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The More You Glow…


Dear Compassionate Consumer,

Happy Summer! While we continue to adjust to our new normal, we have welcomed this season of warmer weather with open arms. Getting outdoors and enjoying the little things in life has become more of a focus than ever. And if there is one brand that truly captures the essence of summer, it is Glow Recipe with its line of super luscious, fruit-infused skincare products. We give you the scoop on which ones we have especially been loving lately.

This past month has also given us time to reflect on how Leaping Bunny can use its platform to get the word out about Black-owned cruelty-free companies. We are so excited to share with you our newest social media feature below, which will showcase Black entrepreneurs making a difference in making great products free of animal testing.

Also included in this month’s e-newsletter is an interview with Shark Tank participant, Blueland, the creator of household cleaning products that tackle the challenging issue of single use plastic with an innovative new way to clean your home. Please be sure to also check out our most recently certified brands and scroll through to the end for exclusive promos from Black and Berry, Nip Lips, Powerizer, Sweet Earth, and The Shameless Skin Co.

For the animals,

Caitlin McGrother
Leaping Bunny Program Administrator



PRODUCT COrNER

We love when we come across a brand that consistently knocks it out of the park with each and every product. Such is the case with Glow Recipe, a K-beauty company making the juiciest, fruit-powered skincare in a bottle (or adorable jar). All of their formulations are based on superfruits like watermelon, avocado, blueberries, and pineapple. It’s hard to pick our favorites to share with you, but we’ll try!

Banana Souffle Moisture Cream

From the first time I used this luscious moisturizer, I was instantly obsessed. The fresh banana scent paired with the light, yet hydrating formula left my skin glowing. A little goes a long way with this amazing product, which is blended with super-nourishing ingredients including chia seed, magnesium, and turmeric. In my humble opinion, this moisturizer should be sold by the gallon.
–Caitlin

 

Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist

A spritz of this gorgeous mist feels like a spray of fairy dust or rainbow sparkles and smells like freshly cut watermelon. It is dispersed so evenly and lightly that it blends in almost instantaneously. The mist gets its mojo from a mixture of 84% watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus, and it works on all skin types to hydrate skin and/or set makeup.
–Kim

Pineapple-C Bright Serum

I am extremely lucky to have a naturally clear complexion. But, recently, I found myself with a bit of bright pink hyper-pigmentation on my cheek after treating a blemish with a warm compress went awry. I quickly discovered that the Pineapple-C Bright Serum is formulated to help combat acne scars, dark spots, and hyper-pigmentation with help from its anti-oxidant rich Vitamin C. After applying this serum to the area twice a day, the redness quickly faded and was gone in a few days. I love the consistency of this serum, which is juicier and more absorbing than traditional oil-based serums. And who doesn’t love the scent of a luscious pineapple?
–Caitlin

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Give your face an all-night treat while you slumber by slathering this silky mask all over your face. Its super light-weight formula is loaded with watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and AHA's that work overtime to hydrate and smooth skin as you catch your Zzz’s. Rinse off in the morning for a post-facial glow!
–Kim



Spotlight on Black-Owned
Cruelty-Free Companies

Over the last several weeks, we have been contemplating how we at Leaping Bunny can best amplify and support Black voices, because they matter. We wanted to make sure that we could do so in a sustained and meaningful way. After looking at our list of Cruelty-Free companies and seeing just how many Black-owned companies were certified, we decided to create a way to feature as many as we can. Going forward, we will feature a different Black-owned Leaping Bunny certified brand in a Takeover each Thursday through our Instagram and Facebook Stories. It will be up to each brand to tell THEIR story in this space. We are hopeful that raising awareness about these companies will give shoppers more choices to support Black-owned businesses that are Cruelty-Free. Make sure you follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest posts.

   


New Companies

As we roll into summer, we are excited to share some of our most recently certified companies ranging from cosmetics, to personal care, and even household products. Please click on their links below to learn more and support these small businesses.

Allyoos
Plant-packed haircare for “all yous” and made for all types of hair.

Averr Aglow
All natural, plant-based skincare with over 40 vitamins and minerals.

Black and Berry Living
Household cleaning products made with a base of unrefined, organic apple cider vinegar and packaged in reusable aluminum bottles.

BODILEE
Skincare brand focused on dry body scrubs without oils and made from organic rice.

Coral Sun
Suncare safe for you, your family, and the environment.

