Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

ORIBE’s Animal Testing Statement and Vegan Product List

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Is Oribe cruelty-free?

Answer:

Yes. Oribe is cruelty-free; not tested on animals. However it should be noted that Oribe is owned by a parent company that does test on animals, KAO.

Oribe’s Animal Testing Policy

Oribe is a luxury brand most known for their hair care products and Oribe is available at Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew. I was curious to know whether Oribe products are tested on animals and if any of their hair care products and makeup were vegan.

On their website, Oribe states that they have a strong commitment to animal welfare and does not directly or indirectly test any of their products on animals and that most of Oribe products are considered vegetarian.

Oribe is Cruelty-free

I reached out to Oribe to find out more about their animal testing policy and after my email exchange with them, I’m happy to confirm that Oribe is cruelty-free with some vegan options!

Oribe does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals; Oribe does not ask a third party to test any of their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf; None of Oribe ingredient suppliers test on animals and they require certification letters from each raw material suppliers verifying that they don’t test on animals; Oribe products are not sold in Mainland China.

However it should noted that Oribe is owned by KAO, a corporation that continues to test on animals in order to sell in China.

Oribe Vegan Product List (2018)

Below is a list that was given to me by an Oribe representative of what they considered as being vegan.

*UPDATE (AUG 2, 2018): I’ve been notified by a reader that some of the below Oribe vegan products may contain Keratin derived from an animal source, however Oribe considers said products as being “vegan” since the keratin was derived in a way that doesn’t harm animals. I am currently working on updating this list to remove all products that contains keratin as an ingredient. 

  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Black
  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Blonde
  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Dark Brown
  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Light Brown
  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Platinum
  • Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray – Red
  • AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream
  • Après Beach Wave & Shine Spray
  • Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield
  • Côte d’Azur Polishing Body Scrub
  • Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color
  • Bright Blonde Conditioner for Beautiful Color
  • Bright Blonde Radiance & Repair Treatment
  • Cleansing Crème for Moisture & Control
  • Conditioner for Beautiful Color
  • Conditioner for Magnificent Volume
  • Conditioner for Magnificent Volume
  • Conditioner for Moisture & Control
  • Cote d’Azur
  • Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher
  • Côte d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash
  • Côte d’Azur Restorative Body Crème
  • Cote d’Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil
  • Crème for Style
  • Curl by Definition
  • Curl Control Silkening Crème
  • Curl Gloss
  • Curl Shaping Mousse
  • Daily Ritual Cream Face Cleanser
  • Dry Texturizing Spray
  • Essential Antidote Replenishing Conditioner
  • Featherbalm
  • Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste
  • Foundation Mist
  • Free Styler Working Hairspray
  • Free Styler Working Hairspray
  • Gel Serum
  • Glaze for Beautiful Color
  • Gold Envy Luminous Face Mask
  • Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment
  • Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
  • Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
  • Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner
  • Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo
  • Gold Lust Transformative Masque
  • Gold Pomade
  • Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse
  • Côte d’Azur Nourishing Hand Cream
  • Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème
  • Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray
  • Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Fuchsia Glow
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Imperial Rose
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Super Natural
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – The Nude
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – The Red
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – The Violet
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Rosewood
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Ruby Red
  • Lip Lust Crème Lipstick – Tropic Flame
  • Masque for Beautiful Color
  • Matte Waves Texture Lotion
  • Night Ceremony Ultra-Rich Cream
  • Radiant Drops Golden Face Oil
  • Rock Hard Gel
  • Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
  • Run-Through Detangling Primer
  • Sculpting Cream
  • Shampoo for Beautiful Color
  • Shampoo for Magnificent Volume
  • Shampoo for Moisture & Control
  • Shine Light Reflecting Spray
  • Silverati Shampoo
  • Silverati Conditioner
  • Signature Conditioner
  • Signature Moisture Masque
  • Signature Shampoo
  • Silver Pearl
  • Smooth Style Serum
  • Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray
  • Split End Seal Beautiful Color Treatment
  • Star Glow Styling Wax
  • Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream
  • Superfine
  • Superfine Strong
  • Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse
  • The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo
  • The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish –
  • Thick Dry Finishing Spray
  • Ultra Gentle Conditioner
  • Ultra Gentle Shampoo
  • Swept Up Volume Powder
  • Volumista Mist for Volume

 


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4 Comments
  • Emily
    January 29, 2020

    Hi, so I was searching for the products on that list, and the Signature Shampoo and Conditioner had Keratin on the list of the ingredients. So I’am confused, isn’t it animal based? Or in this case is plant based? Much love from Brazil! ❤️🇧🇷

  • Mary
    September 1, 2018

    I am disappointed that they sold their company to Kao. Their products have a hefty price tag that I’ve happily paid because I thought they were completely cruetly-free. While some still choose to support brands that are cruelty-free, while their parent company is not, it is hard for me to ignore the fact that I am ultimately lining the pockets of a parent company that tests on animals.

  • Elle
    February 13, 2018

    Oribe recently (December 2017) sold to Kao based in Japan. They haven’t started selling in mainland china but I would assume they will follow suit with EVERYONE else under Kao’s umbrella.

  • JoanneWhiting
    January 26, 2018

    Oribe is my favorite brand, I use hair product of it. Thank you for sharing this useful information. Happy to know that it constitute vegan list!!

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