Maria from WIMJ
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Helping refine this routine with the goal of cruelty-free, (harmful) alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and eco-friendly products

Our new community member Gab asked for help with her routine ❤️. Posting it here before we make sharing a routine for review easier on the technical side of things (it's in the pipeline, coming soon!)

AM - Everyday
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Micellar Water Oil Infused Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover Garnier - Micellar Water Oil Infused Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover
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Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 Biore - Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50
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Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ SK-II - Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF 50+ PA++++
PM - Everyday
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Micellar Water Oil Infused Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover Garnier - Micellar Water Oil Infused Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover
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Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
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Moisturizing Cream CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream
PM - Twice a week
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Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres
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AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
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Let's start with the cleansing step! To get it officially cruelty-free, you'd probably need to change the brand (Garnier is sold in China so the possibility that the product has to be tested on animals there is there - even though it doesn't mean that it does). This can be an alternative: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/lumene-nordic-hydra-lahde-pure-arctic-miracle-3-in-1-micellar-cleansing-water. In terms of skin benefit, I'd recommend to skip cleansing with a product in the morning completely (just a splash with water is enough), and also definitely rinse off the residue of the micellar product with water after cleansing in the PM (I know, the product instructions say otherwise, but the cleansing water residue can remain on the skin and keep interfering with the skin barrier, and we definitely do not want that).

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Also, if possible, I'd avoid double-cleanse. Single cleansing step is gentler for the skin, and also means one less product to use, which is more eco- and time-friendly:)

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Finding a good cruelty free sunscreen with a light texture isn't easy unfortunately... I use this one. It's texture is not as light as Biore Aqua Essence, but it gives a very reliable broad spectrum protection. I personally love it: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/ultrasun-face-anti-pollution-fluid-spf50

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For the moisturizer, this cruelty-free option is close to Cerave, and a similar price point: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/revolution-skincare-ceramides-moisture-cream

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a big shoutout to Maria for going the extra mile to help me with this! 😊 i hope to inspire and be inspired in this awesome community! do leave ANY form of suggestion under the replies if you see this! all help is greatly appreciated 🙏

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