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๐šƒ๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘๐š๐š๐šž๐š• ๐™ฑ๐š•๐šž๐šŽ ๐Ÿ’™ @madam_glam cruelty-free, vegan, 9-free gel polish ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป This is the perfect shade of fairy tale blue ๐Ÿ”น Lately, I've been obsessed with wearing gel polish. They last waaaay longer (up to 2 weeks!) and with Madam Glam's Soak-Off Gel Polish, they're really quick to apply, requiring only 30 secs of curing with an LED lamp. I also love how Madam Glamโ€™s formula is 9-free meaning they are free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and acetone too ๐Ÿ’•
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#madamglam #gifted #vegangelpolish #madamglamgelpolish

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘๐š๐š๐šž๐š• ๐™ฑ๐š•๐šž๐šŽ ๐Ÿ’™ @madam_glam cruelty-free,...

PREACH, sistah ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’• #chip #chip #hooray
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PREACH, sistah ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’• #chip #chip...

Huda Beauty is confirmed as being cruelty-free with some vegan options! ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’• @hudabeauty also no longer sells mink lashes and all of their falsies are now animal-free! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™™๐™– ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™‘๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™‡๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ 
The following products have been confirmed to not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products, and we would classify them as being suitable for vegans:
๐Ÿ’‹ #FAUXFILTER foundation
๐Ÿ’‹ N.Y.M.P.H. Not. Your. Mama's. Panty. Hose.
๐Ÿ’‹ Mauve Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Smokey Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Electric Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Emerald Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Warm Brown Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Neon Green Obsession Palette
๐Ÿ’‹ Neon Orange Obsession Palette
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @hudabeautyshop

Huda Beauty is confirmed as...

DRINK WINE, NOT MILK ๐ŸทโœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ #vegan #sundayfunday
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#regram // ๐Ÿ“ธ via @neena.com.au

DRINK WINE, NOT MILK ๐ŸทโœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ...

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Every time I think of foot cream, I think of the scene from Mean Girls when Cady gives Regina George foot cream as a face moisturizer and Aaron is like, "Hey your face smells like peppermint" ๐Ÿ˜
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"๐˜๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต." ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚
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It's sandal season and my feet is desperately in need of some TLC. I've been using and loving this cruelty-free + vegan foot cream from @cakebeauty and oh yah baby, it definitely smells like peppermint! ๐Ÿƒ (not recommended to use as a face cream ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)
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CAKEWALK ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿผ
A blend of sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and cocoa butter to nourish and moisturize your pretty litto feet. No parabens, phthalates, or GMOs. It's also Made in Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ which you can grab at Shoppers Drug Mart ๐Ÿ’ž
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#cakebeauty #thisiscakeland #cakewalk #gifted

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Every time I think...

In other words... you do you, and Iโ€™ll do me! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’•
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๐ŸŽจ via @chiaralascura

In other words... you do...

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults! ๐Ÿ’• 
These yummy sugar-free vegan gummies taste exactly like watermelon jolly ranchers! ๐Ÿ‰ If you're looking for a convenient, fun, and delicious vegan collagen supplement, I highly recommend @herbalandgummies Vegan Collagen Gummies!
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๐Ÿ‰ What is Collagen?
Collagen is an essential protein in our body and has many important functions, including providing our skin with structure and strengthening our bone. However, as we age, our body produces less collagen resulting in wrinkles and dry skin.
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๐Ÿ‰ The Benefits of Collagen Supplements
Collagen supplements aim to help support our bodyโ€™s natural collagen production and thereby slowing the aging of our skin. As a result, it may help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dryness of our skin.
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๐Ÿ‰ Is Collagen Vegan?
Traditional collagen supplements are not vegan as collagen is primarily sourced from bovine and marine sources. Herbalandโ€™s vegan collagen boosters contain plant-based ingredients to promote the bodyโ€™s natural collagen production.
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๐Ÿ‰ Ingredients of Herbaland Vegan Collagen Booster:
โ—ฆ Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 900 mcg RAE (3000 IU)
โ—ฆ Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 90 mg
โ—ฆ L-Lysine 150mg
โ—ฆ Amla Fruit Powder 10mg
The raw materials are sourced from local farms in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and are organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO and natural.
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#herbaland #gifted #herbalandgummies #vegancollagen

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for...

