If you weren’t already aware, Etsy is a fantastic place to shop for cruelty free products. In my experience the vast majority of products have been hand made by small independent businesses. If you’re into finding unique and indie beauty products, Etsy is the place to go! A business that I have recently discovered and have been enjoying is the The Beekeeper Shop. The Beekeeper Shop sells natural and organic soaps, salves and skin care and are based in Greece.
Green Clay Mask – £9.51
This is a fantastic mask to use when you’re after a product to draw the dirt and gunk out of your pores. I typically only apply this around my T-Zone and soon after applying I feel a pulsating sensation around my nose area. As the mask dries you see dark spots appear where the mask is pulling the dirt out. Tasty. Curious over it’s effectiveness I managed to convince Ty to let me try this out on him. Now, he doesn’t give a crap about skincare no matter how much I tell him he needs to invest in it. Only in the last month or so has he bought an actual face wash. Previously, he would just splash water on his face. As a result he has visible clogged pores. I figured if I used this mask on him then I’d really put its effectiveness to the test. Anyway, much to his dislike I applied the mask around his nose. The pores were noticeably smaller afterward to the extent that even he admitted he could see a difference and was actually impressed. That’s a big statement from a guy who doesn’t care about skincare. Just saying!
Red Clay Mask – £10.30
This mask is also detoxing though I do feel it’s milder than the green clay in that respect. The online description states that the red clay restores and rebalances the skin aiding the skin in recovering it’s natural radiance. I haven’t noticed enough of a difference in my skin after using it to comment on that claim. I do enjoy using this mask when I want something to leave my skin feeling refreshed but want something less stripping to the green clay.
Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream – £7.13
Usually eye creams are neither here nor there for me. I don’t notice a big difference when using them and I’ve never used one that I’ve loved. This is such a pleasure to apply to the skin and it has become one of my favourites out of the products I’ve purchased so far. This feels very nourishing and soothing on the skin. Looking at the ingredients it’s no wonder this feels so good on my skin. It has a beautiful concoction of Rosehip Oil, Rosewater and Aloe Vera gel to name a few. Gorgeous. I genuinely look forward to putting this on my face morning and night. I already know that when I use it all up I’m going to buy another pot. This is love, people.
Organic Hair Oil Treatment – £9.51
This next product is the one and only product that I have tried from The Beekeeper that I haven’t gotten on with. I have tried this on wet hair that had been freshly washed and then blowdried and on dry hair which I have then washed out in the shower. On both occasions my hair was left looking oily afterwards. My general feeling is that this oil is just too rich for my hair. I’ve found that I have to wash my hair a total of 3 times after using this to avoid the greasy hair look which for me is just too much hassle and shampoo down the drain. If you have really dry hair you might find that you like this product but for me it’s just too much.
Lip Balm – £3.17
The Beekeeper Shop added this into my parcel as a nice little freebie which was greatly appreciated as I had just run out of all of my other lip balms! This is a nourishing lip balm that lasts on the lips for hours.
Overall, I really like this company and recommend you guys checking them out. Their products are natural, affordable and above all effective. The face masks and the eye cream are my favourites out of the products that I have tried so far. They have a wide variety of products on their Etsy shop which I will definitely be revisiting and trying more from.
I’d love to know, what are your favourite Etsy shops for cruelty free products?