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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 18, 2017

Passport to Organics is a Leaping Bunny certified brand that offers skincare formulated with the newest, clinically based ingredients. Products contain no parabens, GMOs, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances.

The Retinol Cream contains 2.5 high strength retinol without a prescription. Retinol is a very powerful anti-aging ingredient, which is proven to improve the cellular function of aged and photo-damaged skin on a molecular level. It helps improve skin texture, smooth wrinkles, and diminish brown spots. In addition to retinol, this cream contains ingredients including aloe leaf juice, rosehip oil, vegan hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and licorice root extact.

Passport to Organics' retinol cream is packaged in a lovely container with a pump at the top for controlled application. Whereas most night creams are heavy, this cream is light and creamy, and absorbs quickly into the skin. Since it is fragrance-free, the lovely scent of ingredients is mild, but refreshing. Skin is smooth, hydrated, and glowing after use.

Check out Passport to Organics here.

April 10, 2017

Earth Glamour is a Leaping Bunny certified company that specializes in cruelty-free nail products. Along with their 5-free, vegan nail polish, their product line includes soy nail polish remover. It is free of acetone, which is in traditional nail polish removers and often makes nails very dry and brittle after use. Due to its more natural ingredient list, this product promises to be less damaging to your skin and nails. But does Earth Glamour soy nail polish remover work? The answer: YES.

Earth Glamour soy nail polish remover has a consistency similar to oil. You apply it with a cotton swab to polished nails, let it sit for a couple minutes, and then wipe the nails clean. Although some may be skeptical, this product works very well and is a wonderful, less harmful, alternative to acetone-based nail polish removers. Rather than the dry, weak feeling traditional nail polish remover leaves behind, nails feel super moisturized and shiny after using this product. It also comes in a variety of scents, so your nails are also free of the acetone-scent, and instead smell like chocolate strawberry, rose, snowberry, or peppermint.

Shop Earth Glamour here.

March 16, 2017

MuLondon is a Leaping Bunny certified company that creates a skin care range made with essential oils, herbal extracts, and certified organic ingredients. The products are mild, yet effective and concrentrated. They are also free of unnecessary additives including preservatives, emulsifiers, mineral oils, and artificial fragrances and colors. Although the company is located in the UK, and therefore Leaping Bunny certified via Cruelty-Free International, they also ship directly to the United States and Canada.

The White Chocolate Truffle Moisturizer is a truly luxurious item. It is 99% organic, water-free, and contains cocoa and vanilla extracts. It can be used for all parts of the body: face, hands, feet, bum, and tummy. The formula is super moussey and feels extremely light yet nourishing on the skin. Shea butter is the base of the product and is the perfect fragrant foundation for the other ingredients which include coconut butter, jojoba oil, and rosemary extract. This moisturizer smells just like white chocolate and is tempting to taste. It's dessert for the skin that you can apply day or night, to any part of the body that needs an infusion of moisture.

Shop the White Chocolate Truffle Moisturizer here.

March 16, 2017

Skinnocence is a luxury 100% plant-derived natural and organic skincare collection designed for the ultimate purist. The company considers it "Natural 2.0" and truly takes all of the toxins and harsh chemicals out of the formulas. All products are free of questionable chemicals and preservatives including phthalates, parabens, petroleum, PEG's, silicones, sulfates, and formaldehyde.

The Formula H2R Resurfacing Anti-Aging Night Cream contains a variety of ingredients which are preventitive and regenerative for women (and men!) of all ages. Although this product is a night cream, it is actually very light to apply to the skin, as opposed to other heavier products. Along with Vitamin A, hyaluronic acid, japanese camellia tsubaki oil, pomegranate seed oil, and hydrolized quinoa protein, ingredients include: Ceramides to restore inhibit water circulation, skin renewal, and repair; Acmella Spilanthes which is a natural muscle relaxer proven to slow down or reduce the formation of facial expression lines; MATRIXYL Synthe'6/Palmitoyl Tripeptide 38 which is shown to dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the inside of forehead lines and crow's feet. In addition to its vast array of amazing benefits, this night cream is non-toxic, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.

Learn more about this miracle product here.

March 16, 2017

Butter Angels is a natural skin care line created by military veteran, Rolande Sumner, to address her dry skin. After many years of experimentation and education, she developed a line of highly effective products made with exotic ingredients from around the world. A percentage of proceeds from every purchase goes to women veteran and animal advocacy organizations including Sister Veterans of Greenville/Spartanburg, Minority Women Veterans Organization, and the Leaping Bunny Program. The collection includes Kokum body butter, Mafura lotion bar, and Mongongo Face + Body Serum.

The Mongongo Face + Body Serum is a luxurious formulation with cranberry seed oil, evening primrose, and mongongo oil. Although this product is concentrated, it absorbs quickly into the skin. This serum is one that you do not have to reserve for nighttime use as you can even apply makeup after use. However, it leaves your skin so soft, bright, and dewy, you may want to skip foundation. The combination of ingredients produces a warm, invigorating scent, which will make you want to use on your whole body. Don't worry, it's for the body, too, so go for it.

Shop the Mongongo Face + Body Serum here.