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 is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

First Aid Beauty Vegan Product List (2019)

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First Aid Beauty (FAB) offers a range of skincare products targeted for people with sensitive skin or specific skin issues like eczema, dry skin, and acne. You can find First Aid Beauty skin care products available at Sephora.

But does First Aid Beauty test on animals or is First Aid Beauty a cruelty-free brand?

Is First Aid Beauty Cruelty-Free?

Answer:

Yes. First Aid Beauty is cruelty-free; First Aid Beauty does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals. It should be noted that First Aid Beauty is owned by P&G, a corporation that is still testing on animals in 2019.

Some cruelty-free consumers choose to boycott cruelty-free brands that are owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, but we encourage you to do your own research and to decide for yourself on whether you wish to boycott or support these brands.

First Aid Beauty Animal Testing Policy

On First Aid Beauty’s website, they claim “At First Aid Beauty, we love animals. That’s why we are committed to being a 100% cruelty free company. We have not, do not and will not conduct any testing of ingredients or finished products on animals. Furthermore, we only work with business partners who certify compliance with our policy.”

First Aid Beauty Animal Testing Policy (2019)

Below you will find the responses I received from a First Aid Beauty rep.

“First Aid Beauty does not test our products on animals, nor do we test the raw ingredients on animals. We do not have a third party testing on our products and ingredients. FAB does not sell our products in China.”

In order for a brand to be considered cruelty-free, they must ensure none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals and they also must not sell their products in countries that require animal testing by law, such as China.

I was very pleased by the response I received from First Aid Beauty however I wanted to also ensure their raw material suppliers were not testing on animals as well.

So a follow-up email was required where I received further clarifications about First Aid Beauty‘s process in verifying that their raw material suppliers do not test on animals.

“First Aid Beauty’s raw material suppliers do not test on animals. First Aid Beauty went through a rigorous certification process with our suppliers in order to ensure that the ingredients bought and used by our suppliers were not tested on animals.  Each supplier signed a certificate which states that the ingredients used by our suppliers are cruelty free.”

First Aid Beauty’s Parent Company

In 2018, P&G acquired First Aid Beauty. P&G is not a cruelty-free corporation and admits to testing on animals when required by law.

Even though First Aid Beauty is now owned by P&G, First Aid Beauty remains committed to not testing any of their products or ingredients on animals throughout their supply chain.

Therefore, with First Aid Beauty’s cooperation, I am happy to consider First Aid Beauty to be cruelty-free and add them to our List of Cruelty-Free Brands!

Is First Aid Beauty Vegan?

Answer:

Not all of First Aid Beauty products are vegan, some of their products contain beeswax, collagen, honey, and/or yogurt extract making them not vegan, but most of First Aid Beauty products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Please reference below for a list of First Aid Beauty vegan and non-vegan products.

First Aid Beauty Vegan Product List (2019)

Although First Aid Beauty is not a 100% vegan brand, they do have a bunch of vegan products and they also label which of their products are considered vegan on their website.

But if you’re shopping elsewhere and need a quick list to reference, I’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find a list of First Aid Beauty products that are vegan!

Moisturizers – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Cleaners & Exfoliators – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Serums & Treatments – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Eye & Lip – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Masks – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Body – First Aid Beauty Vegan

Makeup – First Aid Beauty Vegan


Not Vegan – First Aid Beauty

Below is a list of First Aid Beauty skincare and makeup products that are not considered vegan as they contain some animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

  • 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask – not vegan
  • Cleansing Body Polish With Active Charcoal (contains honey) – not vegan
  • FAB Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA (contains elastin and collagen) – not vegan
  • FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid (contains Chondroitin and Cholesterol) – not vegan
  • Pure Skin Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser with Amino Acids – not vegan
  • Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Charcoal Cleanser With Probiotics (contains yogurt extract and honey) – not vegan
  • Ultra Repair Concentrate (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum (contains collagen) – not vegan
  • Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm (contains honey, beeswax, and proposil) – not vegan
  • Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery (contains proposil) – not vegan

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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