DDM Cosmetics Is Cruelty-free

QUESTION ANSWER SOURCE
Do they test their products on animals? No Email (see below)
Do they use third party testing? No Email (see below)
Do they use ingredients tested on animals? No Email (see below)
Are they owned by a parent company who tests on animals? Unknown -
Are their products vegan (they contain no animal ingredients)? Some are Email (see below); according to their website (see here) their lipsticks and lipglosses are vegan
Are their products gluten-free (they contain no gluten ingredients)? No Email (see below)
Do they sell in countries that require animal testing? No Email (see below)
Are they on Peta’s cruelty-free list? No Not on Peta’s Peta’s website
Are they certified by Leaping Bunny? No Not on Leaping Bunny’s Color Cosmetics list

DDM Cosmetics is a new Canadian makeup company who is also cruelty-free. It is founded by celebrity makeup artist, Diego DeMatos. Their products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic and made in Canada. Their products are currently only available at these locations as they’re currently working on the ability to purchase off their website.

I recently reached out to them a couple of months ago to find out about their animal testing policy. This is what they came back to me with.

PARTY DATE RESPONSE
Me Jan 25, 2015 Hi there,
Can you please tell me if your products are tested on animals?
DDM Cosmetics Jan 26, 2015 Dear Hotashi,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for your interest in our brand. DDM Cosmetics is not tested on animals and we stand against any company that has that kind of practice. We at DDM are animals lovers and absolutely condone that kind of practice or any other that involves animal cruelty!

We do not sell in China.

I hope that helps answering your questions, and thank you for your interest.

Team DDM,
xoxo

Me Jan 29, 2015 Hi there,
Thanks for getting back to me. Can you clarify if no animal testing includes no animal testing on your ingredients? Also, do your ingredient suppliers test on animals?

Additionally, are your products vegan and gluten-free?

Thanks,
Hotashi

DDM Cosmetics Jan 29, 2015 Dear Hotashi,

Thank you for your email.We really appreciate your interest.

Our products are not tested on animals. Including our ingredients and supplier. We work only with cruelty free suppliers and ingredients.

Some of our products are vegan. Not gluten free.

Thanks,
Team DDM,
xoxo

MOTD: Pewter Lid With A Pop Of Teal

A photo posted by Hotashi (@hotashi_s) on

I don’t normally wear cool-toned colours but I decided to give it a go today. I used all MakeupGeek shadows for this look. Products are listed below.

Eyeshadow primer: Eyeshadow Primer (Milani)
Browbone: Peach Smoothie (MakeupGeek)
Crease: Creme Brulee (MakeupGeek)
Eyelid: Moondust & Pretentious (MakeupGeek)
Lower lid: Moondust (MakeupGeek)
Tear duct: Seamist & Mermaid (MakeupGeek)
Gel eyeliner: Immortal (MakeupGeek)
Mascara: Get BIG! Lashes Waterproof (Essence Cosmetics) & Vegan mascara (Lily Lolo)

Cruelty-free Hair Care Brands In Canada

This post is a series of posts that I am writing in participation of the #becrueltyfree campaign. Between March 9-14 it is Be Crueltyfree Week in which bloggers and vloggers have been asked to produce content in support of ending animal testing in the cosmetic industry.

I don’t really focus too much on haircare on here, although I think I should since I have very thick, curly hair and I don’t find too many people with the same hair type as me. But I wanted to make a quick list of cruelty-free brands that I’ve tried their hair products. I haven’t repurchased hair products from a number of them, but it’s only because I have very specific hair care needs and their products just weren’t suited to it.

Alba Botanica
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Loblaws, Shoppers Drugmart, Target, Well.ca, Winners

Aubrey Organics
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart, Well.ca
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Avalon Organics
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart, Well.ca
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Burt’s Bees (owned by Clorox, which tests on animals)
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Loblaws, Shoppers Drugmart, Well.ca
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Boo Bamboo
∗ $5-15 range
∗ Loblaws, Well.ca, Winners

Cake Beauty
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Cake website, Well.ca, Winners

Jason
∗ $10-15 range
∗ Loblaws, Well.ca
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Kiss My Face
∗ $10-25 range
∗ Loblaws, Well.ca, Winners
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Live Clean
∗ $5-15 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart, Well.ca

Marc Anthony
∗ $10-20 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart, Walmart, Well.ca

Organix
∗ $8-15 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart, Walmart, Well.ca

The Body Shop (owned by L’Oreal, which tests on animals)
∗ $5-20 range
∗ The Body Shop
∗ Leaping Bunny certified

Yes To
∗ $8-15 range
∗ Shoppers Drugmart
∗ Leaping Bunny certified