When I made the decision to go cruelty free I found it really easy to make the transition with certain products. Take skincare for example. There are so many amazing cruelty free brands such as REN and Korres, which many beauty geeks (cruelty free or otherwise) love, so it’s easy to pick up cruelty free skincare with confidence.
It’s much the same for make-up. Whether you like high end or budget, there are loads of cruelty free brands to choose from including Illamasqua, NARS, Bourjois, Barry M, Topshop, E.L.F, the list goes on and on.
Where it can become more difficult is with the more mundane beauty essentials such as deodorant and toothpaste. Items like these go on your supermarket shopping list along with your milk and bread. You don’t really give them a seconds thought.
My local supermarkets are Morrisons and ASDA, and I haven’t been able to find a cruelty free deodorant in either of them. This means that I have to properly plan my deodorant purchase, and make sure I always have a backup for when my current deodorant runs out to prevent a panic purchase from the supermarket.
I’ve been trying out two brands of cruelty free deodorants recently. I thought it might be useful to those of you thinking of going cruelty free, or even those who are looking for a more natural alternative to standard deodorants, to know what I thought of them.
First up is Dr Hauschka’s roll on deodorant which comes in two scents, floral and fresh. I opted for the floral version which I bought from Amarya for £11.95. I know, I know but it’s worth the price when you think of all the bunnies your saving!
The scent is lovely and subtle. It’s so much more pleasant than the artificially perfumed deodorants from the likes of Sure. It contains natural Jasmine and Lilac essential oils, mmmmm!
The consistency is lovely and creamy. It doesn’t sting at all on application, even when used immediately after shaving. It also lasts all day and all night. I have complete confidence that it will keep me dry and fresh for as long as I need it to whenever I wear it.
Has anyone tried any ‘alternative’ deodorants? I have my eye on one from Laverna or LUSH next.