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#1 Old 07-13-2005, 07:41 PM
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I'm not all out vegan yet, but I'm just curious if Burt's Bees products are considered vegan.



Any help on which makeup/body products are considered animal cruelty free, and vegan both?



Thanks for the help!
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#2 Old 07-13-2005, 07:42 PM
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I'm only familiar with the chap stick, but doesn't most of it have beeswax/honey? I thought that was pretty much their sales pitch.
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I'm not sure. I saw the brand in our local Walgreens and didn't get a chance to look at the ingredients. But duh to me - yes, Burt's Bees might indicate that it has beeswax in it. HELLO! Sorry, I'm new to all of this and still learning.



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take it easy on yourself, alright ?
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Yeah almost all of their products contain beeswax.
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There are tons and tons of all natural products that don't contain animal products in them. Many linked to on VB! As others have said, don't beat yourself up, you're just learning!



What kinda products are you looking for, dylansmom? Perhaps we can help suggest tried and true alternatives?
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I guess mainly thinking of makeup. I've used Covergirl stuff a lot up until now, and have some Rimmel eye liner, and various brands of lip liners too. I also have a lot of Avon lipsticks as well.



Does anyone know if any of these brands are cruelty free?



I'm not completely vegan yet, but knowing that I'm using something that hasn't been tested on an animal would make me feel a whole lot better. I'd be a major hypocrite to not eat meat, but still use products that are tested on them!



I guess I need to really start thinking about everything that we use on a daily basis. There's so much! Secret deoderant, Rave hairspray, Gilette deoderant for hubby, a lot of Watkins products (since I sell it) which I think they are animal cruelty free on their cleaning products and such, contact lenses and solution, and so many others.



I guess as a newbie to this I feel so overwhelmed to do my part right away. It kind of feels overwhelming when you're first learning, because I want to do my part for animals and the earth in EVERYTHING that I do and use. Phew!!!
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What I suggest you do is, when you run out, buy a new one that's animal free. Makeup, hmm, have you tried mineral makeup? You can buy it at Cosmo's Vegan shop. I hear it works really well, and it's actually good for your skin!



Here's a page about Vegan Makeup I found doing a google search



http://www.morbidoutlook.com/lifesty...ncosmetic.html



If you have one in your area, you may just want to go to a healthfood store and just look at all the options for everything and make notes of things you'd need to buy there once you ran out.
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You might look into Kiss My Face products. I believe all their products are vegan. I use the shampoo and conditioner and like it just fine (and I'm very picky about shampoo and conditioner).



http://www.kissmyface.com/Index.pasp

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I'm not sure. I saw the brand in our local Walgreens and didn't get a chance to look at the ingredients. But duh to me - yes, Burt's Bees might indicate that it has beeswax in it. HELLO! Sorry, I'm new to all of this and still learning.



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Don't worry about it. I've been doing this for 13 months and still slip up sometimes. It's a learning process.



Best makeup ever: Lip Ink



It's expensive, but worth it (they MEAN simi-permanent), and if you check the site every so often they have some nice sales. Plus, if you send in your empty vials of lip color they refill them for $7.50 and pay the return shipping. So the lip color isn't too expensive in the long run. It's the eyeliner that runs me dry
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Almost all Burt's Bees things have beeswax, and some have lanolin, too.
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Almost all Burt's Bees things have beeswax, and some have lanolin, too.
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I might be wrong but I think I've seen milk products in some of the Burt's Bee's lotions, too.



Check out my website. I sell certified Vegan cosmetics at a discount for VB members.
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Almost all Burt's Bees things have beeswax, and some have lanolin, too.
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Almost all Burt's Bees things have beeswax, and some have lanolin, too.



Lanolin is what again?
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#16 Old 07-14-2005, 10:12 AM
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Lanolin is from sheep's wool right?
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Very nice products Sally!
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Thank you very much I am quite proud of Arbonne!
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No, not all of Kiss my Face products are vegan, some have royal jelly and honey, I believe....Maybe other byproducts.
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i've heard some stories about some products (although i don't think it was burt's bees) for instance, tom's of maine toothpaste uses propolis in their products but claim it comes from abandoned hives



so, if this is true, i guess morally speaking there's no problem if vegans want to use it... however, if you're going to spend this much money on a natural tooathpaste, you may as well buy jason's or some other product that definitely does not have animal products in it (but don't get me wrong, i'd rather someone use the abandoned beehive toothpaste than like, crest, or some other company that uses animal testing)
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I think most (if not all) of the Body's Shop's stuff is vegan. I buy most of my personal product's at Trader Joes, lots of vegan stuff and cheap.
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Body Shop's Hemp Face Protector is awesome!!!
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Burt's Bees isn't vegan, but I wish it was. Just do some research, and you'll find what you're looking for.



Don't be so hard on yourself. You're gonna mess up from time to time, and that's ok. If everyone were perfect, we would all be bored!
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I mentioned Burt's Bees stuff on your other thread before I found this one. I like the Burt's Bees products that I have now, but I may or may not buy more in the future. I'm not totally opposed to the use of animal products (yet, as I still drink cow's milk), but if my only options were Burt's and Chap Stick, I'd go with Burt's.



I'm trying to move away from non-vegan or at least non-animal tested stuff. When I was in NYC last week, I thought I was out of deoderant. My only option was to go Walgreen's and buy the Suave which was the cheapest at $2.49 and the most I've paid for deoderant. (I tried CVS, but the brands they had on sale for $1.99 were not on the shelf.) I had brought some trial things of Secret that were foamy things. I thought I had brought one for each day, but I couldn't find the last packet. So now I don't have to buy deoderant for awhile, as I already have a couple of almost new sticks at home. (I assumed that it is deoderant and anti-perspirant as well, but Saturday, my blouse was wet.)



Okay. I'm babbling again. Thanks for the suggestions.
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