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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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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DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo [Review]

DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo Review

Anyone who has eczema or psoriasis knows that these are very unpleasant skin conditions and it can be very difficult to soothe the discomfort. I have struggled to find cruelty-free and vegan hair products that do not irritate or aggravate the psoriasis on my scalp. I have been using the DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo consistently for some time now and wanted to share my thoughts with you.   DermaE’s claims DermaE claims that this […]

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