From your skincare cabinet to your makeup bag, we’ve got you covered with these luxe cruelty-free picks
Curious about cruelty-free beauty? Let’s start with a definition: the term means the entire supply chain of a product — including individual ingredients and finished product — has not been tested on animals. And although many brands have phased out animal testing, with the multiple labeling systems that abound, it can be a little confusing to understand your options. We’ve done the legwork: read on for six luxe, cruelty-free skincare and makeup picks from the Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart™ lineup.
For healthier-looking skin
In order to have healthy-looking, resilient skin, it’s vital to protect its outermost layer, also known as the skin barrier. Why? It keeps in the good stuff, like essential moisture, while protecting against damage from aggressors like pollution and stress. Enter bareMinerals Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum. This plant-powered, anti-aging serum is clinically shown to strengthen the skin’s barrier by 45% keeping your skin looking its best by building up its natural defenses.
For revived eyes
One of the best things you can do to brighten up your look is to invest in a great eye cream. NUXE BIO Anti-puffiness, Anti-Dark Circles Reviving Eye Care targets tired-looking eyes with a soothing combination of buckwheat extract and vitamin E. Pro tip: dot the lush balm around the eye contour area and gently tap into the skin for a circulation-stimulating micro-massage.
For an all-day glow
Refresh and revive your complexion with a radiance-boosting moisturizer like My Clarins RE-BOOST Refreshing Moisturizing Cream. The irresistibly creamy formula includes a host of plant and fruit ingredients like rebalancing alpenrose extract, antioxidant-packed goji berries and vitamin C-rich acerola fruit to give your skin a fresh, rosy glow from morning to night.
For a super-smooth complexion
Keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay with a serum that delivers serious benefits via the power of plants. philosophy nature in a jar skin reset serum with bakuchiol stars collagen-stimulating bakuchiol, a natural, alternative to retinol with antioxidant benefits, along with olive leaf extract to give the skin a bright, recharged appearance. Plus, it’s not just cruelty-free, it’s also vegan, meaning it contains no animal ingredients or by-products.
For a flawless canvas
In search of a foundation that does more than just cover imperfections? Look no further than PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation, which not only functions as a powder, foundation and concealer, but also boasts SPF protection and a world of skincare benefits. You’ll find gentle encapsulated retinol, exfoliating lactic acid, hydrating shea butter and healing ceramides in this truly versatile makeup-meets-skincare pick.
For standout lashes
Volume? Check. Length? You got it. Major drama? Absolutely. PÜR Fully Charged Mascara Powered by Magnetic Technology binds the volumizing formula to each lash by way of a positive magnetic charge, proving that cosmetic innovation doesn’t have to come at the expense of animals.