Monthly Favourites - Cruelty-Free Edition

* ad - Products marked with an asterix were gifted however all opinions are my own and I truly do love the products I have mentioned. Although these were gifted, this post was not written as part of a collaboration.

I have been trying out so many different cruelty-free brands in March so I thought it would only be right to do a Monthly Favourites post featuring all my favourite brands! Since switching to using only Cruelty-Free Brands, it has made me realise just how many big companies there are out there that are still testing on animals. It's shocking. Anyway, let's focus on the brands that don't test on animals and are amazing!

1. Noughty Haircare - Hello Curls

 * Anyone that follows my Instagram (@laurenannbeauty) will know that Noughty is one of my favourite Cruelty-Free haircare brands! I was sent their Hello Curls Primer a few weeks ago and it is now a holy-grail in my routine. It really helps define my curls but doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky or crispy. I like to use it when my hair is damp as I feel that's when it works the best but it's still great either way. I much prefer using this to using a mousse as it's a lot less hassle and not as messy!

2. XO Balm - Multipurpose Natural Balm

* This is another product that I have featured on my Instagram and you'll see why when I list the ingredients it contains! XO Balm is a 100% natural product which you can use for pretty much everything. It contains just 4 ingredients which are:
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Chia Seed Oil
It is also sustainable by arriving in a tin instead of using plastic packaging. I've been using it for any dry areas on my body including my face and haven't found it to clog my pores at all! What's great about XO Balm is that it has a little mirror on the inside of the tin which makes it great for travelling. I've been using this balm for a couple of weeks now and it looks like I've hardly used it, which is great as it'll last for a long time! I'd highly recommend this for people with dry skin.

3. Maya Rey - Bath Salts and Liquid Hand Soap

* Maya Rey produces some really great products, not to mention how gorgeous their packaging is! They recently launched their new liquid hand soaps and I have to say, they smell incredible. I've been using this in my bathroom and after using it, the scent stays for ages. The Bath Salts also have a lovely scent which makes me want to fall asleep in the bath! The Coconut Oil in the Bath Salts (Ylang Yland and Coconut Oil) also make my skin feel so soft. The main reason why I love this brand so much is the fact that they are environmentally friendly and use hardly any plastic packaging!

4. Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare Range

I haven't stopped talking about this range from Superdrug since I purchased them last month. I have been using the SPF15 Day Cream every single day and the Leave On Mask at night. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the Vitamin E range on my stories and posts multiple times as I just can't stop talking about how much they have improved my skin! I like to use the Radiance Face Cream when I want my skin to look extra dewy, it really shimmers in the light and makes my skin look incredible. It's like sunshine in a tube! With the Leave on Mask, you can either leave it on for 10 minutes and wipe it off or just keep it on and that's what I like to do. I love applying this just before I go to sleep, and waking up with super soft skin! It has a gel-like consistency and so far I haven't had any issues at all. 
If you're looking for a cheap but incredible skincare range then I'd highly recommend the Superdrug Vitamin E range!

5. Dr Botanicals - Lemon Superfood Rescue Balm

* This product has such a refreshing scent and can be used as a cleanser or a deep facial moisturiser. I'd highly recommend this if you have quite dry skin but it's suitable for normal skin types too! It does contain a few different oils so does leave your face looking quite shiny which is why I love to use this overnight! If I know I'll be wearing a full face of makeup the following day, then I like to use this balm to prep my skin and make it feel extra hydrated. I have used this a couple of times to help remove my makeup and it does a pretty good job of that too so it's a great product for travelling if you've got limited space in your suitcase!

6. Bilou Coco Cocktail Body spray

This smells  a b s o l u t e l y  incredible! I recently brought this for a friend at work because she loved the smell of it! It literally smells like you're on holiday drinking a nice cocktail (hence the name)! Bilou is a vegan brand and they really have an incredible range of body sprays, shower creams and foam lotions.  What's great about their body sprays is that it can be used as both a deodorant and a spray. I'd highly recommend this brand if you want to smell incredible all the time!

7. Yes-to Grapefruit Moisturiser

 I have been using this moisturiser for a few years now and it's my go-to moisturiser if I am going out and don't want to suffer from any breakouts a few days before. It's so gentle on my skin and although it is quite a matte feeling moisturiser, it still hydrates my dry skin and makes makeup apply beautifully. I have tried multiple products from Yes To and have loved every single one!

8. Pixi DetoxifEYE Eye Patches

Last but certainly not least is the Pixi DetoxifEYE eye patches. They are little patches which are meant to de-puff and revive your under eyes. I love putting these in the fridge before I put them on to make my under eyes feel even more refreshed and it also helps reduce inflammation. It comes with 60 patches which means 30 pairs so you're really getting your moneys worth. I'll definitely be repurchasing these when I run out!

So, there's all my monthly favourites for the months of March and April. If you'd like any more information on any of the products I've mentioned then just leave a comment or send me a message on my Instagram (@laurenannbeauty). 

What are your favourite products for this month?


  1. we love a cruelty free queen! I have also tried that XO balm and it is amazing, need to try the vitamin e range sounds good!x


  2. I love YesTo products! I recently started using their tomato wipes again and they've been saving my skin. I also really want to try Pixi beauty as I see so many bloggers rave about them x

    Melanie || melaniewithanie

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