Where are my clean beauty fans? You may not realize it, but not all clean beauty brands are cruelty free! It seems like they would go hand and hand, and most of the time they do, but not always. If you want the best of both worlds, I have a site for you to check out.
Cynaglow is a carefully curated nontoxic beauty site created by Cynthia Liu. Cynthia lives a healthy, fit lifestyle, and after taking a closer look at her luxury beauty products (which are often loaded with artificial fragrances and hormone disruptors), she decided to do a massive overhaul. She also suffers from allergies, so a switch to a natural, clean beauty regimen just made sense. She started Cynaglow to educate consumers while providing organic and natural products that she has personally vetted.
I got a chance to try out some of Cynaglow’s natural skincare products and I think you natural beauties are going to love these.
ORGAID Purifying Face Polish is a gentle scrub made with honey crystals and brown rice. If you’re the type of person who wants to be able to pronounce what’s in your skincare products, you’ll love this one!
ORGAID is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free and the ingredients in this natural facial scrub are 93% organic. There are no parabens, alcohols, sulafates, phthalates, phenoxyethanol or formaldehyde.
To use, just mix the paste with a bit of water and gently scrub your skin. If you want a more gentle scrub, you can use more water. The honey crystals dissolve as you scrub and the jojoba, sunflower, soybean and safflower oils leave your skin moisturized but not greasy.
This is an excellent scrub for normal to dry skin types, and it’s especially helpful if your skin tends to get flaky during the fall and winter months. Pro Tip for dry skin types: use lukewarm (not hot) water to avoid drying out your skin.
Are you a sheet mask fan? You may notice there are not a lot of sheet mask reviews on My Beauty Bunny. That’s because I find the majority of them have way too many ingredients, and for someone with sensitive, acne-prone skin, that’s just too risky.
I was impressed to see the ORGAID Anti-Aging Moisturizing Organic Sheet Mask (vegan and cruelty-free) has a reasonable amount of ingredients and they are ones that I recognize!
Here’s the full list – see it fits in one paragraph!
Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Witch Hazel Distillate, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Hyaluronic Acid, Maltodextrin, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Organic Willow Bark Extract, Organic Lavender Extract, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Horsetail Extract, Organic Green Tea Extract
This is a good sheet mask for all skin types – it’s hydrating but not greasy, and not overly targeted to any one specific skin type. The aloe and hyaluronic acid are great for moisturizing without clogging pores. The niacinamide is great for anti-aging and preventing acne. There are also lots of antioxidants to protect and heal, as well as probiotics to help your skin’s natural microbiome.
Right now you can get a free citrine crystal-infused Elixir Apothecary Mellow soap bar with any $75 purchase. You can also get your hands on a copy of Cynaglow’s free Fall Skincare Guide and 15% off your first purchase here!