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Animal testing for cosmetics is STILL happening as we go into 2020! πŸ’‰πŸ Neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission *require* animal testing for cosmetics or household products. There are sufficient existing safety data as well as in vitro alternatives to make animal testing for these products obsolete. (Source: Leaping Bunny)
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Therefore it is up to brands and ingredient suppliers to ensure no new animal tests occur during any stage of product development and manufacturing.
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Vote with your consumer dollars by choosing to only buy from cruelty-free brands in 2020! ✊🏻 Let’s continue to fight to see a global end to animal testing for cosmetics! ✨
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Looking for a stylish vegan winter coat to keep you warm this season? ❄️ Here are some ethical vegan outerwear labels! 🌿 From vegan puffers, parkas, bombers, vests, coats, and jackets for men, women, and kids! πŸ§₯✨
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What to look out for in an ethical + vegan winter coat:
❄️ Avoid coats filled with down and animal feathers -- instead, these vegan labels use recycled polyester that are made from used bottles and post-consumer recycled content. They're also warmer, lighter, and more breathable than goose-down!
❄️ Read the label to see if the fur-trim is animal-derived or not. -- Don't just assume it's faux fur, it only takes two seconds to check to be sure!
❄️ Ethically-made -- If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Support vegan labels that care about the people making their clothes just as much as they do about the animals! Are their workers treated fairly, under safe conditions, and paid a living wage?
❄️ Made to Last -- Avoid shopping for a cheap winter coat just to wear a handful of times and to be replaced next year. Choose quality outerwear made with durable materials that were made to last, and even better, check to see if it comes with a warranty! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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@covergirl just launched their πŸ†• 100% vegan beauty line, Clean Fresh 🌿 The 4-piece collection features a Sheer-Coverage Skin Milk, Cream Blush, Cooling Highlighting Glow Stick and a Lip Oil. Available online at Amazon and Ulta.
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Note: CoverGirl is cruelty-free and certified by Leaping Bunny, however, CoverGirl is owned by Coty, a parent corporation that is NOT cruelty-free.
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Is REN Cruelty-Free? | REN Vegan Product List (2019)

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REN is a popular natural and clean skincare brand but is REN cruelty-free in 2019?

Is REN Cruelty-Free?

REN is cruelty-free in 2019; none of REN Clean Skincare products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that REN is owned by Unilever, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law in 2019.

In 2015, REN was acquired by Unilever, a corporation that is sadly still testing on animals in 2019. Many cruelty-free consumers have since chosen to stop buying REN Skincare as they feel their purchases are indirectly supporting and funding more animal testing done by their parent company, Unilever. To read more about some of the reasons to buy or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, check out this post here.

Although REN is owned by Unilever, the brand has always remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.

REN Animal Testing Policy

On REN’s website, it states that REN does not test any of their products on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.

Below is a screenshot of what is currently stated on REN’s website:

REN Animal Testing Policy in 2019
REN Animal Testing Policy in 2019

Unilever’s acquisition of REN in 2015 had me a little concerned about the possibility of REN selling their products in mainland China, like some other Unilever subsidiary brands, where they are required to test on animals per China’s animal testing laws.

So I emailed REN to ask if there would be any changes to their animal testing policy and cruelty-free status and they responded with the following:

“REN started as an independent company established in 2000. As of May 2015, it has been owned by Unilever. We can confirm that despite this change, REN’s policy of no animal testing remains in place.

Finally, I can confirm that our products are not sold in mainland China.

I am so happy that REN will always remain committed to staying as a cruelty-free brand! As a result, we are happy to add REN to our list of cruelty-free brands, however, with a note that REN is owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is REN Vegan?

Not all of REN Skincare is vegan as some contain honey, beeswax, milk and/or other animal ingredients, however, REN does offer some vegan products.

Please reference below for a list of REN vegan products.

REN Vegan Product List (2019)

Below is a list of REN products that are considered vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

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.

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  • BILLY GUY NAMER
    November 22, 2019

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