My Favorite Cruelty Free Things: Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Hey Everyone! I love shopping, makeup, and hair products.  My husband will tell you that I partake of these fun things often.  😉

That’s why I thought it would be fabulous to share my cruelty free makeup, beauty, hair, and glam finds with all of you as a weekly feature on my blog!

I promise that MY beauty finds will always be (to the best of my knowledge:)

  • Cruelty free (no animal testing or animal by-products)
  • Not tested on animals when sold in the US
  • Something that I have absolutely, unequivocally used/tried myself
  • Have the leaping bunny approval from PETA or similar organizations.  In lieu of that I will find research that certifies a cruelty free company position
  • A product that I have reviewed on Influenster, so check me out there too!

Here’s the 2nd product in my Cruelty Free Favorites series:

One of my favorite facial items is the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash!  I use it frequently, although not necessarily everyday because I alternate with another cleanser that I love AND on Sunday nights I do a gentle peel.

My favorite thing about the Origins products is that many of them have an amazingly, intoxicating Ginger smell that I have never seen in any other line.  It is soothing, comforting, and cleansing.

The active ingredients in the frothy face wash are Tourmaline, Wheat Protein, and Broad Leaf Kelp Extract.  It has a great consistency and always leaves my skin feeling tingly and refreshed. The scent is a perfect combination of Bergamot, Spearmint, and Lavender.

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
This face wash is recommended for all skin types.

They do NOT have the PETA bunny on their packaging, but they are adamant about using all natural ingredients and not testing on animals.  You can learn more about their company practices on their FAQ page. Origins is sold in the Asian markets and in order to do that, they are required by law to test on animals in those countries which is majorly disappointing. Additionally, the parent company Estee Lauder is definitely NOT cruelty free. These are firm sticking point for some vegan advocates and they refuse to use any of their products for the reasons listed above.

Right now I DO choose to use some of their items and I believe that purchasing only items from their cruelty free lines shows these major companies what matters to me as a consumer. I hope that this will encourage them to cut out all animal testing moving forward, even if it means losing some profit.  If they don’t, then I may have to re-evaluate and find a new skin care line.


I usually order directly from Origins, but sometimes I use my Macy’s charge card because they offer some good deals to cardholders at the in-store counter!

Have you used any Origins products before?  Let me know what you thought in the comments below. 



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