So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

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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“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.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

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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Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

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Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion Review (Fragrance-Free)

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Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion

Every time the seasons change, my skin tends to get extra dry so I’ve been on the hunt for a great dry skin remedy that is also fragrance-free or scent-free. I’ve heard great things about the cruelty-free brand, Acure as they offer affordable natural and organic skincare products. I’ve been impressed with a couple samples of their products that were included in some monthly cruelty-free beauty boxes and so I thought I’d give their ultra hydrating body lotion a try!

Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion by Acure

Here’s what you need to know about Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion:

  • Price: $9.99
  • Size: 8 oz
  • Cocoa Butter + CoQ10
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sulfate-free, Paraben-Free
  • Acure is Leaping Bunny certified

Product Claims: “Rescue your rough skin with this fragrance free Ultra Hydrating body lotion. Eradicate flaky dryness with a super moisturizing complex of fair trade organic olive oil, cocoa butter, evening primrose and CoQ10. So smooth you’ll think it’s hitting on you.”

Ingredients: purified water/aqua/eau, aqueous extracts/extraits aqueux: aloe barbadensis leaf juice, organic euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract, Organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry) fruit extract, organic rosa canina (rosehips) fruit extract, organic punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract, organic calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, organic matricaria recutita (chamomile) flower extract, organic aspalathus linearis (rooibos) leaf extract, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, cathamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, cocoglycerides, vegetable glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, sodium levulinate, potassium sorbate, glyceryl laurate, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, D-alpha tocopherol acetate, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, ubiquinone (coq 10).

How to Use it?

Apply to skin as needed.

Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion

Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion by Acure Review

The body lotion smells mostly like cocoa butter which I’m not a huge fan of. I was looking for a fragrance-free body lotion that would also be predominantly scent-free as well. The lotion is not as thick as I was expecting for an ‘ultra-hydrating’ formula and it takes a bit of effort to rub into my skin. I find that the lotion just sits on top of my skin leaving white streaks rather than being absorbed into my skin. It does leave my skin feeling moisturized but unfortunately not for long as I feel like I have to reapply often.

Final Thoughts on Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion

This being one of my first purchased Acure product, I was sadly disappointed. I really wanted to like it as it is one of the more affordable body lotions made with natural and organic ingredients. I’ve also read other reviews online that Acure might have recently changed their formula with this particular body lotion. I haven’t decided if I would try their other lotions after this one, have you tried the ultra hydrating body lotion by Acure or any of their other body lotions?

What do you think?

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1 Comment
  • Makayla Carter
    October 5, 2016

    It was such an amazing article. But form my point of view the product I am using frankincense and myrrh lotionis really effective. It will improve your hairs for sure so try it once people Shea Butter deeply moisturizes and repairs skin with vitamins and essential fatty acids, while Frankincense & Myrrh extracts possess anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties which aids in healing dry cracked skin.

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