I have been trying so hard this last
month to use up products that I have floating around the house. I seriously had
so much stuff I had began to struggle to find places to keep it all, it was so unnecessary
I mentioned back at the beginning of
July that I had started this, I wrote a post on it here.
Some of the products featured here I have managed to use up, however a lot of
them will take me another month I think. I ended up finding other things that
needed using so I was rather spoilt for choice, here today I’m going to show
you just a select few. I think I recycled another six empty bottles before I
took my pictures for this post, it was too much! I feel very satisfied though
having managed this; I’m going to keep it up throughout August.
Ok, so firstly I finished up a large bottle of Sanex Shower Cream. This is quite a frequent visitor to my bathroom, it is aimed at dry skin which I do tend to have, especially on my legs and the tops of my feet for some reason. I really liked this and it is great if you have sensitive skin too. Sanex does not test on animals, however it is owned by Colgate Palmolive who does.
Secondly is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘tropical’. I was happy to use this up so I could buy the ‘lace’ version which I prefer, the smell is much nice and less ‘cloudy’ if that makes sense, I don’t feel as if I breathe in smoky stuff so much haha! (I’ve e-mailed Batiste to enquire if they test on animals as I cannot find any clear clarification anywhere; I’m currently waiting on their response).
Next up is a small tube of the No7
Radiance Revealed Exfoliator. To be honest, I didn’t think much of this; to be
it was just your normal standard exfoliator, I wouldn’t buy it again as it
really didn’t stand out to me. No7 is cruelty free as far as I’m aware.
My last few products I’m showing you all today feature the Botanics Body
Balm, The Body Shop Shower Gel and Body Lotion in strawberry and L’Oreal Eye
Make-up Remover and finally Sanctuary Body Wash.
The Botanics Body Balm I recently did a review on here,
so I will not discuss it much further other than to say I love it and I will
certainly re-buy. Botanics is again another cruelty free brand.
The Sanctuary Body Wash again is something I was not wowed by, it was nice but
I’m pretty certain that I tend to prefer more fruity, zesty smells rather than spices. The smell wasn’t all too amazing, I
think for the price there are much better products available. For the full size
it costs £5.50 from Boots. Sanctuary state that their products are not tested on animals.
Now, these last two products whilst beginning to write this put me in a HUGE
dilemma! I would appreciate your opinions on this everyone. The Body Shop I
love, I seriously do love it however it is owned by L’Oreal who is well known
to test on animals. L’Oreal own so many companies, it is very hard to avoid
them I feel. The Body Shop do maintain that they are cruelty free and I believe
this, however, what about the profits, do they go to L’Oreal and fund further
animal testing?…this is what my concern is. I’m going to try and find out more
about this as I really would hate to have to boycott this brand that I have
come to adore.
The L’Oreal Eye Make-up Remover is quite good to be honest, it is also
pretty cheap at around £3.50, and it can be purchased from pretty much
anywhere. I purchased this a few months back when I forgot to take make-up
remover with me somewhere and I was quite pleased with the results. I won’t
however be re-buying this for reasons above. (This is what puts me in my
dilemma with The Body Shop as I want to continue buying products from there).
Lastly, The Body Shop Body Lotion and Shower Gel. These were a gift at Christmas
which I had finally got around to using; I have to say I preferred the shower
gel to the body lotion. I think with moisturisers I prefer them to be in a
‘butter’ format rather than a lotion, that being said it did do the job nicely
with my legs being left soft and smelling lovely.
Wow this turned into such a hard post for me to write, I did not expect it.
I feel as if I’ve been left more concerned and confused than ever over animal testing!