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...

List of 15+ Cruelty-Free & Vegan Perfumes at Sephora

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Looking for a high-end cruelty-free and vegan perfume for yourself or for a gift? Sephora is a great place to shop for luxury perfumes at various price ranges but unfortunately, most of the fragrance brands they sell sadly still test on animals in 2019.

uckily, there are a handful of cruelty-free (and vegan!) fragrance brands that you can get your hands on at Sephora. In this post, I’m sharing 15 cruelty-free perfume brands + a bonus vegan scented candle brand so that you can live your best scented life without harming any animals!

First, what’s not vegan about perfume? This may come as a surprise to you (and gross you out) but some perfumes contain animal-derived ingredients like Ambergris, which is a grey, waxy substance produced in the digestive tract of sperm whales and used as a fixative in perfumes; Castroreum which is derived from beavers; and Musk which is a substance with a strong smell and is secreted from the glands of male musk deer.

Yah, I think we’ll pass on the animal ingredients and opt for cruelty-free and animal-free versions instead!

Vegan Perfumes at Sephora

Below is a list of vegan fragrance brands that are sold at Sephora (US and Canada), none of these fragrance brands test on animals and none of the perfumes mentioned in this list contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

The 7 Virtues
The 7 Virtues

The 7 Virtues

The 7 Virtues brings oils in from nations around the world to create a made in Canada, vegan, paraben and phthalate-free, eco-chic fragrance for men and women. The 7 Virtues is a cruelty-free and 100% vegan fragrance brand. “The 7 Virtues is a Canadian company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We source fair market natural essential oils from nations rebuilding after war or strife. We are on a mission to ignite a cavalry of businesses to come and do trade with nations rebuilding.”

CLEAN Perfumes
CLEAN Perfumes

Clean Perfumes

Beautiful fragrances crafted with safe ingredients you can trust. CLEAN CLASSIC, CLEAN RESERVE & CLEAN AVANT GARDEN make up the Clean Beauty Collective. All of Clean Perfumes are cruelty-free and 100% vegan, they claim “each and every fragrance is formulated with the finest ingredients. Whether it’s sustainably sourced or tried-and-true synthetics—we’re proud to say we always put you and the environment first. And we never test on animals. That’s our promise.”

Pinrose Perfume
Pinrose Perfume

Pinrose Perfume

Pinrose’s collection of fragrances is the perfect blend of amazing and awesome. “We created Pinrose to be different from the other perfume brands. Unlike the big brands that overdesign and overcharge, we make the highest-quality scents that are designed by real women for real women. Pinrose is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

Maison Louis Marie
Maison Louis Marie

Maison Louis Marie

Maison Louis Marie has been in the business of creating delicate scents to enchant different lifestyles since 1792. She composes illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances that are quite luxurious. All of her creations are phthalate-, paraben-, sulphate– and cruelty-free, as well as, 100% vegan.

PHLUR Fragrances

PHLUR

Launched for the first time in 2016, PHLUR is eternally devoted in creating stunning scents with clean ingredients. All of their eau de parfums are free of BHT, phenoxyethanol, parabens, phthalates, and polycylic and alicyclic musks, as well as Leaping Bunny certified and 100% vegan.

by Rosie Jane Fragrances

by Rosie Jane Fragrances

By Rosie Jane fragrances are designed to be simple and effortless. They are phthalate-free, paraben-free, and vegan. By Rosie Jane perfumes and scented products are created by Rosie Jane Johnston, an easy living enthusiast. She designs her fragrances to be simple and effortless and packages them in 100% recyclable materials. Her fragrances are made in California with natural, vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly ingredients.

SKYLAR Fragrances
SKYLAR Fragrances

SKYLAR Natural Perfume

Skylar offers natural perfumes that are hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and vegan with at-home sampling. A team of experienced and passionate artisans create every bottle with care in Los Angeles. Better sourced, better made, and better priced. All of Skylar Fragrances are cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau De Parfum
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau De Parfum

Kat Von D Beauty

Did you know Kat Von D Beauty also makes perfume? They have 2 Eau de Parfum, appropriately called Saint + Sinner that could be used together or singularly for best effect. “Enter a world of complementary contradiction: light + dark, vulnerable + empowered, Kat Von D Saint + Sinner—discover the only fragrances that celebrate the two sides within all of us.” Just like all of Kat Von D Beauty make products, their Saint + Sinner fragrances are also cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

P.S. Kat Von D Beauty also just came out with vegan scented candles!

