Just stop eating animals. 🐷🐣🐮🌱 (via @antieatmeatclub)

Just stop eating animals. 🐷🐣🐮🌱...

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. 🙌🏻
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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. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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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.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

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. 🌍🌿
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"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.
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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.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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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 @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 Canadian Online Beauty Shops

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I’m all for supporting Canadian companies, Go Canada!, and when the loonie isn’t pulling its weight against the U.S. dollar (today, $1 Canadian gets us 73 cents U.S.), then I’m really into supporting Canadian businesses. I can use my US credit card in Canada too, well in this case online, but that helps me get a better exchange rate! I think I get perks if I use my card outside of America too so the more I spend, the more rewards I get.

And we’ve all been there when shopping on a U.S. e-commerce site and after spending a solid undisturbed hour filling up a shopping cart to check out and see an insanely large shipping rate that cost almost as much as the value of goods in your cart! And don’t get me started with the surprise invoices from customs due on delivery!

But Canadians will be happy to hear that there are plenty of totally kickass cruelty-free (with vegan options!) online Canadian beauty shops offering affordable shipping rates within Canada!

The Detox Market

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

The Detox Market’s Animal Testing Statement: “We pride ourselves to curate the best of natural beauty and to never compromise efficiency while ensuring all our products are always cruelty-free.” (2017)

The Detox Market has an amazing selection of cruelty-free beauty products ranging from haircare, skincare, makeup, bath & body, nail care, and fragrance. You can search for Vegan products in their search bar.

Shipping rates:

$8.99 to all Canadian addresses
Free Shipping on orders over $100


The Green Kiss

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

The Green Kiss’ Animal Testing Statement: “None of the products we carry are tested on animals. As well, with the exception of a handful of products that include beeswax, honey, silk, or DMAE, our selection of products currently sits at about 95% vegan.” (2017)

The Green Kiss is full of cruelty-free cosmetics and brands that I’m well familiar with. This is the spot to shop if you’ve been looking for a Canadian e-tailer that carries popular cruelty-free brands like 100% Pure, Indie Lee, and Sappho cosmetics. They also have a beauty bar located in Victoria, BC where you can book a personal consultation with one of their professional beauty advisers.

Shipping rates:

$10 to all Canadian addresses
Free Shipping on orders over $99


Lilou Organics

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

Lilou Organics’ Animal Testing Statement: “we only introduce products from like-minded companies that share in our core values of sustainability, fair trade, social responsibility, and no animal testing.” (2017)

Lilou Organics has a fabulous selection of cruelty-free, natural, and organic beauty products. They’re truly passionate about inspiring their customers to make healthy choices that help them look beautiful, feel good, and stay safe! They also have a helpful special page showcasing only vegan products, here.

Shipping rates:

$6-8, depending where in Canada
Free Shipping on orders over $60 or $80 (depends on Province)


MAX&MIA

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

MAX&MIA’s Animal Testing Statement: “All of our products are cruelty free.” (2017)

MAX&MIA carries a collection of pure, healthy, and ethical organic beauty brands that are all cruelty-free. They are based out of Ottawa, Ontario bringing conscious Canadians a great selection of natural skincare and make-up products. I will mention that vegan products are not indicated or clearly labelled on their website therefore please do your research when trying to avoid products containing animal ingredients and by-products.

Shipping rates:

Free Standard Shipping on ALL orders within Canada!


Eco Diva Beauty

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

Eco Diva Beauty’s Animal Testing Statement: “each and every choice we offer is cruelty-free, NOT tested on animals.” (2017)

Eco Diva Beauty is a luxury, non-toxic, cruelty-free online beauty shop. They carry a handful of luxury natural beauty brands that are hard to find in Canada! You can find which of their products are considered vegan on this page here.

Shipping rates:

Shipping rates depends on selected products’ weight & speed of delivery.
Free Shipping on orders over $75


Petal & Post

100% Cruelty-free with Vegan Options

Petal & Post’s Animal Testing Statement: “None of the brands we stock test their products on animals, nor do they instruct anyone to do so on their behalf. ” (2017)

Petal & Post sells a range hand-picked natural, organic, and cruelty-free beauty products. They also clearly label which of their products are considered vegan on each product page.

Shipping rates:

$10 to all Canadian addresses
Free Shipping on orders over $75


Where do you find cruelty-free & vegan beauty products that are also inexpensive to ship to Canada? Share below! =)

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3 Comments
  • Mia Rico
    June 12, 2018

    I love the packing for brand The Green Kiss
    Very beautiful! Great list for Canadians to find Vegan make up

  • MyPrettyThings
    August 4, 2015

    Well.ca has many cruelty-free and vegan options.

    Shipping is free for orders over $29 and they have sales everyweek.

    Some of my favourite brands that they carry are: Pacifica, Beauty Without Cruelty, Derma e, Meow Meow Tweet, Dr. Bronners, E.L.F., Beauty Blender, and so much more!

    Well.ca is a great shopping option!

    P.S. You can use the code MyPrettyThings to receive $10 OFF your first Well.ca order! Enjoy!

    • Maureen Goldstein
      June 4, 2017

      Great information………………Just to let you know that Well.ca now ships for free with a $35.00 purchase…………………….

      Wishing you a Happy Day………………….

      Maureen

“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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