Is Thrive Causemetics Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Thrive Causemetics Cruelty-Free

I have been eyeing Thrive Causemetics products for quite some time now. But I haven’t purchased anything yet because I wasn’t sure about their cruelty-free status. As I mentioned in my 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 Thrive Causemetics and asked them a series of very specific questions in order to determine if they are cruelty-free. Their customer […]

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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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Tinted Moisturiser | e.l.f. Cosmetics vs. First Aid Beauty

Tinted Moisturiser

No one wants to pay more when they could get the same thing for less, right? I decided to try the tinted moisturisers from e.l.f. Cosmetics and First Aid Beauty (FAB) to see if the formulas are comparable. Here’s the thing: The FAB moisturiser costs 9 times more than the e.l.f. product! (Yes, you read that right!) While the e.l.f. tinted moisturiser retails for only $3 USD, the FAB one retails for $28 USD. […]

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Is Juvia’s Place Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Juvia's Place Cruelty-Free

As I mentioned in my 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 Juvia’s Place 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. I’m happy to say that Juvia’s Place is cruelty-free!   Does Juvia’s Place test on […]

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Nude by Nature Vegan Makeup List

Nude by Nature Vegan List

Nude by Nature was born in Australia in 2008 with the commitment of creating 100% naturally derived cosmetics, formulated without unnecessary chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics. They are 100% cruelty-free and have many vegan options. They recently launched in Shoppers Drug Mart, making them an accessible brand in Canada. (See my list of cruelty-free brands at Shoppers Drug Mart here) They are also available in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, […]

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Cruelty-Free Brands at Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart

If you live in Canada, chances are that you have access to a Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix nearby. Nowadays, Shoppers Drug Mart is carrying more and more cruelty-free brands. In order to facilitate your shopping, I have put together a list of the cruelty-free makeup and skincare brands available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Please note that these brands may not be available at all Shoppers Drug Mart locations. I will continue updating this list […]

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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 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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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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