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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.

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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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Buxom Vegan & Cruelty-Free Status (2019)

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Is it Cruelty-Free? | BUXOM

Is Buxom Cruelty-Free?

Answer:

Buxom is a cruelty-free brand. Buxom does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals. However, it should be noted that Buxom is owned by Shiseido, a corporation that is still testing on animals in 2019.

Some cruelty-free consumers choose to boycott cruelty-free brands that are owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, but we encourage you to do your own research and to decide for yourself on whether you wish to boycott or support these brands.

Buxom Animal Testing Policy (2019)

Buxom states on their website, “…we do not test on animals. We also do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing.”

Buxom products are also not sold in any countries that require animal testing by law.

In addition, Buxom is also certified cruelty-free by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program.

Does Buxom Test on Animals? | Buxom's Animal Testing Statement 2019
Buxom Animal Testing Policy (2019)

We are happy to include Buxom to our list of cruelty-free beauty brands!

Is Buxom Vegan?

Answer:

Buxom does use animal-derived ingredients and by-products like beeswax, carmine, and lanolin, in some of their products. Buxom’s makeup brushes are also not cruelty-free or vegan as they’re made from real animal hair.

The one and only product BUXOM claims to be vegan is the Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara.

Are Buxom products vegan-friendly? | Buxom claims many of their products are suitable for vegans however some of Buxom products do contain animal-derived ingredients.
Buxom Vegan Status

In an email response, a spokesperson from Buxom informed me that, “We have many Buxom products that are suitable for vegan customers. However, some of our products do contain one or more of the following: Carmine, Beeswax, or Lanolin-derived ingredients. Such ingredients are clearly identified on our website and can be found on the product page. Our Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara is completely vegan-free and does not contain any of the animal ingredients listed above.”

At this time, Buxom’s Lash Waterproof Mascara (not to be confused with their other mascara that isn’t a waterproof formula) is the only product from BUXOM that we would classify as vegan, in which it doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

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