If you thought it was difficult to go cruelty-free, think again. These days, it’s become much more apparent that brands are putting in extra effort to formulate products that are better for you, the planet, and the animals. (Yes, they’re listening!) So if supporting your furry friends has ever crossed your mind, how about making the switch to more cruelty-free options?

Sure, it might seem daunting, but you’d be surprised! Chances are, you already have your share of cruelty-free products sitting right in your bathroom. But, if you’re still slowly easing your way in, no worries. Below, we’ve rounded together our 10 favorite products from cruelty-free brands that you can easily sneak into your routine this summer, easy peasy! Have a look-see!

1. Lumiere Organiceuticals Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover, now on sale at P620 (limited time only)
Infused with marula oil and hyaluronic acid, this gentle cleansing oil does more than just rinse away dirt and makeup. As a certified organic and natural blend, this also controls sebum production and leaves skin fresher, softer, brighter, and smoother. Now if you think that’s a flex, wait until you hear that the local beauty label goes the extra mile with all their products—while being vegan and cruelty-free.

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2. Human Nature Pollution Defense Face Cleanser, P245
From the daily commute to free radicals floating about, there’s no harm in having your bases covered with an anti-pollution cleanser. This one from Human Nature (a certified cruelty-free brand!) does a great job at purifying skin from skin-damaging pollutants with its 97.80% natural formula. It’s made with bamboo charcoal, bentonite clay, moringa seed extract, and antioxidant-rich oils and vitamins, so we’re positive this’ll go after every trace of dust and smoke in your way.

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3. VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Smart Scrub, P860
If you have really sensitive skin, it’s almost second nature to think twice when it comes to exfoliating your face. And really, we don’t blame you! Anything too strong or abrasive can irritate or tear at your skin, leaving it looking raw or red. Thankfully, VMV Hypoallergenics® came up with a mild yet effective scrub that gently sloughs at skin with natural pumice. And because the brand commits to its promise of formulating products without 109 common allergens sans the animal-testing, we’re positive their lineup is one of the safest out there.

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4. OMO! White WonderClear Pure Pore Beauty Toner (Alcohol-Free), P299
For those with more oily and acne-prone skin, this exfoliating toner from Omo! White seems like a better fit. The alcohol-free toner targets congested pores and sebum production with a potent mix of popular actives like glycolic acid, niacinamide, and lactic acid. (Leave it to this Korean-inspired beauty brand to brighten and soothe your skin without harming animals in the process!)

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5. Leiania House of Beauty Vit C & E Collagen Serum, P380
Nothing gives your skin a better glow than a formula that’s purely plant-sourced, nature-friendly, and cruelty-free! If you want proof, just take a look at this skin-refining essence from Leiania House of Beauty. It’s a powerful potion loaded with all-natural extracts like green tea, aloe vera, peppermint, and orange peel to give your face that much-needed boost on all your bad skin days. Give it a whirl!

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6. Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel, P800
A definite staple for the summer, aloe vera definitely deserves a spot on the list. This one from Benton is lightweight, moisturizing, and fragrance-free so it’s perfect for relieving sensitive, inflamed skin. (You know, just in case you spend too much time under the sun!) Best of all, Benton’s products are cruelty-free certified by PETA, so you can rest easy knowing your furry friends are safe.

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7. By Wishtrend Hours-Long Moisturizing Sheet Mask, P200
In case your face has been feeling especially tired or worn out from the extreme weather, treat your skin to this intensive sheet mask! This pick-me-up formula stands out because it’s highly concentrated with an essence you can leave on for 40 minutes, really allowing your skin to soak up as much skin-loving ingredients as possible. From brightening to smoothening to moisturizing, you can count on this cruelty-free mask to do it all.

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8. Purple Tree Coconut Miracle Balm, now on sale at P425 (limited time only)
Whether it’s your lips, face, cuticles, or even cracked heels and elbows, it’s easy for skin to feel extra dry, rough, and flaky during the summer. So, as damage control, try turning to this multi-purpose balm. Made with natural, organic coconut oil, this formula is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and amino acids that’ll nourish and refresh skin in seconds. Plus, get it in other flavors, too! Rest assured, the entire brand is internationally recognized as cruelty-free.

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9. Lauren & Co Beauty Bare Skin Facial Sun Mist with SPF 70 (50ml), P299
By now, you’ll have to agree—sunscreen isn’t just a summer essential, it’s a daily one, too! And whether you’re locked up indoors or frolicking at the beach, it’s always best to keep your skin protected from the sun’s invisible, harmful rays. This Lauren & Co. Beauty sun mist is one of our favorites beause the SPF70 formula is light, refreshing, non-greasy, and leaves no white-cast. What’s more, it’s paraben free, mercury free, and cruelty-free, too!

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10. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch (24 Patches), P200
Sigh, if only it were possible for our breakouts to take a summer vacation, we’d happily send them away. But since it’s not, we’re just as happy to have Cosrx’s hydrocolloid stickers handle the dirty work. This pack holds them in different sizes so you can match them according to the size of your zit! Plus, since animal testing is illegal in Korea (and they don’t ship to China where it’s required), you can leave it to these absorbent patches to keep your face and conscience spot-free.

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