Giveaway: Beauty Without Cruelty $50 ARV CLOSED

This is a joint giveaway with True Confessions of a Real Mommy and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Reviewer received a free sample for review purposes, and consideration was given to NPN for hosting the review/giveaway. Links may be affiliate links.

Beauty Without Cruelty is offering our readers a giveaway of $50 worth of their products.

For over 40 years BWC has been a company with a mission — ethical, cruelty-free products that are made with natural, safe ingredients. All BWC color cosmetics are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are fragrance-free. Their nail colors are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and pthalates.

If you win, you’ll have yours for the choosing, $50 to spend at

From our reviewer, Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy:

I don’t use a lot of beauty products. I am generally a no ‘poo, no makeup, just go with the bright hair kinda gal. But a friend sent me just a sample of Beauty Without Cruelty, and I wanted to know more. Luckily, the opportunity arose to really check out the products and company when they sent me items for review.

In 1963, Beauty Without Cruelty was founded in England by the trustees of BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization. Its goal was to manufacture and distribute natural, color cosmetics that were NOT tested on animals and did NOT contain any animal ingredients.

I chose to try Beauty Without Cruelty Aromatherapy Hair Care Moisture Plus Shampoo, BWC Aromatherapy Hair Care Moisture Plus Conditioner, BWC Aromatherapy Skin Care Herbal Cream Facial Cleanser, and BWC Attitude Nail Colors in Summer Sky.


BWC Aromatherapy Hair Care

To start, I love how well the shampoo and conditioner deal with my poorly (over)treated hair. I have a penchant for abusing it with bleach and bright dyes that look fun but really fry my hair. BWC Aromatherapy Hair Care Moisture Plus Shampoo and Conditioner were excellent in putting moisture back in, leaving it so soft, with less frizz and fuzz. I even think it may help keep the color bright. The only downside to the product is I wasn’t big on the scent. It reminded me of that old baby lotion. Just not my thing. But, I do know their Lavender Highland and Rosemary Mint Tea Tree versions smell wonderful. With S.L.S.-, paraben-, animal-product-free ingredients, as well as no synthetic fragrances, it seems like a better alternative to typical products when I do choose to wash my hair.


BWC Aromatherapy Skin Care

I was a little wary of trying a facial cleanser. I have NEVER been good at regular face washing, and I have always had a problem with reacting when I tried a new one, but everyone keeps saying it is crucial to keeping a young-looking face. So, I gave it a shot. It was smooth, creamy, smelled nice, was gluten-free, and my face felt amazing after using it. I followed the instructions to apply with my fingertips with some concern: it seemed too creamy to wash without some exfoliant. No need to worry, my face felt fresh and clean. No oily residue. I can’t say it has helped my recurring blemishes any, but no major breakouts.


BWC Attitude Nail Colors

The Attitude Nail Colors in Summer Sky was just a bit of fun for me, and my children. I don’t often take the time to do the mani/pedi thing. (Really, I still have remnants from last summer’s pedi. Shhh!) But I thought it would be nice to make some time. That didn’t happen, of course.

My 3-year-old loves getting his nails painted. Have you painted a 3-year-old’s nails? They can’t sit still! And then my 15-month-old wanted in on it (just her toes), and I thought we were in trouble. Not to worry! The Attitude Nail Colors in Summer Sky went on easily, dried FAST, and one coat was enough (though I did a second coat on some of mine). The paint did chip after a day or two, even though they call it “Chip Proof,” but I have never had any nail polish last longer than that. Because it was toluene-, phthalate-, formaldehyde-, and GLUTEN-free, I was less worried about using it on them than traditional polishes.

The short of it: great stuff. Responsible practices, reputable company, and some great scents and colors. I would (and do) purchase from Beauty Without Cruelty.



You can purchase your own vegan beauty supplies at Beauty Without Cruelty.

And just for Natural Parents Network and True Confessions of a Real Mommy readers, Beauty Without Cruelty is giving a 20% discount on all orders from now through June 15, 2013. Enter code CMBNCXRB during the ordering process.



For your own chance to win a $50 credit from Beauty Without Cruelty, enter by using our Rafflecopter system below.

The winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to use at Beauty Without Cruelty. Contest is open to the US only.

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Information About Our Reviewer: 

Jennifer is an HBAC-ing, geek-loving foodie, with aspirations of athleticism. Mom to two boys and a girl, Jennifer is a strong advocate of natural parenting and treating children with respect and kindness.
Photo Credits: BWC, BWC, Author

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