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Willowberry Nutrient Boost Day Cream – Beauty Article

[productsample] There are few products that I would describe as impeccable from start to finish, but that’s the word I would use for the Willowberry brand as a whole. There are only three products in the range: a cleansing balm, a moisturiser and a facial oil. By keeping it simple, Willowberry’s founder, Jenni, is able to produce at a level that is ethical, sustainable and mindful without disrupting the integrity and efficacy of the products. New brands can learn a…

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Is CeraVe cruelty free ? – Beauty Article

Cosmetics animal testing is a horribly cruel practice in which animals such as beagles and most often rabbits, are subject to allergy tests in the mucous membranes such as eyes, nose and mouth. These chemicals can cause irritation, burning, and corrosion of the eyes and skin such as in the infamous Draize test. What’s more, 50 percent of all animals die in lethal dose tests. That’s how horrible it is. There are a host of non-animal and more humane ways to conduct the same sorts of research, and many readily…

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SynDaver, state-of-the-art technology, dog model replaces animal testing. – Beauty Article

SynDaver is one more reason why we don’t have to test on live animals. SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic humans, and in an effort to solve the outdated and controversial issue surrounding live animal testing, the company has invented its synthetic skinless breed of dog — the SynDaver Synthetic Canine. (Not a real dog!)  The purpose is to replace live animals and even living patients during a wide variety of medical tests, training, and studies The SynDaver Synthetic Canine. SynDaver…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

I wasn’t expecting to do another of these so soon after the last one, but typically, loads of beauty related things happened straight after I published it, typically. So, a quick update…   Some of you might have spotted that Sunday Riley has had a knuckle rapping from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) for encouraging staff to skew reviews by writing positive ones on Sephora’s website (enough positive feedback and the negative ones disappear). The FTC investigation was instigated after…

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Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Oil – Beauty Article

[productsamples] There are two purposes to this post – first to flag up the new look Balance Me (thank goodness for some colour at last) and to review the Super Moisturising Body Oil which I’ve never used before. I get out of the habit of body moisturising because the supplements I take are good at ensuring that I don’t often need it, but there’s always a little blip in the summer to winter transition. Perhaps it’s that I stop drinking…

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Is Cetaphil cruelty free? Is Cetaphil a Cruelty free alternative? – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Is Cetaphil cruelty free? As gentle as it gets?   Galderma S.A. is who owns Cetaphil. a pharmaceutical subsidiary specializing in the research, development and marketing of dermatological treatments. They also own Proactiv an animal testing brand. Many of cetaphil products are manufactured in France. In 2014, France received a C out of possible grades A, B, C, D, E, F, G on World Animal Protection’s Animal Protection Index. In 2014 France was reported not to have responded to funding of animal alternatives according…

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anatome Crystal Pot Pourri | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] I thought these aroma infused crystals, £22, made a good alternative to fragranced candles, the idea being that you buy the jar of crystals and drop essential oil mixes – depending upon your mood – onto the crystals which then creates a fragrant pot pourri that doesn’t look like floor sweepings. anatome Crystal Pot Pourri I’ve got a couple of little niggles however despite this being a very nice idea. The oil elixir I have, Balance & Stability, £35,…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

While there are a lot of moves going on at the top of the beauty tree in terms of CEO and board member status, things have been quite quiet in terms of acquisitions but the big news is that Drunk Elephant, thought to be being strongly considered by the Estee Lauder Companies, has sold to Shiseido. Shiseido owns NARS, Laura Mercier, BareMinerals and Cle de Peau as well as a host of other skin care and cosmetic brands that are…

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Fall Skin Care Favorites. My Autumn Essential Fall Skincare Reviews – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Fall Skin Care Favorites. My Autumn Essential Fall Skincare Reviews. Cold weather is a good reason to inspect your skincare. I simply can’t use the same thing all year long because my skin has different needs in Fall and Winter. Since solar activity is reduced in autumn, it is a good time to switch skincare to improve results. Air in our houses and offices becomes much less humid in fall and winter . So while your skin was could a bit…

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Funmi Fetto Palette The Beauty Bible For Women of Colour – Beauty Article

[affiliatelink] Well, this has been a long time coming! Who doesn’t love a ‘beauty bible’ with a trusted source at the helm that can give you a proper low-down on all things beauty. Funmi Fetto has had a long and illustrious career in beauty – she’s currently Glamour Executive Editor and Beauty Director and an Observer columnist – and was moved to write Palette because ‘women of colour want to be able to walk into any mainstream store selling beauty…

