A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! ๐ŸŒฟโœจ 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 ๐Ÿ˜” 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. ๐ŸŒธ 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. ๐ŸŒ Iโ€™d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? ๐Ÿ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! โœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ๐ŸŒฑ VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
๐Ÿ“ธ via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeautyโ€™s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! ๐Ÿ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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.
*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.
#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! โœจ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
๐ŸŒต @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @yesto
๐ŸŒต @andalounaturals
๐ŸŒต @100percentpure
Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!๐Ÿ’•
๐Ÿ“ธ via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! โœจ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Some...

HAPPY ๐ŸŸ DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
๐Ÿ“ธ via @jiffpom

HAPPY ๐ŸŸ DAY! "You're not...

Those Jalapeรฑo Kettle Chips are LIFE!๐Ÿ”ฅ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dadโ€™s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritosโ€™ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปโœจ โ€” all in moderation, of course ๐Ÿ™‚
What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
๐Ÿ“ธ via @livekindlyco

Those Jalapeรฑo Kettle Chips are...

Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc ๐Ÿ
All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! ๐Ÿ’š
#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

Daydreaming of being on a...

Arenโ€™t we all ๐Ÿ˜”๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ
// #regram ๐Ÿ“ธ via @thegoodtrade

Arenโ€™t we all ๐Ÿ˜”๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference โœŠ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โœจ
๐Ÿ“ธ via @theveganbox

Never too small to make...

๐ŸŽจ via @veronicadearly

HAPPY FRIDAY! ๐Ÿ–คโœจ . ....

Cruelty-Free Mobile Apps – Find Products Not Tested on Animals

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We all want quick and easy solutions to help us make better and informed consumer choices, and thankfully there are some helpful tools we can use that are available right at our fingertips โ€“ literally!

Currently there are 3 mobile apps available on the market to assist you in the wonderful world of cruelty-free shopping. There are always going to be more mobile app development happening to create more cruelty-free applications for the app store. Whether youโ€™re looking for a new deodorant, dish detergent, or even furniture polishโ€ฆ these apps will help you out immensely, saving you time and energy! Many businesses choose to outsource this task to companies such as Pegasus One mobile app development company, so it’s good to see some apps going the extra mile to focus on cruelty-free shopping.

In this post, I’m going to share with you my review and ratings of each app’s features!


The Cruelty-Free app is very straight-forward to use and itโ€™s available for FREE on both Androids and iPhones.

The Cruelty-Free app alphabetically lists over 200 U.S. and Canadian companies that are certified under the Leaping Bunny Program. You can also use the search bar at the top and type in a brand name.

There is another list available on this cruelty-free app where you can find cruelty-free brands within a productโ€™s category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.

The Cruelty-Free app also lets users scan a product’s barcode to instantly know whether the brand is certified by Leaping Bunny.

The Cruelty-Free app is perfect for someone who swears by the Leaping Bunny program since it only lists brands that are certified under their accreditation.

This app doesn’t say which brands are not cruelty-free. It’s based on the assumption that if the brand is not listed, then it’s not considered cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. The app also doesn’t let you filter to know which brands offer vegan products or tell you where we can buy from the brand.


The Bunny Free app allows users to check to see if a company is cruelty-free using one of their three features; (1) Typing the companyโ€™s name in the search box (2) Scan a productโ€™s barcode (3) Browse their alphabetically ordered brand list. It also provides you with the companyโ€™s details like address, phone number, website, products and availability.

The app is FREE and is available for both Androids and iPhones. Bunny Free uses data from PETAโ€™s cruelty-free shopping guide.

Loving the simplicity of this app, itโ€™s great for consumers who want to quickly find out about a companyโ€™s cruelty-free status. I especially love how this app tells you which brands are not cruelty-free and therefore should be avoided. There’s also a filter option to only show companies that are vegan!

The Bunny Free app doesn’t let you browse by product category. For example, if I was looking for a cruelty-free nail polish brand.. I’d have to go through the entire alphabetical list and click on each one to see if “Nail Polish” is listed under their Products description.


Cruelty-Cutter is my all-time favourite cruelty-free mobile app in which I had to write a separate blog post outlining the many cool features provided by the app and that you can click here to read.

In short, Cruelty-Cutter combines all the features available from both the Cruelty-Free and Bunny Free apps, and then some.

  • Scan a product
  • Search by companyโ€™s name
  • Cruelty-Free directory list by company’s name
  • Cruelty-Free directory list by category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.
  • Provides companyโ€™s information like direct link to website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Some additional features:

  • Keeps a log in your โ€˜Historyโ€™ of all the products you scanned
  • You can add a product that youโ€™ve scanned to your list of โ€˜Favouritesโ€™
  • Ability to share your results with friends on social media with ease
  • Earn โ€˜Doggie Dollarsโ€™ when you take action which you can redeem them for deals on cruelty-free products

Cruelty-Cutter is available to download for a donation of $2.99 to the Beagle Freedom Project and available for iPhone and Android users.

Everything about this app is amazing!

Sometimes the data is questionableโ€ฆ this app includes companies that are not certified by either Leaping Bunny or PETA’s Cruelty-Free Programs.

So there you have it!

Three great tools to help you shop cruelty-free because what you buy DOES make a difference!

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  • Anna
    August 14, 2019

    I use app “Care Cruelty-Free” for quick CF/vegan status check. It’s pretty easy to use and looks great
    They use PETA and CFKitty brands database

    • Vicky Ly
      August 14, 2019

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll be sure to check it out! =)

  • Sonogirl777
    February 9, 2016

    I am confused by apps like Cruelty Cutter, because companies like Younique are just listed as no testing, but as another blog post you have points out, Younique is not truly certified as CF, so then people are kind of mislead by the app I. Thinking products listed ARE CF when they may just not test their final products on animals but still use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Products like Rodan Fields are not listed in Cruelty Free App but are posted in Cruelty Cutter. Makes it confusing and user still has to do their own research, which makes app a bit less useful. I do like the contact info that Cruelty Cutter lists so users can do their own research.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 9, 2016

      I totally agree with you! There’s always going to be inconsistencies with any third party verifying whether a brand is cruelty-free. I talk more about the different methods and their limitations of finding cruelty-free brands in this post: https://ethicalelephant.com/how-to-tell-cosmetics-are-cruelty-free/

      but sadly, like you said, it is confusing and we gotta do what we feel comfortable with doing. Most people rely on the Cruelty Cutter app and trust their cruelty-free standards however I would advise people to use the app as a starting guide and like you said, do more research on your own if you find anything that is questionable like Younique.

  • Sissi
    January 4, 2016

    Did you check out the new app Go Cruelty Free? It contains Leaping bunny and peta brands!

    • Vicky Ly
      January 4, 2016

      Hey Sissi! Just downloaded the app to check it out! A very comprehensive list and love how it’s organized by popular stores and skincare categories! Is this your app that you designed? =)

โ€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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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