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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

April 26, 2016

Shaving gel is synonymous with commericals of freshly showered women coming out of the shower with soft, smooth skin. Since these commercials often advertise non-cruelty-free brands, one may assume that the only way to get a smooth shave is with one of these products. However, there are an abundance of high quality, cruelty-free, all natural shaving products available for the compassionate consumer to enjoy.

Surya Brasil is a Leaping Bunny certified lifestyle brand that creates a wide variety of personal care products including henna color, hair care, skin care, and cosmetics. Amongst their body care is the Sapien Women's Shave Gel. It contains exotic organic Amazonian ingredients including cupuacu butter, pracaxi oil, macadamia oil, aloe vera juice, and Vitamin E. Additionally, it is free of BHT, EDTA, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic fragrance. The result is a gel that applies super smooth on the skin and provides the perfect surface for shaving. The formula is very hydrating and perfect for sensitive skin. Although the website says the scent is a tropical mix of coconut and mango, I smell more of a citrus fragrance, which is very lovely. This shave gel is a great addition to your everyday shaving routine.

April 19, 2016

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics is a Leaping Bunny certified company that is dedicated to providing the purest, highest quality, and natural color cosmetics available. Their name, an acronym for Healthy and Natural, echoes the mission perfectly. All of their products are free of parabens, artificial preservatives and colorants, instead using Vitamin E and antioxidant rich plant, vegetable, and fruit pigments, and pure minerals.

A great example of HANSCC's natural, fruit and vegetable pigmented cosmetics is their pressed blush. Made with ingredients you know how to read, pronounce, and envision, this makeup is all-natural. These ingredients include extracts from acai, pomegranate, blueberry, cranberry, green tea, sea kelp, and carrot. The blush is also free of talc, an ingredient which some individuals prefer to avoid in their cosmetics. There are three shades- baby pink (pictured above), strawberry pink, and coral candy. These blushes apply very smooth, providing a natural glow to the skin. The color can be built up depending on how heavy handed you are with the application. They are a great addition to any all-natural beauty routine as well as individuals wanting to experiment with chemical-free cosmetics.

April 12, 2016

OSEA is a skin care company based upon creating products using the healing powers of the sea. Formulated with pure essential oils and ocean extracts, their products are extremely nourishing and help to counteract damage and environmental issues. Their line includes a wide variety of skin and body care products, all which promise to address a variety of issues. 

The Atmosphere Protection Cream is a face cream that smells like the sea. Its lightweight and silky formula glides on the skin and absorbs quickly. Since it creates such a flawless finish without any residue, it also doubles as an amazing makeup primer. The formula is very emoliant, as the main ingredient, besides water, is algae extract. It also contains a mixture of oils including macadamia, shea, jojoba, and avocado that create the light, yet very hydrating skin care product. The skin feels very refreshed after use and is perfect for both morning and night application.

April 05, 2016

Mineral makeup is very popular for the natural, yet polished, look it provides. With an abundance of mineral makeup on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the best products. Additionally, mineral makeup is not always filled with the best ingredients and quite the opposite of what the name implies. 

Mineral Fusion makes wonderful mineral makeup that is high-quality, natural, and filled with good-for-you ingredients. This blush/bronzer duo is age-defying and contains ingredients including pomegranate, red tea, white tea, and aloe vera. It is formulated free of talc, gluten, parabens, artificial colors, and phthalates. The result is a product that is gentle on the skin, yet provides a wonderful sun-kissed glow. The bronzer has a light shimmer, which is lovely to help brighten the complexion and add dimension. The blush is natural and provides a subtle glow. This duo comes in two colors: Blonzer, the lighter option (pictured above), and Rio Blonzer, for darker skin types.