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The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Mascara!

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Mascara!

Many Logical Harmony readers ask for help finding a cruelty-free mascara. For many people who transition to a cruelty-free beauty routine, finding a good cruelty-free mascara can be one of the hardest parts. Many of us are picky about mascara and know what we want from a formula. Some of us want length, others volume, maybe a mascara that targets the lower lashline, or something that’s water-resistant. Figuring out which cruelty-free mascaras to try? That can be a totally different story. There are so many cruelty-free mascaras out there.

That’s why I decided to create this cruelty-free mascara guide. There are so many cruelty-free mascaras out there to try. All the brands listed do make vegan mascaras but may make some non-vegan mascaras as well. Where I can I mention specific vegan formulas.

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Beauty & Cosmetics

Cruelty-Free Ulta Haul

Cruelty-Free Ulta Haul

A while ago, I went to Ulta for an event and, obviously, had to do some shopping. I also placed an order online and the event had a gift bag with some cruelty-free beauty products too. I wanted to share my cruelty-free Ulta haul with you! If there’s anything that jumps out at you as a product you’d love to hear more about, please leave a comment and let me know.

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Cruelty-Free Brands Available at Ulta

Cruelty-Free Brands Available at Ulta

For many beauty lovers, big chain stores like Ulta are one of the main places where we purchase cosmetics, skin care, and hair care. Ulta is unique in that they carry both high-end and drugstore brands. This makes it easy to do a lot of your beauty shopping in one place. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Ulta can be a challenge simply because they carry so many brands.  In an effort to make things easier for consumers,  we wanted to create and share this list of cruelty-free brands at Ulta.

Take this guide of cruelty-free brands at Ulta with you the next time you go to an Ulta store (details on how to do that are in the post!) or reference it for easy online cruelty-free shopping!

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Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands

Many Logical Harmony readers ask for help finding good drugstore products from cruelty-free brands. Many people believe that it’s hard to find cruelty-free drugstore brands, or difficult to find cruelty-free and vegan options at the drugstore. Thankfully, there are now more cruelty-free drugstore brands than ever before!

That’s why I decided to create this list of cruelty-free drugstore brands. This guide includes brands that offer cruelty-free brands that can easily be found at drugstores or large chain stores such as Target, Ulta, CVS, Walgreens, Superdrug, Priceline Pharmacy, and more! It’s exciting to see these stores catching on to the fact that people want to purchase cruelty-free drugstore brands and to see them start to carry more and more cruelty-free options.

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Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter & Body Wash Set Review

[maxbutton id=”1″]Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter & Body Wash Set Review

This winter there are some amazing exclusive holiday sets being released by Pacifica. One of them is the Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter & Body Wash Set, which is an ULTA exclusive. This set pairs two great winter products in one of the most popular Pacifica scents together. When I was able to try this set, I couldn’t wait to see how it helped my skin adjust to the changing seasons.

Claims: “The perfect combination of two of amazing products in our signature Tuscan Blood Orange fragrance: our sulfate-free lathering body wash and incredibly hydrating body butter with natural beneficials that love your skin.

Body Butter Ingredients:  Aqua (Purified), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Source), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Source), Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Source), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Source), Stearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Source), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Allantoin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum (Vegetable Source), Algin (Algae Source), Riboflavin (Plant Source), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter, Rosa Rugosa (Rose) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Aleuritus Moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B), Parfum (Pacifica’s Own Fragrance Blend with Natural and Essential Oils), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin (Plant Source)

Body Wash Ingredients:  Aqua (purified water), sodium methyl-2-sulfolaurate (coconut source), disodium 2-sulfolaurate (coconut source), sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (coconut source), cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut source), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, polysorbate-20, glycol monostearate (vegetable source), glycerin (vegetable source), hydrolyzed soy protein, chamomile extract, calendula extract, tea extract, grape seed extract, pomegranate seed extract, cucumber extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethyl hexyl glycerin (vegetable source preservative), parfum (Pacifica’s own fragrance blend with natural and essential oils)

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and peanut oil. Recyclable packaging. Natural scent that lasts a long time. Moisturizing formula. Lots of lather from the body wash. Very creamy and thick body butter consistency.

Cons: There are not really any. I had not smelled the Tuscan Blood Orange scent before, so I was expecting something a little fresher and not sweet. It smelled great though and this wasn’t a negative, just unexpected.

The Verdict: I have to say that I really enjoyed this set. I had heard a lot about the Tuscan Blood Orange scent but had never tried it before. It was a sweeter citrus scent, but I really liked it. When I paired the body wash with the body butter, the scent lasted a really long time but was not overpowering or artificial smelling. The body wash produced a lot of lather and my skin felt soft afterwards, not at all dry. The body butter is a thick consistency that absorbed quickly. My skin felt moisturized for hours after use.

Overall, I think that this is a great set. It’s exclusive to ULTA and retails for $20.00. I think that’s a great deal for two high quality items. Especially when you would pay $25.00 if you buy them separately. The Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange scent is one that will appeal to most people. This makes it a great gift option for someone else, or for yourself.

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Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results.

Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez