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Live Clean Natural & Vegan Deodorants 🌸 If you're looking for an affordable vegan drugstore stick deodorant, you'll be happy to hear one of my favorite cruelty-free Canadian πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ bath and body care drugstore brands @livecleancan now has their own line of natural deodorants! πŸ’—
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It goes on smoothly. Doesn't leave a white powdery residue behind. The scent is mild, not too overpowering. This natural deodorant is ideal for everyday use.
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@livecleanusa Natural Deodorants Available in 4 scents:
🌷 Powder Clean (✨My personal fave!)
🌷 Sparkling Citrus
🌷 Cool & Fresh
🌷 Fragrance-Free
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🌱 Available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Loblaws.
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99% naturally-derived ingredients and free of harsh chemicals.  Free from Aluminum, Propylene Glycol and Parabens.  This eco-conscious formula is naturally derived with baking soda, corn starch and Certified Organic Botanicals.
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#LiveCleanDeoWorks #LiveClean #NaturalDeodorant #VeganDeodorant #Gifted

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I β™₯️ animals ✨ that’s why I don’t eat, wear, or test on them πŸ°πŸ’•
// πŸ“Έ via @thepunkybunny

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Comfortably chic πŸ’• loving my @bcfootwear vegan therapeutic sandals in white ✨ the cushioned sole keeps my walking feet happy while the white vegan leather woven straps adds a touch of elegance to complete any summer outfit πŸ‘ŒπŸ» and they’re only under $100 too! πŸ”₯ All of @bcfootwear shoes are now 100% VEGAN!πŸŒ±πŸ’›πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Check this cruelty-free and vegan beauty subscription box by @medusas_makeup! πŸ’– This month, in particular, is a special edition box as Medusa's Makeup celebrates their birthday with their BIGGEST and most EPIC box of the year!! πŸ₯³πŸŽπŸ§ The monthly vegan beauty box starts at $16.95/mo, cancel anytime!
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🧁 Sweet Cheeks in Double Dare
🧁 Glitter Blush Brush (π˜”π˜Ί 𝘍𝘒𝘷𝘦!✨)
🧁 Liquid Eyeshadow in Audrey
🧁 Glitter in Mystique
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πŸŽ‰ Motel Keychain
πŸŽ‰ Rawganic Facial Wipe
πŸŽ‰ Medusa Sticker Sheet (not shown in pic)
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Get your hands on @medusas_makeup Birthday Beauty Box while you still can! πŸ’œ
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Looking for consciously-made vegan belts? Let me introduce you to @doshishop, a US-based vegan fashion brand offering a range of vegan leather handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts, and accessories for men and women. πŸ’Ό πŸ’ž All of Doshi's accessories are free of animal materials and all ethically made using environmentally-conscious processes.
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This is one of their reversible vegan belts for women. That's right, you get two belts for one! One side is pink and the other is brown (also available in other colors) You can dress this belt up or down; casual or for work/professional attire.
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π’±π’Ύπ’Έπ“‰π‘œπ“‡π“Ž! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Illinois Becomes Third State to Ban Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics! πŸ‡
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SB 241, sponsored by Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, prohibits the import or sale of any cosmetic if the final product or any ingredient was tested on animals after January 1, 2020.
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Last year, California became the first state to enact β€œhumane cosmetics” legislation, followed by Nevada in June. Illinois’ new law provides additional incentives for cosmetics companies to invest in non-animal alternatives to help them stay competitive in a changing global market while sparing animals from painful tests. (Source: Animal Welfare Institute)

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

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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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