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I know you don't want to hear it again but gurl please, put on your sunscreen!!☀️ And to make sure you don't have any excuses for not wearing sunscreen every damn day, here's a list of cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for UNDER $16! 🍉 Find the full list with product descriptions and links on my blog, link in bio! 🌞 
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List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Sunscreens:
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⛱ @albabotanica Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($6.35)
⛱ @kissmyfaceusa Vegan Face Sunscreen ($10.78)
⛱ @goddessgarden Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($7.84)
⛱ @barerepublic Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30 ($14.99)
⛱ @jasonnaturalcare Vegan Sunscreen ($9.23)
⛱ @thinksport Safe Sunscreen ($12.11)
⛱ @livecleanusa Mineral Sunscreen ($12.79)
⛱ @babobotanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen ($13.29)
⛱ @allgoodbrand Sport Vegan Sunscreen ($12.89)
⛱ @mychellebeauty Sun Shield Sunscreen ($13.60)
⛱ @pacificabeauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Sunscreen ($16)
⛱ @dermae Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen($15.80)
⛱ @attitude_living Natural Care Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99)
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Look at how pretty @lovemissfrankie’s nail polishes are! 🌸✨ loving this pale grey lilac nude color called I Prefer Champagne! 🍾  all of Miss Frankie nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, breathable, and made in Australia! 🇦🇺🥂✨ #veganmanimonday #missfrankie

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@callitspring is committed to going fully vegan! ✌🏻🌱 Starting from their spring 2019 collection, all new shoes, handbags, and accessories will be entirely animal-free! ✨🌸
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Unilever Acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million 
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Tatcha is still considered to be cruelty-free (as of right now and we'll be closely monitoring any updates to their animal testing policies) however, Unilever is definitely NOT cruelty-free as their products/ingredients are tested on animals when required by law in 2019. 
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For those of you who choose to boycott CF brands that are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free, then sadly Tatcha should be avoided. However, if you choose to support these CF brands and want to know which of Tatcha skincare products are also vegan, you can find a vegan product list below! 
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Tatcha isn't a 100% vegan beauty brand however they do offer some vegan options 💜

Tatcha Vegan Products (2019):
❁ Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
❁ Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
❁ Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
❁ Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
❁ One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
❁ Red Camellia Lip Balm
❁ The Essence
❁ The Water Cream
❁ Violet-C Brightening Serum
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📸 via @tatcha

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All of Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Water Permeable & Breathable, Non-Toxic: No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide and No Benzophenone-1. 💅🏻

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Another cruelty-free makeup brand is now available at Sephora!! 🐰 @meltcosmetics' popular cruelty-free eyeshadow palettes + stacks, lipsticks, blush, highlighters, eye and lip liners are now sold in-stores and online at @sephora! 💄 Most of Melt Cosmetics' products are vegan but some shades do contain carmine. If you're curious, I've got a vegan product list up on my blog (link in bio)💋 So proud to see more and more cruelty-free and vegan options available at Sephora! ✌✨ // 📸 via @meltcosmetics

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Is Sleek MakeUP Cruelty-Free?

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Sleek MakeUP is an affordable drugstore makeup brand owned by Walgreens.

I’ve been curious to know whether Sleek MakeUP is cruelty-free and if any of Sleek MakeUP products are tested on animals?

Sleek MakeUP’s Animal Testing Statement (2017)

In my research, there was virtually no information found on Sleek MakeUP’s website about their animal testing policy, except for this underwhelming statement:

I sent them an email asking if they test their products or ingredients on animals, if they commission animal test to any third parties, if any of their raw ingredient suppliers test on animals, or if they sell in foreign markets that may require animal testing (ie. Mainland China)?

Below is the response I received from someone on their customer service team:

“Thank you for your enquiry regarding Sleek Makeup products and animal testing.
Sleek Makeup and our parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) make it our responsibility to ensure that none of our products are tested on animals during any stage of the product development process.
This also applies to the raw materials used.
Due to this, we are therefore able to declare that all of our products comply with the Directive 2010/63/EU and are not in any way tested on animals.
Sleek Makeup has a legal obligation to ensure that its products are safe; we therefore endeavour to carry out a safety assessment on every single product prior to placing them on the market.
The safety of a cosmetic product can be assessed on the basis of the safety profile of the ingredients used within a formulation.
All of the ingredients used within our products possess well established safety records, due to this they do not require animal testing on a routine basis.
We do not sell our products directly in China (this would require animal testing) and we do not plan to until China changes its laws on animal testing.”

Overall, I’m pleasantly satisfied with the response I received from Sleek MakeUP.

They addressed all my questions and I’m happy to hear that none of their products are tested on animals during any stage of product development and this goes for their raw materials as well, and they also refuse to sell in China until China changes its laws on animal testing.

My Concerns with Sleek MakeUP

It should also be noted that Sleek MakeUP is NOT certified cruelty-free by any organization like the Leaping Bunny or PETA. This means that no one else is verifying or looking into Sleek MakeUP’s animal testing claims other than themselves.

Also, another thing that caught me off guard is Sleek MakeUP’s parent company, Walgreens, is on a couple of “Companies that DO test on animals” list, like PETA’s and Logical Harmony’s.

Some cruelty-free shoppers choose to avoid buying from cruelty-free brands that are owned by a parent company that test on animals because they feel as if the money from their purchases will indirectly support and fund more animal testing done by the parent company.

Read more on Parent Company Animal Testing here.


Sleek MakeUP is Cruelty-free!

Based on their email response, I would consider Sleek MakeUP to be cruelty-free but owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

I hope Sleek MakeUP will look into becoming certified cruelty-free by a third party organization like Leaping Bunny sooner rather than later!

How do you feel about Sleek MakeUP’s Animal Testing Statement?

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3 Comments
  • Lisanne Kölzow
    May 29, 2018

    Hey girl, awesome article. I just have one more question: is sigma vegan or at least some of their products?

  • texas_glitterati
    December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the article. I’m new to Sleek Makeup & recently purchased some of their products. I couldn’t find the cruelty-free logo anywhere on the packaging or the Leaping Bunny logo so I was concerned. I’m not sure why they can’t just work on that.

  • Abeer Hussain
    October 31, 2017

    Hi. I needed this article right now. Thank you so much for this recent update about Sleek

“Make 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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