Lazy Sundays ๐Ÿ’– Laying in bed and wondering why you havenโ€™t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet ๐Ÿค”โœจ
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays ๐Ÿ’– Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! โœจ Happy Valentineโ€™s Day! ๐Ÿ’• (via @sassyspudshop)

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What can I say..? Iโ€™m just a hopeless ramen-tic! ๐Ÿœ
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @vegan.meme)

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THIS. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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โ€œItโ€™s not about being perfect! And we donโ€™t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesnโ€™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.

Donโ€™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 donโ€™t understand it or donโ€™t know what it takes to stand for something.โ€ (Words by @vegan_boss, ๐Ÿ“ธ via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . โ€œItโ€™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! ๐Ÿ’š (๐Ÿ“ธ via @brightzine)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!๐Ÿ‡โœจ

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! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒฟ
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Once you know, you'll never forget! โœจ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! ๐Ÿ’—
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Swipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! ๐ŸŒฑ
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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

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Never too late for a fresh start โœจ doing something is better than doing nothing ๐ŸŒฑ
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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 โ€” even if it means making some mistakes along the way! ๐ŸŒŽ (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

bunnies are for cuddling, not for testing ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ‡ #endanimaltesting (via @veryfatrabbit)

bunnies are for cuddling, not...

My FAVE natural + cruelty-free skincare product of the month is hands-down this @juicebeauty #StemCellular Vinifera Replenishing Oil ๐ŸŒฟ It's an ahhhmazing multi-tasker -- I use it as BOTH a daytime primer and also at night for extra hydration, which is much-needed during the cold winter season ๐Ÿ‡
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'Juice Beauty's STEM CELLULARโ„ข Vinifera Replenishing Oil is ideal for normal to dry complexions and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.'
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This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
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#juicebeauty #farmtobeauty #gifted

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Is Dr. Brandt Skincare Cruelty-Free?

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Is Dr. Brandt Skincare cruelty-free?

Answer:

No. Dr. Brandt Skincare is not cruelty-free. Their products are tested on animals in countries that require animal testing, like Mainland China.

Dr. Brandt’s Animal Testing Policy

Dr. Brandt Skincare claims to be a “cruelty-free-oriented organization” which is a misleading label and is a prime example of how there is very little meaning and regulation to the use of the label “cruelty-free”.

Did you know? There are no standard definitions or regulations to what qualifies a product or company to be labelled as “Cruelty-free”. That means, cruelty-free can mean whatever users want it to mean!

Source: Dr. Brandt’s Skincare

In the case with Dr. Brandt, they claim that they are not doing the animal testing themselves so that’s why they call themselves “a cruelty-free-oriented organization” however they are having others test their products on animals for them.

Since Dr. Brandt has decided to sell their products in Mainland China, they must pay and consent to have their products tested on animals first. “In those cases, the national governments conduct their own tests of our products – we do not and will never test on animals ourselves.”

I think Dr. Brandt can do better than that. They can choose not to sell in China and therefore no one needs to test any of their products on animals.

Source: Dr. Brandt’s Online Store Locator

Using Dr. Brandt Skincare’s online store locator feature, I was able to find a number of stores throughout China that carries their products. This is evidence that Dr. Brandt is selling their products in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.

Therefore I would not consider Dr. Brandt Skincare to be cruelty-free.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Dr. Brandt:

Looking to switch to cruelty-free products? Here are some cruelty-free alternatives similar to Dr. Brandt:

  • First Aid Beauty
  • Tata Harper
  • Dr. Hauschka
  • Juice Beauty
  • Sunday Riley

 

 

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