Bill S-214: One Step Closer to Banning Animal Testing in Canada

Bill S-214 Clears Senate

After over 30 months of consideration, the Senate of Canada finally passed Bill S-214 which would ban cosmetic animal testing in Canada. While cosmetic animal testing is not mandatory in Canada, it is currently legal. But that will change if the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act comes into force in Canada. (You can also learn more about Bill S-214 in my post “Is Canada Going Cruelty-Free?“)   Bill S-214 In December 2015, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced […]

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Is BH Cosmetics Cruelty-Free?

BH Cosmetics Cruelty-Free

As I mentioned in my previous post on cruelty-free claims, there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free. I reached out to BH Cosmetics and asked them a series of very specific questions in order to determine if they are cruelty-free. Their customer service team was kind enough to provide answers to all my questions. And I’m happy to say that BH Cosmetics is cruelty-free!   Does BH Cosmetics […]

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Is the European Union 100% Cruelty-Free?

European Union Cruelty-Free

On 11 March 2013, the European Union finalised the implementation of an animal testing ban and a marketing ban in relation to animal tested products. Since then, there is a widespread belief that the European Union is officially 100% cruelty-free. Many consumers believe that they can trust that all products they purchase in the European Union are cruelty-free. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The law related to the regulation of animal testing in […]

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Physician’s Formula Vegan Makeup List

Physician's Formula Vegan List

While it can sometimes be difficult to figure out if a given brand is cruelty-free, it is even more difficult to ascertain which products are 100% vegan. Physician’s Formula is certified cruelty-free by Logical Harmony and has a few vegan products. In order to facilitate your shopping, here is a list of Physician’s Formula’s current vegan makeup products.   Face 24-Karat Gold Collagen Serum Charcoal Detox Cleansing Stick Rosé All-Day Oil-Free Serum The Healthy Foundation SPF […]

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Melt Cosmetics Vegan Makeup List

Melt Cosmetics Vegan Makeup List

While it can sometimes be difficult to figure out if a given brand is cruelty-free, it is even more difficult to ascertain which products are 100% vegan. Melt Cosmetics is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and Logical Harmony and has a wide range of vegan products. In order to facilitate your shopping, here is a list of all Melt Cosmetics’ current vegan makeup products.   Face Blush (all shades) Blushlight (all shades except Fire Fury […]

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Is Milk Makeup Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Milk Makeup Cruelty-Free

As I mentioned in my previous post on cruelty-free claims, there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free. I reached out to Milk Makeup and asked them a series of very specific questions in order to determine if they are cruelty-free. Their customer service team was kind enough to provide answers to all my questions. And I’m happy to say that Milk Makeup is cruelty-free!   Does Milk Makeup […]

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Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough

Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough

“Is your brand cruelty-free?” This question, while important, is in fact quite wanting. Consumers with good intentions will ask a brand whether or not it is cruelty-free and will rejoice when they receive an affirmative answer. Unfortunately, this question does not capture several important factors in the world of animal testing. In this post, I explain why asking this question and receiving plain cruelty-free claims is not enough.   1. No regulation of the term […]

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Is Briogeo Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Briogeo Cruelty-Free Status

As I mentioned in my previous post on xoBeauty’s cruelty-free status, there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free (see Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough). I reached out to Briogeo and asked them a series of very specific questions in order to determine if they are cruelty-free. Their customer service team was kind enough to provide answers to all my questions. And I’m glad to say that […]

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Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover [Review]

Paula's Choice Makeup Remover

As much as I love makeup, I hate removing it at the end of the day. Nevertheless, I always remove my makeup at the end of the day because I know it’s important to maintain healthy skin. So I really appreciate a product that can make the process of removing my makeup easier. In this post, I’m sharing my thoughts on Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover.   Claims | Makeup Remover  Gentle skin-softening formula Non-irritating, […]

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Is xoBeauty Cruelty-Free?

xoBeauty

It can sometimes be quite difficult to ascertain whether or not a brand is cruelty-free. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and there is no regulation of the the term ‘cruelty-free’. It is therefore not sufficient to simply ask a brand if it is cruelty-free because that brand’s interpretation of the term may be extremely flawed. So there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free […]

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