Getting Dressed

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4

1. Queen Helene

  • Availability…Albertson’s
  • Focus…famous for their Mint Julep Masque 
  • Founded…in 1930
  • Ingredients… ingredients like cocoa butter which is rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties, pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of environment, and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension
  • Mission…to provide a full line of affordable and effective body care products that are passed on from generation to generation
  • Philosophy…
  • Price Range…$7 for body lotion


2. Renee Rouleau

  • Availability…spas in Dallas and Plano, Texas
  • Focus…effectively correcting every skin type’s concerns
  • Founded…established in 1996 by celebrity esthetician, Renée Rouleau 
  • Mission…to help people maximize their skin’s potential with a propietary line of natural, high-performance products based on nine unique skin types
  • Philosophy…that the skin care industry’s one-size-fits-all approach was not in-sync with what the modern client wants, or needs, in their pursuit of balanced, healthy skin
  • Price Range…$46.50 for body serum


3.  Rodial

  • Availability…Nordstrom
  • Focus…famous for products like “Bee Venom” and “Dragon’s Blood” 
  • Price Range…$78 for body serum


 4. Radical Skincare

  • Availability…Sephora
  • Founded…by Liz and Rachel, the daughters of Dr. Richard F. Edlich MD.PHD, world renowned Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Ingredients…extract of paracress, seaweed extracts, macadamia and desert date palm oils, glycerine
  • Mission…to provide solutions that are as effective as possible for all skin types.
  • Price Range…$78 for body serum


5. S.W. Basics

  • Availability…Target
  • Focus…using as few ingredients as possible, usually 5 or less per products
  • Price Range…$20 for body oil


    6. Suntegrity

    • Focus…offers sun care and nothing but sun care
    • Founded…in memory of all of those who lost their lives to skin cancer
    • Ingredients…only the best known physical block ingredient (non-nano size zinc oxide)
    • Mission… to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and super anti-oxidants and amino acids to enhance that protection and help with skin repair
    • Philosophy… It doesn’t make sense to use these types of sunscreens to prevent skin cancer only to get another kind of cancer.
    • Price Range…$24 for sunscreen 


    7.  Sukin 

    • Focus…Australia’s Number One Natural Skincare Brand
    • Founded…in Melbourne, Australia in 2007
    • Ingredients…the highest grade essential oils, antioxidants, and botanicals
    •  and 100% natural botanical extracts…naturally derived, cruelty free and vegan
    • Mission…to provide high efficacy, environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skincare products that restore the natural vitality and radiance of your skin and hair
    • Philosophy…producing the highest standards of natural skin, hair and body care products begins with sourcing quality ingredients
    • Price Range…$14 for body lotion

    8.  The Wonder Seed

    • Focus…hempseed oil
    • Founded…by Theresa Ruiz-Hellings and her daughters Elena and Juliet and formerly known as The Healing Seed
    • Ingredients…100% natural, vegan, with no parabens, and no artificial colors or perfumes
    • Mission…to nurture, heal and protect skin and hair with a complete line of products rich in virgin organic hempseed oil, the most nutritious oil on Earth
    • Philosophy…From our families to yours, we wish you vibrant health for your most wonderful life!
    • Price Range…$17 for body lotion


    9. Tatcha

    • Availability…Sephora
    • Focus…based on the rituals of the Japanese geisha
    • Founded…in Japan by Victoria Tsai
    • Ingredients…complete list here
    • Philosophy…less is more
    • Price Range…$48 for body butter

    10. Yes To

    • Availability…Ulta, drugstores all over the world
    • Focus…products in their carrot, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, and grapefruit ranges
    • Ingredients..95% NATURAL INGREDIENTS…no parabens…packaged in recyclable packaging whenever possible.
    • Mission…to make skin feel good while bringing a smile to your face
    • Price Range..$13 for body lotion.