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A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! 🌿✨ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness πŸ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. 🌸 I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. 🌍 I’d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? πŸ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! ✌🏻✨🌱 VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
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My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! πŸ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
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I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
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*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

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Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
🌡 @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
🌡 @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @yesto
🌡 @andalounaturals
🌡 @100percentpure
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Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!πŸ’•
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HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
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Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are LIFE!πŸ”₯ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritos’ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ β€” all in moderation, of course πŸ™‚
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What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
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Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
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All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! πŸ’š
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#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

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Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ
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Never too small to make a big difference βœŠπŸ»πŸ’•βœ¨
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Does Love Beauty and Planet Test on Animals? (2018)

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Is Love Beauty and Planet cruelty-free?

Answer:

Unclear. Love Beauty and Planet is owned by Unilever, a corporation that continues to test on animals. However Love Beauty and Planet claims their products are not tested on animals and are 100% vegan but no further information was provided.

Not enough information was provided to determine whether Love Beauty and Planet test on animals or not.

Love Beauty and Planet Animal Testing Policy

There is virtually no information about Love Beauty and Planet’s animal testing policy on their website, except for this underwhelming description:

“We also make our products vegan and never test on animals.” (Source: Love Beauty and Planet)

via Love Beauty and Planet

I emailed the company to ask for specifics about their animal testing policy and received the following response:

Love Beauty and Planet inherits the same animal testing policy as their parent company, Unilever.

Unilever is known to be a corporation that continues to test on animals and the part in their animal testing statement that implies they test on animals is this sentence “Where some testing is required by law or currently unavoidable, we aim to minimize the number of animals used.”

In the screenshot above, you’ll also see that when I emailed Love Beauty and Planet, I received Unilever’s animal testing policy with a small snippet in the middle claiming that “Love, Beauty and Planet products are never tested on animals and the ingredients are 100% vegan.” When I pressed for more information about Love Beauty and Planet’s animal testing policy, I never received a response back.

I do not feel confident or comfortable claiming Love Beauty and Planet as being cruelty-free because although none of their products are tested on animals, they weren’t able to comment or clarify whether their ingredients are tested on animals.

It’s also implied that all of Love Beauty and Planet’s products do not contain any animal ingredients however brands can produce and market products that are vegan but not cruelty-free.

Ultimately, Love Beauty and Planet has not provided me with enough information about their ingredients and ingredient suppliers and therefore I am unable to determine whether I would consider them as a cruelty-free brand or not. I am publishing my correspondence with them so that you can make up your own mind about their cruelty-free status.

Cruelty-free Alternatives to Love Beauty and Planet

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8 Comments
  • Talmorne
    September 2, 2019

    I bought this the other day because it was on sale for 1/3 of the price, I thought I had looked into it thoroughly enough but for some reason I completely missed the fact that it was made by unilever 😰 Had I not already used some of the product I would’ve gone ahead and refunded it but it was already too late! I’m disappointed not only in myself for not seeing the red flags earlier but also in unilever for making claims that their product is certified cruelty-free but with no certified cruelty-free logo!

  • Michele Hammond
    April 14, 2019

    After reading review I’ve decided not to purchase these products due to the animal cruelty issues

  • Bianca Rose
    January 16, 2019

    It really sickens me the way Love Beauty and Planet is being marketed (at least over here) as totally cruelty free.
    It’s just deceitful + I hate to think how many well-meaning shoppers will be duped by their fake image. Veganism is a philosophy, not just a diet.

  • Alisha Fitzgerald
    August 15, 2018

    First off, I wanted to thank you for writing this post. I am saddened to discontinue my use of this product, but know that it is for the greater good that I do. How unfortunate it is that so many companies continue to test on animals, contributing to needless suffering for corporate profit. As much as I had loved using this product, I take more pride in a clean conscious. Let me and other readers alike know of any changes in their policies, please. Thank you for the informative read.

  • Stacey Ann
    July 27, 2018

    I saw these today at Target and I have to say I was almost sold until I saw they are owned by Unilever!! Red flag!! And it says plant-based ingredients! I’m like wtf?! Good product but bad company! No way are they getting my money! Nope! Also beware…Unilever also owns Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…

  • Shelby
    May 16, 2018

    I reached out to Love, Beauty and Planet on instagram and they responded saying they are cruelty-free and do not test on animals. However, they are owned by Unilever so I guess it is up to the person if they don’t buy products that may be cruelty free but are owned by companies that aren’t cruelty free.

    • Vicky Ly
      May 16, 2018

      Hey Shelby,
      Did they say anything about their ingredients and ingredient suppliers? Often times, companies will claim their products are not tested on animals, but their ingredients were tested on animals. Or they’ll claim *we* don’t test on animals, but their ingredient suppliers will test on animals.

      So I’m willing to overlook Love Beauty and Planet’s affiliation with Unilever only if they’re able to clarify and speak directly about their ingredients and ingredient suppliers =)

      • Annie G
        July 2, 2018

        Hi Vicky,

        My take is the same as yours. In fact, on the back of the LBAP package they have a list of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ (e.g., ‘YES Vegan, NO Dyes’)…and yet they articulate their animal testing policy as ‘YES Not Tested on Animals.’ To me this is a roundabout way to avoid saying ‘NO Animal Testing’ which would be more absolute and inclusive of ingredient testing on animals.

        Bummer, because the products feel and smell lovely!
        Annie

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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