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7 Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free Skincare Favorites

7 Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free Skincare Favorites

There are countless, beautiful brands certified by Leaping Bunny. It is so HARD to choose favorites!

You check out all the incredible brands certified by Leaping Bunny.
I’ve listed 7 brands that have stood out to me because of their packaging, ingredients and product options.

1. basd

  • Female co-founded by Ashley Meston

  • Organic, plant-based, cruelty-free

  • No-bs body care that works

  • Read about their ingredients here

2. 1’Lux

  • Female co-founded by Sina

  • All vegan products except for their lip care collection

  • Uses plant-derived oils, butters, & botanical extracts

  • Canadian 🇨🇦

  • Read about their ingredients here

I wanted thoughtful, luxury beauty.

I wanted zero-tox, botanical based products.

I wanted better beauty basics for body and lips for that lit within glow. 

So, I made my own.



3. 2nd KIND

  • Female-founded by Kristin Zaldana

  • Made in Texas

  • Small-batch

Appreciation for who you truly are is the 1st kind and skincare is the 2nd kind. As we travel along this journey, my mission is to help guide you to the 1st by giving you the 2nd.

2nd KIND donates a portion from the proceeds of every Vibrational Beauty Collection Set purchase to various charities who benefit the fight against animal cruelty, women's and children's organizations

—Kristin Zaldana

4. aos (a.k.a. Angelina Organic Skincare)

  • Female-founded by Angelina Swanson

  • Sources the most bio-available organic, wild-crafted, & fair-trade ingredients

  • aos is a modern-day skincare apothecary, Wellness Spa & lab in Bend, Oregon.

  • Read about their ingredients here

  • You can click on every ingredient to learn more

5. Bare Skin Bar

  • Female-founded by Cynthia Cyr

  • Vegan & gluten-free

  • Leaping Bunny & PETA cruelty-free certified

  • Uses paper and glass packaging where possible in an effort to reduce plastic production

  • A portion of each sale goes to Sea Legacy, a British Columbia-based non-profit dedicated to ocean conservation.

  • Canadian 🇨🇦

We  focus on beneficial ingredients so you can shine from the goods, not the glitter.

6. Glossier

  • Female-founded by Emily Weiss

When I started Into The Gloss, I wanted to make beauty as much of an element of personal style as fashion. As I interviewed hundreds of women, I became more and more aware of how flawed the traditional beauty paradigm is. It has historically been an industry based on experts telling you, the customer, what you should or shouldn’t be using on your face.

—Emily Weiss

Most Glossier employees started out as customers. Which is why the team naturally takes a customer-minded approach to the work each and every day. 

7. Grace & Stella

  • Female co-founded by Kailee Fatt

+ B Corp certified cosmetic companies

+ certified fair trade makeup

What Leaping Bunny brands do you love? I also love 100% Pure, but I decided not to add it to this long list.

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of certified cruelty-free brands 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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