My Top 18 Cruelty Free of 2018

Hello, hello and Happy New Year!

I’ve been combing through my blog posts from 2018 and have for you my top 18 cruelty free products for 2018 – it includes bath & body, haircare, skincare and a little bit of makeup. It was really tough to narrow it down to just 18.

Let’s get started! These are not in any particular order, just grouped by category.

Bath and Body:

1. Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium & Purple Clay Sugar Scrub – I’ve been using this all the time, it works amazing to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. This might be my all time fave sugar scrub! Review is here. (PR product).

2. Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap – Another staple in my bath / shower routine. It also works well to gentle exfoliate without drying out the skin. Review is here. (PR product)

3. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Oil – I love this body oil, it smells amazing and it is fast to absorb into the skin without a greasy residue. Review is here.

4. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream – This smells the same as the body oil, but I prefer to use this one in the cold winter months. Review is here.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

5. Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm – Although I haven’t had this for very long, I’ve been using it daily and it has really been helping keep my hands soft. Review is here.

Haircare:

6. Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – This works well to give my hair beachy waves without making it feel crunchy or gross. Review is here.

7. Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – I love hair masks and this one is exceptional. It makes my hair incredibly soft and really helps to tame it. Review is here. (PR sample)

8. Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve tried three different formulations from this line, and liked them all, this is my current fave because my hair gets uncharacteristically flat due to the cold air and hat wearing. Review is here.

9. Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is such a great styling lotion. I tend to use this when I’m going to blow dry my hair because it adds volume and tame my hair at the same time. Review is here.

Wise Men's Care

10. Wise Men’s Care Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This shampoo doesn’t lather very well, but it manages to clean my hair deeply. And it smells very woody / earthy. Review is here. (PR sample)

Skincare:

11. Poetic Blend The Hero Oil and The Timeless Oil – These facial oils are beautiful. I use each one depending on what I feel my skins needs on any given day. These are a must have in my skincare routine. Reviews are here, and here. (I won these in a giveaway)

12. Poetic Blend The Warrior Serum – I use this serum at night and wake up with beautiful skin. It has AHA, glycolic acid, and ceramides Review is here. (Part of my Poetic Blend giveaway prize winnings)

13. Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Super Gentle Face Wash – I really like this cleanser, it is super gentle but manages to deeply clean. Review is here.

14. By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – Another new product, but I’ve been using it a lot these days as it is lightweight yet hydrating, and plays nicely with facial oils and with makeup. Review is here.

15. Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – This lip scrub is so good. So good! It is bright and minty and my lips are always so smooth and soft after I use it! Review is here.

16. Nova Scotia Fisherman Extreme Lip Care Lip Balm – I’m a lip balm addict. This one is great for winter weather because it protects and hydrates the lips. Review is here.

Make-up:

17. Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Mineral Veil – This is such a great loose powder. It gives my skin a very natural, radiance and doesn’t cling to dry patches. Review is here.

18. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream SPF30 – I barely wore foundation all summer because this worked so well to give me the light coverage that I prefer and SPF. Review is here.

Wow, it was really tough to narrow it down to 18! What were your faves for 2018?

Thanks for reading.

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for details, all pr samples have been identified.

Kariderm Moisturizing Face Cream Review

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

Hello, hello!

Today I have a review of another product from Quebec based company Kariderm – if you remember, I reviewed (and loved) their Restorative Hair Mask. When PozPub reached out and asked me if I wanted to try out the Moisturizing Face Cream, I immediately said yes! Thank you PozPub and Kariderm! [info in italics taken from the Kariderm website]

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

A little bit of background on Kariderm:

Founded in 1998, Flash Beauté Inc. conceives, manufactures and distributes the KARIDERM products, maintaining its leader position in its domain: natural personal care products made with shea butter.

In order to reach this target, we have established a tight partnership with a women cooperative of shea butter producers in Burkina Faso, the Songtaaba Association or ASY.

In this context, our personal commitment during several trips on the field enabled us to define several cooperation and assistance projects targeting not only the quality and market image of shea butter, but mostly the working conditions of women, their incomes and self-development perspectives.

How beautiful is that? A company that gives back!

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

Now onto the Moisturizing Protective Cream:

The KARIDERM Moisturizing Protective Cream with shea butter, replenishes moisture to deeply condition the skin for the entire day. Easily absorbed thanks to its light texture, it rapidly softens, nourishes and protects the skin, allowing a natural and enhanced radiance.

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

 

My skin LOVES shea butter. This facial cream is super hydrating but very light. It can be used as either a day or a night cream (or both). It is the type of face cream that works for all skin types (unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to one of the ingredients):

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Cera Alba, Xanthan Gum, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

 

The cream has an almost watery texture and absorbs into the skin very quickly. It works well with facial oils and serums. As an added plus, the Moisturizing Protective Cream also plays nicely with makeup (whether full foundation, concealer, powder, or just with concealer and powder).

I’ll be taking a short break next week for the holidays, but I’ll be back on the 26th with a new review.

Thanks for reading.

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample, thanks Kariderm / PozPub, however, my opinion is based on my experience of using this product.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask Review

Hello, hello!

Today I have a review of the Restorative Hair Mask from Kariderm that was recently sent to me from PozPub and Kariderm (Thank you!). Kariderm is a Canadian company (Quebec based) – here’s a little info on them [taken from the Kariderm website]:

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Founded in 1998, Flash Beauté Inc. conceives, manufactures and distributes the KARIDERM products, maintaining its leader position in its domain: natural personal care products made with shea butter.

In order to reach this target, we have established a tight partnership with a women cooperative of shea butter producers in Burkina Faso, the Songtaaba Association or ASY.

In this context, our personal commitment during several trips on the field enabled us to define several cooperation and assistance projects targeting not only the quality and market image of shea butter, but mostly the working conditions of women, their incomes and self-development perspectives.

We are leaders in the field because we commit to offering effective products made with active natural ingredients of the highest quality in the goal of obtaining products that offer adaptive results for our clients, always minimising risks of skin reactions or allergies.

Our products are voluntarily tested by our personnel and we never test our products on animals.

Our production line uses a system that is designed to generate the least possible waste. All our raw materials are biodegradable and our plastic, metallic or cellulosic (paper and carton) waste is recycled.

Wonderful company mission and values!

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Now onto the review. The Kariderm high performance hair line includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask and Hair Stimulator.

Reminder  – my hair is past my shoulders in length, thick, wavy and extremely frizz prone.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

The Restorative Hair Mask is an intensive treatment for damaged hair with organic shea butter and other ingredients such as Argan, Baobab, and Black Cumin Oil.

  • Deeply nourishes and conditions hair
  • Helps restore hair fibre
  • Hydrates and soothes dry or itchy scalp
  • Leaves hair silky smooth

The Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask is for both the scalp and hair. Normally I only use a hair mask on the mid-length and ends of my hair, but decided to try this one all over.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

After applying it to freshly washed, damp hair, I left it on for roughly 30 minutes instead of the recommended 10 to 15 before rinsing it out. It has a faint tingle on the scalp (the pleasant kind). The scent is mild and herbal – I really like it!

After rinsing it out really well, I decided to let my hair air dry without adding any styling product to see how my hair would be in its natural state.

My hair was SUPER MEGA SOFT! And dried in the most beautiful waves with only minimal frizz near the top of my head! My hair has been so much easier to manage for days after using this hair mask!

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Do you have a fave hair mask?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However, my opinion (and unruly hair) is entirely my own!