Right now, there are two acts headed towards Congress in the United States. One would ban animal testing, and the other would require it. In February an update about the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA) was posted on Logical Harmony. In March, news of the second proposed act, the Humane Cosmetics Act, was posted. Since that time I have been frequently asked for updates on both proposed acts.
The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act has been around since spring of 2013. While the overall goal of this act would be to reduce the need for animal testing by creating alternatives, it would require animal testing during a research phase. Despite the fact that the bill has not made progress forward, it has also not made any progress in the opposite direction. The bill now has 25 cosponsors, and still has a 1% chance of getting past committee.
The Humane Cosmetics Act was introduced in March of 2014 and would ban animal testing in the United States. Since that time, it has made progress forward! This proposed bill currently has a 6% chance of getting past committee. This bill also has 35 cosponsorsThis is great news because it shows much more traction towards a ban on animal testing than a requirement.
While the Humane Cosmetics Act does seem to be moving forward at a quicker pace, it’s important to keep spreading the word about how outdated animal testing is. The United States placing a ban on animal testing would be a huge step forward.
It’s no secret that I love NCLA polishes. They are always coming out with new collections in some of the cutest colors! Recently, they released the Candy Coat collection. These textured polishes dry matte for a unique finish. I received the collection for review and am very excited to share my thoughts with you.
Claims: “Flaunt it with this shimmering green nail lacquer with a perfect sugar-encrusted texture.”
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The other day after a long Tone It Up workout I had a craving for something fresh, fruity, and cold. Also knowing that 30 minutes after a good workout is the best time to get in some extra protein, I wanted to add some protein powder to the mix as well. The end result was this sweet but tart and protein packed sorbet.
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The March Beauty Box from Vegan Cuts was one of my favorite beauty boxes from them in some time. The Beauty Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-7 cruelty free and vegan items directly to your door. It can also be shipped worldwide! It’s a great way to try new brands and new products without the commitment of buying the full-size version.
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Recently, I discovered that retail giant Victoria’s Secret is no longer a cruelty free brand. They have an expanding beauty line that includes perfume, lotion, hair care, skin care, and cosmetics. For many years the brand has been cruelty free.
As readers of Logical Harmony know, I check back frequently with brands on a regular basis. On a recent check with Victoria’s Secret they answered my usual questions with no issue and checked out as being cruelty free. Logical Harmony reader Eliana however, received a different response than I had and brought this to my attention. Inconsistent responses from brands always put me on edge, and this prompted me to follow up with the brand quickly.
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