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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
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๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
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๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

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Is OGX Cruelty-Free in 2019? | Does OGX Test on Animals?

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Is OGX Cruelty-Free in 2019?
Is OGX Cruelty-Free in 2019?

Organix, OGX is a popular drugstore hair care brand, most known for their affordable nourishing shampoo and hair products made with exotic ingredients but is OGX cruelty-free in 2019?

Is OGX Cruelty-Free?

OGX is not cruelty-free in 2019; OGX products are sold in China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics therefore, OGX is required by law to test on animals in 2019.

It should also be noted that OGX is owned by Johnson & Johnson, a parent corporation that does test on animals on animals when required by law in 2019.

OGX Cruelty-Free Status

OGX was once known to be a cruelty-free brand but OGX was removed from PETA’s cruelty-free list when they found out OGXย was sold in mainland Chinaย where animal testing for imported cosmetics is required by law.

OGX No Longer Certified Cruelty-Free by PETA
OGX No Longer Certified Cruelty-Free by PETA

Here is OGX statement about their animal testing policy from their website’s FAQ page:

OGX Animal Testing Policy
OGX Animal Testing Policy

OGX Sold in China?

When I asked OGX if their products are sold in-stores in mainland China, they told me I can find their products in Watsons, the largest health and beauty care chain store in Asia.

In addition, Johnson & Johnson, OGX’s parent company is not a cruelty-free corporation and they state in their animal testing policy, “for our personal care products, we do not conduct animal testing or ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law”

Below is a screenshot of Johnson & Johnson’s animal testing policy:

Johnson & Johnson's Animal Testing Policy
Johnson & Johnson’s Animal Testing Policy

Cruelty-Free Alternatives:

Looking for cruelty-free alternatives to OGX? We recommend the following cruelty-free drugstore hair care brands:

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7 Comments
  • Kate
    December 22, 2019

    I will no longer be buying OGX products as they ARE tested on animals and to say it is not is a lie. ALL their products sold in China are tested on animals- selling in China is THEIR CHOICE and by it they happily make a choice to TEST ON ANIMALS!!! Add to that the parent company J&J knowingly sold products they KNEW were carcinogenic? No thank you!

  • Fancyus10
    January 3, 2018

    Maybe, not tested lol, but they use….. USE ANIMAL PRODUCTS.. I JUST GOOGLED THE COCONUT MILK SHAMPOO, USED WHEY, is a Part of AN COW OR GOAT ETC>MILK… THAT REMAINS AFTER THE FORMATION OF CURDS, LIKE IN CHEESE MAKEING> THE ENZIME IS THE # third stomach of a calf.. not adult cow or goat.. but the baby … RENNET BREAKS DOWN THE MOTHERS MILK, THEY USE WHEY… IN THE SHAMPOO< ALSO THEY USE ALBUMEN THE WHITE OF EGGS> THEY LEFT THIS PART OUT LOL

  • Susan
    October 21, 2017

    I think you haven’t done your research on this. I believe OGX is cruelty-free.

    • Fancyus10
      January 3, 2018

      If vegan, THIS PRODUCT HAS WHEY AN WHEY IS A PROCESS OF MILK, as is cheese, is to rennet, a calfs stomach …. also it uses the whites of eggs.. and albumen the white of an egg.. and bolany the nutritisve matter around the embryo of an bired, repile , etc. coagolated. by heat and found in the blood plasmas, animal tissue,, not tested on animals ,, but uses animals. its in the Coco nut milk! shampoo..

  • stacy
    July 1, 2017

    Noooo! I’ve been using OGX because they have the “not tested on animals” label on their bottles… If that’s the case, they are cheating their customers??

    Thanks for sharing this!

    • Vicky Ly
      July 2, 2017

      Sadly the label “not tested on animals” can virtually mean whatever companies what it mean since it’s not regulated by anyone.

      So companies can label their products to say “this PRODUCT was not tested on animals” when in fact, the INGREDIENTS were tested on animals or they can say something like “WE don’t test on animals” when in fact, they are hiring OTHERS to test their products/ingredients on animals on their behalf.

      Hopefully one day, animal testing for cosmetics will be banned and we won’t have to deal with these labeling loopholes and disingenuous companies trying to pass off like they care about animals

  • Lottie Mosley
    April 12, 2017

    Noooooo I loved these guys! Time to find a new brand.

    Thank you so much for sharing this ?

โ€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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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