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#5for5: CrueltyFree Beauty in YVR

Finding a crueltyfree product line that works for your skin can be difficult for many of us. As someone who has struggled on and off with skin issues for many years, I am always searching to find a flawless skin care routine. Not only is it difficult to find beneficial beauty products, it is also hard to find ones that are natural and crueltyfree. For personal use and for friends this holiday season, BLUSHVancouver recommends these five brands as great options that will help you create an ethical healthy beauty regimen.

Ilia Beauty

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Ilia Beauty | IG @iliabeauty

With humble beginnings in Vancouver, Ilia began as a lip care line with the launch of six lip tints in 2011. Comprised of 80-85% bioactive organic ingredients, on trend pigments, and nourishing elements that set Ilia apart in cosmetics. Now based in Los Angeles, the company has expanded to eye makeup and foundation made with 100% natural dyes, and crueltyfree makeup brushes.

Ilia lip care products, foundation, and application brushes can be found at Beauty Mark.

Tata Harper

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Tata Harper | IG @shesintheknow via @tataharper

Tata Harper is a beauty line that uses “100% natural and non-toxic ingredients, 100% of the time.” The company works with chemists, biologists, botanists, and medical practitioners to create their formulas. The products contain between 9–29 active ingredients, compared to 1–3 in most other cosmetics, making it a wise investment in one product that does the job of several. Coming from a 1,200 acre Organic Certified farm in Vermont owned by Tata Harper, raw materials include herbs, fruit, alfalfa, and oats.

You can find many of their well-loved anti-aging skin treatments, toners, and lip tint products at Beauty Mark.

BUTTER elixir

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BUTTER elixir supreme | IG @butterelixir

A cosmetic line that embraces a unisex market, their products are for anybody who wants to feel good, beautiful, and clean. BUTTERelixir is vegan, crueltyfree, and 100% natural. The company’s mantra is “nature is potent”, meaning they respect the human body, are devoted to nature, and to self-care. The products are made simply with only a few ingredients from fruit and nut oils, herbs, and pure essential oils that produce a heavenly scent.

Lynn Steven Boutique in Gastown stocks their body soap, and hair and body oils.

Zoe Organics

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Zoe Organics Belly Oil | IG @zoeorganics

Zoe means “life” in Greek, and that is what this brand celebrates – the lives of children, families, communities, and the planet. A line that is natural and organic, it believes it is necessary for detoxing the body and the environment for health and wellness. The philosophy of the company is to create formulas that are not only adult friendly, but also safe for children with fruit and flora oils, oats, and a variety of essential oil. The perfect solution for new moms who are looking for natural alternatives for the health of herself and her child.

Zoe Organics products for babies and Moms can be bought at Lynn Steven Boutique.

Sappho Cosmetics

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Sappho New Paradigm Vegan Mascara | IG @my_sappho

After learning about the chemicals that go into many cosmetic brands, Emmy nominated makeup artist and founder, JoAnn Fowler, wanted reliable alternatives to offer clients. With transparency as part of the brand’s DNA, they are always improving to be greener as they grow. Respected by professional makeup artists, products are made with natural minerals and oils. Although, be careful – currently their concealers are not vegan since they contain bees wax.

Sappho Cosmetics can be found at Curlique Beauty on Robson and Homer.

As winter comes, so does dry skin, and natural beauty products are a fantastic solution with its inherent high saturation and moisture. Go ahead and let your skin glow!

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