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Victoria Beckham Beauty | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsamples] Of all the launches I’ve ever been sorry to miss, this is it. I was travelling at the time but it seems that everyone was bowled over at how engaging Victoria is. I’m not particularly a celebrity hunter but I’d have liked to have met her. Victoria Beckham Beauty Perhaps it’s best that I’m not writing this newly star-struck! The brand is a collaboration between Victoria and Sarah Creal – ex-Estee Lauder and in charge of the Estee Lauder…

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Clean Beauty – Buyer Beware – Beauty Article

There’s nothing that irritates a cosmetic scientist more than the words ‘clean’ when it appears on beauty packaging. Clean is meaningless – there’s no standard and no authority to declare a product clean. Clean means different things to different people, but in a marketing context, it hopes to imply a special purity about a product that may or may not genuinely exist. The problem with slapping the word clean on beauty products are many, but not least the fact that…

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MAC Starring You Collection | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsamples] Starring You is the seasonal collection from MAC and it’s ALL about shimmery, twinkly looks that light up the lids and lips. There’s a gifting collection coming out too but for now, these are the separate products to get you in the party mood. Everything launches on 24th October. MAC Starring You Collection I’m really drawn to anything with stars so this lipstick ticks all the boxes for me, design wise. There are six shades – including a blue!…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Estee Lauder Companies – Beauty Article

Sometimes, it’s far more about what goes on behind the scenes than the things that you can readily see. I know that many beauty lovers have come to feel cynical about BCA month and the number of brands that jump on the bandwagon as a marketing exercise. This isn’t something that can be levelled at ELC who are more pro-active than most when it comes to putting actions beside their words. Commissioning a survey (of 2017 UK women aged 18+…

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bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection – Beauty Article

[productsamples/affiliate] Ever since bareMinerals dropped their main sell as pots of dust, they’ve gone from strength to strength. This collection is gorgeous – innovative in colour and texture and actually does fulfil the ‘blur’ brief with eye shades that look diffused from the moment you put them on, which I don’t think I’ve seen before. bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection There are two palettes – Dawn (front) and Dusk (back). They don’t look too far apart, shade wise, in the…

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The Best Retinol You Can Get Without a Prescription. The #1 Dermatologist recommended ingredient. – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

The best retinol you can get without a prescription. Experience the power of the #1 dermatologist recommended ingredient to achieve a more radiant and less wrinkled complexion. Scientific research has clearly demonstrated the benefits of Retinol (also known as Vitamin A.) to help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Retinol is powerful wrinkle-fighter, but it’s  much more. The potent ingredient boosts skin’s collagen production (and decreases its breakdown) to both minimize and prevent fine lines. It also speeds…

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Darphin 8-Flower Golden Nectar | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] If there are any 8-Flower Nectar fans in the room, the difference with this variant is that it has 24 carat gold flakes in it. Nothing says Harrods Exclusive more than a few gold flakes! So, yes, it’s only available in Harrods to start with, from the 30th September, but heads out nationwide from the end of October. Darphin 8-Flower Golden Nectar To be perfectly honest, I can’t see any other differences and don’t particularly want random flecks of…

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Marvis Flavoured Toothpaste | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I get some weird and wonderful products through the post at this time of year, but in fact, I picked this up at the John Bell & Croyden press day way back in the summer. I can’t say I’m particularly adventurous with toothpaste – in fact I use a special one the dentist gave me which is mercifully low on mint. I’m so not a mint fan that the Extra Strong Mint flavour makes me recoil like a vampire…

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SUQQU Holiday 2019 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] There’s a beautiful full size palette coming for SUQQU Holiday 2019 which I’ll post on Friday, but for now, I have the quad and two stunning lipsticks to show you. Actually, someone was asking me on Instagram about a matte violet shade which was proving difficult to track down, and it seems like that elusive colour might be lurking in this quad! SUQQU Holiday 2019 SUQQU always manages to curate shades in their Eye Designing Palettes that aren’t predictable –…

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New to our list of cruelty free brands at beautybulletins.com – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

The list is updated bi- weekly  Absolute New York 100% cruelty free! We do NOT test products or ingredients on animals or condone such manufacturing practices. We do not retail in countries that require animal testing. Use code BEAUTYBULLETINS10 for 10% off beautyblender USA & CA Beauty Creations  Bliss California Pure Naturals No Animal Testing (CCIC certified), #glutenfree Clove + Hallow Colab Dry Shampoo USA & CA Coloured Raine Cosrx Skincare Demeter Fragrance Devita Earth Science Eco Tools Everyday Minerals Vegan…

