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...

SprinJene Cruelty-Free & Vegan Toothpaste Review + Giveaway

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If the very thought of brushing your teeth with animal by-products terrifies you then you’ll be relieved to hear that vegans don’t have to give up brushing their teeth to help save animals! I’ve never trusted standard toothpastes for other reasons too, I always end up looking for dentist recommendations (the latest I found was a Dentist in Citrus Heights) that offer professional cleaning because I worry about all the harsh chemicals used in them.

I’m stoked to share with you all a cruelty-free and certified vegan toothpaste brand that I recently discovered called SprinJene!

SprinJene Toothpaste

Finding a toothpaste can be a bit personal because we all have our own opinions and expectations in a toothpaste, considering we use it 2 or more times in a given day! Not to mention we should always confirm with a professional, like this dentist in Tallahassee, that we are using the correct toothpaste for our teeth.

Now if you’re like most people and didn’t grow up using natural or vegan toothpaste, it can be hard finding and making the switch to a brand of toothpaste that you’re unfamiliar with.

After using SprinJene toothpaste for a week now, I am blown away by how comparable their toothpaste matches up to the stuff I was using before going vegan. If you’re just making the switch to vegan toothpaste or you miss the consistency and taste of your childhood toothpaste, I highly recommend trying out SprinJene!

What You Need To Know About SprinJene ToothpasteCruelty-Free-Vegan-Toothpaste

Enjoy our great-tasting, premium toothpastes that are uniquely engineered to provide safer, gentler, more natural care for your entire mouth.

  • Price: $5.95/5 oz
  • Contains fluoride
  • Certified Vegan
  • Not tested on animals; cruelty-free
  • Two options available: Fresh Boost & White Boost
  • Preservative Free, Gluten Free, Kosher and Halal
  • Made in USA
  • Find a store that carries SprinJene vegan toothpaste or get it on Amazon.

The Power of Black Seed Oil in Toothpaste

What really sets SprinJene‘s toothpaste apart from other vegan options is their unique formula consisting of all natural, cold pressed, black seed oil. “[…] scientific studies have documented remarkable results supporting black seed’s antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.

This is totally new to me and I’m intrigued about the health benefits of using black seed oil as a key ingredient in toothpaste! Brush up (haha, get it?) on the health benefits of Black Seed Oil here!

SprinJene certified vegan and fluoride toothpastes comes in 2 options; Fresh Boost and White Boost.

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Fresh Boost SprinJene Vegan Toothpaste

The Fresh Boost fluoride toothpaste by SprinJene comes out of the tube in this vibrant green gel consistency and at first, I found the smell of mint to be on the stronger side (I’m sensitive to smell) but the taste and flavour of mint is mild and pleasant.

The toothpaste has very tiny pearlescents in it that not only looks really pretty (imagine unicorns and glitter!) but the micro-pearls of fine silica claim to be gentler on our tooth enamel compared to conventional toothpastes that uses larger and harsher silica. And as any good Dentist in Santa Barbara would say, protecting that enamel is very important.

The formula is quite thick so you don’t need nearly as much as shown in the picture to easily build up to a foam.

White Boost SprinJene Vegan Toothpaste

SprinJene also has another variety of vegan and fluoride toothpaste called White Boost. This one has a white paste consistency which is what I’m used to using!

The White Boost toothpaste has a more subtle scent of mint but the same mild taste and flavour as the Fresh Boost option. If you’re sensitive to smell (like me!), I think the White Boost option will be more suitable.

I was expecting the black seed oil to give off a distinctive taste but I can’t even taste it in there!

And is it just me or every time I switch to a brand new formula or brand of toothpaste.. I feel that my teeth are noticeably whiter? It may totally be a placebo effect but nonetheless, since using SprinJene’s toothpastes.. I’ve noticed my teeth are whiter!

For the purpose of this review, I used the Fresh Boost and White Boost on alternating days for a week so I’m not entirely sure which one of the two I should be giving kudos to for helping to brighten up my smile! =)

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Final Thoughts on SprinJene Vegan & Fluoride Toothpastes

Now to be honest with you all, I’m not too picky when it comes to my toothpaste. It’s just gotta leave my breath smellin’ fresh and my teeth looking clean! Which I feel SprinJene has easily accomplished.

To put SprinJene’s toothpaste to the test, I got my oh-so-very picky boyfriend to try it out. I’ve been trying to get my boyfriend to convert to a cruelty-free and vegan toothpaste for years now but he keeps going back to his coveted Crest toothpaste. He doesn’t like the consistency of any of the vegan toothpaste options I’ve got him thus far.

The texture of SprinJene’s vegan toothpaste is comparable to the Crest toothpaste that he’s been using for years and I’m so happy to have finally found him a vegan option that he is willing to use and switch to!

Not to mention, SprinJene’s ingredients are a whole lot more natural than any of the mainstream toothpastes he’s been using! So, additional thumbs up to SprinJene’s toothpastes!

Does SprinJene get the boyfriend approval? It’s a resounding YES!

Enter to win 2 vegan fluoride toothpaste by SprinJene!

Enter to Win SprinJene Vegan Toothpaste!

Alrighties, I know how hard it is to find a vegan toothpaste option so the amazing folks at SprinJene has agreed to give both of their Fresh Boost and White Boost certified vegan and fluoride toothpaste to five of you!

Giveaway is open to US residents only, with a US mailing address.
Giveaway ends May 24, 2016 11:59pm PST.

To enter, all you gotta do is type in your email address in the widget below! For more entries, follow SprinJene and ethical elephant on social media =)

5 randomly selected winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim prize.

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Disclaimer: This post was part of a sponsored opportunity. I received free product and/or payment in return for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are always 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links which, while they don’t change the cost for you, earn me a small commission.

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3 Comments
  • cyndi br
    May 24, 2016

    I look for whitening and fresh breath

  • DJ
    May 24, 2016

    Definitely, fluoride and SLS free, but also with natural and vegan ingredients.

  • Annaliese
    May 18, 2016

    What I look for in a toothpaste: Vegan. <3

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