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...

What’s Up? Cruelty-Free Beauty News (Aug 2016)

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What's Up? Cruelty-Free Beauty News for the month of August

There seems to be a lot going on in the cruelty-free beauty community and to make sure you’re not missing out, I thought I’d start doing a round-up at the end of every month!


Household Cleaning Brand, Method is No Longer Cruelty-Free!

Method no longer considered to be cruelty-free
Photo: Method

Method has been the go-to cruelty-free and vegan household cleaning option for many caring consumers (myself included) because their products were affordable and accessible. So it was a huge disappointment to hear that Method and their parent company, Ecover are sadly partaking on daphnia testing (testing on water fleas).

Both Method and Ecover remain to be Leaping Bunny/BUAV certified as they do not consider daphnia to be the same as animal testing.

(Source: Logical Harmony)


Kat Von D Soon To Be 100% Vegan!

As many of my #vegan followers already know I’ve been working hard this past year in reformulating the few products in my makeup line to be 100% vegan, and I am thrilled to announce we have finally formulated a carmine-free alternative to the one shade in my Shade+Light contour palette!! After months of testing this vegan formula, it is a hit and will be going into production ASAP!! So, I’ll be introducing this vegan-version once we launch Shade+Light version 2.0 – with REFILLABLE PANS!! Thank you everyone for being so patient! Reformulating takes a whole lotta work, but is completely worth it! And to all other brands out there, I just wanna show you that if @katvondbeauty can do it, YOU CAN, TOO! ❤️ #katvondbeauty #vegan #crueltyfree

A photo posted by Kat Von D (@thekatvond) on


Despite all the controversy going on with Kat Von D and Jeffree Star… I’m still a huge fan of Kat Von D Beauty and was delighted to hear they were planning on reformulating all of their beauty products to be 100% Vegan!!

And Kat Von D herself is totally coming through on that promise because she recently posted on her Instagram that they’ve successfully reformulated one of the shades in the Shade+Light Contour Palette!

In case you’re wondering which of their current products are vegan, they’re labelled accordingly under #VeganAlert


The Body Shop Introduces Vegan Makeup Options!

The Body Shop has been around for years and they were known as being a cruelty-free brand from the start. Whether or not you consider The Body Shop to be cruelty-free after they were acquired by L’Oreal (a company that continues to test on animals till this day), I still think it’s great news to hear that they will be launching a handful of vegan-friendly makeup!

They’re starting off with a vegan 8 shade eyeshadow palette!

I’m hoping this will pave the way for more vegan products from The Body Shop and who knows, maybe they’ll reformulate their entire range of products to be vegan sooner rather than later!

(Source: One Green Planet)

 


Urban Decay Opening Up Their First Canadian Store!

Urban Decay Opening First Canadian Store!
Photo: Straight

Urban Decay will be opening their first Canadian freestanding store at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, BC! That’s only a 15 minute drive from my house! Urban Decay is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and even after the brand was acquired by L’Oreal in 2012… Urban Decay has promised that they would not sell any of their products in mainland China because of the local laws that require animal testing.

I’m super stoked to hear the news that Urban Decay is doing so well because hopefully it’ll show L’Oreal that there is a demand for cruelty-free (and even vegan-friendly!) products. That way, L’Oreal may even be inspired to go cruelty-free in the near future!

(Source: The Georgia Straight)


First Cruelty-Free Eye Drops!

Clear Conscience Cruelty-Free Eye Drops
Photo: Clear Conscience

Clear Conscience has launched the first ever cruelty-free eye drops! For those of you who don’t wear contact lens or suffer from dry or red eyes.. you’re all probably wondering, What’s the big deal?!

It certainly IS a big deal!! There’s virtually ZERO cruelty-free options available on the market that offer relief or solutions for anything that goes into our eyes. So to see Clear Conscience expand their product line to include eye drops for people who don’t wear contact lens is sort of a big deal around here!

Their new “Redness Reliever Eye Drops”  and “Lubricant Eye Drops” are FDA approved, yet safety tested without the use of animals.

(Source: Clear Conscience)


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