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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™™...

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๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
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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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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...

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๐Ÿ“ธ via @chillhouse

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Is NYX Vegan or Cruelty-Free? | NYX Vegan Product List (2020)

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NYX Cosmetics is a popular affordable makeup brand available at most drugstores in the US, Canada, and the UK. But is NYX Cosmetics cruelty-free and vegan?

Is NYX Cruelty-Free?

NYX is cruelty-free! NYX does not test their products or ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world. However, it should be noted that NYX is owned by L’Oreal, a corporation that is still testing on animals in 2020 when required by law.

Some cruelty-free shoppers choose to boycott cruelty-free brands that are owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company because they feel their purchases may indirectly be funding animal tests paid by the parent company. We encourage and empower you to make the decision on whether you want to support or boycott brands in these cases.

NYX Animal Testing Policy (2019)

If you choose to look past NYX’s affiliation with L’Oreal and want to know which of NYX’s makeup products are considered vegan, then you’ll be happy to know that recently NYX has started labeling some of their makeup as being vegan.

Is NYX Vegan?

Although not all of NYX cosmetics are vegan as some contain beeswax, lanolin, carmine, or other animal-derived ingredients or by-products, NYX does have some cosmetics that are suitable for vegan that don’t contain animal products.

Please reference below for a list of NYX vegan products.

This post originally (dated Sept 4, 2015) included a statement from NYX claiming that none of their products were considered vegan but this post is updated to reflect NYX’s recent changes.

NYX Vegan Product List (2020)

NYX’s vegan list can be viewed on their website here.

The following is a list of NYX vegan products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

Face – NYX Vegan

Foundation

Face Primer & Setting

Concealer

Bronze, Contour & Highlight

Blush


Eye Makeup – NYX Vegan

Eyeliner

Eyebrows

Mascara

Eye Primer

Eyeshadow & Palettes


Lips – NYX Vegan


Nails

  • Nail Lacquer

Makeup Remover

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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32 Comments
  • zara
    July 5, 2019

    the wonder stick does not contain beeswax?

    • Vicky Ly
      July 8, 2019

      Hey Zara,

      You’re right. I just checked the ingredient list for The Wonder Stick from NYX and it does list beeswax. I’ve now removed it from this list. Thank you for catching that! =)

  • A Abena
    November 25, 2018

    If nyx cosmetics is owned by a non cruelty fee company (L’Oreal) then even though nyx make up is ‘vegan’ wouldn’t some of the money fund cruel animal experiments?
    Very unfortunate and annoying…everything is connected

  • Sissi
    May 12, 2018

    Thank you for putting the list together. I needed to know if the Epic Ink Eyeliner was vegan & Cruelty-free and it is!!! Yeaaah!!!

  • Liz
    March 23, 2018

    Hi- I buy basically ONLY NYX products. I love the quality but the cruelty-free part was essential to me. I happened to notice that in stores (as of the past two weeks), the newest stocked products no longer have the little “bunny” symbol or the words “cruelty free” anywhere on the packaging. Do you happen to know why?

  • Jay
    March 18, 2018

    The stay matte not flat foundation contains beeswax sadly.

    • Vicky Ly
      March 21, 2018

      Hi Jay,
      I just checked the ingredients and you’re right, the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation does indeed contain beeswax. Thanks for catching that and for letting me know! I’ve now removed it from my list and have emailed NYX to inform them that this foundation shouldn’t be on their vegan product page =)

      • Sukh
        March 26, 2018

        Hi Vicky…. can u please tell me that is the nyx vegan+cruelty-fee or just the vegan

      • Nuria
        September 1, 2018

        Do YouTube know ahout the Suede martes Lipstick? It seems ok jut the glycerin i Sony know if its from vegetal por animal origin. Aldo i sentรญa antes email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent Hot antes answer. Thanksgiving YouTube!

      • Nuria
        September 1, 2018

        Do You know about the Suede matte Lipstick? It seems ok but the glycerin i dont know if its from vegetal or animal origin. Also i sent an email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent got any answer. Thanks You for tour amazing job

  • jaime
    March 17, 2018

    Hi,

    I’m wondering how pure and safe NYX products are and how compliant to their cruelty free stance considering some of their products are being manufactured in The People’s Republic of China.

    I think it is absurd that China requires products entering into China from foreign countries with high standards of purity and quality control to be tested on animals. The horror stories coming out of China with respect to the lack of quality control, the addition of impure and hazardous materials to everything from baby formula to animal treats (and being exported to the countries they demand testing from!), and the counterfeiting of myriad products goes unchecked. Hypocrisy of the highest level.

    Personally, I think companies should care more about their domestic clientele and refuse to sell to a country that is forcing them to abandon their core beliefs. The companies that are capitulating to the inhumane demands of this country are potentially losing more customers than they are gaining, if for no other reason than putting a higher value on profits rather than ethics.

    • Vicky Ly
      March 18, 2018

      Hi Jaime,
      Cosmetics MADE in China are not required by law to be tested on animals. It’s only if they’re SOLD in China. And NYX cosmetics are NOT sold in China so they are not required by law to be tested on animals.

      You can read up more on this here! >> https://ethicalelephant.com/china-animal-testing-laws-cosmetics-made-china-vs-sold-china/

    • Cailin Banks.
      March 5, 2019

      Hi there, thank you for this list. I saw that they have NYX at Shoppers. Just wanted to clarify something though. They have a Butter Lip gloss with a wand applicator and your list says Butter Lipstick. Is that the same product? There’s colours like Angel Food Cake if that’s any help.

      • Vicky Ly
        March 5, 2019

        Hi Cailin,

        Good question. The NYX lip gloss contains beeswax and therefore it’s not vegan.
        Whereas the NYX Butter Lipstick that is vegan comes in a bullet lipstick form.

        Hope that helps to clear things up for you!

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