๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

Coty Brands – Which Ones are Cruelty-Free or Sold in China?

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Is Coty cruelty-free?

Answer:

No. Coty is not a cruelty-free corporation, their products are tested on animals in China where animal testing is required for all imported cosmetics.

Coty Inc’s Animal Testing Policy

Source: Coty

“We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, testing of our products or ingredients on animals, except where required by law.

All our products are safe and have been developed, manufactured and packaged in compliance with the laws, regulations and guidelines that are applicable in each country in which they are sold”๏ปฟ

According to Coty’s animal testing policy, their products are tested on animals in some countries they sell to, namely in China, where animal testing is required by law.

This is also validated when Coty states “It is common knowledge that China requires mandatory animal tests on all cosmetic products imported into the country.” 

Therefore, I would not consider Coty or any of their brands that are sold in Mainland China to be cruelty-free.

When a corporation, as large as Coty, has over 50+ brands in its portfolio, it’s sometimes hard to tell which brands are selling in China, or certified cruelty-free, or brands that naturally inherit their parent company’s animal testing policy.

In my research, I found that almost all of Coty brands I reached out to, responded back to me with Coty’s animal testing policy. So although there may be no evidence of some of their brands selling in China, but almost all of Coty’s brands inherits their parent company’s animal testing policy, with the disclaimer that they test on animals when required by law.

List of Coty Brands

I wanted to list out all of Coty brands to help with:

  • Figuring out which of Coty brands are cruelty-free
  • Knowing which of Coty brands are sold in Mainland China
  • If you don’t want to support anything associated with Coty, then use this list as a reference as you should avoid all the brands on this list

Sold in China – This brand distributes its products in China where animal testing is required by law

Leaping Bunny โ€“ This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free

No notes – It has not been confirmed whether this brand sells in China, buy or boycott at your own discretion.

Color Cosmetics & Nails

  • Astor – Sold in China
  • Bourjois – Sold in China
  • COVERGIRL – Leaping Bunny
  • Max Factor – Sold in China
  • Miss Sporty
  • NYC Color
  • OPI – Sold in China
  • Rimmel London – Sold in China
  • Risquรฉ
  • Sally Hansen
  • Younique

Skincare

  • Lancaster – Sold in China
  • Monange
  • Philosophy – Sold in China

Hair Care

  • Biocolor
  • Bozzano
  • Cenoura & Bronze
  • Clairol Professional – Sold in China
  • ghd
  • Kadus Professional
  • Londa Professional
  • Nioxin – Sold in China
  • PAIXรƒO
  • Sebastian Profesional – Sold in China
  • System Professional
  • Wella ProfessionalsSold in China

Fragrance

  • Adidas
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Balenciaga – Sold in China
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Bruno Banani
  • Burberry – Sold in China
  • Calvin Klein – Sold in China
  • Cerruti
  • Chloรฉ – Sold in China
  • Davidoff
  • Escada Fragrances โ€“ Sold in China
  • Gucci โ€“ Sold in China
  • Hugo Boss โ€“ Sold in China
  • James Bond 007
  • Jil Sander
  • Joop!
  • Katy Perry
  • Lacoste โ€“ Sold in China
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances – Sold in China
  • Mexx
  • Miu Miu – Sold in China
  • Nautica
  • Playboy
  • Roberto Cavalli – Sold in China
  • Stella McCartney Fragrances
  • Tiffany & Co – Sold in China
  • Vera Wang – Sold in China

What do you think?

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6 Comments
  • Devonne Lopez
    August 16, 2019

    Wow what a waste of time reading you’re comment I thought you actually had something useful to say to her and she’s the one bitchin. Lol. Like she said Bye felicia! ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • Marti
    May 23, 2019

    Is cover girl cruelty free or not? They say they are but, there is no bunny on their packaging.

  • R Ksleska
    October 3, 2018

    You would do better to discuss the Chinese policy instead of any company who trades in China.

    You will find it very hard to find any company that does not, historically has not, or be forced by foreign countries to currently animal test.

    Why not put your passion to good use instead of bitching about legitimate companies?

    • Vicky Ly
      October 3, 2018

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I have lots of articles talking about China’s animal testing laws, thank you very much. (see below for a list)

      Yes, at some point.. every ingredient, including water, may have been tested on animals in the past. But what we can do NOW is prevent any MORE animal tests from happening. We can’t change what happened in the past but we can definitely avoid testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals from this point forward.

      And for the companies that have CHOSEN to sell in China knowing that they’ll have to test their products/ingredients on animals is NOT OK in my books. This article is showcasing some of those brands that have decided to sell in China and for those of us who don’t want to support those companies may find this list helpful.

      I’m going to “bitch” about these non-cruelty-free companies till the day we see a global end to animal testing for cosmetics and if you don’t like what you’re reading then BYE, FELICIA.

      Understanding China’s Animal Testing Laws – https://ethicalelephant.com/understanding-china-animal-testing-laws/
      Cosmetics Made in China vs. Sold in China, Animal Testing Laws- https://ethicalelephant.com/china-animal-testing-laws-cosmetics-made-china-vs-sold-china/
      Can Cosmetics Sold in China Be Cruelty-Free? – https://ethicalelephant.com/can-cosmetics-sold-china-cruelty-free/

      • Em
        August 5, 2019

        Girl YES, thank you.

        Animal testing is completely unnecessary in this day & age. Moving forward, companies should take note and make the change, and stop imposing unnecessary cruelty onto the voiceless.

    • Devonne Lopez
      August 16, 2019

      R Ksleska Ignorant. Lol. Keep on keeping on Vicky Ly!!!๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ˜Ž

โ€œMake 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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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