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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

January 23, 2020

 

Savor Beauty fuses Korean beauty rituals and holistic organic skincare to offer products that are made with organic, natural, plant-based ingredients to create a simple yet effective skincare regimen. All products are handcrafted in New York in small batches; the line offers a variety of products depending on your skin type.

For individuals with dry skin can definitely benefit from the Cherry Collagen Peel, which is both an exfoliator and super quick mask, because you only need to keep it on your face for 1-3 minutes! Skin is left refreshed, cleansed, and invigorated. Afterwards, using the Raspberry Seed Serum deeply hydrates the skin and helps to reduce fine lines. It truly feels like a treat when you use these products in conjunction with one another.

Check out Savor Beauty's skincare offerings here.

January 17, 2020

 

At Sanjeevita, we are committed to harnessing the power of clean and green ingredients to create a range of sustainable skincare products, which are certified cruelty-free and vegan. Here’s an in-depth view into our process:

 

Our Cruelty Free Promise: A Commitment to Non-Animal Testing

Over the last two decades, advances in laboratory testing technologies have led to the development of sophisticated non-animal test methods to assess the safety of cosmetic chemicals and products. Choosing these cruelty-free methods of testing offers a host of advantages including: more reliable translation of test data to humans, generation of quantitative and reproducible data, ability to rank test ingredients, and shorter test durations. 

 

Our cruelty-free promise is a commitment to source ingredients only from vendors who certify that ingredients supplied to Sanjeevita are not tested on live animals to support cosmetic applications. Further, our vendors are committed to implementing the use of test methods that are free from any animal derived tissues. We also do not test our cosmetic products on live animals or animal derived tissues.

 

As you’ll see listed below, our vendors have used a number of different test methods to assess the safety of the cosmetic ingredients used in our products. In general, these non-animal test methods can be classified into three sub-categories: 

  1. Tests on human volunteers: tests conducted on small areas of skin and response is observed. For example, a Repeat Insult Test Patch is used on human volunteers to check for potential dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization
  2. Computer models and comparator testing: models based on Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) are used to estimate the effect of new chemicals based on previously available data on existing chemicals. A comparator testing approach is also useful to assess safety of an ingredient based on information available for ingredients with similar chemical structure and biological response.
  3. In-vitro tests: tests conducted using live cells or test kits containing materials (e.g. proteins, dye) that respond to test samples (i.e. testing to measure for skin or eye irritation)

The key ingredients qualified for use in our patent pending deodorizing foot cleanser have been tested using methods such as, Repeat Insult Patch Test on human volunteers to check potential for dermal irritation and allergic contact sensitization and in-vitro tests to assess dermal and eye irritation. Our cruelty-free foot cleanser is gentle on dry skin yet tough on cleansing environmental pollutants and tough on fighting foot malodors.

 

 

Creating a Vegan Product Line: Going Beyond Cruelty-Free

Most consumers can easily identify animal derived ingredients like honey, milk, natural beeswax, lanolin etc. that are traditionally used in natural skin care products. However, not so obvious animal derived ingredients and by-products used to formulate a large number of cosmetics include ingredients such as, collagen, squalene, colors, fatty alcohols, fatty acids, lecithin, glycerin, mono- and diglycerides, gelatin, silk, silk by-products etc.

 

Our commitment at Sanjeevita to choosing clean + green cosmetic ingredients means we choose not to make use of animal derived ingredients and by-products. We source ingredients from vendors who certify them to be free from animal derived materials. The lecithin, waxes, glycerin etc. that are used in our cosmetics primarily come from renewable plant-based materials.

 

The biocompatible grade of ECOCERT certified lecithin used in our soothing foot balm comes from non-GMO certified soybeans. To help relieve dry and dehydrated skin, our certified cruelty-free and vegan foot balm is a perfect alternative to petroleum, beeswax, and lanolin based creams and ointments. Our patent pending deodorizing foot cleanser is also free of animal derived ingredients and the key ingredients qualified for use in this product are tested using aforementioned cruelty-free test methods. This foot odor neutralizing saponin cleanser is gentle on dry skin and effective in cleaning body oils and environmental pollutants.

 

Written by Vaishali Ketkar and Gargi Ketkar
Illustrated by Amanda Tracy 

January 16, 2020

We are obsessed with EVA NYC's Magic Mane 10-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. Both the shampoo and conditioner are super hydrating (not stripping or drying at all!) while also cleansing. It helps to smooth, strengthen, and moisturize, which is exceptionally important during these cold months where everything tends to get extremely dry and brittle. Additionally, these professional quality formulas are super affordable at only $12 each. Check out the entire Magic Mane collection here.