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I saw a l’il post online somewhere recently about vegan goodies available in Target. I’m not entirely sure of Target’s UK equivalent (if there is one), but I got to thinking about TK Maxx since C mentioned recently that they were stocking a lot of Matt & Nat gear, and I dimly recalled them selling all sorts of cosmetics, skincare products, etc.
Since I spotted some Sukin products on the TK Maxx website, I thought I’d pop in to the Manchester store and see if I couldn’t bag a bargain litre of conditioner or two and you know what? I only bally well DID.
There was a lot to get stuck into, in terms of looking out for ‘cruelty free’ symbols, googling brands and checking ingredients lists. And there were a LOT of lovely Matt & Nat products on display too, which I managed to resist (crying, crying, crying inside).
I was super smug with my haul, I must say. When the zombie apocalypse comes by god we will continue to smell minty and I will have wonderfully conditioned hair, whatever else happens.
I was most impressed by the EO Essentials products on sale at £8 each. I tried (a bit) to rein myself in and stuck to a shower gel for C (minty) and a couple of conditioners for me. Both conditioners smelled uh-mazing; fresh and with an unmistakable whiff of botanics and wotnot. EO is a Californian brand and their website is clear on which products are vegan (that is, all products except for 3, listed in their FAQs).
Good Things is a UK brand but still new to me. I grabbed this mango and blueberry cleanser, which promises to lend a hand with my oily skin, for £3.99.
So Eco is another new brand to me. They place a lot of emphasis on their environmentally friendly packaging, metal and wood and state that their bristles are ‘cruelty free’. I emailed So Eco via their website while I was writing this blog post and they replied in three minutes (wot) to confirm that the bristles are made from “a recycled synthetic material called Taklon which is cruelty free, eco-friendly and does not absorb make up into the bristles making them easier to clean”. Woohoo! This eyeshadow brush was £2.99.
Sukin are an Australian brand and TK Maxx stocked quite a few of their products. This cream cleanser wasn’t super cheap at £6.99, but I really wanted to check out something from their skincare range (since I was already covered for haircare with the whole 2 litres of conditioner thing…..)
Faith in Nature are a good ‘ol local brand of course, though usually a bit pricey for me. This handwash was only £2.99, and we always get through handwash pretty quickly in this house, so I thought I’d treat us to a bottle.
In all a tremendously satisfying mini shopping spree, and I’m excited about getting stuck in to these.