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...

Review: Sukin’s Detoxifying Facial Scrub

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I’ve been searching for an all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan exfoliator for some time now and  since I was so impressed with Sukin’s Sulphate-free Foaming Facial Cleanser, I thought I’d give their Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub ($12.95 for 125ml) a try!

All Sukin products are cruelty-free as well as vegan!

Product Description and Claims:

a blend of kale, spirulina and parsley promote a healthy, glowing complexion while jojoba beads and bamboo gently exfoliate the skin

Micro jojoba beads and ground bamboo offer the skin a gentle polish to remove dirt and impurities. A blend of kale, spirulina, chlorella and parsley impart detoxifying antioxidants and vitamins on the skin, while pineapple, licorice and lime peel promote a clean, radiant complexion.”

Kale, spirulina, chlorella, parsley, pineapple, lime peel… Am I suppose to eat this? Sounds more like a green smoothie squeezed into a bottle! “Super Greens” is definitely the right name for this product!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub {VEGAN}

Personal Review

  • It smells SO good. The moment you open the cap, you get a rush of sweet cranberry scent without being too overpowering. It makes me feel like I’m in a fruit-infused bath of cranberries!
  • Considering its name “Super Greens”, I thought the product was going to come out as this super green color but it’s actually white!
  • The micro jojoba beads and ground bamboo does an amazing job of removing the daily grime off my face but it’s not irritating at all. The combo works well together as an effective gentle exfoliator, it sort of forms into a grainy sand texture that is easy to rinse off.
  • When using this in the shower, I have gotten a bit of the tiny jojoba beads in my eyes. It feels like sand in my eyes but can be easily rubbed or rinsed away.
  • Leaves my face feeling super soft, clean, and radiant! It doesn’t dry my skin out or leave my skin feeling flaky.

I have used it as a daily exfoliator however I feel that the jojoba beads can be a bit abrasive for those who have sensitive skin. One night, I scrubbed a little harder than usual and it left my face feeling like I got scratched by a sassy cat. There’s really no need to do what I did and scrub as hard because the product really does all the work for you.

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub {VEGAN}

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No Sulphates (SLS & SLES)
  • No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No Animal Derivatives
  • No Harsh Detergents
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Artificial Colours
  • No Mineral Oils
  • No EDTA
  • No parabens
  • Cruelty-Free and Vegan!

“Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth” ~Sukin

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder (Bamboo), Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Jojoba Esters, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract (Kale), Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol.

What do you think?

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2 Comments
  • Aurea
    July 9, 2016

    Hello there! I have three questions:
    1) Can I use this with my facial cleansing brush or should I use it alone?
    2) I know you said that it is ok to use daily (for normal skin), but can I use it in the morning and evening?
    3) Does this scrub assist in getting rid of acne scars/blemishes?

    • Vicky Ly
      July 10, 2016

      Hey Aurea!
      Since this review, I’ve used up my entire bottle so it’s been awhile since I’ve used this facial scrub.

      But here’s what I remember:

      1) You should probably use it alone because the jojoba beads and ground bamboo is quite coarse so if you use it with a cleansing brush.. I’m thinking it might be a little too rough and abrasive on your skin because the little beads work well on their own as an exfoliation. It sort of feels like the texture of salt, so just imagine using your cleansing brush with salt.

      2) I also wouldn’t recommend to use it for both morning and night … I don’t think its gentle enough to use it that often. I think it was more designed to be a facial scrub to exfoliate and get rid of dirt and dead skin cells that build up on our skin. And this doesn’t need to be done too often! =) Otherwise your skin might freak out when over-cleansing it.

      3) I remember my skin would feel softer, smoother, and healthier after using this facial scrub but I don’t remember if it specifically helped with reducing the appearance of my acne scars/blemishes. As someone who also suffers from acne/blemishes.. I’m afraid to make such a bold claim on this product and to disappoint you if it doesn’t live up to that claim!

      In the end, I think this is a great addition to incorporate into your beauty regimen because it’s important to be using a facial scrub at least once a week. This scrub contains all natural ingredients and works well so I would definitely recommend it and repurchase it!

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