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What are some of your fave cruelty-free + vegan skincare brands? 🐰🌿✨ with literally hundreds of vegan options to choose from, making the switch to a cruelty-free skincare routine has never been easier! πŸ’– (πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco)

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The best things in life are CRUELTY-FREE! πŸ’žπŸŒΏβœ¨ (via @inthesoulshine)

The best things in life...

Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨
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Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨ . ....

πŸ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX IS HERE! πŸ‚πŸ’›πŸ“¦ If you're just getting into cruelty-free + vegan makeup or you're like me, a vegan makeup addict, then you'll LOVE @vegancuts seasonal makeup boxes! πŸ’„ (Get $5 OFF with coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
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Here's a peek inside this season's box:
πŸ’‹ Powder Contour Kit from @aestheticacosmetics
πŸ’‹ Cherry Matte Setting Spray from @pacificabeauty
πŸ’‹ Eyeshadow in the color Garden Rose from @rmsbeauty
πŸ’‹ Makeup blending brush from @labeautesoi
πŸ’‹ Eyeliner pencil in the shade: Bright Eyes from @100percentpure
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The scoop: 5 full-size cruelty-free + vegan makeup products with a total value of $100. You can customize the box by picking your choice of eyeshadow and eyeliner pencil colors! ✨ This season's box supports Sofi and friends at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. 🦁🌿
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Have you tried any of these vegan goodies before? 🧑 I’m obsessed with the cherry setting spray, it smells sooo good!! πŸ’
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #vegancutsbox #gifted #affiliate

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πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand, Drunk Elephant for $845 Million! 🐘
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What’s the current situation with Drunk Elephant’s cruelty-free status?πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Shiseido is NOT a cruelty-free corporation, they DO test on animals when required by law and the brand, as well as, some of their subsidiary brands (like NARS) are sold in mainland China and are required by law to test on animals.
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Shiseido does own two cruelty-free brands, bareMinerals and BUXOM.
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So.. will Drunk Elephant remain Cruelty-Free?
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YES! According to Drunk Elephant, they'll remain cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified!!! βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»βœ¨Swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ» to read their response when asked about their cruelty-free standing after the announcement.
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TL;DR - Shiseido (a non-cruelty-free corporation) acquires Drunk Elephant but they’ll remain committed to being cruelty-free. Drunk Elephant is not sold in-stores in China and has no plans to.
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenews #drunkelephant #shiseido

πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires...

All good things are wild & CRUELTY-FREE! 🐰✌🏻🌿

All good things are wild...

Buhaha I need this! πŸŽƒπŸ‚ and all the other awesome vegan good stuff by @thepunkybunny πŸ‘ˆπŸ»
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Speaking of vegan candy:
🍬 Sour Patch Kids
🍬 Twizzlers
🍬 Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
🍬 Air Heads
🍬 Skittles (edit: Including the UK versions!) 🍬 Dots
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Let me know what are some of your favourite vegan candy?πŸ‘‡πŸ» (πŸ“Έ via @thepunkybunny)

Buhaha I need this! πŸŽƒπŸ‚...

How often do u do your nails?πŸ’…πŸ» I like to do mine 2-3 times a week. ✨ I find it so therapeutic and I just love changing nail polish colours depending on my mood and the season! πŸƒ

These are some of my cruelty-free and vegan manicure essentials:
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🌿 Soy nail polish remover (acetone-free) by @786cosmetics - love how gentle, yet effective this nail polish remover is!
🌿 Nail cuticle oil - β€˜So Rich,  Love Potion’ by @nclabeauty - love the smell of ALL their cuticle oils!! They have travel-size ones too now!
🌿 Non-Toxic Base Coat by @siennabyronbay, the best sticky base coat I’ve ever used!
🌿 Clear Top Coat by @lovemissfrankie, love this because it’s got a nice, wide-tapered brush which makes application quick and easy!
🌿 Hydrating vegan hand cream by @cakebeauty which smells like French vanilla cupcakes!!
🌿 And the color (swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ») I have on today is from @siennabyronbayβ€˜s latest collection, the color is called Serenity ✨
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenails #vegan #veganbeauty #vegannails #vegannailpolish #missfrankie #ncla #nclabeauty #siennabyronbay #786cosmetics #cakebeauty #gifted

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IKEA Canada launches a πŸ†• plant-based burger, VΣ’XT Burger! πŸ” It's currently only available at @ikeacanada’s new outdoor dining experience in Coquitlam, Canada. Find the white food truck, Foodbox, outside at this location to try their new vegan cheeseburger today! 🌱
(Source: LIVEKINDLY)

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Some bunny loves u when u choose cruelty-free! πŸ’•πŸ‡πŸŒΏ .
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πŸ“Έ via @bunnies_.lover

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Are ‘Vegan’ Cosmetics the Same as ‘Cruelty-free’?

This post may contain affiliate links.

I wanted to answer one of the most frequently asked questions, Are ‘vegan’ cosmetics the same thing as ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetics?

No. Generally the terms ‘vegan’ and ‘cruelty-free’ do not mean the same thing.

I say “generally” here because there is no regulation specifically defining or governing the use of the term ‘cruelty-free’ or ‘vegan’ or similar terms.

When I say ‘generally’.. I mean this is how the general beauty and cosmetic industry uses these two terms.

So simply put, cruelty-free is generally used to imply a product or brand does not test its formulations, ingredients, or finished products on animals.

On the other hand, vegan is generally used to imply a product or brand does not use or contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Some cosmetics are both cruelty-free and vegan which implies they’re not tested on animals and do not contain any animal ingredients.

Some cosmetic companies claim to be cruelty-free and do not test on animals but they do not claim to be a vegan brand because they use animal ingredients, like carmine, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, in their cosmetics.

There are a few companies that claim their products are vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients however their products may have been tested on animals. An example of this is Garnier, their Superfruit hair products claims to be free of animal derivatives (and therefore vegan) but unfortunately Garnier is not considered to be cruelty-free as their products are tested on animals in order to sell in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law.

Summary:

  • The term “Cruelty-free” only implies to animal testing
  • The term “Vegan” only implies to the use of animal-derived ingredients (like beeswax, carmine, lanolin, collagen)
  • Cosmetics can be both cruelty-free and vegan
  • Cosmetics can also be cruelty-free but not vegan
  • A few cosmetics can even be vegan but not cruelty-free

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1 Comment
  • Steph @ Vegan Catalog
    February 13, 2018

    This is such an important distinction to keep in mind! A product calling out the fact it’s vegan makes it sound like it would be cruelty-free too, but obviously, that isn’t always the case πŸ™

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