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It is easier than ever to shop cruelty-free!

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.



Cruelty-Free Product Reviews

April 10, 2018

Wren Natural is a Leaping Bunny certified company that believes that total health begins with the skin. Your skin is the body's largest organ and its well-being directly effects you physically and mentally. Wren Natural makes personal care that is 100% natural. All ingredients are sourced as close to their native origin as possible. Additionally, every ingredient is researched and "mom approved." There are no kid versions of products because these products are made with the entire family in mind.

Product offerings include bath bombs, lip balm, natural deodorant, facial toner and moisturizer, and salves. Additionally, one of their products is cleansing grains.

The cleansing grains is a blend of ancient, natural grains that cleanse, exfoliate, calm, and balance the skin. You simply add water and scrub your face clean. You can also leave it on for a bit longer as a mask. Ingredients include colloidal oatmeal and rosehip powder. The mask applies easily and isn't abrasive, so it leaves face feeling super smooth.  Bonus- the light, sandy color makes for an easy clean-up! The glass jar packaging is also a nice touch; you can recycle it once empty or reuse it as a cosmetic/personal care travel container!

Shop Wren Natural here.

April 03, 2018

Chances are, you have seen nugg beauty recently. They are a Leaping Bunny certified company that specializes in high quality, affordable skin treatments. All products are over 93% natural or naturally-derived and formulated without mineral oils, parabens, synthetic frangrances and colors. Additionally, the company is woman owned and products are available in a wide variety of places, including Target and Whole Foods!

One of the wonderful aspects of nugg is the adorable packaging. Face masks are packaged in little pods or "nuggs" (nuggets of goodness). Rather than a large tub of one kind of face mask, you have the opportunity to choose a variety to experiment with depending on time of year, skin type, etc. 

The Hydrating Lip Mask is in a luxurious little golden nugget. The product is 100% natural, vegan, and smells of mint. The consistency is of a rich lip balm that spreads easily on the lips. This product is perfect for conditioning dry, chapped lips as well as hydrating lips. It is perfect to use before going to bed to really help moisturize and condition. Overnight, the lip mask absorbs and even helps restore cracked lips. Ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter, and licorice leaf extract. 

The Deep Hydration Moisturizing Face Mask is individually packaged and there is a generous amount of product which can also be used for two treatments. There is no distinguishable scent and the consistency is that of a concentrated, yet light-weight and creamy gel. After applying and leaving on skin for 5-15 minutes, skin is noticeably hydrated and refreshed. Because of the formula, this mask does not dry and also makes an amazing night treatment or hydrating day moisturizer, if applied thinly. Ingredients include aloe leaf juice, camellia seed oil, and spirulina extract.

To view nugg beauty products, click here.

February 15, 2018

Lexli is a line of aloe-based, physician-formulated skincare. They offer a variety of products for different skin types, as well as sun care. Also available are skin type kits, including one for acne and a beginner set.

The Cleansing Lotion is super light weight but super effective. One pump is definitely enough to effectively cleanse the skin. The scent is light and lovely. Additionally, the first ingredient is organic aloe vera, which is known for its powerful, natural skin healing and revitalizing abilities. After using this product, skin is cleansed and rejuvenated, not dry or tight.

Shop Lexli here.

February 15, 2018

Blissful Minerals creates handmade, all-natural personal care and cosmetics. Products are very reasonably priced, contain ingredients you easily recognize, and are from a woman-owned business. Additionally, all products are vegan, gluten-free, and, of course, cruelty-free.

The Rose Body Butter is handcrafted and packaged in a reusable, glass jar. On the bottom of the jar is a light layer of rose petals, which creates a lovely touch to the packaging. The body butter is made with shea butter, cupuacu butter, sunflower oil, safflower oil, castor oil, and rose genanium essential oil. The result is a super moisturizing, whipped body butter that hydrates even the driest of skin.

Shop Blissful Minerals here.

February 15, 2018

Mullein + Sparrow is a luxury, vegan beauty line crafted in Brooklyn. Plants and botanicals are used to created thoughtfully-crafted skin care that is gentle, beneficial, and made with ingredients you can easily recognize. The line is made to work together to create unity within your skin, but it is also mix and match depending on your skin type. Offerings include several varieties of facial serums, oils, toners, facial masks, facial steams, and face wash.

  1. The Immortelle and Myrrh Facial Serum is Mullein + Sparrow's most popular facial serum, and for good reason. It is wonderful for all skin types and is balancing, revitalizing, and increases blood circulation. It is also lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin. For individuals with oily skin, you may be able to use this serum alone without moisturizer. However, for individuals with drier skin, applying a light moisturizer after the serum may be your best bet. This serum contains incredibly effective ingredients including immortelle (a wildflower known for its healing ability), squalane oil, rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, carrot seed essential oil, and frankincense oil.
  2. The Lemon Rose Face Wash is very gentle and does not dry out the skin. Ingredients include coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, and rosemary extract.
  3. The Balancing Face Mist Toner is suitable for all skin types and prepares skin for absorption of moisturizer. You apply after cleansing and before moisturizing, but I've also found it quite refreshing to spritz it on skin after moisturization and throughout the day. This mist contains ingredients including essential oils of jasmine, coriander, and rose geranium.

Shop Mullein + Sparrow here.