As much as we love our cosmetics and beauty products, it shouldn’t be at the cost of harming animals. Here are some awesome Singapore-based brands every beautyphile must check out.
1. Allies of Skin
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 based.
2. Coat Colours
Everyone deserves non-toxig 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 that’s infused with lavender essential oil.
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. Their flat top sculpting brush is great for effortless contouring along the cheekbones and jawline.
They also have occasional appearances at pop-up events so do keep a look out.
4. Shophouse Sixtyfive
Wea the Lion City on your lips! This artisinal beauty brand inspired by the heritage of Singapore’s vibrant culture which explains their coffeeshop kopi-o lip balm, Samsui lady lip and cheek tiny and gula melaka and kueh lip scrub.
Gift sets are also available if you’re thinking getting some unique souvenirs.
5. Handmade Heroes
Wouldn’t it be great if all our skincare products are free of preservatives and parabens, completely vegan and cruelty-free? Well, Handmade Heroes is here to rescue with their range of facemasks, body scrubs and lip tints, lip balms, scrubs and even dry shampoo.
They also retail on Amazon with free international shipping. Yay!
6. Balm Kitchen
If you’re looking for botanical-based skincare and body care that’s specially formulated for Singapore’s tropical climate, check ou what’s cooking in Balm Kitchen.
They even have calendula baby balm for your little ones. You can also use it as a body moisturiser, nappy barrier balm or to soothe a diaper rash. It can also double up as a nipple balm for nursing mothers.
Plus, as a vegan brand, they don’t test on animals nor use animal derivatives such as honey, beeswax and carmine.
Created in small batches with 100% organic ingredients — certified by the United State 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 pregancy skin.
8. Faux Fayc
This makeup 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.
Lipstick addicts will love their bold and unique lipstick shades.
9. Mmerci Encore
Besides artisinal aromatheraphy 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.
10. Alexiares and Ani
Producing skincare that works with your skin’s natural defenses without harash ingredients (by using botanical and mineral extracts), Alexiares and Ani targets to work texture, firmness, lines and wrinkles.
All products are not tested on animals and their antioxidant start kits are perfect for travel, whether you have normal, dry of oily skin.
Text: Muneerah Bee/The Finder
Images: Respective brand’s websites and Facebook pages