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What to Know About Cruelty-Free Skincare

Cruelty-Free Skincare

Using skincare products that do what’s right for your skin and the environment is beneficial for both you and the world - it’s a win-win! When researching skincare products and their impact on the environment, one of the most important things you can do is to look for cruelty-free products. 

Table of Contents

  • Why is Cruelty-Free Skincare?
  • Benefits of Cruelty-Free Skincare
  • Cruelty-Free Skincare Products
  • Final Thoughts
  • You’ve probably heard of the term ‘cruelty-free’ pretty often when it comes to cosmetic products, but what the term means and entails could be a little murky. In this blog, we’ll run you through everything you need to know about cruelty-free skincare and how to find the right products for your skin and the environment. 
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    Why is Cruelty-Free Skincare?

    In short, cruelty-free skincare refers to skincare products that do not incorporate animal testing into their formulation or testing process. By going cruelty-free in their products, companies commit to putting animal welfare first and do not test the effects of products on animals in laboratories or conduct experiments of the same nature. 

    By bypassing this practice, animals are saved from cruel and inhumane living conditions, and are also protected from constant harm, adverse reactions, or even death from being tested on.

    Instead, cruelty-free skincare companies conduct formula and product research on willing human participants, or on voluntarily donated human skin from medical procedures or artificially generated skin made in labs. These alternatives to animal testing are more reliable, more efficient, and most of all, spare animals harm. 

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    Benefits of Cruelty-Free Skincare

    Protecting animals and nourishing your skin all in one process is really a win-win for everyone involved. Cruelty-free skincare is ethically made and is often made with less harsh ingredients that are kinder to skin when you buy from the right companies. 

    Consciously buying from companies who invest in alternative methods to animal testing will also create more demand for those who do not to change their ways. After all, the best way to get companies that don’t practice ethical methods to stop animal testing and harmful methods are by taking your money elsewhere.

    Luckily, however, there are many cruelty-free companies and brands out there for you to buy from that make high-quality products to benefit your skin. 

    Buying from cruelty-free brands also brings many benefits for your skin, not just animals or the environment. Those with sensitive skin or allergies find cruelty-free formulas to contain less harsh chemicals, dyes, sulfates, or ingredients that could inflame the skin. 

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    Cruelty-Free Skincare Products

    Making conscious buying decisions and buying from cruelty-free skincare brands is the best way to find products that benefit your skin while keeping ethical practices in mind. The following are some of the best cruelty-free skincare products for oily skin, dry skin, and sensitive skin types

  • Maystar Essentials Acne & Oil Balancing Kit
  • Acne & Oil Balancing Kit

    This cruelty-free skincare kit will balance your skin and give you the tools to combat oil buildup and acne from the inside out. Complete with our Exfoliating Facial Scrub, Face Tonic with Rose Water, Oil Balance Treatment Gel, and more. 

  • Maystar Essentials Skin Brightening Kit
  • Skin Brightening Kit

    This kit utilizes its Deep Moisturizing Booster, Moisturizing Face Cream, and more to even skin tone, create deep hydration, and more while using natural ingredients to nourish the skin. 

  • Maystar Essentials Micellar Water
  • Micellar Water

    Make this micellar water a go-to aspect of your everyday skincare routine while allowing it to balance skin, increase hydration, and clear out debris or dirt buildup. 

  • Maystar Essentials Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Moisturizing Body Lotion

    Keep sensitive skin across the entire body nourished, moisturized, and hydrated with Maystar’s Moisturizing Body Lotion. 

  • Maystar Essentials Premium Makeup Remover
  • Maystar Essentials Makeup Remover

    This everyday facial cleanser is an essential go-to for your daily cruelty-free skincare routine. This cleanser balances pH levels with natural ingredients like glycerol and rose water while providing skin with deep hydration. 

  • Maystar Essentials Moisturizing Face Cream
  • Moisturizing Face Cream

    The daily Moisturizing Face Cream uses active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, and olive oil to moisturize and protect skin from the effects of aging and pollution. 

    Maystar Essentials is a cruelty-free brand that emphasizes gentle, natural ingredients that balance and nourish the skin while remaining committed to its cruelty-free and ethical practices. 

    In addition to these cruelty-free skincare products, use cruelty-free waxing products in your salon for hair removal. Starpil wax is fully committed to creating ethical, cruelty-free waxing products that are PETA certified and are not tested on animals.

    By using these high-quality professional waxing products in your salon, you’ll give your clients amazing results while also showing them that you support the right practices and right brands.

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    Final Thoughts

    Making a conscious buying decision to use cruelty-free skincare products will benefit both your skin and animals whom these practices could actively harm. 

    By making these choices, you can enjoy the gentle, natural ingredients that will nourish your skin from the inside out while also prioritizing companies with ethical production decisions.

    Using Maystar Essentials for your cruelty-free skincare and Starpil Wax for your cruelty-free waxing products will allow you to do just that while achieving amazing results during any skincare or waxing service. 


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