Guilt-free ways to look good
As much as we love our cosmetics and beauty products, it shouldn’t be at the cost of harming or killing animals. Here are some awesome Singapore-based brands every beautyphile must check out.
When it comes to our skin, we definitely need quality skincare products on our side. Allies of Skin’s 24/7 kit and masks will protect, revive and repair tired skin to give you the confidence to go bare faced. Besides being 100% cruelty-free, most of their products are also vegan.
NEXT: Coat Colours →
Everyone deserves non-toxic glamour. Coat Colours’ vibrant and eye-catching eco lacquers will do just that as they protect your nails and keep them fashionably chic at the same time. Their cruelty free nail products also include a soy nail polish remover with is infused with lavender essential oil.
NEXT: 13rushes →
Yes, your cosmetic brushes should be kind to the animals too. 13rushes only uses synthetic fibres (instead of say, pony or goat hair) and are vegan-friendly. I’m a big fan of their Flat Top Sculpting brush — great for effortless contouring along the cheekbones and jawline.
They also make occasional appearances at pop-up events so do keep a look out.
NEXT: Shophouse Sixtyfive →
Wear the Lion City on your lips! This artisanal beauty brand is inspired by the heritage of Singapore’s vibrant culture, which explains their Coffeeshop Kopi-O lip balm, Samsui Lady lip and cheek tint, and Gula Melaka and Kueh lip scrub. Gift sets are also available if you’re thinking of getting some unique souvenirs.
NEXT: Handmade Heroes →
Wouldn’t it be great if all our skincare products are free of preservative and parabens, completely vegan AND cruelty free? Well, Handmade Heroes is here to the rescue with their range of facemasks, body scrubs, lip tints, lip balm, lip scrub, and even dry shampoo.
P/S: They also retail on Amazon with free international shipping. Yay!
NEXT: Balm Kitchen →
If you’re looking for botanical-based skincare and body care that are specially formulated for Singapore’s tropical climate, check out what’s cooking in Balm Kitchen. They even have Calendula Baby Balm for your little one. You can use it as a body moisturiser, or a nappy barrier balm to soothe diaper rash. (Also great as a nipple balm for nursing mothers.)
Plus, as a vegan brand, they don’t tests on animals nor use animal derivatives such as honey, beeswax and carmine.
NEXT: FrankSkincare →
Created in small batches with 100% organic ingredients — certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Australian Certified Organic (ACO) — FrankSkincare is also 100% against animal testing. We also love how they cater to the needs of pregnant women with their Radiant Preg Luxury Face Oil and the Head-to-toe Radiant Booster Set for Pregnancy Skin.
NEXT: Faux Fayc →
This make-up brand is big on individual expression and empowering women with their products (which they do not test on animals) for your face, eyes, and lips. The lippie addict in me loves their bold and unique lipstick and liquid lipstick colours!
68 Orchard Orchard, Plaza Singapura, #B1-32A
NEXT: Mmerci Encore →
Besides artisanal aromatherapy therapy goods, Mmerci Encore also handcrafts perfumes and a great body scrub for your skin. Their Awakening Organic Sugar Scrub will help to get rid of dull and scaly skin, while their alcohol-free and multi-functional facial mist is perfect for Singapore’s weather.
NEXT: Alexiares & Ani →
Producing skincare that works with your skin’s natural defenses without harsh ingredients (by using natural botanical and mineral extracts), Alexiares & Ani targets to work on skin tone, texture, firmness, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and under-eye circles and puffiness. All products are not tested on animals and their Antioxidant Starter Kits are perfect for travel, whether you have normal, dry or oily skin.
NEXT: Allies Of Skin →
For more on cruelty-free living in Singapore, check out this campaign from ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society).
By Muneerah Bee, October 2016