Glass Gloss Lip Beauty
A brand dedicated to lip beauty with a variety of lip glosses in a wide variety of colors for all skin types.

Hylunia Skincare
Plant-based, anti-inflammatory skincare line that helps to prevent premature aging and protects skin from harmful environmental factors.

Moor Spa
Face, body, spa, and wellness line inspired by the healing powers of nature and contains the nutrient rich plant complex, Austrian Moor.

Previse Skincare
Zero fragrance, clinical skincare tailored to ultra-sensitive skin.

SunGold Botanicals
Personal care products formulated with full spectrum, organic CBD from hemp.

UnTamed Natural Care
Plant-based, eco-conscious handmade skincare for under $20.

Voir Haircare
Luxury haircare created in Canada and designed to uplift and inspire women with mindful ingredients, captivating artistry, and incredible hair days.

We Love Eyes
Optometrist-made products with a focus on caring for your eyes.

Winded CBD
Wellness brand specially formulated for women, containing full spectrum, organically grown hemp CBD.

Wine Country Botanicals
Personal care products formulated with wine country-inspired, locally sourced ingredients and therapeutic essential oil blends.

X Artistry
Cosmetics brand created by an artist for artists seeking style, innovation, and functionality within the world of clean beauty.



COMPANY SPOTLIGHT:
Blueland

What if we told you all you ever had to do is buy tablets that dissolve in regular tap (or filtered) water and you were able to reuse your “forever” spray bottles? In this day and age, many of us are looking for eco-friendly solutions to single use plastics, of which household products are a huge offender. Enter Blueland, a household cleaning brand dedicated to not only providing cruelty-free products, but also to eliminating the cyclical purchase of bottle after bottle. Too good to be true, right? Not anymore! Please read our interview below with Gina Pak, CMO of Blueland, to learn more about the inspiration behind the brand, its most popular products, and a little behind the scenes on how they create their fresh scents.

What was the inspiration behind the creation of Blueland?
Blueland sprung out of the belief that we shouldn’t have to sacrifice a clean home for a clean planet. We want to give people an easy way to make those important lifestyle changes and purchase products without single-use plastic, especially as the awareness of its likely harmful impact on the environment grows.

What is Blueland’s mission?
Our mission is simple: make being eco easy with innovative products in reusable packaging that are convenient, effective, and affordable. And we're looking to reimagine all categories of household packaged goods with innovative form factors so that we can minimize the need for single-use plastic packaging in all aspects of our products and packaging.

Which tablet type does the average Blueland customer purchase most often?
We've found that customers enjoy all of our products, but the hand soap has been one of the favorites since it's something people use so often and it's an easy way they can make an impact in terms of cutting down on their single-use plastic consumption. Since we launched new scents this past January, it's only continued to generate a lot of positive reviews from fans!

How did you go about creating the scents for each product type? Do you have a favorite scent?
Developing scents is always a fun and interesting process since it's so subjective. We like to poll friends and family, listen to customer requests and think about what we like ourselves. So it's hard to choose a favorite, but I'm partial to the Perrine Lemon hand soap since it gives me the feeling of being outdoors when I'm stuck inside.  

What has been the most rewarding part of creating Blueland?
It's been inspiring to see how many people want to make the eco-friendly choice when given the option. We've worked really hard to make it an option that is effective, convenient, and affordable so that it's an easy choice and we love that our customers seem to feel the same way.

Why is being Leaping Bunny certified important to Blueland?
We're on a mission to make sure we can clean up the planet for all its inhabitants including animals. That means not only to being able to reuse our products so we can minimize waste and its impact on our environment but also making sure we formulate products in a way that can protect the planet, its people and its animals. It's been wonderful partnering with Leaping Bunny to make that fact known about our products as it has been an important priority to us.

Do you plan on launching more types of products/tablets in the near future?
Our Head of Formulation is constantly ideating and exploring what else we can do to not only evolve our current products but also formulate new ones in line with our mission to package them without single-use plastic packaging. We also get thousands of customer requests for new products so there's always a go-to list of ideas we can choose from that we also find to be pretty fun!  

What is something unique about Blueland that others may not know?
We were on the Season 11 Premiere of Shark Tank and that was a very special experience. With it being so close to us having just launched the brand, it definitely heightened the excitement we already had having just launched and it will be a moment that will live on in company history. 

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