Vegan Beauty: A Few of Lauren’s Favourite Things


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Today I have decided to share what products I use on a regular basis. These products cover all the bases; hair, face, body and mouth. I got you covered peeps! I have purchased all of these products and all opinions are my own 🙂


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Desert Essence Organics – Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo {Clarifying for Oily Hair}

Removes excess oil and product build up with Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo. Contains Lemon Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Peel Extract to loosen and dissolve excess oil. Contains organic Maca Root Extract known to strengthen and protect hair. With regular use, hair is soft, smooth and more manageable.

Reasons I love this product:

I LOVE this shampoo because it is 100% vegan/wheat and gluten free as well as cruelty free and biodegradable! I also love that this shampoo does not contain any fragrance like many other shampoos do. I has amazing ingredients such as coconut sugar, sea kelp and willow bark…. Not to mention it smells amazing and my hair always feels fantastic after using it!


NOTHING. I really, really love this product and cannot name one single thing I dislike about it!


Arbonne: FC5 – Nourishing Daily Conditioner 

Rich daily conditioner helps hydrate, maintain and protect hair, leaving it soft and manageable. Safe for colour-treated hair.

Reasons I love this product:

For starters, the smell isn’t overpowering, which I love because strong scents really bother me and give me a massive headache! I just starting using this product this past week and I really like how soft it makes my hair feel after showering!


I dislike that there are no ingredients listed on the bottle or on the website. That really bothers me. I understand that Arbonne is a 100% vegan company and that they pride themselves on all natural products, so I wish they would take the time to add the ingredients to the packaging. This conditioner retails at $20.00 CDN and is something I would not purchase for myself. It is something I received as a gift, and personally think it is too much for a conditioner, especially when I have tried others for less than half the price and liked them just the same!

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Live Clean Exotic Nectar – Argan Oil, Leave-in Conditioner Spray

Live simple. Live beautiful. Live clean.
With certified organic botanical.  Petroleum free. Paraben free. Phthalate Free. Phosphate free. Pure vegan. Never tested on animals. Package recyclable. Biodegradable ingredients.

Argan Oil is an ancient beauty secret used for its highly concentrated natural source of Vitamin E and antioxidant properties. Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner Spray with certified organic grape seed and olive oils is a weightless leave-in treatment that seals in moisture to provide enhanced long-term conditioning, shine and UV protection.

Reasons I love this product:

It. Smells. Heavenly. Like, really really REALLY good. I love that it conditions my hair and leaves it nice and shiny once it is dry! I put it on damp hair, comb it through and then let it air dry. I also find that this product lasts for a while, as you only need a few sprays to do the job!


Again, there is nothing I dislike about this product. Live Clean rocks.



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Juice Organics – Brightening Cleanser

This brightening blend of certified organic, hydroxy acid-rich apple and lemon juices and purifying cleansers will brighten and even skin tone. Free of: parabens, gluten, phthalates, sulfates, propylene glycol, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. 

Reasons I love this product:

It smells like freakin’ lemons! That’s a win for me because I love citrus scents SO much.  I adore this product because it feels amazing on my skin and always leaves my face feeling so clean and soft afterwards. This cleanser has some awesome ingredients like sugar cane, algae extract and black tea extract!


There is nothing I dislike about this product. I think it’s great! Keep it up Juice Organics!

Earth Source – Clarifying Herbal Astringent 

Removes soap residue, trapped oil and dead skin while refreshing and toning. It also prepares the skin to be more receptive to further treatment without disturbing its natural moisture balance. Extracts of With Hazel, Sage, Rosemary, Horsetail, Cucumber, Sea Kelp and Peppermint provide gentle astringency. Sulfur, Camphor and Zinc combine to help reduce oil. Naturally Hyaluronic Acid delivers oil-free moisture. {pH 4.0}

Reasons I love this product:

I love this product because it is effective in doing its job. My skin always feels refreshed after applying this toner all over my face. I also really like that one of the ingredients is apple cider vinegar because I am obsessed with it!


I HATE that there is fragrance in this product! It is the only downfall. I think that once I am done with this product that I will just use an apple cider vinegar solution as a toner instead of repurchasing or purchasing another product.



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WyldeRose Handmade Soaps {Karma}

Lavender, Lemon & Grapefruit merging into a scent that is truly remarkable.

