โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

Cruelty-free & Chill ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒผ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @chillhouse

Cruelty-free & Chill ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒผ ....

Vegan Collagen Booster – Herbaland Gummies for Adults

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Here on ethical elephant, we talk a lot about beauty products that we put onto our skin, but in this post, we’re going deeper. Skin deep, that is.

Beauty supplements have grown in popularity in the past several years and as someone who has definitely become more self-conscious and aware of my aging skin, I’ve been really interested in all the new beauty supplements launching that claim to give us younger-looking, supple, and clear skin. I know plenty of people who use hemp-related beauty products and claim that it successfully provides results. If you are interested in learning more about hemp-related products you can check out this website here (www.premierhempcompany.com). You never know you might find something that you love. I know that some people love this, however, I want to talk to you guys about this really exciting product that I’ve come across, which is from a company called Herbaland. These are beauty supplements that are vegan, so can be a perfect addition to your beauty regime.

I was so excited when Herbaland, a Canadian-based company specializing in nutritional gummies reached out to me to tell me about their new vegan collagen supplement! I’ve been trying it out for the past several weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.

If you’re also struggling with trying to find a vegan collagen beauty supplement, then this post is for you!

What is Collagen?

Collagen is an essential protein in our body and has many important functions, including providing our skin with structure and strengthening our bone. However, as we age, our body produces less collagen resulting in wrinkles and dry skin.

The benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements aim to help support our body’s natural collagen production and thereby slowing the aging of our skin. As a result, it may help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dryness of our skin.

Is Collagen Vegan?

Traditional collagen supplements are not vegan as collagen is primarily sourced from bovine and marine sources. Herbaland’s vegan collagen boosters contain plant-based ingredients to promote the body’s natural collagen production.

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults - Herbaland
Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults – Herbaland

Herbaland – Vegan Collagen Booster

What is it? Herbaland’s vegan collagen boosters are sugar-free vegan gummies for adults that claim to help in collagen formation, helps to maintain healthy skin, and provide antioxidants to the maintenance of good health.

Size: 90 gummies

Price: CAD$18

Claims: “Collagen is a protein that provides structure and strength in bones, muscles, and skin. This structure-giving property makes it essential for youthful skin. It is important to support the bodily production of this fountain-of-youth protein, by fueling its production with vital nutrients. Vegan Collagen Booster is a fun, convenient, and delicious way to boost collagen production. Each gummy is packed with ingredients like Lysine and Vitamin A, to support collagen production and the maintenance of good health.”

“This product contains all natural sources of color and flavor. Free of preservatives.”

Vegan. Sugar-Free. Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Gluten-Free. Natural Ingredients. CGMP Certified.

Vegan collagen gummies for adults - Herbaland
Vegan collagen gummies for adults – Herbaland

Taste: These watermelon flavored adult gummies are so yummy tasting! They taste and smell exactly like watermelon jolly ranchers! I’m blown away by the fact that these gummies are sugar-free too, they taste like candy and I don’t really have a sweet tooth so I don’t like things to be too sweet and I find Herbaland’s gummies for adults to be perfectly sweetened ??

Texture: Herbaland’s vegan gummies use a pectin base instead of gelatin (gelatin is derived from boiling animal skin and bones, gross!). But these vegan and animal-free gummies from Herbaland have a similar texture and chewiness compared to other gummies or candies with gelatin.

My Thoughts: I love the convenience of them and they’re super delicious so that makes it easier to eat them 3 times a day, I actually look forward to eating them because they’re so yummy! ?

I’ve been trying Herbaland’s Vegan Collagen Booster for over 3 weeks now, so I’m almost done the bottle. I take them with food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have noticed an improvement in the appearance and texture of my skin but I’ve also made from lifestyle changes like drinking a gallon of water a day and eating more fresh greens and veggies in my diet. I have also been making sure to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Getting enough sleep has so many unique health benefits! I have recently invested in a new mattress too, so bedtime has been an absolute joy recently. My old mattress was in such a bad way, I had been sleeping on it for as long as I can remember so I was definitely due an upgrade. Which reminds me, if you are in need of a new mattress, There’s more information available on Bestmattress-brand.org. Take a look and see if you can find a mattress to suit your needs. That being said, I’m not going to suggest that Herbaland’s collagen booster gummies are a magic pill that will give you clearer, younger-looking skin but I will say that in combination with a healthy lifestyle and diet, taking these gummies daily has improved the look and texture of my skin.

I’ve been trying to eat less sugar and processed foods so I do appreciate Herbaland’s clean, simple, natural, and mostly organic ingredients. This is totally aligned with the changes I’m trying to make in my life and also CAD$18 per bottle seems like an unbeatable price for something that is both natural and delicious tasting! And a bonus that Herbaland is a Canadian company! ??

Herbaland’s Vegan Collagen Booster

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving Herbaland’s vegan collagen booster gummies for adults a try! I’m thinking of trying out their other gummies for hair, skin, and nails next!

Packaging: Comes in a child-proof plastic (HDPE 2) medicine bottle. The gummies have a tendency to stick to one another so once you get to the bottom of the bottle, it can be challenging trying to reach the gummies stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Ingredients: The raw materials are sourced from local farms in Canada and are organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO and natural.

Medicinal Ingredients per gummy (2.8g):

  • Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 900 mcg RAE (3000 IU)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 90 mg
  • L-Lysine 150mg
  • Amla Fruit Powder 10mg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Isomalto-oligosaccharides, Purified Water, Organic Erythritol, Xylitol, Pectin, Natural Watermelon Flavor, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Black Carrot Color, Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Oil.

Directions: Take 3 gummies per day with food.

There are 90 gummies in the bottle, so this one bottle will last you 30 days when taken 3 times a day.

Where to buy? online at herbaland.ca, on Amazon (CA), or Well.ca

PR or Purchased? In full disclosure, Herbaland sent me their Vegan Collagen Booster to try. 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.

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