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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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Cruelty-Free Product Reviews

March 29, 2016

Once upon a time, all-natural, fluoride-free toothpaste wasn't really a thing. Of course there were the purists out there that brushed their teeth with baking soda, but for the average person looking for more gentle and natural mouth care, the search was challenging. Luckily, times have changed and there are a wide variety of products on the market. Which is the best? The answer really depends on each person's individual needs and requirements. But the point is: there are options.

Auromere, an all-natural and auyervedic personal care company, has a wonderful foam-free toothpaste. Not only is it vegan, gluten-free, and fluroride-free, but it also contains an abundance of botanicals and plant oils. The formula is creamy, but dissolves easily in the mouth. Although the toothpaste does not foam, it leaves the mouth refreshingly clean. The lack of foam may take some getting used to, but the results are worth it if you are looking for a super natural toothpaste.

You can read more about the ingredients and purchase here.

March 22, 2016

Hair is incredibly important to most individuals and for good reason. Our hair is very personal, makes a statement, and is often one of the first attributes others notice about us. Therefore, having a great hair care system in place is incredibly important.

 

The hair care gurus, Giovanni Cosmetics, never cease to amaze us with their new and innovative products. The 2chic ultra-luxurious collection is no acception. The blend of cherry blossom and rose petals provides an intoxicatingly beautiful scent. Leaping Bunny has tried the shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner, all with wonderful results. The shampoo softens and revitalizes tired hair. It is also lauryl and laureth sulfate free, which are common ingredients that create bubbles  (but may also be linked to cancer). The conditioner detangles, smooths, and provides beautiful shine. The leave-in conditioner protects hair before heat styling and helps prevent split ends, frizz, and flyaways. All products in the 2chic ultra luxurious collection are perfect for stressed out, dry, and overprocessed hair.

March 15, 2016

A good toner is essential to every skin care regimen. Qualities should include lightweight, smoothing, and nourishing. A great Leaping Bunny certified option is the Petal Power Toner from The Granola Goat.

The Petal Power Toner contains pure rose hydrosol which is perfect for dry skin and especially wonderful considering many toners have the tendency to dry skin. Additionally, the formula contains geranium, lavender, and helichrysum essential oils that help nourish the skin. Besides the toner itself, another great attribute of this product is the spray bottle. After washing your face and patting dry, simply spray the toner on your face and wipe with a cotton ball. The result is glowing, super clean skin. Double duty: Petal Power also works as a setting spray for makeup.

March 08, 2016

What comes to mind when you think of skin care for sensitive skin? For many, it may include fragrance free, thin consistency, and little payout. Even if one has sensitive skin, they still want to feel pampered, right? Right.

Luckily, Andalou Naturals has entire line dedicated to sensitive skin that is anything but plain and boring. Their 1000 Roses line is super nourishing, hydrating, smells heavenly, and best of all- infused with rose stem cells. The use of alpine rose stem cells support skin's healthy vitality, resilience, and healthful glow. Additionally, hyluronic acid is included to provide a moisture barrier and help eleviate inflammation. The result is a wonderfully curated product line to help a wide variety of individuals who have sensitive skin yet still enjoy rich, luscious products.

There is a whole host of products included in this product line. Some favorites include:

Morroccan beauty oil | For both day and night, this oil is perfect when you need extra hydration. It also provides cellular support to renew, nourish, and soothe sensitive skin. A Leaping Bunny favorite!
Eye revive contour oil | This rollerball application glides on smoothly to reduce lines, puffiness, and undereye circles. A Leaping Bunny favorite!
Beautiful day cream | Lightweight yet nourishing, this day cream glides on smooth, absorbs quickly, and nourishes skin.
Heavenly night cream | Rich and velvety, this night cream soothes skin and delivers deep cellular support while you sleep.

Check out Andalou's entire 1000 Roses skin care line here. Other Leaping Bunny favorites include the CC cream, cleansing foam, and pearl exfoliator.

March 01, 2016

Shemen Amour USA specializes in providing skin care that utilizes the benefits of mud from the Dead Sea. With an abundance of high-quality, innovative products available, this company provides a vast array of options for each individual's skin care needs. One stand out product is the Black Mud Eye Cream. Although one may be turned off by the mud color, the cream applies translucent without a hint of darkness. The texture is super silky, thick but milky, and easily absorbed. Made with the filtered minerals from Dead Sea mud, along with avocado oil, jojoba, grape seed oil, chamomile extract, rosemary, aloe vera, and ginseng, this eye cream is incredibly nourishing and moisturized. After using this product daily, skin looks more smooth and radiant. As an added benefit, the formula smells absolutely delicious.