As a brief intermission from our fashion diaries, please enjoy our maiden voyage into beauty territory.
The more you read about lük beautifood's Lip Nourish balms, the more you realise that you'd be hard pressed to find a product that has been created more thoughtfully and intentionally. lük beautifood focus on three fundamental pillars when creating their products, which include being food active (using a "potent mix of active foods that feed your skin with nutrients, hydration and protective antioxidants + anti-inflammatories while actively contributing to your health and wellbeing"), toxin free (not using any "toxic ingredients that are known endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic or linked to cancer including preservatives, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrance"), and 100% natural ("no synthetic ingredients").
lük beautifood also aim to make every effort that they can to ensure that their products leave the smallest footprint possible. Plus, their products are not tested on animals and are proudly made in Australia following the guidelines for COLIPA & TQM systems.
Winner winner chicken dinner.
Learn more about lük beautifood's philosophy and ethos here.
Aside from being incredibly affordable (seriously affordable), e.l.f. brings us the goods by being our vegan friends, meaning that e.l.f. products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. This is done through replacing key ingredients with vegan alternatives - for example, replacing beeswax with synthetic beeswax, and lanolin with Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. It also comes as no surprise that e.l.f. is also against animal testing and do not endorse such practices. So many reasons to rejoice!
Thanks to e.l.f. for making it so accessible and easy to make better decisions!
LUSH boasts a long and comprehensive list of ways in which they are attempting to implement best practice. Not only are they active in fighting against animal testing, but they're also committed to sourcing and buying their raw materials/ingredients ethically. 100% of their products are vegetarian and handmade, 83% of their products are vegan, 60% are free from preservatives, and 46% of their products require zero packaging (naked packaging).
Read more about LUSH's story here.