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A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! 🌿✨ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness πŸ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. 🌸 I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. 🌍 I’d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? πŸ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! ✌🏻✨🌱 VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
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πŸ“Έ via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! πŸ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
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I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
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*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
🌡 @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
🌡 @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @yesto
🌡 @andalounaturals
🌡 @100percentpure
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Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!πŸ’•
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πŸ“Έ via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some...

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
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HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not...

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are LIFE!πŸ”₯ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritos’ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ β€” all in moderation, of course πŸ™‚
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What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
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πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are...

Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
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All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! πŸ’š
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#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

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Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ
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// #regram πŸ“Έ via @thegoodtrade

Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference βœŠπŸ»πŸ’•βœ¨
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πŸ“Έ via @theveganbox

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Procter & Gamble (P&G) Brands – Which Ones are Cruelty-Free or Sold in China?

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Is Procter & Gamble (P&G) cruelty-free?

Answer:

No. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is not a cruelty-free corporation, some of their products are sold in Mainland China where animal testing is required for all imported cosmetics.

Procter & Gamble’s Animal Testing Policy (2018)

Source: P&G

P&G claims they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, unless it is required by law.

P&G then goes on to explain that in some countries they sell to, like China, still require animal tests to ensure the safety of certain products and ingredients. Since P&G has decided to sell their products in these countries, they must have their products and ingredients tested on animals.

I recognize and appreciate P&G’s efforts in funding and developing non-animal testing methods and also P&G admitting that they “strongly believe that the majority of animal tests required by these authorities are scientifically unnecessary“.

But if P&G doesn’t agree with these animal tests, why are they choosing to sell their products under these conditions then? No one is forcing P&G to sell in China, that’s their decision to do so when many cruelty-free brands have chosen not to sell in China for these very reasons, why can’t P&G do the same if they truly don’t agree with having their products tested on animals?

Source: P&G

Ultimately, I would not consider Procter & Gamble or any of P&G’s brands that are sold in Mainland China to be cruelty-free because some of their ingredients and products are required to be tested on animals.

It should be noted that two of P&G’s brands are certified cruelty-free by PETA; First Aid Beauty and Herbal Essences. However here at ethical elephant, we do not consider Herbal Essences to be cruelty-free as their products are sold in Mainland China.

When a corporation, as large as P&G, 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.

List of P&G Brands

I wanted to list out all of Procter & Gamble’s brands to help with:

  • Figuring out which of P&G’s brands are cruelty-free (Short answer: None!)
  • Knowing which of P&G’s brands are sold in Mainland China
  • If you don’t want to support anything associated with Procter & Gamble, 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

PETA Certified – This brand is PETA Certified Cruelty-Free

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

If you wish to boycott all of Procter & Gamble’s brands, the list below showcases all of P&G brands:

Skin & Body Care Brands

  • First Aid Beauty – PETA Certified *acquired in 2018
  • Ivory – Sold in China
  • Olay – Sold in China
  • Old Spice – Sold in China
  • Safeguard – Sold in China
  • Secret – Sold in China
  • SK-II – Sold in China

Hair Care Brands

  • Aussie – Sold in China
  • Head & Shoulders – Sold in China
  • Herbal Essences – Sold in China PETA Certified
  • Pantene – Sold in China
  • Rejoice – Sold in China
  • Vidal Sassoon – Sold in China

Oral Care Brands

  • Crest – Sold in China
  • Fixodent – Sold in China
  • Oral-B – Sold in China
  • Scope – Sold in China

Razor Brands

  • brAun – Sold in China
  • Gillette – Sold in China
  • Venus – Sold in China

Cleaning & Household Brands

  • Ace
  • Ariel – Sold in China
  • Bold
  • Bonux
  • Bounce – Sold in China
  • Cascade
  • Cheer – Sold in China
  • Comet – Sold in China
  • Dash
  • Dawn – Sold in China
  • Daz
  • Downy – Sold in China
  • Dreft Laundry
  • Era – Sold in China
  • Fab – Sold in China
  • Fairy
  • Febreze – Sold in China
  • Gain – Sold in China
  • Joy – Sold in China
  • Lenor
  • Mr. Clean – Sold in China
  • Rindex
  • Salvo
  • Sarasa
  • SwiferSold in China
  • Tide – Sold in China
  • Viakal

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4 Comments
  • Daisy
    September 4, 2019

    There is no way around this. I consider it NOT cruelty-free. I loved Herbal Essence’s Rose Hip and Daisy shampoo scents, but since they are not cruelty-free, I no longer get it. WIth that said, does anyone know what I can use as an alternative to these shampoo? Like a similar scent?

  • Melaniejoye
    March 14, 2019

    As a consumer, I care very much that animals not suffer for the pleasure of human consumption. I try to consciously avoid and scrutinized all my purchases from cosmetics and household products to my food sources. It matters to me very much. And as we know, animal testing is antiquated. I am very surprised that as advanced as China is with regard to technology, they still participate in such barbaric practices. I feel it is an excuse they use to be cruel to placate to uninformed and uneducated society. I will not purchase products from US companies that distribute to countries that still test on animals.

  • Amy
    June 9, 2018

    They said on one of their products I page they don’t engage in animal testing. Not with this comment though. I told them when I see a cruelty free logo I’d believe it.

    • Denise
      October 1, 2018

      Amy, that was a great response!!! Lack of Cruelty Free logo means no go with our purchasing dollars.

β€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.”― Marc Bekoff

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