LAVANILA Fragrances

LAVANILA Fragrance

Lavanila is known as the world’s first healthy fragrance and natural technology infuses organic sugarcane alcohol with skin-saving antioxidants and botanicals, to give the fragrance a modern twist. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. All of Lavanila fragrances and roller-ball fragrances are vegan.

OUAI Fragrances
OUAI Fragrances

Ouai Fragrances

Sophisticated OUAI De Parfums inspired by the world’s most fashionable cities. “One spritz of OUAI anything conjures up breathtaking views of a white-sugar sand beach in St. Barth. Call it magic, but the five intoxicating OUAI scents were conceived after an arduous process of tweaking and re-tweaking by Jen Atkin and a traditional fine French perfumer.” I have confirmed with OUAI that all of their perfumes are vegan and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products, OUAI is not an entirely vegan brand.

Ellis Brooklyn Eau de Parfum
Ellis Brooklyn Eau de Parfum

Ellis Brooklyn

Ellis Brooklyn is a luxury naturals fragrance and bodycare line marrying the best artisanal, small-batch formulas with the finest French fragrances. Ellis Brooklyn Fragrances is cruelty-free and all of their eau de parfums are vegan however, their candles and body milks contain beeswax and are not suitable for vegans.

Juliette has a Gun
Juliette has a Gun

Juliette has a Gun

Discover the famous perfume brand Juliette has a Gun. A collection of fragrances created by Romani Ricci, great-grand-son of Nina. Juliette has a Gun claims, “our fragrances only contain natural and noble ingredients. We bring a particular attention on the fact of selecting the best raw materials for the composition of our perfumes. I confirm that our fragrances don’t contain any animal derived ingredients, and that we don’t do tests on animals.”

NEST Fragrances
NEST Fragrances

Nest Fragrances

NEST Fragrances is a leading lifestyle fragrance brand offering a variety of exceptional personal care, home fragrance and fine fragrance collections specifically designed to enhance one’s everyday living and entertaining experience. Although NEST Fragrances does not explicitly claim their products are “vegan”, but they have confirmed to me that they “do not test our products on animals and only do business with vendors and organizations that do not conduct product testing on animals. Our products do not contain animal-derived ingredients.”

Histoires de Parfums

Histoires de Parfums

Founded by Parisian perfumer Gérald Ghislain, Histoires de Parfums is governed by inspiration and imagination. Maintaining the highest quality in raw materials, the eau de parfums have a 15% concentration for a long-lasting beautiful trail. 1826 was inspired by the first and last French empress, Eugénie de Montijo. She was a sparkling beauty. Her seductive nature and temperamental elegance delighted Napoleon the third as well as influenced the mundane life and artistic refinement of her time. Histoires de Parfums states, “Our perfumes are in agreement with the European laws which forbid all ingredients of animal origin. We use synthetic essence to recreate the smell of animal notes like the castoreum or the ambergris”

Etat Libre d’Orange Fragrances

Etat Libre d’Orange Fragrances

A Collection for Connoisseurs. Etat Libre d’Orange currently presents a collection of 34 fragrances — all aspirational, all essential. With an emphasis on originality, audacity, authenticity and freedom of expression, Etat Libre d’Orange proposes surprising olfactory compositions, without any limitations in terms of creativity, raw materials, or expense. They do not explicitly label their fragrances as “vegan” but have told me, “our fragrances do not contain ingredients derived from animal sources or endangered plant species and carefully avoid the use of allergens and carcinogens.”

Coal and Canary Scented Candles
Coal and Canary Scented Candles

Coal and Canary

Not necessarily a perfume but definitely worth mentioning, Coal and Canary scented candles hand poured in small batches and are made only with the highest quality soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils. Top Knots and Tequila Shots was created with fancy cocktails and great music in mind. Coal and Canary products are all entirely vegan.

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2 Comments
  • Natasha
    December 16, 2019

    Thanks!!

  • sojealousoftheselection
    October 23, 2019

    oh my god the selection
    i wish sephora Malaysia carries cruelty-free perfumes too :((

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