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...

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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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Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

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What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

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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!🐇✨

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Is Hourglass Cruelty-Free + Vegan in 2019?

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Hourglass is a luxury makeup brand available at Sephora, Cult Beauty, and Nordstrom. Hourglass was acquired by Unilever in 2017, so is Hourglass still cruelty-free and vegan?

Is Hourglass Cruelty-Free in 2019?

Hourglass is cruelty-free in 2019; none of Hourglass’ products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world. However, it should be noted that Hourglass is owned by Unilever, a parent corporation that is still testing on animals in 2019.

Hourglass Animal Testing Policy (2019)

Hourglass was acquired by Unilever in 2017 but since then, Hourglass has remained committed to never testing their products or ingredients on animals. Hourglass products are also not sold in-stores in mainland China and are not required to be tested on animals, by Chinese laws.

On Hourglass’ website, it states “Hourglass Cosmetics does not test on animals during product development or production. In addition, we do not provide authoritization to any third parties to perform animal testing on our products.”

Hourglass animal testing statement (2019)

We are happy to add Hourglass to our list of cruelty-free brands!

Is Hourglass Vegan?

Hourglass is not an entirely vegan brand (yet!) Some of Hourglass makeup products do contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, like beeswax, lanolin, and carmine, but Hourglass pledges to be an all-vegan brand by 2020.

Please reference below for a list of Hourglass vegan products.

Hourglass Vegan Product List (2019)

On Hourglass’ website, they have a helpful page listing all their products that claim to be vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. I’ve taken those products that are currently listed as being vegan and compiled this list so you can use it on-the-go!

Want to know which of Hourglass cosmetics’ are not vegan? Check their non-vegan product list at the bottom of this post.

Primer

Foundation & Concealer

Powder, Bronzer, Blush, Highlighter

Eyes & Brow

Lips

Skincare

Brushes

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.

Not Vegan – Hourglass

Below is a list of Hourglass makeup and skincare products that were not included on Hourglass’ vegan list, the following products may contain some animal-derived ingredient or by-product.

  • Ambient Lighting Blush (shades that contain carmine: Dim Infusion, Ethereal Glow, Mood Exposure, Radiant Magenta) – not vegan
  • Ambient Lighting Bronzer (Radiant Bronze Light) – not vegan
  • Ambient Lighting Finishing Powder (contains carmine: Mood Light) – not vegan
  • Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush (shades that contain carmine: Brilliant Nude, Euphoric Fusion, Iridescent Flash) – not vegan
  • Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder (contains carmine: Iridescent Strobe Light) – not vegan
  • Curator Ascent Extended Wear Lash Primer – not vegan
  • Curator Lash Instrument – not vegan
  • Curator Realist Defining Mascara Formula – not vegan
  • Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss (shades that contain carmine: Canvas, Muse, Fortune, Icon) – not vegan
  • Femme Nude Lip Stylo (contains lanolin) – not vegan
  • Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • GIRL Lip Stylo (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Hidden Corrective Concealer (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Illume Sheer Color Trio in Sunset (may contain carmine) – not vegan
  • Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow (shades that contain carmine: Aura, Blaze, Reflect, Smoke) – not vegan
  • Vanish™ Flash Highlighting Stick (Gold Flash) – not vegan

I’d love to know what are some of Hourglass’ vegan products you’ve tried and would recommend?

What do you think?

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3 Comments
  • Mary
    February 22, 2017

    I have a few friends that use Hourglass Vegan products, and they swear by them. I don’t wear makeup but I need that Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss. I’m addicted to shiny lips 🙂

  • Laura brockway
    February 20, 2017

    Hi!
    I love your blog! Do you know if any of the new girl lip stylo colours are vegan?
    Thanks, Laura 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      February 20, 2017

      Hey Laura!
      Hm.. I’m not sure if the Hourglass GIRL lip stylo are vegan or not.
      I can’t seem to find a list of ingredients on Hourglass or Sephora’s website. Since it’s a new product, I think the best option is to just keep an eye on Hourglass’ vegan product page. I know they are fairly good at keeping it updated! =) I’ll also be sure to update this list once I receive confirmation

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