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Are you looking for recommendations or interested in the latest Leaping Bunny certified products? This blog is for you.  We review Leaping Bunny certified products, ranging from beauty, personal care, and household products, and provide you with the necessary information to help you make informed purchases.

The Leaping Bunny Program set the gold standard for certifying companies cruelty-free and free of animal testing.  We work closely with brands to help make shopping for animal-friendly products accessible and trustworthy.  Check out the shopping guide for our ever expanding list of cruelty-free companies.  The power is in the consumer and we hope to provide you with the tools to shop cruelty-free.

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August 03, 2017

Mineral Fusion is a Leaping Bunny certified company dedicated to making cosmetics, skin care, body care, nail care, and hair care healthy and effective while contributing to the wellbeing of the community. Its products are diverse and work for a wide variety of individuals. Addionally, all products are made in the US and do not include gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, SLS, and phthalates. Mineral Fusion is a wonderful option for individuals looking for products that are more natural, not filled with contriversial ingredients, and work well.

Mineral Fusion recently released nightly overnight skin care, which includes the Line-Smoothing Nighttime Treatment and Nighttime Recovery Face Cream. The line-smoothing treatment is light and quickly absorbed. It is used before moisturizer on face, neck, and decollete. Containing ingredients such as glycolic acid and pineapple fruit enzyme, it helps uncover smoother skin and reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. The nighttime recovery face cream is thick and super moisturizing. This product is also applied all over the face, neck, and decollete. It contains evening primrose oil, which is rich in omega fatty acids and helps restore moisture. It also contains glycolic acid, which contains wrinkle fighting peptide and is naturally exfoliating. After using these products together, skin is super hydrated. In the morning, skin is fresh, moisturized, and smooth.

To shop Mineral Fusion, you can visit our website here.

July 28, 2017

Well Within|Planted in Beauty is a beauty and wellness brand that offers natural and organic beauty. The products are high quality, clean, and organic. In addition, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. Products include makeup remover, cleansing emulsion, toning lotion, reparative complex, eye firming complex, and antioxidant moisturizer.

The Detox Exfoliant is a gentle exfoliator that has a light citrus scent. It removes tired, dead skin cells and helps to speed up the skin's renewal process. After use, skin looks bright, clean, and fresh. You can also use this product on your hands and chest. The formulation itself is similar to a gel with exfoliating properties. Ingredients include aloe vera juice, pineapple and raspberry fruit extract, moringa seed extract, and organic plant sugar. Although the ingredient list is fairly long, it is filled to the brim with organic plant-based components. Additionally, this product is free of parabens, petroleum, GMOs, Butylene Glycol, Phthalates, Sulfates, DEA, TEA, MEA, Silicones, formaldehyde, pesticides, alcohol, PEGs, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, and preservatives.

Shop the Detox Exfoliant here.  

June 16, 2017

Sun Protection is a serious business. Consumers must put faith in a company and its products to properly protect their skin from sun and its potential damage. Conventional sunscreen can often have chemicals and ingredients that individuals want to avoid. Additionally, they may be tested on animals. Therefore, it is important to be well educated in cruelty-free sun protection options.

Goddess Garden is a Leaping Bunny certified brand that specializes in organic, cruelty-free sunscreen. With a wide variety of products, consumers can find facial mineral sunscreen, everyday mineral sunscreen, sunscreen lip balm, and after sun skincare. 

The Facial Natural Suncreen is certified organic and contains antioxidants such as aloe vera, shea butter, and essential oils. It is lightly scented with lavender and applies easily to the skin without leaving behind a white film. It does a wonderful job at protecting the face from the sun and is an spf 30. This sunscreen is non-nano, reef safe, non-GMO, biodegradable, vegan, alcohol free, paraben and phthalate free, and gluten-free. It is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. However, it is important to reapply every few hours.

The Everyday Continuous Spray Natural Sunscreen comes in a spray bottle which disperses the product very well. This formula can leave a white film if it is not quickly rubbed into the skin. It does not have a scent and is also spf 30. Ingredients include aloe vera, sunflower oil, and shea butter. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. However, it is very important that you reapply every couple of hours if you are sweating a lot and/or exposed to the sun for long periods of time. It is non-nano, reef safe, non-GMO, biodegradable, vegan, alcohol free, paraben and phthalate free, and gluten-free.

If you are wondering What is non-nano? Read more about it here.

Shop Goddess Garden here.

May 25, 2017

Live Clean, a brand of Hain Celestial, was founded in 2006. The goal of this brand was to create a collection of eco-friendly, natural, and plant derived beauty and personal care products. With an array of skincare, body wash, hand soap, haircare, and baby products, Live Clean makes cruelty-free, ecologically responsible, and affordable personal care accessible.

One of the first attributes you notice when using Live Clean's products is how amazing they smell. The coconut milk moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are no exception. These products have a fresh, seductive aroma that creates a spa-like experience. The coconut oil in the coconut milk both moisturizes and protects dry hair and helps to prevent breakage by sealing in the moisture. Both the shampoo and conditioner are enriched with Vitamins C, E, B5, and rice protein. Additionally, they are, of course, eco-friendly, plant based, and cruelty-free. The shampoo and conditioner are currently available on Amazon for $5.69 each, which is incredibly affordable.

You can shop Live Clean products based on location. If you are located in the US, please visit this website. If you are located in Canada, please visit this website. You can also find them on Amazon.

May 16, 2017

The story of Grateful Body is an inspiring one. It begins with the tragic loss of the founder and principle formulator, Shannon Schroter's, two sisters from cancer while in their 20's. This event triggered years of intense study of Traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and western herbal medicine in order to understand the essentials of healing. Over time, Shannon created his first apothecary and healing recipes in 1984. In 1998, Grateful Body was created in order to provide vital formulas that could genuinely support the skin and body. All of Grateful Body's products are vegan and gluten-free, plant-based and derived from biologically-active soil, are nourishing and support the skin, and create a synergy that help skin manage varied environmental and chronological pressures. Products include cleansers, toners, facial serums, moisturizers, and body oil.

One of the many wonderful things about Grateful Body is the product line has a variety of lines for specific skin types including One Love for aging skin, Gentle for sensitive skin, Clear for blemish prone skin, and Venus for skin with hormone-related issues.

The Gentle Moisturizer is light-weight, gentle, and very moisturizing. Although it is unscented, the various botanical ingredients shine through to provide a light herbal fragrance. The ingredient list is packed with super natural, high quality, nourishing ingredients. Although all of its ingredients are noteworthy, included in the formulation are St. John's wort, yarrow, figwort, chamomile, aloe leaf juice, sunflower oil, sesame oil, black cumin seed oil, and red raspberry seed oil. An important characteristic to note of Grateful Body is that their products are not the typical natural skincare and instead contain very specific, healing botanicals. They are definitely a company worth checking out if you are interested in healing skincare formulated with great attention to detail and knowledge of botanicals.

Shop Grateful Body here.

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