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Animal testing for cosmetics is STILL happening as we go into 2020! πŸ’‰πŸ Neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission *require* animal testing for cosmetics or household products. There are sufficient existing safety data as well as in vitro alternatives to make animal testing for these products obsolete. (Source: Leaping Bunny)
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Therefore it is up to brands and ingredient suppliers to ensure no new animal tests occur during any stage of product development and manufacturing.
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Vote with your consumer dollars by choosing to only buy from cruelty-free brands in 2020! ✊🏻 Let’s continue to fight to see a global end to animal testing for cosmetics! ✨
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Looking for a stylish vegan winter coat to keep you warm this season? ❄️ Here are some ethical vegan outerwear labels! 🌿 From vegan puffers, parkas, bombers, vests, coats, and jackets for men, women, and kids! πŸ§₯✨
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❄️ Read the label to see if the fur-trim is animal-derived or not. -- Don't just assume it's faux fur, it only takes two seconds to check to be sure!
❄️ Ethically-made -- If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Support vegan labels that care about the people making their clothes just as much as they do about the animals! Are their workers treated fairly, under safe conditions, and paid a living wage?
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@covergirl just launched their πŸ†• 100% vegan beauty line, Clean Fresh 🌿 The 4-piece collection features a Sheer-Coverage Skin Milk, Cream Blush, Cooling Highlighting Glow Stick and a Lip Oil. Available online at Amazon and Ulta.
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Scotch Naturals is Cruelty-Free but No Longer Vegan

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Scotch Naturals is Cruelty Free But No Longer Vegan

Scotch Naturals is known for their all-natural premium nail lacquers that are free of parabens, phthalates, and other toxic ingredients you’d find in conventional nail polish.

Admittedly, I’ve never tried any of Scotch Naturals nail polish before and unfortunately it looks like I will never get the chanceΒ because all of their new nail lacquers are made from shellac, a by-product from the lac bug.

Shellac is a natural resin secreted by a tiny species of insect (laccifer lacca) that is native to India and Thailand. The lac bug spends its six-month life cycle in unimaginably large colonies feeding, and breeding on small, shrub sized trees called lac trees. As they feed on the sap of these small trees they secrete lac much as bees secrete wax. This resinous material is then harvested from the trees to be purified and is used as a natural lacquer. ~Scotch Naturals

If you’ve purchased Scotch Naturals’ nail polish in the past, thoseΒ should beΒ vegan. You can tell whether they are vegan or not by the packaging; the older (vegan) formula has the type ‘SCOTCH’ much larger than the word ‘NATURALS’. Β When in doubt, Β email the company if you’re not sure.

Related: Know the Difference Between Cruelty-Free and Vegan

Scotch Naturals No Longer Vegan

Their new formula that uses shellac is called “NaturaLaq” so if you see this on a bottle of Scotch Naturals’ or in the product description… then you’ll know it isn’t vegan-friendly.

Related: 40 Cruelty-free and Vegan Nail Polish Brands

Despite that Scotch Naturals nail polish are no longer vegan-friendly, they are still a cruelty-free brand that does not test on animals. I received an email response from one of their reps and they’ve confirmed that Scotch Naturals:

  • does not test ingredients and final product on animals
  • does not commission third parties to test on animals on their behalf
  • none of their ingredient’s suppliers test on animals*
  • does not sell in China

*they verify this by having all of theirΒ suppliers fill out a lengthy and in depth Raw Material Questionnaire asking if they test on animals. Scotch Naturals will not use a raw material that has been tested on animals

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