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So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

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Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

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A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
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Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
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List of 5-Free Vegan & Cruelty-Free Nail Polish

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By special request, I’ve created a list of 5-free nail polish that are also free of animal testing and ingredients and thereby making them also cruelty-free and vegan! 5-free nail polish are free from 5 chemicals commonly found in conventional nail polish which are Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin.

5-Free-Vegan-Cruelty-Free-Nail-Polishes

5-Free Nail Polish Brands

Below you will find a list of vegan and cruelty-free nail polish that are 5-Free or more! Please note that all nail polish mentioned below are vegan but the brand as a whole may carry other non-vegan items like nail treatments, lipsticks, lotions, etc.

  • 100% Pure (5-Free)
  • AILA (8-Free)
  • Deco Miami (8-Free)
  • Ella + Mila (5-Free)
  • Fairypants (5-Free)
  • Floss Gloss (5-Free)
  • Gabriel Cosmetics (5-Free)
  • Julep (5-Free)
  • La Couleur Couture (10-Free)
  • Lauren B. Beauty (5-Free)
  • Lilian Eve (5-Free)
  • LOOK Nail Color (8-Free)
  • LVX (7-Free)
  • Misa (5-Free)
  • NCLA (5-Free)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (5-Free)
  • OH TIFF! (5-Free)
  • Pacifica (7-Free)
  • Palate Polish (5-Free)
  • piCture pOlish (5-Free)
  • Priti NYC (5-Free)
  • Pure Anada (5-Free)
  • Rainbow Honey (5-Free)
  • RGB Cosmetics (5-Free)
  • SpaRitual (5-Free)
  • SUGARLOOM (5-Free)
  • Trust Fund Beauty (7-Free)
  • Zoya (5-Free)

Which one of these are your favourite?

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6 Comments
  • Kerri Armann
    March 31, 2016

    I’ve never heard of most of these brands. Where can I shop for them?

    • Vicky Ly
      March 31, 2016

      Hey Kerri! You can find most of these brands at your local natural health food store like Whole Foods! Most of these brands also ship worldwide when you purchase directly from their website. Or you can also get some of these online at iHerb.com and if you’re in Canada like me, I buy from NailPolishCanada.com and Well.ca

      Sadly, most of the nail polish sold at the drugstore are not 5-Free =(

  • Jackie Bodick
    March 21, 2016

    I love Zoya and Julep. I also use Black Dahlia Lacquer, Frenzy Polish and KBShimmer which are all 5 free.

  • Jackie Bodick
    March 21, 2016

    Isn’t Butter London nail polish 7 free?

    • Vicky Ly
      March 21, 2016

      I received information that some of butter LONDON’s nail polish are not vegan and the brands mentioned in this post all carry 100% vegan nail polish so to avoid any confusion, I decided not to include butter LONDON.

      • Jackie Bodick
        March 21, 2016

        Thanks.

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