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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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Keeping it cool as a cucumber 🥒
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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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Tag someone who knows u this well 🥰❤️✨ // 📷 via @sirkornflakes

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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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We’re just awful, aren’t we? 😁💕✨
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"Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” ~ Oprah Winfrey ❣️ This is 𝓹𝓪𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 by @siennabyronbay , an intense vermilion red creme nail polish color ❤️ #veganmanimonday
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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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What’s Up? 2016 Year Round-Up!

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It’s a surprise to many of us when we learn that testing cosmetics on animals is still happening in 2017. Although it’s not legally required to test cosmetics and ingredients on animals to prove they’re safe for human use, it’s also not banned.

So it’s ultimately up to companies and manufacturers to decide whether if they want to test their products and ingredients on animals or use non-animal (in-vitro) testing methods.

I wanted to take the time to highlight some of the achievements and most popular cruelty-free news stories in 2016 and hopefully one day we can look back at this and say “can you believe we used to test on animals?!”

Acquisitions

Some of the biggest company acquisitions made headlines in 2016, namely Estee Lauder acquiring Too Faced for a reportedly $1.45 billion! When a popular cruelty-free brand gets acquired by a parent company that tests on animals, many cruelty-free shoppers choose to boycott such brands as they feel their money is indirectly funding animal tests done by the parent company.

In 2016, Estee Lauder acquired Too Faced and BECCA Cosmetics.

Unilever acquired Seventh Generation and is in talks to acquiring The Honest Company.

Laura Mercier is now owned by Shiseido.

It Cosmetics was bought by L’Oreal.

China’s Progress to Ending Animal Testing

In 2017, China still require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals before they’re allowed to be sold within their country. Although this requirement remains unchanged, we were thrilled to hear in 2016 that China was beginning to accept some non-animal testing methods.

I’m very hopeful that this will lead China in the right direction to replacing all animal tests with in-vitro options in the future!

Progress to Ending Animal Testing Around the World

United States

Obama Signs Groundbreaking Animal Testing Law. President Barack Obama signed a new that will set unprecedented protections for animals by restricting animal testing and requiring regulators to develop new technology-based alternatives. (Source)

Canada

Canadian Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214) passed its second reading in the Senate. “The second reading of Bill S-214 comes on the one-year anniversary of its introduction. If enacted, the bill would prohibit cosmetic animal testing in Canada as well as the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been newly animal tested elsewhere in the world.” (Source)

Taiwan

Taiwan bans cosmetics animal testing! The bill, proposed by Legislators Wang YuMin and Zhuang Rui Xiong, amends Taiwan’s Control for Cosmetic Hygiene Act and bans cosmetic animal testing for both finished products and cosmetic ingredients. The legislation will go into effect in 2019. (Source)

Australia

Australia to ban cosmetic testing and trade! Cosmetics cruelty will be banned in Australia by July next year, the Federal Government pledged today, following a two year campaign by #BeCrueltyFree, led by Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International (Global).

The animal welfare campaigners welcomed the announcement from Assistant Minister for Health Key Wyatt and Member for La Trobe Jason Wood that the Coalition will ban the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals in Australia and the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been tested on animals outside of Australia. (Source)

Brazil

Fourth Brazilian state to ban animal testing for cosmetics! A bill to ban cosmetic tests on animals officially became Pará’s state law 8.361 following its signature by Governor Simão Jatene on 11 May. Deputy Jose Scaff authored Bill 148/2015, which provides a ban on testing both cosmetics products and ingredients on animals and had been approved last April by the State Assembly of Pará. (Source)

Switzerland

Switzerland Commits to End Sale of Cruel Cosmetics! The Swiss government announced it will ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals. (Source)

Ending Animal Testing Once and For All!

All of these achievements couldn’t have been possible without your support and for all of you choosing to take a stand against animal testing for cosmetics by simply choosing to buy cruelty-free options!

Ending animal testing for cosmetics is a campaign that I have been strongly advocating and supporting for years and throughout the past year of creating this blog, I’ve had the greatest pleasure of meeting and chatting with you all! The cruelty-free community is growing each day and I can’t stress enough how important it is for us to use our consumer dollars as a voice for animals in need.

Maybe deciding which lipstick to buy is not a life or death decision for you, but it is to the millions of animals that are cruelly tested on each year.

And a huge thank you to Humane Society International (HSI) for all the amazing work you’ve done thus far!

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