Always keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for special occasions...
You know, like Wednesday. ๐Ÿทโœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @sokoglam

Always keep a bottle of...

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @theleaguewomen

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ...

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and Mc Blanky ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Who else is an unapologetic homebody? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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// ๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body

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These Common Animal-Derived Ingredients Used in Cosmetics are Not Vegan

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Do you know what’s in your makeup and skincare products? I’m sure crushed-up bugs, shark liver oil, and fish scales isn’t what you had in mind as you read the list of ingredients in your classic red lipstick, anti-aging eye creams, or shimmery nail polish.

Animal-derived ingredients and by-products have found their way into our cosmetics, skincare and hair products to serve some form or functional purpose. Although animal ingredients are oftentimes classified as being “naturally-derived” and “derived in a manner that doesn’t harm animals” but there are minimal to non-existent animal welfare policies protecting animals that are reared and used to manufacture ingredients for human use.

These animal ingredients are used and added into our cosmetics as an emollient, emulsifier, soothing agent, colorant, skin and hair conditioner, and many other purposes.

Luckily, there are some great vegetable and synthetic alternatives available now so cosmetic manufacturers can do without the animal cruelty ingredients without compromising on quality or product performance.

Animal Ingredients in Cosmetics

Here are some of the most common (and sometimes hidden) animal-derived ingredients and by-products that are lurking in our cosmetics today. I’ve been a vegan beauty advocate for the past 7 years and my go-to resources are the book, Veganissimo A to Z: A Comprehensive Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Ingredients of Animal Origin in Everyday Product and the online searchable database, Double Check Vegan.

Bee-Products

Beeswax (cera alba) – A wax secreted by bees to build their honeycombs, in which larvae are reared and honey and pollen are stored. Obtained by humans by being cut out of the beehives. Beeswax is used in cosmetics as an emollient, emulsifier and film forming agent.

Honey (mel) – Food made by bees from nectar from flowers of honeydew and stored in honeycombs as food for the hive. Beekeepers obtain the honey by removing the honeycomb from the hive. The honey is then usually extracted from the honeycomb. Honey is used in cosmetics as a soothing agent, moisturizer and humectant.

Propolis (bee glue) – Mixture of tree resins and digestive juices of bees. Used by bees as a building material for sealing small cracks and reinforcing the hive. Propolis is used in cosmetics as an antiseborrheic, moisturizer, smoothing agent, or as an antimicrobial agent in toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants, etc.

Bee Pollen – Powder produced by the flowers of seed-bearing plants for reproductive purposes (transmission from plant to plant either air-borne or carried by animals). Gathered by bees and used for feeding their larvae. Obtained by humans using pollen traps (meshed wire devices in the beehive entrance that strip the pollen off the legs of the bees returning home; legs and wings can be torn off in the process). Bee Pollen is used in cosmetics as a skin conditioner.

Royal Jelly – Secretion from the glands of worker bees. Used for feeding the larvae – especially the queen larvae – of a bee colony. Obtained by specialized beekeepers, who repeatedly remove the queens from the hives and replace them with new queen larvae, for whom royal jelly is produced. The continuous replacement of the larvae and removal of the jelly stimulates an unnaturally constant production. Royal Jelly is used as a skin conditioner in cosmetics.


Lanolin

Lanolin (wool wax) – Secretion of the sebaceous glands of sheep. Is washed out of the wool of shorn or slaughtered sheep and purified. Lanolin is used in cosmetics as an antistatic, emollient, hair and skin conditioner, surfactant and carrier.

C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters – Fatty acid compound of cholesterol and lanolsterol. Used as an emulsifier in cosmetics.


Carmine

Carmine (CI 75470) – Red dye from crushed female cochineal scale insects. More than 150,000 insects may be required for 1kg of the dye. Used as a colorant in cosmetics and foods. (Also labeled as carminic acid, cochineal, crimson lake, E 120)

Shellac (E 904, Gum Lac) – Dark brown resin from the excretions of lac scale insects, collected from the branches the insects live on. Emollient, film forming agent, viscosity controlling agent, and hair fixatives in cosmetics. Used in nail polish.


Animal Proteins & Vitamins

Keratin – Protein derived from ground horns, hooves, claws, nails, hair, scales and feathers of diverse vertebrates. Keratin is used in cosmetics as a hair and skin conditioner.

