Cruelty-Free skincare products that work




We all want silky, smooth hair that feels soft to the touch, don’t we?

For those with colored, highlighted or otherwise chemically processed hair, maintaining the look and feel of healthy hair can be a real challenge.

I’ve found that choosing gentle formulas with natural ingredients makes a big difference in my hair’s appearance. This is especially true for those of us with silver, gray or white hair.

In the past few years, I’ve learned about many ingredients that aren’t good for hair or overall health:

  • Parabens
  • Silicones
  • Perfumes
  • SLS (detergent)
  • Mineral oil

Unfortunately many of the “luxury” brands contain one or more of these ingredients.

As with skin care, less can be more. For healthy, shiny hair, it’s often best to wash less frequently and style with less (or no) heat to keep hair in better condition.

Allowing your natural oils to coat the hair keeps it shinier and smoother.  Constant use of detergent based brands tends to make tresses rough and dry. Unless your hair is oily or you sweat heavily every day, there’s usually no need to wash more often than every few days.


I stopped coloring several ago, but still have four inches of faded, damaged hair to grow out. So I’m always looking for products that add shine and bounce my dry, frizzy strands. I was excited to try Moor Spa’s Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner.

Moor Spa ( is a Canadian manufacturer of spa, skin, hair and wellness products. All the products contain the Moor essence, a nutrient rich complex that consists of compressed flowers, plants and herbs. This complex contains minerals like humic and fulvic acids, antioxidants, proteins and mineral salts that enhance hair (and skin) health and appearance.

From the company website:

Unlike many products which claim to be natural, Moor Spa is completely free of synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and fragrances and petroleum-derived chemicals such as PEG, propylene glycol or mineral oil. The source of every ingredient that we use is listed in a 100% Natural Source Guaranteefor each product.

Moor Spa is also ranked a “Champion”  by the EWG ( in terms of product safety.


Moor Spa’s Botanical Shampoo key ingredients include Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Austrian Moor, Vitamin C, Hops and Nettle.
The Botanical Conditioner key ingredients include Austrian Moor, Grapefruit & Rosemary essential oils, Coconut Oil, Hops, Nettle, Keratin and Shea Butter.


The shampoo doesn’t later much (as it’s free of SLS and detergents), but my hair felt and looked clean after using it. The conditioner felt relatively light in my hair but left my hair smooth and tangle free.

I definitely noticed that when used with and without a leave in conditioner, my hair appeared shinier than usual!  Usually I have to use a leave in or styling cream to tackle frizz.  With these products my frizziness was noticeably less even with no additional products.

My hair appeared healthy and shiny after one use. Another unexpected bonus — my hair looks thicker!

The line is sold in spas in the U.S. but not yet widely available.  If you’re interested in these products you can order directly from Moor Spa ( using Spa code 6042795561US.

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