10 Cruelty-Free Ways To Smile Brighter This Spring

Cold days usually bring on frowning and grimacing, which then leads to copious amounts of coffee and chapped lips, which then leads to where we are now. Let’s face it: Our pouts could use a little TLC, and I’m not just talking about a make out session with Jared Leto (but still…). So, here are some favorite cruelty-free, vegan, and natural ways to de-flake, plump, brighten, and whiten your smile so it’s ready for sipping coladas by day and snapping selfies by night.
Ashlee Piper, the lady beyond eco-conscious blog The Little Foxes, is a staunch supporter of cruelty-free living. But, even if you're not ready to adopt a vegan lifestyle, Ashlee's on hand for everything from spotting animal products in your shampoo to the best natural mascaras on the market.
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Whisk away chapped lips and freshen breath with this addictive — no, really, it’s like a beauty treatment and snack all-in-one — lip scrub that tastes like sugary thin mint.

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This unassuming tin houses the most outrageously luxe balm I’ve ever tried. Along with cocoa and shea butters, coconut and plant-based oils create a deeply hydrating barrier against the elements, while the unique chocolate orange scent is so fresh. You won’t be able to stop slathering this on everywhere.
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While everyone else is whipping out their crusty tube of chapstick, put ‘em to shame with this super chic elixir that heals with rich argan, moringa, and meadowfoam oils and revives with a zesty blend of ginger, rosemary, and peppermint.
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Quick poll: Who wants full, naturally soft pink lips? Okay, everybody. Fake it until you make it with this ingenious, unscented balm that instantly plumps and moisturizes, while offering long-game benefits of CoQ10 and sea buckthorn oil. You’re going want to buy one for every purse you own.
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This natural rinse whitens teeth and freshens breath without stinging alcohols or neon artificial colors. Tea tree oil, bamboo, witch hazel, and horsetail nourish gums and brighten your pearly whites.
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Seriously glossy without being sticky, this clear gel — infused with argan and jojoba oils — is perfect for hydrating alone or topping your favorite stain for high-wattage shine.

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If you’re still fumbling with pastes, come over to the bright side and try this remarkable tooth powder. Lightweight and perfect for frequent travelers, this powder polishes teeth to shiny brilliance and leaves you with a truly just-from-the-dentist feeling.

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This stain-and-gloss combo is packed with botanicals and the natural shade allows you to ever-so-slightly amp up your lip color and slick it with shine for a lasting lush look.
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This indelible lip cream goes on smooth and leaves a saturated, totally wearable radiant orchid hue that won’t budge.
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This just-bitten cherry gloss gets its pigments from good ole’ fruits and veggies, instead of chemical nasties. And, avocado and cocoa butters mean that your lips stay hydrated, too.

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