Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
📸 via @bitebeauty

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I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

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”?
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.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
“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...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

CHI and Biosilk Animal Testing Policy; Not Cruelty-Free

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Chi and Biosilk Haircare - Tested on Animals

Both CHI and Biosilk are owned by Farouk Systems and they state that some of their products are sold in mainland China, as a result, their products must be tested on animals and CHI and Biosilk are not considered cruelty-free.

After emailing the company, I’m not even sure that they understand China’s laws regarding animal testing.

Hi Vicky,

Thank you for contacting Farouk Systems. We appreciate your interest in our products and thank you for choosing our brand.

Farouk Systems, Inc. does not engage in testing of products on animals.

Farouk Systems, Inc. does not involve animals in any way during research, development, testing, manufacturing, or sale of its products, except for use of certain animal by-products like silk and sheep’s wool proteins.

Here is the second response from them after failing to answer some of my questions from the previous email:


Here are the answers to your questions.

We can confirm that:

1. We do not use any third party testing vendors that test on animals in any way,
2. our raw material suppliers confirm that they do not test on animals, and
3. some of our products are sold in mainland China.

I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt with the slim chance that they might only sell CHI hair tools (hair brush, curling iron, hair dryer) in China and that does not need to be tested on animals by their local authorities. But when I asked if they could clarify which of their products are sold in China, they never responded.

I can only go off of their statement of “some of our products are sold in mainland China” and assume that those haircare products must be tested on animals and therefore Farouk Systems, along with CHI and Biosilk, are not cruelty-free.

Making the switch to cruelty-free and vegan haircare products? I personally recommend Giovanni!

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  • Kimmie johnson
    March 28, 2018

    So do you or do you not test on animals? I’ve never been on this site nor have ever replied to this.

  • Kimmie johnson
    March 28, 2018

    So do you or do you not test on animals?

  • Emma C
    August 3, 2016

    Have you heard of Davroe? It’s a vegan, cruelty-free hair care range from Australia. It’s an amazing range and the packaging is beautiful too!

  • Morgan B.
    February 4, 2016

    Not to mention the obvious, that Biosilk contains silk, which is an animal (insect) product. I would not consider something cruelty-free if it’s not also vegan. Those go hand in hand for me.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 4, 2016

      Good point about the silk!

      I agree with you, I don’t see how using ingredients derived from animals (insects included!) can be done in a cruelty-free manner. If I had it my way, I’d redefine the term ‘cruelty-free’ to include no animal ingredients and not just about animal testing!

  • MINA
    December 13, 2015

    If they do not test on animals, they cannot be sold in China. However, they said, “We do not involve in animal testing, but can be sold in China,” What a stupid reply!

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