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Always keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for special occasions...
You know, like Wednesday. ๐Ÿทโœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @sokoglam

Always keep a bottle of...

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ
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My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ...

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and Mc Blanky ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Who else is an unapologetic homebody? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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// ๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m...

Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant thing baby!
๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ
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Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant...

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in the making of @vegancuts Summer Makeup Box! ๐Ÿ’„โ˜€๏ธ Here's a peek inside this season's box, it's PACKED FULL of amazing cruelty-free + vegan makeup products! Ranging from a fruit pigmented lipstick ๐Ÿ’, 100% natural lip balm ๐Ÿ‘„, a multi-use roll-on highlighter โœจ, and more!
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๐Ÿ’‹ What is this Makeup Box?
It's a quarterly subscription box, curated by @vegancuts, where every 3-months, you'll receive 4-5 ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก-๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š (not sample sizes) vegan makeup products to match the season! โ˜€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’‹ How much is it?
Quarterly Plan (1 box): US$39.95
Annual Plan (4 boxes): US$37.45/box ($10 SAVINGS!)
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๐Ÿ’‹ Is it worth it?
Heck yes! This Summer Makeup Box includes $103 worth of products alone! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ’‹ Who is this box for? 
Perfect for yourself or as a gift! ๐ŸŽ Whether you're new to cruelty-free + vegan makeup or just love makeup in general, you'll definitely enjoy discovering all the goodies in each season's box! ๐Ÿ’•
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #veganbeautybox #crueltyfreebeautybox #gifted

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in...

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ
some cosmetics labeled as 'vegan' doesn't necessarily mean they're also cruelty-free.
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How? the term '๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ' is generally used to imply the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals, whereas the term '๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š—' is generally used to imply the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products (like carmine, beeswax, lanolin, honey, etc.)
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๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: I'm saying 'generally' here because this is how the cosmetic industry is generally using these two terms, that's not to say these are ideal or perfect definitions and tbh, if it were up to me, there wouldn't be a difference as almost all animal-derived ingredients cannot be obtained in a 'cruelty-free' manner, but I digress.
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๐“ฎ๐”๐“ช๐“ถ๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ: swipe โžก๏ธ to see a couple of real-life examples of products that are vegan ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ cruelty-free.
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1๏ธโƒฃ Garnier claims their Ultimate Blends and new Fructis hair products are โ€˜veganโ€™, explaining these products do not contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. But Garnier is actually not a cruelty-free brand, as Garnier does test on animals when required by law
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2๏ธโƒฃ In 2017, Lโ€™Orealโ€™s EverPure Shampoo and Conditioners were spotted with a โ€˜100% Veganโ€™ stamp on the packaging. Lโ€™Oreal claims these products are โ€˜veganโ€™ in which they donโ€™t contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, but Lโ€™Oreal is definitely not a cruelty-free brand. Lโ€™Oreal does test on animals when required by law.
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๐Ÿ” Look for products that are both cruelty-free ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ vegan to ensure the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ it doesn't contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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Do you know of any other brands/products that claim to be vegan but isn't cruelty-free?๐Ÿค”

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ some cosmetics...

CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to the millions of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‡ It's not ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ a mascara. And it may not be a life or death decision for you but it is for all the innocent animals used for product testing. 
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Which side would you like to be on? 
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Choosing cruelty-free matters & You CAN help to make a difference โœŠ๐Ÿปโœจ
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๐ŸŽจ via @justcomics_official

CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to...

Beating the Monday Blues with this gorgeous bluish-purple pastel nail polish color from @nclabeauty called ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿน All of NCLA nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 7-free! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿปโœจ #veganmanimonday

Beating the Monday Blues with...

Pretending to look busy is hard work. // ๐Ÿ“ธ via @rabbitsrealm

Pretending to look busy is...

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it happen!๐Ÿงโœจ

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it...

