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

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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. 🌍🌿
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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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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)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Toothpaste Guide

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The very first thing I switched when I was going cruelty-free and vegan was my toothpaste.

While I was at the store, I was overwhelmed with what felt like hundreds of toothpaste brands and options! I remember thinking, how could there possibly be that many different formulas for toothpaste?! Then it dawned on me that the majority of conventional toothpaste brands are actually all owned by the same parent company like Church & Dwight, GlaxoSmithKline, and Procter and Gamble. These giant personal care brands unfortunately still test their products and ingredients on animals.

Let’s face it though, you can’t exactly skip out on brushing unless you want to find yourself somewhere like this Dentist in Greenbelt. Luckily there are other cruelty-free and vegan toothpaste brands that are now being sold at most drugstores and grocery stores that are not owned by a parent company that tests on animals!

I’ve created this handy list so that you can find a vegan toothpaste that’s right for you!

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Starting Point: Saying No!

Make a mental note of the brands to stay away from. According to PETA‘s list of companies that do test on animals, we ought to steer clear of these toothpaste brands:

  • Arm & Hammer
  • Aquafresh
  • Biotène
  • Crest
  • Colgate*
  • Sensodyn

*Colgate is listed on PETA as a ‘company that works for regulatory change’ which means “they test on animals only when required by law. They are completely transparent with PETA about which animal tests they conduct and why, and that are actively working to promote development, validation, and acceptance of non-animal methods.” Until then, we consider Colgate NOT cruelty-free.

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Show you are against animal testing by going cruelty-free!

Vote with your consumer dollars and refuse to purchase from any of these toothpaste brands. Your buying power will tell these companies that you are saying no to animal testing and will not support any brand or product that hurt animals.

Next up, animal fat?

If you aren’t familiar with what the difference between cruelty-free and vegan is, then definitely check out this post.

Cruelty-free means that the products and its ingredients are not tested on animals meanwhile the term vegan is used to describe a product as being free of any animal-derived ingredients.

Conventional toothpastes contains glycerin aka animal fat, however glycerin can also be made synthetically or from plant sources, so nowadays most popular toothpaste brands qualify as being vegan-friendly.

Lucky for us, that means finding vegan toothpaste isn’t going to be as tough as you probably thought!

Lets Go Shopping!

You want to make sure the toothpaste you are choosing to buy is indeed cruelty-free where the ingredients and the final product were not test on animals, as well as, the toothpastes does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Here’s a list of both cruelty-free and vegan toothpaste brands that carry an endless selection of flavours and options to get you started!

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We’ve listed just a handful of toothpaste brands that are available at supermarkets and drugstores but there are lots of other cruelty free and vegan toothpastes that you can find online or at a natural health food store. Share some of the toothpastes you’ve tried in the comments =)


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20 Comments
  • Buby
    March 16, 2017

    Really helpful!!! Thanks

  • manou cassel
    March 3, 2017

    Thank you so much. This is really helpful

  • Jenessa Hernandez
    February 28, 2017

    Hi! I have only been vegan for a few months but I definitely recommend the Nature’s Gate toothpaste, the spearmint tastes great! I have still been wanting to try the Hello toothpaste, does anyone know where to get it, in a store and not online, please?

    • Jenessa Hernandez
      February 28, 2017

      Great article, by the way! (=

    • Vicky Ly
      March 1, 2017

      Hey Jenessa!
      I also highly recommend Nature’s Gate toothpaste! It’s definitely one of my top faves out of the bunch of vegan toothpaste I’ve tried! =)

      If you’re in the US, I know Target and Walmart carries Hello toothpaste in stores. However I don’t think they’re available in stores outside the U.S yet. Hope that helps!

  • Cassandra Smith
    January 11, 2017

    What toothpaste is the best vegan whitening toothpaste?

  • Vee
    October 11, 2016

    I recommend toothpastes by Nelson Naturals and The Holistic Science Co.

  • Avigail
    October 10, 2016

    Jeez I mean crest

  • Avigail
    October 10, 2016

    It sucks because crêts tastes so good ?

  • Ado
    May 13, 2016

    Hey, what about miswak? 😉 The W.H.O. recommends it over toothpaste and toothbrush, and it is 100% biodegradable.
    It is amazing how, after a week or so of using it, your teeth already look better!
    I got stuck to it 4 years ago and never went back.

    It is doubtful if a toothpaste can be called cruelty-free when the parent company is not… You know, the money if fueling the same =)

  • Caitlin
    February 21, 2016

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste for a while and I have been searching for more vegan and cruelty free toothpaste options. Great blog btw.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 22, 2016

      Glad to help, Caitlin!! =) Let me know if you ever try any good ones worth recommending to me!

  • Sam
    May 30, 2015

    Thank you so much! This was extremely helpful =)

“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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