As you may have seen, I made the decision to buy only cruelty free cosmetics this summer. So, I’ve definitely had a journey in finding brands that offer cruelty free products but it’s been way easier than I thought!
Fair Squared is one of the brands I’ve encountered since and they’re so impressive to me. Not only are the PETA certified cruelty free but their products are vegan, halal, Fairtrade labelled and have the Natrue label, which I hadn’t seen before but is great if you want to look into it. So, as a brand goes, they’re pretty decent ethically!
I tried the Coconut Body Lotion and the Coconut Body Scrub from them and straight away I want to say how lovely the packaging is. They come in cardboard boxes which immediately makes them feel special. They would genuinely make such a lovely gift. They also both contain great ingredients including Fairtrade olive oil from Palestine and Fairtrade coconut from Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Coconut Body Lotion – £12.95 for 250 ml
I’ll say straight away that this is far more than I’d normally spend on a body lotion for myself. At the same time though, what I’ve usually bought in the past has a petrochemical base and isn’t cruelty free…
The lotion comes in a pump that you can easily turn back off – which I love because it means I can travel with it and put it in my gym bag. It’s also great now I often have long fingernails because I don’t have to awkwardly try and scoop a bit out, YES.
Onto the actual product. I was really surprised the first time I used this that it didn’t have that standard, slightly artificial, slightly too vanilla ‘coconut’ scent! It smells slightly nutty, slightly like fresh coconut as soon as you’ve cracked it open. It’s not too strong and doesn’t linger. The lotion is wonderful. It’s hydrating and sinks in so quickly. I can really recommend it for summer, for using after swimming or when you need to get dressed quickly. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, like so many body lotions can! They also have other scents such as lime and vanilla if coconut doesn’t appeal.
Coconut Body Scrub – £12.95 for 250ml
I can’t find the small tub I have on their website, that one is £8.95 for 150ml. I do really like the idea of the 250ml bottle though as it has a pump! The idea of a scrub in a pump bottle is amazing as it’d mean it could stay so much more hygienic.
I LOVE love love this scrub and it’s something I would happily re-purchase for the price. I was very confused when I opened it up as it’s a kind of jelly like consistency. This actually turned out to be great as I could pour a small amount into my hand. The scrub is super ‘scrubby’ and is the first one I’ve used in far too long to actually leave my skin exfoliated (does anyone else get loads of body scrubs for Christmas?). It actually contains coconut flakes as the exfoliant, which I think is great. It also leaves my skin feeling hydrated and like I’ve lightly moisturised it BUT not oily. I used a scrub recently that left me feeling like an oil slick, ugh! Also, again the scent of this was so natural and inoffensive.
Overall I really like both of these products! I think they work well, have great ingredients and I love that they’re more ethical than my previous purchases. If you are interested Fair Squared currently have free shipping when you spend over £10 and you can choose a free lipbalm with each item!
xo Fleur xo
Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review but all opinions are my own and in my own waffling words!