My cruelty-free beauty routine

I've been adhering to a vegan diet for over two and a half years. Slowly, I have been transitioning all of my beauty products to cruelty-free, vegan options. I found that this was the longest and most difficult part of going vegan. As it would be wasteful to throw away all my products, I slowly have phased them out and now have a mostly cruelty-free beauty routine.

I'm going to start off by saying: ya girl is on a budget. None of my beauty products are high-end and they are mostly from the drug store. After trying and testing many CF products that have been cakey and do not last, I have narrowed by products to this list.


Personal care products





Non-CF Items

As I mentioned, it has been a long process to phase out most of my products. The few products that are hanging out in my beauty routine that could use a vegan substitution are the following:

  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant  
  • Conditioner
  • Sunscreen

Leave me a comment and let me know your suggestions!

I want to note that when you switch your beauty routine to vegan products, most of the time the products are more natural. This means that you skin and hair may need time to adjust to it since you may be used to using products with chemicals in them. For instance, initially I was not happy with my vegan shampoo because my hair still felt oily. However, after time, my hair released all of the sulfates and other chemicals that were built up in my hair. Now I have soft, shiny, oil-free hair! So I leave you with this: give it time.