What exactly is the Leaping Bunny logo about? For those who don’t know, Leaping Bunny is a universally recognized symbol letting consumers know whether or not cosmetics, personal care, or household items they are purchasing are cruelty-free. This means no animal testing was conducted to create that product. With increased availability, there has also been an increasing demand for cruelty-free products in recent years.

Thanks to modern technology, it is not really necessary for brands to continue testing on animals to see if their products are safe for the general public. Many animal tests can be replaced by quicker and more reliable methods. Additionally, many different companies now represent their brands as cruelty-free with a bunny symbol.

But what really sets Leaping Bunny apart from other bunny symbols on products? It is the only international logo that requires the company to implement a supplier monitoring system. There are supply chain checks for animal testing all the way down to the ingredient manufacturer level, a fixed cutoff date policy, and acceptance of independent audits to guarantee compliance with all of these aspects. This makes for an exceptionally high cruelty-free standard, one that isn’t necessarily met by just any “bunny logo”.

So which cosmetics, personal care, and household products have the Leaping Bunny stamp of approval? We’ve got you covered with products that are not only cruelty-free but perform wonderfully!

Cosmetics

1. Covergirl

 

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Easy, breezy, beautiful, and perfect for animal lovers – Covergirl is an OG in the cosmetics game, and they have got a wide cruelty-free selection. Covergirl is also a very affordable option for anyone who is looking to find a drugstore option. Whether you saw your mother applying it before a family dinner or this was one of the first makeup brands that you wore, most of us have used Covergirl before.

Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer

 

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Whether it’s to conceal, highlight, or contour, this drugstore concealer is a must have. 30 shades is also a pretty impressive shade range for a brand at the drug store. This concealer has a very large doe applicator. This makes it so much easier to cover larger areas and blend out if you’re in a hurry. There’s nothing worse than a small applicator. Also, this concealer leaves a velvety, matte finish that lasts all day.

2. OFRA Cosmetics

 

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OFRA Cosmetics has recently made a splash in the beauty community by their collaboration with Beauty Guru Nikki Tutorials. If you’re looking for a cruelty-free makeup brand that is a little on the higher end, this brand is perfect for you. One of their products that stands out the most is their line of highlighters.

OFRA Cosmetics Nikki Tutorials Highlighting Trio

 

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This is one of the most highlighting (or blinding) palettes on the market. Nikki Tutorials is the queen of full coverage makeup. There’s no surprise that she created one of the most beaming highlighters. This palette is beautiful for all skin tones. There is a light, medium, and deep shade that you can use on the cheeks, eyes, or any other part of the face that you want a little extra bling. What’s best about this highlighter is that it glistens just enough to give you a bright highlight, but it still looks soft and natural around the edges for a seamlessly blended look.


Personal Care

1. Drunk Elephant

 

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Drunk Elephant has recently become one of the most popular skincare brands in Sephora. This brand is committed to only using ingredients that directly benefit the skin’s health or support the effectiveness of the formula. That means you won’t be applying any harmful ingredients to your face. Although this is maybe a higher-end product, you know you are getting amazing ingredients that are not diluted by other filler ingredients. You are definitely getting the most bang for your buck with this brand.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum

 

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If there is one product to recommend from this brand, it would be their Vitamin C Day Serum. Vitamin C is great for brightening the skin and tackling those stubborn facial scars that seem to never want to go away. This serum is also amazing at reducing signs of photoaging. You are never too young to start anti-aging. If you are looking to splurge on one high end, cruelty-free product, we would recommend something as potent as a serum.

2. Briogeo

 

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Briogeo is great at taking the power of nature and creating products to help enhance your hair health. This brand has hair products to effectively fight frizz, define curls, sooth the scalp, and pump of the volume of your hair. Our favorite product from Briogeo is the Banana + Coconut Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack.

Briogeo Banana + Coconut Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack

 

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This is truly a unique shampoo. Briogeo has formulated this shampoo without 50 of the most harmful ingredients, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and others. After using this product for just a few weeks, you may notice the texture of your hair really improve and become softer. You could probably even skip more days between washes, which is fantastic for someone who’s always on the go and doesn’t have time to constantly style their hair. Another plus: you won’t have to use much of this shampoo at once, since it is so concentrated with beautiful ingredients. That way you won’t be running through your bottles as frequently. And to top it all off, these bottles also come in recyclable packaging, so know that you are also helping the environment.


Household

Method

 

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Method is a common household cleaner that you can find at your local drugstore like Target. The founders of Method were determined to change the world by creating cleaning products that are kind to the planet yet tough on dirt. Method makes an array of products, from hand soap, bathroom cleaner, and dish detergent to a bunch of other household cleaners. It should be really easy to start replacing many of your household products with cruelty-free items thanks to this brand.

Method Foaming Hand Soap

With today’s climate, I’m sure everyone is washing their hands a few extra times a day more than usual. Method’s Foaming Hand Soap is perfect to pick up on your next Target run. It is not only cruelty-free but also amazing for the environment. The bottle is made of 100% recycled materials and is recyclable. It also is not too harsh on the hands but still effectively cleanses, leaving your hands soft and clean. When frequently washing your hands, it’s especially important to make sure you’re not being too rough and drying out your hands, so this product is perfect.

Conclusion

All of the brands mentioned above are not only Leaping Bunny certified but are also just amazing in general. These are a few of the ones we recommend trying if you want to start making the shift over to products that aren’t harming any animals. With modern technology, it is becoming less and less necessary to test on animals. There are numerous ingredients that have already been deemed safe, and new tests have been developed that don’t require testing on animals.

Remember that as consumers, we have the power to let brands know what we want in our products. Together, we can make a difference by supporting companies that are doing right while simultaneously showing others that we need to see a change in the way their products are formulated.