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3. Vegan
"Vegan" is meant to indicate that a product hasn't been tested on animals and contains no animal products or by-products, like dairy or beeswax, says Krissi Vandenberg, executive director of Vegan Action. The equally common term "cruelty-free" should mean absolutely no animal testing, says Kim Paschen, program manager at Leaping Bunny, a nonprofit that certifies cruelty-free products. While there are no federal regulations for either label, it's more likely that a product is vegan or cruelty-free if it has a certification seal from an organization like the Vegan Awareness Foundation, PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program, or Leaping Bunny.

TRY: Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion, $10; DrBronner.com