Cruelty-free Rules Everything Around Me! 🐇💗✨ #CREAM // 📷 via @kyutbox

Cruelty-free Rules Everything Around Me!...

Now that wet n wild is no longer cruelty-free, we recommend @jordanacosmetics as an affordable cruelty-free drugstore makeup option!💄🐰 They also recently updated their site and started labelling which of their products are vegan and don't contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products!! ✨ You can find a list of Jordana's vegan products down below to help you shop cruelty-free ᴀɴᴅ vegan on the go! ✌🏻
Jordana Cosmetics 𝓋𝑒𝑔𝒶𝓃 Product List (2019)
♥ Black Pearl Metallic Matte Liquid Lip Color
♥ Brow Powder Duo
♥ Cat Eye Liner
♥ Color Tint Blush
♥ Color Xtend Eyeliner
♥ Cosmic Glow Holographic Lip Gloss
♥ Creamy Liquid Foundation
♥ Creamy Liquid Foundation With Pump
♥ Eye Primer / Base
♥ Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil
♥ Fabubrow Shape & Set Gel
♥ Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Fineliner Felt-Tip Liquid Liner
♥ Forever Flawless Pressed Powder
♥ Glow N’ Go Creamy Strobing Stick
♥ Instant Glow Liquid Highlighter
♥ Powder Bronzer
♥ Prime No-Pores Pore Refining Face Primer
♥ Quickbrow Micro Eyebrow Pencil
♥ Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick
♥ Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color
♥ Take Cover Full Coverage Concealer
♥ Triple Play All Over Color
📸 via @jordanacosmetics

Now that wet n wild...

What The F... @wetnwildbeauty?! 😒 This is why cruelty-free consumers have trust issues!
Incredibly sadden by the news and confirmation that @wetnwildbeauty products are indeed sold in mainland China where animal testing for cosmetics is required by law 💔 I have removed Wet N Wild from our cruelty-free directory lists, but please check out @logicalharmony and @crueltyfreekitty's posts for details about the recent news. A summary simply isn’t enough to explain everything that’s been brought to light and how Wet N Wild was caught lying about selling in China 😑


What The F... @wetnwildbeauty?! 😒...

BARBIE PINK 💗 always cruelty-free + vegan 💅🏻@nclabeauty #VeganManiMonday #nclaxbarbie

BARBIE PINK 💗 always cruelty-free...

Happens more often than I’d like to admit 🤭.... // 📸 via @hummusmem3s

Happens more often than I’d...

Going home to be ugly in peace is one of my fave things to do 🙌🏻 #friyay #longweekendplans // 📸 via @theobonaparte

Going home to be ugly...

Be gentle with yourself on your journey to living and choosing cruelty-free. Know that you'll probably make mistakes along the way and that's OK. Give yourself permission to learn and grow, and to strive for progress, not perfection. It's not a race or competition to see who can be the best cruelty-free consumer, go at your own pace and always remember what you're doing IS making a difference to animals and the planet! 🐰🌍💕// 📸 via @fequalshq

Be gentle with yourself on...

How do turtles communicate with each other? 🐢
Shell phones. 🤭 Couldn’t resist a turtley lame mom joke lol. I also couldn’t resist this stunning and adorable sea turtles smoothie bowl 🐢 made by @naturally.jo! 😍👏🏻✨

How do turtles communicate with...

Because vegans frequently find themselves on desert islands... 🌴🙄

Because vegans frequently find themselves...

The best feeling is changing out of your public sweatpants and into your house sweatpants. My kinda weekend plans 🙌🏻✨ // 📸 via @mate_the_label

The best feeling is changing...

Is REN Tested On Animals?

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is REN tested on animals?

REN has confirmed that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or commission any third parties to do so on their behalf.

However REN is owned by Unilever, a parent company that does test on animals and has assured us that their no animal testing policy remains in place and none of their products are sold in China. It is up to you to decide if you are comfortable supporting a cruelty-free brand that is owned by a parent company that does test on animals.

Related: Non-cruelty-free Parent Company Dilemma 

REN’s Animal Testing Policy

Below you will find REN’s animal testing statement taken from their website’s FAQ.

REN animal testing policy

Email Correspondence with REN

As I always do to ensure the claims made on the website are up-to-date, I emailed REN and they replied with the same explanation found on their website but with the following additions:

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.

What about product sold outside of the EU?

Unilever’s acquisition of REN is an area of concern for me because that opens a lot of opportunities for how REN products are manufactured and distributed. They have reassured us that the EU ban on ingredients tested on animals after March 11, 2013 are prohibited for sale in the EU, but that ban doesn’t extend to other countries including the U.S. or Canada.

So what does that mean for products or ingredients sold or possibly manufactured outside of the EU? REN responded and addressed my concerns with the following statement:

I can confirm that all of our products (apart from the Vita Mineral™ Lip Balm) are manufactured in the UK before distribution, so follow the same regulations.

REN’s Vegan Product List

UPDATE (DEC 20, 2017): There is now an available vegan product list of REN Skincare on their website.

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

  • REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash
  • REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Energising Hand Wash
  • REN Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil
  • REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub
  • REN Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil
  • REN Sirtuin Phytohormone Replenishing Cream
  • REN Citrus Limonum Prebiotic Hand Cream
  • REN Clarimatte™ T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream
  • REN Clarimatte™ Invisible Pores Detox Mask
  • REN Clarimatte™ Clarifying Toner
  • REN Clearcalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
  • REN Clearcalm 3 Acne Treatment/Clarity Restoring Mask
  • REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream
  • REN Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil     
  • REN Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream
  • REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist
  • REN Gueande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm
  • REN Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Firming Beauty Shot
  • REN Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift
  • REN Multi-Tasking After Shave Balm
  • REN Tamanu High Glide Shaving
  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion
  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil 
  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
  • REN Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil
  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish
  • REN Neroli & Grapefruit Body Cream
  • REN & Now to Sleep
  • REN Pro-Vitamin Conditioner
  • REN Rosa Centifolia™ No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
  • REN Rosa Centifolia™ 3-in-1 Cleansing Water
  • REN Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 
  • REN V-Cense™ Revitalising Night Cream
  • REN V-Cense™ Youth Vitality Day Cream
  • REN Vita Mineral™ Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream
  • REN Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil
  • REN Vita Mineral™ Active 7 Eye Gel

And below is a list of products to avoid that contain animal ingredients.

“All REN products other than the products listed below are suitable for vegans.”

Evercalm™ Anti Redness Serum (Modukine – Milk)
Rosa Centifolia™ Hot Cloth Cleanser (Beeswax)
Vita Mineral™ Lip Balm (Honey, Beeswax)
Vita Mineral™ Emollient Rescue Cream (Beeswax)

REN is Cruelty-Free!

If you can look past REN being owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company (Unilever) then it’s safe to say that REN is a cruelty-free brand!

Photo by szdl, used under CC BY 2.0 / Added text

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