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

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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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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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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)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

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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 OGX was sold in mainland China 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 ?

“Make 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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