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I know you don't want to hear it again but gurl please, put on your sunscreen!!☀️ And to make sure you don't have any excuses for not wearing sunscreen every damn day, here's a list of cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for UNDER $16! 🍉 Find the full list with product descriptions and links on my blog, link in bio! 🌞 
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List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Sunscreens:
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⛱ @albabotanica Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($6.35)
⛱ @kissmyfaceusa Vegan Face Sunscreen ($10.78)
⛱ @goddessgarden Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($7.84)
⛱ @barerepublic Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30 ($14.99)
⛱ @jasonnaturalcare Vegan Sunscreen ($9.23)
⛱ @thinksport Safe Sunscreen ($12.11)
⛱ @livecleanusa Mineral Sunscreen ($12.79)
⛱ @babobotanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen ($13.29)
⛱ @allgoodbrand Sport Vegan Sunscreen ($12.89)
⛱ @mychellebeauty Sun Shield Sunscreen ($13.60)
⛱ @pacificabeauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Sunscreen ($16)
⛱ @dermae Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen($15.80)
⛱ @attitude_living Natural Care Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99)
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Look at how pretty @lovemissfrankie’s nail polishes are! 🌸✨ loving this pale grey lilac nude color called I Prefer Champagne! 🍾  all of Miss Frankie nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, breathable, and made in Australia! 🇦🇺🥂✨ #veganmanimonday #missfrankie

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@callitspring is committed to going fully vegan! ✌🏻🌱 Starting from their spring 2019 collection, all new shoes, handbags, and accessories will be entirely animal-free! ✨🌸
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Unilever Acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million 
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Tatcha is still considered to be cruelty-free (as of right now and we'll be closely monitoring any updates to their animal testing policies) however, Unilever is definitely NOT cruelty-free as their products/ingredients are tested on animals when required by law in 2019. 
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For those of you who choose to boycott CF brands that are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free, then sadly Tatcha should be avoided. However, if you choose to support these CF brands and want to know which of Tatcha skincare products are also vegan, you can find a vegan product list below! 
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Tatcha isn't a 100% vegan beauty brand however they do offer some vegan options 💜

Tatcha Vegan Products (2019):
❁ Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
❁ Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
❁ Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
❁ Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
❁ One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
❁ Red Camellia Lip Balm
❁ The Essence
❁ The Water Cream
❁ Violet-C Brightening Serum
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We’re just awful, aren’t we? 😁💕✨
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"Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” ~ Oprah Winfrey ❣️ This is 𝓹𝓪𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 by @siennabyronbay , an intense vermilion red creme nail polish color ❤️ #veganmanimonday
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All of Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Water Permeable & Breathable, Non-Toxic: No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide and No Benzophenone-1. 💅🏻

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Another cruelty-free makeup brand is now available at Sephora!! 🐰 @meltcosmetics' popular cruelty-free eyeshadow palettes + stacks, lipsticks, blush, highlighters, eye and lip liners are now sold in-stores and online at @sephora! 💄 Most of Melt Cosmetics' products are vegan but some shades do contain carmine. If you're curious, I've got a vegan product list up on my blog (link in bio)💋 So proud to see more and more cruelty-free and vegan options available at Sephora! ✌✨ // 📸 via @meltcosmetics

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Giovanni Vegan Product List

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Giovanni is certified cruelty-free by both Leaping Bunny and PETA and I’m so happy to confirm that almost all of their products are vegan-friendly and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products.

Giovanni is most notably known for their haircare products but they also have an extensive product line for both face and body care products. Giovanni carries cruelty-free and vegan face and body wash, lotions, scrubs, and even shaving cream.

I recently emailed the company to confirm if the statement found on their website’s FAQ about whether their products are vegan is up-to-date and received the following response:

Dear Vicky, 

Thank you for your interest in Giovanni® products.

The below statement is up to date and accurate.

All our products are vegan except our Magnetic shampoo, conditioner, power treatment, styling gel and styling wax which contains lactoferrin, and our Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub which contains honey.

Basically, in addition to their hot chocolate sugar body scrub, everything from their Magnetic line is not vegan and should be avoided. You can easily tell their Magnetic haircare products from the rest of the products because the packaging and containers are red.

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From the date of this post, everything else from Giovanni is considered vegan-friendly! I am really looking forward to trying their Wellness System haircare products!

Have you tried any of Giovanni’s products before or do you have any recommendations?

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6 Comments
  • vikkiradbourne
    May 10, 2016

    Was there any reply from them, I just bought the same shampoo and am now doing some proper reasearch x

  • Kate
    January 17, 2016

    Hi Vicky — I bought a tube of Giovanni’s 2chic conditioner a couple weeks ago from the grocery store because I’ve used some of their products before and am familiar with the vegan statement on their website. I took a closer look at the conditioner when I got home (I never remember to bring my reading glasses to the grocery store) and it says, “100% vegetarian.” Hmmm. I emailed them to ask what is the difference between vegan and vegetarian according to them, and said I was familiar with their vegan statement. I haven’t heard back yet and will write to them again. When I do get an answer, I’ll let you know what they say. I just found your blog today and love it! Am following you on FB. 🙂 Kate

    • Vicky Ly
      January 17, 2016

      Hey Kate! So glad to hear you found my blog! =) Yah, I’ve noticed the same thing that Giovanni products are labelled as “100% vegetarian” although the ingredients look like they are also vegan.

      I tracked down my old email inquiry to them and I brought up the same issue but worded it differently than you did and they reassured me that everything of theirs was vegan except their magnetic line. But I’m actually interested in what they will say to your question about how they define the difference between vegan and vegetarian. Please let me know what they end up saying! =) and as always, feel free to send any other inquiries directly to me at vicky@ethicalelephant.com

      Thanks Kate for reading! =)

      • Matthew Colombo
        July 11, 2017

        Vicky,

        For the record, “vegan” is a trademarked term owned by a vegan society somewhere. Is it possible that some companies could spring for the term “vegetarian” over “vegan” in order to avoid paying a royalty?

        -Matt (cruelty free cosplay)

        • Vicky Ly
          July 11, 2017

          Hey Matt,

          I didn’t know you could trademark a term like “vegan”. I know that the Vegan Society first coined and made up the the term “vegan” but I don’t believe they own the rights to it.

          Is it possible that you mean Vegan Society has a “vegan trademark logo” with the sunflower coming out of the “V”? I know that you can trademark logos.

          If you have any sources that say Vegan Society has trademarked the term “vegan”, I’d love to look into it =)

    • Sherri
      July 24, 2017

      I also would like to know why they don’t say Vegan on their product vs. them saying vegetarian, as there is a difference. I would think companies would want to put Vegan down if their product truly is.

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