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...

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

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Is Revlon cruelty-free?

Answer:

No. Revlon is not a cruelty-free brand or corporation.

None of Revlon’s brands are cruelty-free.

Revlon’s Animal Testing Policy

There isn’t any information on Revlon’s website about their animal testing policy, which is a little odd… I think they removed their statement when they joined forces with Elizabeth Arden recently. So I emailed them and received the following response:

Revlon states that none of their brands test on animals however in order to comply with safety regulations in countries they sell to, their products must be tested on animals.

This implies that Revlon is selling in countries, like Mainland China, where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics. In my research, I found several news articles stating Revlon pulled out from selling in China in 2014 due to low sales. However the above statement I received on May 9, 2018 from Revlon suggest otherwise.

Revlon also states that they are working to advocate for these governmental authorities to adopt alternative testing methods, but in my opinion, how can you advocate to eliminate animal testing while at the same time, contributing and paying to have your own products tested on animals?

Although Revlon may not be doing the testing themselves and their claim of “Revlon and its portfolio of brands, do not test on animals” may be somewhat true, but the reality is that they are having others do the testing for them.

So I would not consider Revlon or any of Revlon’s brands to be cruelty-free because they’re allowing their products to be tested on animals in order to sell in countries that require animal testing by law.

Please note that none of Revlon’s brands are certified cruelty-free by any organization or by ethical elephant’s standards.

List of Revlon Brands

I wanted to list out all of Revlon’s brands to help with:

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

Cruelty-Free – This brand is 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 Revlon’s brands, the list below showcases all of Revlon brands:

Color Cosmetics

  • Almay – Sold in China
  • Elizabeth Arden – Sold in China
  • Revlon – Sold in China

Hair Care Brands

  • American Crew
  • Colorsilk
  • Creme of Nature
  • DFI
  • Intercosmo
  • Orofluido
  • Revlon Professional – Sold in China

Body Care Brands

  • Eksperience
  • Gatineau – Sold in China
  • Mitchum – Sold in China
  • Natural Honey

Nail Brands

  • CND, Creative Nail Design
  • Cutex
  • Pure Ice
  • Sinful Colors – Sold in China

Fragrances

  • Alfred Sung
  • Britney Spears Fragrances
  • Charlie
  • Christina Aguilera Fragrances
  • Curve
  • Ed Hardy
  • Elizabeth Taylor Fragrance Collection
  • Grey Flannel
  • Giorgio Beverly Hills
  • Halston
  • Jena Nate
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • John Varvatos – Sold in China
  • Juicy Couture
  • La Perla
  • Lucky You Lucky Brand
  • Mariah Carey
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Wildfox

What do you think?

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1 Comment
  • noemi
    June 20, 2018

    hi Vicky,

    I think Juicy C is sold in China, if you go to the store locator, 11 Beijing JC stores are listed… Noteworthy, that it didn’t list any store in china on the first try!

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