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La Roche Posay Eau Micellaire Ultra – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] If ever there was a lesson in reading the press release (if there actually is one, which often these days, there isn’t) before taking pictures, this is it! So I’ll say ahead that the smallest bottle isn’t a retail product – it’s included as a special travel size for the product send out. Really though, it’s a very handy size and should be a retail product for holidays and so on – its very probably coming with me when I head…

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Cruelty Free Alternatives and Dupes for NARS Makeup – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

NARS was once a cruelty-free brand. No longer. Unfortunately, they updated their animal testing policy to reflect their decision to join the Chinese market. Now NARS is going to test on animals where required by law, meaning they are no longer cruelty-free. For cruelty-free alternatives and dupes for NARS makeup, check out: Pixi does not test on animals, nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on our behalf. Creator Petra Strand has 20+ years experience as…

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SUQQU Autumn 2019 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsamples/affiliates] Suqqu collections are really a treat – they’re one of the most popular brands I ever post about despite being in relatively limited distribution. It’s really next level quality and an absolute pleasure to write about and test. The collection is inspired by Urushi, an ancient Japanese lacquerware – subtly lustrous and vital. The Tone Touch Eyes Singles (£24) are available in three finishes: frost, which looks matte in the palette but has a gentle luminosity, Silk which has…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Kicking off with Kylie Cosmetics – apparently a Chinese firm trademarked the name ‘Kylie’ in 2017 and are now issuing notices that the brand is in violation. Questions here are a) didn’t anybody check trademarks before just diving in and b) could this have been an anticipatory move in the hopes of some easy settlement money? I know that in the UK, if anyone gets even close to a trademarked name, the Intellectual Property Office lets you know straight away…

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The Anti-ageing, Anti-acne Skin Retinol Vegan Alternative – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Have you met the skincare ingredient everyone’s talking about? Bakuchiol (pronounced ‘bah-koo-chee-ol’), is the plant-based alternative to Retinol. A dream for those with sensitive skin. There are already thousands of study’s done on Bakuchiol. Retinol can also contain animal byproducts, from sources like liver, fish and egg yolks, while plant-based bakuchiol is totally vegan. You’ve heard of retinol. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol has been praised for reducing fine lines and increasing collagen production. Bakuchiol extract is not identical to…

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Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipsticks – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] If there is one single beauty brand that sums up the ‘made-for-millennials’ movement, it’s Glossier. If you’ve forgotten how millennials are categorised (as I always do), they’re born between 1981 and 1986, which very firmly counts me out as a target consumer for this brand. But, I guess you would say that Glossier has accidentally made a lipstick collection that is completely perfect for those of us out of that bracket who are also following the less is more…

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Kate Somerville Ceramide + Omegas Serum – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] It’s taken me a really long time to post this because I’ve had it for a while – it’s £84 so I wanted to take my time over considering it, even for a short-term review. Kate Somerville Ceramide + Omegas Serum I think I’ve found myself stuck in the 90’s regarding ceramides – as an ingredient, the fatty acid molecules went out of fashion for a while in favour of more fancy stuff. But, ceramides occur naturally in the…

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Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] I did a quick search on this site for the Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm and discovered that I last reviewed it in 2012! So, it’s very well worth a revisit because I still love it as much as I did then. Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm It’s a big leap from every day lip balms to the luxury lip balm sector but with the odd exception (Lanolips is one) it’s an area that I’m prepared to splash out on because I…

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#AD The Body Shop Eye Colour Sticks – Beauty Article

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I love an eye stick! I’m really into mono shades on my lids to easily cover the lid without any fancy smoking, crease colouring or shading and it’s liberated my make up routine. AD The Body Shop Eye Colour Sticks The point about an eye shadow stick is that it needs no brush – it’s a simple as using a crayon – just colour and go. I like to add a dark…

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It’s OK Not To ‘Make The Most’ Of The Weather – Beauty Article

No matter how much we look forward to summer, the reality of it, unless you’re poolside with fridge, is that it’s hard work. Doing all the same things you usually do in the face of severe heat feeling marginally guilty that you’re not loving it, isn’t nearly as much fun as we imagine in February that it will be. All I can offer you by way of illustration is a picture of Honey with a glass of rose and one…

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