    Sydney: 
    • Peking Restaurant has an extensive menu of Thai and other Asian flavours that can be veganized.
    • Charlene's Nutrition Center sells cruelty-free products, specialty foods and supplements.
    • Flavor 19 offers a Thai noodle bowl. 
    • Flavor Downtown has a vegan pita, curry dishes and salad.
    • Flavor on the Water has a vegan tacos.
    • Black Spoon Bistro offers vegan sandwiches, soups and salads. Also has vegan baked goods such as cupcakes, cookies, etc.  
    • Mezza offers a falafel wrap and Lebanese plate which are both completely vegan. 
    • Doktor Luke's offers almond and coconut milk for drinks.  
    • Lebanese Flower  has a large menu with many vegan-friendly items. 
    • Habaneros is a fast food eatery with a few outlets offering burritos, tacos, bowls, quesadilla, nachos with option to build your own. Has a vegan Bombay curry bowl/burrito.
    Tantallon:
    • Bike & Bean has soy and almond milk for drinks and also sometimes has vegan baked goods from The Lively Bakery.
    • Mezza  now has a location in Tantallon and offers a vegan falafel wrap or Lebanese plate.
    Truro:
    • OHealthy Market sells cruelty-free products, specialty foods and more. 
    • Sun Spun Natural Foods has supplements, specialty food and other natural products. 
    • Sahla Thai has lots of dishes that can be veganized. 
    • Habaneros is a fast food eatery with a few outlets offering burritos, tacos, bowls, quesadilla, nachos with option to build your own. Has a vegan Bombay curry bowl/burrito.
    • Yoka has a large Asian menu with many vegan options.  
    • NovelTea Bookstore offers non-dairy milk for drinks, vegan somosas and pakoras and vegan treats. 
    Windsor:
    • T.A.N. Coffee has soy milk for drinks and also has vegan treats.
    Wolfville:
    • The Rolled Oat has vegan food items such as bowls, wraps and sandwiches and vegan baked goods. 
    • Troy Restaurant offers quite a few vegan options, as well as options that can be made vegan including a vegetable kebab, hummus and falafel.
    • EOS Fine Foods specializes in natural food, specialty vegan products and cruelty-free living.
    • T.A.N. Coffee has soy milk for drinks and also has vegan treats.
    • Just Us has a location at the Wolfville market, as well as downtown Wolfville and another in Grand Pre which is just outside Wolfville. They offer soy and almond milk for drinks and select locations also carry a few vegan food options. 
    • Joe's Food Emporium has a huge menu with marked vegetarian options, many of which can be made vegan. Offers pasta dishes, Mediterranean food and stirfry's.   
    • Le Caveau has a separate vegetarian menu and are great about making vegan food upon request. 
    • Blomidon Inn has a thai tofu curry that is vegan on their dinner menu.  
    • Rosie's offers a vegan beet burger. 
    • Muddy's Convenience has vegan samosas from Staff of Life. 
    Yarmouth:
    • Yarmouth Natural Foods sells cruelty-free products, bulk foods and specialty items.
    • Sip Cafe offers almond, soy and coconut milk for drinks and also has vegan brownies.  
    • The Shanty Cafe has an extensive menu which offers many items that can be veganized. Reported that the staff knows in the ingredients very well and will answer all questions. 
    • Gaia Global Kitchen full restaurant with many vegan options and marked on the menu, including burgers, tacos, pad thai and much more.
       
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    Monday, 25 July 2016

    Vegan Guide to the Yukon

    So I no longer live in the Yukon but I did travel back to visit family last month and I was shocked to see how much veganism has grown there. I saw new restaurants with vegan options and lots of places to shop. So, therefore, I am going to make a vegan guide to the Yukon. Who knows if anyone will use it or not but I am going to make it anyhow. I went vegan in Whitehorse 5 years ago, it may seem like a strange place to be vegan but with the high concentration of tourists, I think there is a demand for vegan options. Veganism is growing everywhere and that's something to smile about. :)

    Whitehorse: 

    Where to eat: 

    Alpine BakeryThe Yukon's only ALL vegetarian spot. They offer an assortment of vegan milk alternatives for drinks, vegan cheesecake, pizza and other offerings daily. I have noticed a couple items saying vegan when they have honey in them so watch for that. The also stock some pantry type items. Of course their bread and stuff is normally vegan as well. They do not use eggs at all. I feel sad that I didn't go here more often when I lived in the Yukon.

    Baked Cafe: They have daily soups and one is always vegan. They have vegan muffins, soy or almond milk for drinks. I recommend getting there early if you want food though cause their cases clear out really quickly.


    Epic Pizza: They have daiya cheese! Their dough and sauce is vegan so you can make an awesome vegan pizza. They also have nachos and pasta which I suspect could be made vegan as well.

    Big Bear Donair:
    They offer vegan falafel and great service!


    Pickapeppa: Jamaican cuisine. All the vegetarian options are also vegan.


    Cafe Balzam: Located at the Tahkini Hot Springs, they offer a vegan burger crepe, poutine without cheese (gravy is vegan) and a bean puree.


    Sanchez Cantina: Mexican restaurant with vegan options.

    Garlic A GoGo: Offers salads, falafel, pita wraps, basmati rice bowls, and its Greek garlic fries which are french fries tossed in a seasoning blend and topped with goat feta and tzatziki -- ask to make vegan.

    Gold Pan Saloon: Food menu is pub food and mostly non-veg but has one black bean veggie burger, a veggie pizza, and salads. Ask which can be veganized.

    Where to shop:  

    Superstore: Superstore has been fully renovated since I lived in the Yukon. They offer a much larger natural section with many vegan options.

