Why MAC Cosmetics Is Not Cruelty-Free

MAC Cosmetics Is Not Cruelty-Free

Are you under the impression that MAC Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand? Have you seen M·A·C marketing itself as a cruelty-free brand? There is a lot of confusion surrounding M·A·C’s cruelty-free status. Unfortunately, MAC Cosmetics is NOT a cruelty-free brand.* I have to begin by emphasising that there is no regulation of the term “cruelty-free” which means that brands can claim to be cruelty-free even if they are not (you can find out more about […]

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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 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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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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Does Lush Offer International Shipping?

Lush International Shipping

Since many beauty bloggers and youtubers are based in the United States, many of them seem to assume that the brands they mention are easily accessible to their readers and viewers. As a result, bloggers and youtubers will often unknowingly recommend products from brands that do not offer international shipping. -My goal is to make this blog as accessible as possible, for as many of you as possible, regardless of where you are located […]

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Is Canada Going Cruelty-Free?

Canada's Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

I would wager that most of the makeup in your cosmetics bag right now has been tested on animals. Up until one year ago, that would also have been true for my makeup bag. (See my first cruelty-free declutter here!) We may not like to think about it, but that doesn’t change the fact that your cosmetics ARE being tested on animals. And on top of that, many of your cosmetics are being tested on […]

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