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...

Review: Giovanni’s D:Tox System Facial Cleansing Towelettes

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I’ve been trying my best to cut down on using facial wipes as often because the tree hugger in me finds them wasteful. But I recently discovered Giovanni Purifying & Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes (I got mine for $4.99/30 wipes, at Winners) which are made with biodegradable cloth!

To satisfy my inner lazy girl syndrome, I needed a facial wipe that could do it all in one go; remove makeup, cleanse all the nasties, exfoliate my skin, all without drying my skin and breaking me out!

Yes, I’m a product developer’s worst nightmare.. lazy but high maintenance.

Thankfully, the peeps at Giovanni has got me covered with their D:tox System’s cleansing towelettes {CRUELTY-FREE + VEGAN}!

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Out with the bad. In with the good. Giovanni’s D:Tox System purifying and exfoliating facial cleansing towelettes wipe away the grime and excess oil that can destroy your glow. Volcanic Ash draws out impurities and gently uncovers new skin. Powerhouses Acai and Goji Berry seal the deal with revitalizing antioxidants that help combat skin-damaging free radicals. Skin is left soft, pure and subtly awakened with the scent of fig and green tea. Prepare to put your refreshed face forward.

PRODUCT CLAIMS

  • Draws out toxins & impurities to revitalize tired-looking skin
  • Out with the bad: volcanic Ash gently exfoliates
  • In with the good: antioxidants help combat skin-damaging free radicals
  • Ultra-soft to comfortably remove makeup & mascara

“Put your best face forward: Use D:Tox System purifying and exfoliating facial cleansing towelettes daily – anytime, anywhere – to cleanse, remove stubborn makeup and recharge your skin. For maximum results, do not rinse. Lightly reseal package after each use to maintain freshness of remaining towelettes.”


REVIEW

Giovanni D:tox System Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I can definitely attest to their claims of how ultra-soft the cleansing cloth is and even more importantly, it leaves my skin feeling just as soft! I get a little nervous using any kind of wipes on my face because it might irritate my skin with all that rubbing going on but these cloths are one of the softest I’ve used to date!

It does the job of removing all of my makeup and cleansing my face but what really keeps me coming back to Giovanni’s cleansing cloths is that they don’t leave my skin feeling dry. I think this is where the magic of antioxidants from the Acai and Goji berries come into play.

Now I’m not sure what they meant, “For maximum results, do not rinse.” Do they mean don’t rinse the cloth itself (which makes sense) or your face after using the cloth?

However I did find that it left a little bit of sticky residue on my skin so after using the cleansing towelettes, I will splash some water on my face and pat dry with a towel. This leaves my skin feeling so soft and not dry at all!

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Purified Water), Polysorbate 20, Cellulose Gum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Coco-Glucoside, Volcanic Ash, *Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Berry) Fruit Extract, *Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry), Fruit Extract, *Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance
*USDA Certified Organic  

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