Hydrolyzed Keratin – Chemically altered keratin. Used as an antistatic, film-forming agent, humectant, skin and hair conditioner in cosmetics.

Collagen – A fibrous protein in the connective tissue of vertebrates. Various forms are present in bone, teeth, cartilage, ligaments, sinews and skin. Is obtained from “slaughterhouse waste,” such as cartilage, sinews and skins of cattle and fish. Collagen is used as an active agent against wrinkles and a humectant in cosmetics.

Processed collagen is also used as a cosmetic ingredient, especially collagen amino acids, and hydrolyzed collagen and its derivatives. Collagen is also used in cosmetic surgery in antiwrinkle injections.

Elastin – An elastic fibrous protein, naturally present in the connective tissue of animals. Obtained from elastic “slaughterhouse waste” rich in connective tissue, such as the neck ligaments and the aortae (largest arteries) of cattle. Smoothing agent and skin conditioner in cosmetics.

Biotin – Water-soluble vitamin that play an important part in cell growth and metabolism. Occurs naturally in differing amounts in many foods, notably in yeast, liver, kidney, egg yolk, soybeans, nuts, and cereals. Is typically manufactured by synthesis from petroleum products, but can also be derived from cysteine. Hair and skin conditioner in shampoos and cosmetic creams. (Also labeled as Vitamin H, Vitamin B7)


Silk

Silk Amino Acids – Water-soluble glycoprotein extracted from raw silk. It is used as an additive in skin and hair care products due to its high levels of serine which has excellent moisture preservation characteristics. Humectant, hair, and skin conditioner in cosmetics.

Sericin (silk glue) – The sticky outer layer of silk. Antistatic, skin and hair conditioner and smoothing agent in cosmetics.

Hydrolyzed Silk – Chemically altered proteins from silk. Antistatic, humectant, hair and skin conditioner in cosmetics.

Sodium Lauroyl Hydrolyzed Silk – Chemically altered silk. Antistatic and hair conditioner in cosmetics.

Silk Powder – Finely ground silk. Humectant, skin and hair conditioner, and smoothing agent in cosmetics. (Also labeled as Serica Powder)


Pearl

Pearl – Hard, often round deposits of mother of pearl, formed in the tissue of bivalves, e.g. as a response to foreign bodies, parasites or injuries. Pearls are either formed naturally or “cultured pearls” created by transplanting pearl-producing tissue from a “donor” animal. Imitation pearls are made by compacting mother of pearl powder, shaping fragments of mother of pearl or coating wax pellets with fish silver or guanine.

Hydrolyzed Pearl – Chemically altered pearls. Used as a skin conditioner in cosmetics.

Pearl Powder – Finely crushed pearl used in cosmetics to help improve skin appearance.

Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein – Chemically altered proteins from pearl oysters. Skin and hair conditioner in cosmetics.


Snails

Snail Mucin – Extract from the slime of snails of the species Helix aspersa Mรผller. The snail slime is collected from living animals on snail farms and processed for use as a cosmetics ingredient. Snail mucin claims to improve skin elasticity and scar healing.


Milk

Lactoferrin – Iron-binding protein from milk. Commonly used in cosmetics as a skin and hair conditioner.

LactoseA sugar in milk. Obtained from the whey of cow’s milk. Lactose is used in cosmetics as a humectant and skin conditioner.

Hydrolyzed Milk Protein – Chemically altered milk protein. Used in cosmetics as an antistatic, skin and hair conditioner.


Fish & Other Marine Animals

Squalene – can be from killed animals or vegetable. Occurs naturally (along with squalane) in fish liver oil and many vegetable oils. Obtained from shark liver oil or olive oil. Antistatic, emollient, hair conditioner and refatting substance in cosmetics.

Guanine (CI 75170) – can be from killed animals or synthetic. The pearlescent part of fish scales. Industrially manufactured from the scales and skin of fish. Can also be produced from uric acid. Opacifier and colourant (pearlescent pigment) in cosmetics, e.g. shampoos, nail polish, eye shadow. Pearlescent in paints, lacquers, and plastics.

Glucosamine – from killed animals. Occurs naturally in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans. Obtained industrially from the shells of crabs and shrimps. Hair and skin conditioner in cosmetics.

Chondroitin – Obtained from the connective tissue of killed animals. Important constituent of animal cartilage. Used in cosmetics as a hair and skin conditioner.


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