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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Apr 14, 2021

Welcome to Earth Month! Today we’re finding out why “Cruelty-Free” cosmetics is the topic on everyone’s lips – and what it means, really. Helping us navigate, Carlene and Jill are joined by expert blogger Suzana Rose – aka Cruelty-Free Kitty – whose watchdog blog has earned upwards of 600K page views per month, and has been featured in Byrdie, Refinery29, and BBC. Plus, Dr. Carol Treasure hits us with some scientific realness. She’s the founder and CEO of the UK-based XCellR8, an ethical testing lab devoted to 100% animal-free testing for leading cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers. 

Listen in as we cover the fundamentals of what constitutes cruelty-free beauty, and the big head-scratcher: why some beauty companies might still be animal-testing today. Plus, we unpack the latest headlines you may have seen around China's Animal Testing Laws coming into effect May 1st, 2021. Stay tuned until the end to find out which logos you can really trust when you’re shopping (like, does a Bunny on a label suffice?) along with a few of our guests’ personal cruelty-free faves.


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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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