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A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! 🌿✨ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness πŸ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. 🌸 I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. 🌍 I’d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? πŸ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! ✌🏻✨🌱 VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
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My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! πŸ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
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I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
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*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

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Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
🌡 @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
🌡 @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @yesto
🌡 @andalounaturals
🌡 @100percentpure
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Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!πŸ’•
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HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
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Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are LIFE!πŸ”₯ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritos’ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ β€” all in moderation, of course πŸ™‚
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What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
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Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
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All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! πŸ’š
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#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

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Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ
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Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference βœŠπŸ»πŸ’•βœ¨
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HAPPY FRIDAY! πŸ–€βœ¨
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Charities Fighting Against Animal Testing

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Going cruelty-free is one of the easiest and effective ways to combating the horrors of animals used for product testing. By saying NO to products and companies that test on animals, we are being a voice for the millions of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year.

We all deserve a pat on the back for sticking with it and for taking that extra step to look for the Leaping Bunny logo but we also have to thank all of the wonderful and courageous charities that have gone above and beyond for making some serious progress in our fight against animal testing!

These charities have worked to change laws to ban animal testing around the world; educated consumers and raised awareness about animal testing; worked tirelessly with companies to help them move away from animal testing; developed alternatives to animal testing; rescued animals used in labs and giving them a new home.

We hope you will support these incredible organizations by donating, signing their campaign petition or e-newsletter, following them on Facebook and Twitter, sharing their initiatives & resources, and whatever else is equivalent to a standing ovation!

Let us know what your favourite charity or non-profit is in the comments below!

Humane Society International

Be Cruelty-Free is the leading global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Join Humane Society International and their partners around the world as we fight to end cosmetics animal crueltyβ€”forever.

Join HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign!

Become a Lab Animal Defender and donate

Quick Links:

  • Take action: Sign the global pledge here.
  • Use your voice: Follow the Be Cruelty-Free campaign on Facebook and use the hashtag #BeCrueltyFree across social media
  • Get educated: View and share HSI’s infographic

Physicians Commitment for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods. Their staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists are working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.

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Come Clean: Interactive Diagram of Cosmetic Ingredient Animal Tests /PCRM

Donate to the Physicians Committee here

Quick Links:

  • Learn more about the Come Clean Campaign urging companies to ‘come clean’ and reveal whether they perform animal tests so PCRM scientists can help them transition to superior, cruelty-free test methods.
  • View and share Tail of Toxics Infographic

Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International is the the world’s leading single-issue organisation campaigning to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.

Cruelty Free International’s dedicated team combine legal and scientific expertise, research skills, media liaison, public campaigning, undercover investigations and political lobbying in order to work effectively for an end to animal experiments and their replacement with modern and humane alternatives. Those looking to make a difference in the world through political action may want to take a look at these lobbying tips and even consider a degree at the George Washington University.

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Vote Cruelty Free is run by Cruelty Free International

Ways to give: Help today by giving whatever you can here

Quick Links:

  • Take action: Join the movement and learn more about how you can get involved with BUAV’s campaigns
  • Cruelty Free International is the global campaign, calling on governments and regulators around the world to introduce a ban on the testing of animals for cosmetic products and ingredients.
  • Take the Clean Up Cruelty Pledge today and do the right thing for animals by helping to make the world truly cruelty-free

John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

CAAT promotes humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education.

CAAT follows a philosophy known as the 3Rs of alternativesβ€”replacement, reduction, and refinement. Replacement: Don’t use animals if a non-animal method exists that can answer the scientific question at hand. Reduction: If you must use animals, keep the number to the minimum necessary to answer the question. Refinement: If you must use animals, keep any pain or distress they experience to a minimum.

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Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) Website

Gifts to CAAT can be made in many ways, for many different purposes, read more

Quick Links:

  • Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Website: The most comprehensive web resource on alternatives, managed by an international project team
  • ALTEX, Alternatives to Animal Experimentation: The leading international scientific journal on alternatives

Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project is a project of ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education), a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to rescuing animals in need and making educational films exposing animal abusing industries in order to educate and change public perception to save lives and end animal exploitation.

The Beagle Freedom Project is a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home.

Make a donation to the Beagle Freedom Project here

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National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

NAVS has spearheaded the adoption of advanced, non-animal methods; exposed laboratory animal suffering and breaches of regulations with their undercover investigations; funded non-animal scientific and medical research; educated public and media about the flaws of animal research and provided legislators detailed briefings to support the replacement of animals in research with advanced methods.

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NAVS is the world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research

Help NAVS continue their work to protect and save animals in need by donating

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New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)

Founded in 1895, NEAVS is a Boston-based, national animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the use of animals in research, testing, and science education. Through research, outreach, education, legislation, and policy change, NEAVS advocates for replacing animals with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior.

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NEAVS advocates for replacing animals with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior.

Become a friend of NEAVS and find how you can help them here

Quick Links:

  • Brochures and outreach materials can be found on their website and here

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  • diane herkes
    March 11, 2019

    I whole heartedly believe no animal should be used in any research.

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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