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)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

Does Peter Thomas Roth Test on Animals? (2018)

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Is Peter Thomas Roth cruelty-free?

Answer:

No. Peter Thomas Roth is not cruelty-free as their products are sold in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law and they also cannot guarantee their raw material suppliers do not test on animals.

Peter Thomas Roth’s Animal Testing Statement

Peter Thomas Roth claims to be “animal cruelty free” however this is very misleading.

Source: Peter Thomas Roth

Since there are no legal definitions for the label “cruelty-free”, companies can use and label their products as being “cruelty-free” to mean whatever they want it to mean. This is why we always need to research brands before buying.

In Peter Thomas Roth’s animal testing statement above, they claim that all their products follow certain guidelines that do not allow animal testing however this is not entirely true.

Although the FDA does not specifically require the use of animals to test the safety of cosmetics but it is also not prohibited by the FDA. In fact, the FDA allows companies and manufacturers to test their products on animals in order to prove their safe.

“Animal testing by manufacturers seeking to market new products may be used to establish product safety. In some cases, after considering available alternatives, companies may determine that animal testing is necessary to assure the safety of a product or ingredient” (Source: FDA)

Peter Thomas Roth also mentions the European Union’s testing guidelines that do not allow the use of animals for any safety testing procedures. This part is true as the EU has banned the sale and marketing of animal testing however this law does not apply to products that are being tested outside of the EU.

Since Peter Thomas Roth is selling their products in countries that require animal testing, like Mainland China, their products must be tested on animals by the Chinese local authorities.

The Truth: Peter Thomas Roth Animal Testing Policy

via Peter Thomas Roth

Here is where it gets interesting. The above screenshot was taken from Peter Thomas Roth’s website.

In point 2, they confirm that they are indeed selling in China where animal testing is required by law and therefore their products are being tested on animals. They try to justify this by saying Everyone else is doing it so it’s OK! *eye roll. 

It’s true that all cosmetic companies that are selling in China must have their products tested on animals by the local Chinese authorities however many cosmetic companies have chosen not to sell in Mainland China for this very reason. Kat Von D, Juice Beauty, Stila, and Drunk Elephant are all examples of cruelty-free brands that not selling in China until they change their animal testing requirements.

In their first point, they mention that they cannot be certain that their raw material suppliers are not testing on animals. This is a cop-out answer. I understand that Peter Thomas Roth cannot be certain their suppliers at some point in the past tested on animals, but what they can be certain about is the fact that their supplier aren’t testing on animals now. This is often done with a mutual agreement and understanding with their suppliers that they must not test on animals after a certain cut-off date.

Since Peter Thomas Roth has confirmed that they are selling in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law and they have not verified that their ingredient suppliers are not testing on animals, I would not consider Peter Thomas Roth to be a cruelty-free brand.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Peter Thomas Roth

Looking to switch to cruelty-free brands? Here are some cruelty-free options that are similar to Peter Thomas Roth:


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1 Comment
  • Marisa Damiano
    February 6, 2019

    Thank you for this information. I really hate companies that word play people. Its disgraceful.

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