    Super A: Has quite a few vegan convenience foods, including ones I can't even get in Nova Scotia. Look for Gardein, Daiya and many other vegan brands.


    Riverside: Huge selection of vegan options, prices are high on some stuff but they by far have the biggest selection of convenience foods and cruelty-free beauty products.

    3 Beans: If you are looking for cruelty-free products, here's the place to go.


    Bigway: Surprised to see Bigway even carrying more vegan products including Daiya cheese, Coconut Bliss, Enjoy Life products and more.


    Farmer Robert's: This is a new place since I left the Yukon and it's a really awesome store. Country style store but offers a lot of vegan products you can't find elsewhere. Also stocks cruelty-free cleaning supplies.


    The Fruit Stand: Seasonal fruit stand with produce and other packaged items.

    Dawson City: Most things in Dawson are seasonal so please be aware that things may be closed during the winter. 

    Alchemy Cafe: Internet cafe that offers plant based milk for drinks. Many baked goods are vegan and they also have fully vegan meals.

    Carcross: 

    Caribou Crossing Coffee:  The daily soup is always vegan and depending on the time of day they have vegan baked goods, such as muffins and also has almond and soy milk for drinks.

    Haines Junction: 

    Village Bakery: Bakery and cafe that offers vegan lasagna, stuffed peppers, tofu rice paper wraps, pizza and more. They also sell Endangered Species chocolate bars. Staff was great help on pointing out vegan options. Open May through September 1st only.

    Caribou Coffee in Carcross, YT


    Monday, 29 February 2016

    OSEA Skincare Review


    Have you been looking for good quality skincare products that are also cruelty-free and vegan? Look no further because OSEA has got you covered. In 2002, OSEA ( Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere) signed the Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products. Being an industry leader, the first to sign, they lead the path that over 1000 companies followed to also phase out the use of toxic chemicals in all beauty products.

    OSEA products are and have always been free of:
    • Animal By-Products
    • Genetically Modified Ingredients
    • Gluten
    • Nanomaterials
    • Parabens
    • PEG Compounds
    • Petrochemicals
    • Petroleum
    • Phthalates
    • Sulfates
    • Synthetic Color
    • Synthetic Fragrance


    100% NATURAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS: Aqua, *Macrocystis Extract, Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable Foaming Agent), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, *Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Cocoglucoside & Coconut Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Essential Oils of: Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) Oil and Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Oil and Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil and Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil and Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Mytillus (Bilbery) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharinium (Sugar Maple) Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Aqua *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

    I am simply thrilled to have been given the opportunity to review OSEA's products. They have been a company I have been eyeing for quite sometime since I have high respect for a company that stays true to their ethics and leave toxic chemicals, as well as animals out of their products and of course do so without testing on animals.

    OSEA has given me the opportunity to try 3 of their products and I am excited to share my thoughts with you. 

    Ocean Cleansing Mudd: I have this strange love with clays, mudds and basically any sort of product that contains ingredients from the earth. Being someone who has struggled with acne for years, these mudds, clays, etc. from mother earth have helped my skin tremendously. The Ocean Cleansing Mudd was an instant hit with me right from the first application. It gives your skin a little bit of a tingle and cooling sensation leaving me feeling refreshed and clean. It has a lovely minty scent that I just love. You don't need to use a lot either, a couple small pumps and a little water goes a long way. Massage your skin in a circular motion and voila, clean and ready to go! Perfect for daily use with acne/oily prone skin. I always notice an instant glow to my skin after application.


    100% NATURALLY DERIVED INGREDIENTS: AQUA, ALGAE EXTRACT*, COCO CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE (Vegetable Glycerides), MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (Macadamia) SEED OIL*, SORBITAN OLIVATE (Emulsifier from Olive Oil), CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE (Corn & Coconut Glucolipid), BUTYROSPERMUM (Shea Butter)​ PARKII​*​, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED (Jojoba) OIL*, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (Avocado) OIL*, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), CALENDULA EXTRACT, L-LYSINE LAUROYL METHIONINE (Amino Acid from Plants), XANTHAN GUM, LAMINARIA ALGAE EXTRACT, ​​GINKGO BIL​OBA​ ​LEAF EXTRACT, ​​CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (Lavender) OIL*, PELARGONIUM (Geranium) GRAVEOLENS, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE (Natural Smectite Clay), CITRUS GRANDIS (Grapefruit) PEEL OIL*, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCINE *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

    Atmosphere Protection Cream: I haven't been a huge fan of moisturizers for awhile now. Most leave my skin heavy and almost filmy, which tends to make way for excess oil which leads to breakouts. But, this cream, is AMAZING! It's super light and breathable and has not caused me any extra oil. I still don't use it daily but every couple of days is perfect for me. Perfect for dryer skin types. Can also be blended with your foundation for added protection. It leaves my skin smooth and healthy.

    100% Natural Derived Ingredients: *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Thuja Occidentalis (Cedar Leaf) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom Seed), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) *Certified Organic Ingredient

    Essential Hydrating Oil: This is the only item I haven't used that much. I have times where my skin is dry but lately it has been more oily so haven't needed to use this very much. This is perfect for dry, aging or sun damaged skin. Easy application with a roll on applicator, which is fantastic and perfect for travel or keeping in your purse for quick touch-ups. I will be keeping this close for those dry days. 




    I really love that they included a guide for different skin types to let you know how often products should be used.

    OSEA's products are top quality. You can really feel the difference on your skin. This is what high quality products should be. No chemicals, no preservatives, only healthy rich natural ingredients. All vegan and cruelty-free.

    Thank you OSEA for sharing these with me. 

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