We’ve recently joined the BDS movement and boycotted all products affiliated with the illegal settlements of Israel. It may seem a little daunting at first to figure out which products to avoid buying, but we promise it’s not that hard! For everything made in Israel, there is almost always an alternative product made somewhere else, and a lot of times it’s of even better quality. To make things easier, we highly recommend downloading the “Buycott” app on your phone to find out which products are made in illegal settlements. As an added bonus, it also has an option to see which products contain GMO ingredients!
Beauty and skincare products are a little more challenging to find, but there is one store we absolutely love, LUSH! Not only do they support human rights in Palestine and around the world, but they’re also very ethical in how they make their products. Their products are not tested on animals, are 100% vegetarian, and are made fresh by hand, with little to no preservatives. Doesn’t it look like a candy store?? Here are some of our personal favorite products from LUSH:
Masks – Love these so much! Not only are they freshly made by staff, but they contain fresh organic fruits and vegetables and the finest essential oils. There is something for all different skin types. They also smell really amazing!!
- Catastrophe Cosmetic (a personal favorite) – a deep-cleansing mask to help prevent breakouts. Made with fresh blueberries!
- Ayesha – refreshes dull, tired skin to give a bright natural glow. Made with actual kiwis and flowers!
- Brazened Honey – goes deep down into pores to pull out dirt and impurities. Made with lime juice, fresh eggs, and honey!
Angels on Bare Skin – I would say this product is a must-have. It’s one of their top selling products and it’s easy to see why. It contains tiny granules of actual ground almond that you turn into a paste by adding a little water. You rub it all over your face (feels so good) and wash it off. Your face feels so clean and smooth. Added bonus: it smells amazing. Grease Lightening – We all get those random, annoying zits on our face. I dab a little of this spot treatment on pimples and it really helps to shrink it down and usually they disappear within a day. It is made from natural tea tree oil, so it is not as harsh as typical acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid – but it really does work! Shimmy Shimmy – This is my daughter’s favorite LUSH product – because of all the GLITTER in it! It’s actually a moisturizing bar that you rub on your arms, neck, or wherever and it makes your body all glittery. LOVE! Dream Cream – I recently got this cream for my daughter’s eczema. It is made from calming oat milk, lavender, and chamomile to sooth sensitive skin. I use it on my body and really makes your skin feel so soft! This cream is a little on the pricy end but a little goes a long way. You will love the heavenly scent! What are your favorite LUSH products? Don’t forget to ask them for samples if you see something you like. Support LUSH and #SupportFreedom.
– AU & AM