ELEMIS Cruelty-Free & Vegan Status (2019)

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ELEMIS is a British luxury spa and skincare brand specializing in anti-aging products. ELEMIS is available at Nordstrom and Ulta. But first, I wanted to know Is ELEMIS cruelty-free or vegan?

Is ELEMIS Cruelty-Free?

Answer:

Yes. ELEMIS is cruelty-free; ELEMIS does not test their products or ingredients on animals.

UPDATE: ELEMIS is now owned by L’Occitane, a corporation that is still testing on animals in 2019. ELEMIS’ animal testing policy remains unchanged since this acquisition, we will update this post as new information becomes available.

ELEMIS Animal Testing Policy (2019)

ELEMIS animal testing statement (2019)

On ELEMIS website, they claim “ELEMIS do not test on animals.” This was obviously not enough to warrant ELEMIS as a cruelty-free brand by our standards so I emailed ELEMIS to inquire more about their animal testing policy.

Below is the response I received from ELEMIS:

Elemis Ltd has always been against animal testing. Elemis has never and will never test on animals. Nor has Elemis ordered such tests by any third parties.

Elemis specialises in natural caring ingredients of the highest quality and safety. All finished products have been extensively tested over time, on our own staff, human volunteers and or by non-animal laboratory trials.

The European Cosmetic Directive banned all animal testing of finished products from September 2004 and ingredients used within products from March 2009. They enforce this directive and dictate what is safe and whatโ€™s not. Elemis strongly supports this position and will do everything possible to keep driving non-animal testing alternatives and always approach development in an ethical manner.

We do not use slaughterhouse waste in any of our products. None of our perfumes contain animal extracts and we do not use whale or blubber oils. We do make use of honey, beeswax, milk, milk whey and eggs.

We continue to work alongside partners and suppliers who share our beliefs and who approach their day-to-day operations in an ethical manner, purchasing accordingly.

Elemis wishes to contribute to your well-being by promoting safe, high quality spa and skincare products, with ease of mind and conscience.

ELEMIS also confirmed to me that none of their products are sold in China, where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.

I am satisfied with ELEMIS’ response and clarification about their animal testing policy, I am happy to add ELEMIS to ethical elephant’s cruelty-free brand list!

Is ELEMIS Vegan?

Answer:

Not all of ELEMIS products are vegan, they do some animal by-products like Honey, Milk Protein, Milk Lipids, Egg Yolk Protein and Beeswax. But ELEMIS does offer some vegan skincare products.

ELEMIS Vegan Product list (2019)

ELEMIS does list which of their skincare products are considered vegan-friendly on this page on their website. Below is a list of those products that ELEMIS considers to be vegan:

ELEMIS – Not Vegan

Some of ELEMIS products are not considered vegan. Below is a list of ELEMIS skincare that contain animal ingredients and should be avoided if you follow a vegan lifestyle.

  • Absolute Oxygen Skin Calm Booster Serum (contains honey and egg yolk protein) – not vegan
  • Absolute Vita C Harmony Booster Serum (contains egg yolk protein) – not vegan
  • Amino Active Mask (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Daily Redness Solution (contains honey and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Fresh Skin -Skin Multi-Vitamin Serum (contains milk and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Fresh Skin – Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Lime and Ginger Hand and Body Wash (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Lip Revive (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Men Energising Skin Scrub (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust (contains milk and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Peel off Mask (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Pro-Collagen Radiantly Smooth Body Cream (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Sharp Shower and Bath Gel (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Skin Buff (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Skin Nourishing Body Cream (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Skin Nourishing Body Scrub (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Skin Nourishing Hand and Body Lotion (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Skin Nourishing Milk Bath (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Skin Nourishing Shower Cream (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Soothing Chamomile Cleanser (contains egg yolk protein) – not vegan
  • Total Glow Self Tanning Cream (contains milk) – not vegan
  • Treat Your Feet Foot Cream (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Wild Lavender Hand and Body Wash (contains milk) – not vegan๏ปฟ

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.

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