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! 🐘 💕

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

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

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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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...

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...

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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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

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)

Never too late for a...

Cruelty-Free Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

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‘Tis the season for Savings!! It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales!!

I’ve rounded up some Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and deals from cruelty-free brands, as well as, some other retailers where you can find lots of ethical and cruelty-free products!

I’ll be sure to update this list everyday to give you the latest and greatest sales for cruelty-free beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products!

For Everything

Looking for anything and everything this Black Friday? Petit Vour is my favorite place to shop for all things vegan beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products. And be sure to check out Amazon daily deals, you might be able to find some cruelty-free and ethical lifestyle products on sale and if you’re in Canada, you gotta check out Well.ca!

  • Petit Vour – Extra 20% off all sale items. Code: THANKS20. – 100% VEGAN!
  • Amazon – New deals go live daily! Shopping from Canada? We have sales too! 
  • Well.ca – Save up to 70% on 1,000+ products!
  • Etsy – Shop the Cyber Week Sales Event on Etsy.com and in-app (Valid till 11/26)
  • ASOS – 25% off site wide, use code EPIC25

Online Beauty Destinations

Looking for a wide range of cruelty-free beauty brands and products? Here are some online beauty destinations that carry a fab selection of cruelty-free brands. Please note that not all brands sold through these online beauty stores are cruelty-free or vegan. Use ethical elephant’s List of Cruelty-Free Brands to help guide you through which brands don’t test on animals.

Makeup & Skincare

Here’s the time to stock up on some of your must-have makeup and skincare products from your favorite brands! Below is a list of cruelty-free beauty brands that are running some sweet Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Please note: not all brands are 100% vegan, be sure to check product descriptions and ingredients before buying.

  • 100% Pure – $10 Beauty Deals On Tons Of Products! (Valid till 11/25)
  • MOTD Brushes – 30% off site wide + Free US  shipping on orders $30+, use code: SITEWIDE – 100% VEGAN!
  • e.l.f. cosmetics – 50% off on orders $30+
  • Physicians Formula – 40% off site wide + free shipping with code: CM40
  • BH Cosmetics – Up to 70% off + 40% off Best Sellers
  • Sappho Cosmetics – 20% off all products, 40% off new paradigm liquid foundation, use code: SHOP20OFF – 100% VEGAN!
  • Gabriel Cosmetics – 30% off entire purchase, use code: 30HOLIDAY
  • Root Beauty – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off – 100% VEGAN!
  • REN Skincare – 25% off bestsellers with code 25BEST
  • Au Naturale Cosmetics – 70% off select organic and vegan cosmetics – 100% VEGAN!
  • skyn ICELAND – 30% off (Valid till 11/25)
  • butter LONDON – Buy One Get One Free site wide, use code: BOGO18 (Valid till 11/23)
  • Hourglass – $20 off orders of $125+ , $30 off orders of $150+, $50 off orders of $200+
  • Good Cubed – 30% off everything! with code: HOLIDAYSALE
  • Goodbeing – Take $15 off first 3 months ($4.99 per month), use code: GOOD15
  • INDI & ARY – 15% off entire order, use code: CyberMonday18

Clothes & Fashion

Looking for vegan-friendly shoes, handbags, or some ethical apparel? Here are some retailers and brands offering a range of vegan clothes and accessories!

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1 Comment
  • Tammy
    November 25, 2018

    I love the list!!! Thank you! I notice you do not have my favorite healthy skin care products listed. Organic Excellence is having a 30% off everything for CyberMonday sale! I love all their products and they just launch a pet shampoo too. New customers receive a free sample bag of product too. Go check them out, organicexcellence.com I’m sure they would give you free product to try to add to your blog.

“Make 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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