Cruelty Free Beauty: Oh K! Chok Chok Eye Masks
Contributed by Jillian Bliss
If you’ve seen the ultimate-power-move-chick-flick, female-empowerment-long-before-it-was-trendy, cult classic Legally Blonde, you’ve likely seen its sub-par sequel, Legally Blonde 2. I wasn’t trying to walk in Elle’s footsteps when I went to law school and started making a point to use cruelty-free cosmetics.
I started following the Beagle Freedom Project (@BeagleFreedom) on Twitter for the cute animal photos and adoption success stories and learned more about the actual cruelty in the cosmetics industry and how easy it is to shop cruelty-free, even at places like Target and Wal-Mart. Since law school, I’ve successfully transitioned my makeup bag to exclusively cruelty-free products, without resorting to products which wear off after one hour or make me look like I’m in eighth grade.
So naturally, I’ve sought to do the same in my skin care line as well. Last week I was perusing Target for some baby shower items and came across these eye masks by Oh K! for $3.99. I’ve always heard great things about Korean skin care and decided to give them a try. At a price like that, what’s the risk, right?
The masks contain aloe vera and vitamin c, both which are supposed to brighten and smooth skin. I put them on for 30 minutes before meeting up with a friend on Saturday night and think the results were worth the try. Though they did nowhere near what Restalyne or Dysport might do, for $3.99, I do think my skin looks a little bit smoother and a little bit brighter. Check out the before and after (yes, I also put on eyeliner) and decide for yourself, but I think for an impulse buy at Target cheaper than my usual at Starbucks, these cruelty-free Oh K! eye masks were worth the price.
If you’re interested in learning more about shopping cruelty-free, I hope you’ll follow along as I share some of my favorite finds and brands. And when you’re ready to take it to the next level in your shopping, Beagle Freedom Project’s “Cruelty Cutter” App makes it really easy to shop these kinds of finds.
Price point: $
What’s in it: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Butylene Glycol, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cellulose Gum, Polyacrylate-13, 1,2-Hexanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polysorbate 20, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hyaluronic Acid, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance).
Overall effectiveness: **
This post is part of a new regular feature on cruelty-free skincare and beauty contributed by Jillian Bliss. Please note that this post is not sponsored, however it does contain affiliate links that may earn Pink Granite a small commission for referrals.