All of our soaps are made via the cold process method. Cold process is the traditional method (from 

scratch) that has been used for centuries. We have formulated all of our recipes using modern research to maximize the benefits of nature’s ingredients. We use only high quality ingredients in all of our products. Our soap uses vegetable oils & butters that are combined with lye and other ingredients such as water, beer or plant based milks such as coconut & almond, making our soaps vegan. Each of our soaps have cured for 4-6 weeks before we allow it to leave, making for a great bar of soap. 

The only place that changes our products from “natural” to “nearly natural” is the use of fragrance oils vs essential oils. Essential oils are completely natural, distilled from the natural source – Fragrance oils are synthetic. Customer demand dictates the use of fragrance oils so I make soap with Essential oilsFragrance oils and also Unscented to suit everyone! This soap is scented with an essential oil.

Reasons I love this product:

I got this product as a sample when I went to Veggie Fest in Hamilton and I am absolutely IN LOVE with it. It smells delicious, like I kind of want to eat it… But I won’t. The lather is incredible and the soap felt amazing on my body! Even better? It’s a local business and I love nothing more than being able to support the little guys!


No negatives about this product. It is fabulous! I bought 3 full sized soap bars from WyldeRose and cannot wait to use those!

Arbonne – Aromassentials: Awaken, Sea Salt Scrub

With lemon for vitality and coriander for happiness. 

Reasons I love this product:

I am obsessed with sea salt scrubs. They feel so incredible! Not to mention they get rid of dead skin, SCORE. And, it smells like lemons which is always a plus for big. I also think that the size of the container is pretty reasonable and holds a generous about of the scrub.


Arbonne, what the hell… Can you please just put ingredients on your products?! Even if it is as simple as “sea salt, lemon, coriander, etc”… I would GREATLY appreciate that gesture, as I’m sure many others would as well. Other than that tiny complaint, this is a great product!

Live Clean Exotic Nectar – Replenishing Body Lotion

Live simple. Live beautiful. Live clean.

With your well being and the environment in mind, Live Clean is a unique line of eco-friendly beauty care products that deliver results using natural, plant based ingredients. Plant based. With certified organic botanicals. Petroleum free. Mineral oil free. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Pure vegan. Never tested on animals. Package recyclable. Biodegradable ingredients. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist tested.

 Live Clean Replenishing Body Lotion features Argan Oil to nourish and replenish the skin for improved texture and tone, while certified organic botanicals of Grape Seed and Olive Oils help to protect the skin’s moisture barrier. This non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth with an exotic scent. 

Reasons I love this product:

I love the fact that this lotion is non-greasy and leaves my skin feeling replenished! The lotion goes on so effortlessly, leaving my body feeling smooth for hours. It doesn’t hurt that it has this exotic smell that is to die for.


Nothing bad to say about Live Clean products. Every product of theirs that I have tried thus far has been a winner!



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Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste – Frosty Mint

Biodegradable. Vegan. Gluten Free // Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free. Tricolsan Free. Fluoride Free. 

Reasons I love this product:

I have been using Green Beaver’s toothpastes for quite some time now. The toothpaste itself has a more cream hue to it, as it is not chemically treated and does not have any artificial colours added. I love anything mint so it is like a gravitational pull whenever I see “mint” in a product’s name. The Frosty Mint flavour is extremely refreshing and leaves my mouth feeling oh-so-clean!


I wish this toothpaste came in a jumbo size! I feel like I go through it way too fast.

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EOS – Smooth Sphere Lip Balm {Sweet Mint}

eos lip balm in Sweet Mint is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

Reasons I love this product:

I love this product because it is 100% natural! No foreign ingredients… Nothing toxic. It goes on so smoothly and leaves my lips feeling moisturized! Lets not forget that it is mint flavoured, and we all know how I feel about mint!


I honestly cannot say anything bad about this product! I own several eos lip balms, in various flavours, and love every single one of them!

Let me know if you use any of these products and/or what some of your favourite vegan and cruelty free beauty and skin care products include!  

Love and Light,




About Author

Lauren Ribeiro

Lauren Ribeiro is a 22 year old gluten-free vegan and a self-proclaimed hippie. She is an aspiring teacher and hopes to change the next generation by combining education and nutrition in a way that interests children and teenagers. She has been vegan for a year and a half, committing herself to the lifestyle overnight. Lauren hopes to inspire those around her and spread awareness about veganism and all the amazing benefits that come with it!

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