glossary definition:
no animal testing:
cruelty free, animal safe, not tested on animals,

A rather loose term for the fact that a product has not been tested on animals to determine effectiveness and safety. However most innovations have at one time or another been tested on animals, so while a company may not actively test on animals, many of the ingredients that are used today were tested on animals.

The following listings are popular or recommended for the glossary term: no animal testing



Almay
Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown revolutionized the makeup industry when she debuted her naturally flattering lipsticks in 1991.Bobbi has continually met women's needs with the highest-quality products.

Elizabeth Arden
One of the most respected names in skin care, Elizabeth Arden has a popular line of beauty products including the famous "8 Hour Cream".

Clarins
The respected and extensive Clarins collection is based on the benefits of plant botanicals, resulting in a wide range of quality skincare products.

Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder is one of today's biggest beauty empires, owning several other brands while constantly delivering high quality lines of their own.

Burt's Bees
Burt's Bees is a wonderful line with a long tradition of natural organic ingredients and a holistic approach. Look for Burt's Beesproducts at most organic grocery stores and shops.

Clinique
Clinique is one of the world's leading brands of prestige skin care, makeup and fragrance products.

L'Oréal
One of the leaders of the skincare and beauty industry, L'Oréal are true innovators and stand out ahead of the pack in producing quality products at reasonable prices.

Paula Dorf
Paula Dorf is a complete line of cosmetics that meet the needs of both the professional and home make-up artist.

Stila
Created by famed celebrity make-up artist Jeanine Lobell, Stila is one of the most popular cosmetics lines on the market today.

Urban Decay
Urban Decay is the authority in alternative nail enamels, and has launched a cosmetic that carries the same style.

WELEDA
This renowned 85-year-old Swiss maker of natural face, hair, bath, body and baby care delivers super effective potions.

Benefit
Benefit is a fun San Francisco based cosmetics brand. The ruby red Benetint cheek stain is one of their more popular products.

Avon
The direct-selling giant of the beauty industry. The huge Avon collection offers everything from skincare, cosmetics, body and haircare, fragrance and jewelry.

Erno Laszlo
A European skincare line based on the idea's of Hungarian dermatologist Erno Laszlo. Laszlo believed in a strict ritual of daily skincare.

H2O+
Harnessing the power of the mighty ocean, H2O+ is as the name suggests, all about water. This excellent range of water-based, oil-free skin care and cosmetics has a lot more to offer than just plain old water.

La Mer
Invented by a NASA scientist to treat burns on the face and eyes, Creme de La Mer moisturizer is now outrageously popular in the beauty scene. Legend has it that J-Lo uses it head to toe.

Lamas
Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Peter Lamas created his own line of skin, hair and body care products to offer an alternative to the chemical and additive laden products that are use by most of us on a daily basis.

Proactiv Solution
Proactiv is a dermatologist developed 3-Step system for the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

Queen Helene
Queen Helene products have graced the shelves of drugstores for over 80 years, and in that time very little about the line has change. The product's feature old-fashioned formulations and packaging that looks like it hasn't been updated since the 70's.

Rodan + Fields
Renowned dermatologists Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, the masterminds behind the Proactiv Solution have created their own range of targeted skincare regimens.

Sue Devitt
Sue's "color treatment for the skin" makeup is formulated using high quality plant botanicals. The real star performers of the range are the seaweed treatment foundations, which not only cover flawlessly, but are actually good for the skin too.

Chanel
Very much like the label, the CHANEL cosmetics range has such an air of classic beauty to it, those black lacquer cases evoke the seduction of bygone eras.

Jack Black
The Jack Black line has everything that todays man wants; simple formulations to meet modern day grooming needs, neatly packaged, nothing fancy, just good stuff.

Kao
A name trusted in Japan for beauty, personal care, and even household products. Kao is not so well known outside of South East Asia. Kao has managed to find success in western markets through their Bioré line of skincare products.

Neal's Yard
Named after the location of their first store in heart of London's Covent Garden, Neal's Yard Remedies have since expanded to become a global name in alternative medicines and healthcare.

Zirh
This range of super masculine products really look the business. Their sleek aluminum containers and bold blue print suggest that they have what it takes to look after a real man.

Christian Dior
The House of Dior, now helmed by the outrageously talented John Galliano, remains at the forefront of fashion. Dior also enjoys a formidable line of beauty products.

Astara
Astara masks and treatments are based on a philosophy of total skin-nutrition. Developed by a prize winning chemist and anti-aging guru.

Dermalogica
Dermalogica offers an extensive product line with some decent albeit expensive options for skin and body care.

Dr. Hauschka
Bio-dynamically grown ingredients and a special method to extract botanicals at their peak have been hallmarks of this German company since it's inception in 1967.

Ole Henriksen
There are many great products on offer from "L.A.'s facialist to the stars", Ole Henriksen, all of which abound with the goodness of nature and all she has to offer.

Bioelements
Bioelements has grown from a very popular set of health spas. One of the principle concepts of bioelements is that each face has a unique skin type - called a "BioType". For each "type" they offer customized skincare solutions based on individual needs.

The Body Shop
The body Shop is one of the first beauty companies to create naturally inspired skin and haircare products using traditional recipes and an environmentally conscious approach.

JASÖN Natural
A popular natural health and beauty company, JASÖN Natural have an outstanding range of skin, body and hair care products.

Avalon Natural Products
Avalon Natural Products was founded in 1989 with a vision of sharing natural, organic products that care as much for the environment as a whole as well as the individual.

Aveda
Aveda, maker of pure, plant based haircare, skincare, bodycare, perfume and make-up products.

California Baby
Based in Los Angeles, California Baby offers an extensive range of natural baby care products. Created by Jessica Iclisoy to use on her son's sensitive skin, California Baby offer some of the gentlest products for baby around.

Kiehl's
For over 150 years Kiehl's Pharmacy have created simple, quality skincare products using only the finest ingredients.

Kiss My Face
Kiss My Face is no newcomer to the health food store, the brand is over 25 years old but but every bit as sassy and fresh as its younger competitors.

L'Occitane
A line of natural products from the Provence region in the south of France..L'Occitane is popluar for richly blended creams and soaps, that are loaded with the natural goodness found in honey, shea, lavender or verbena.

Ren
Ren is a great alternative for anyone looking for clean, additive-free skincare products.

Alba
A popular natural skin, hair and body care line created by Avalon Natural Products.

Red Earth
The Red Earth line of products features some great cosmetics, with colors and shades that are updated seasonally. The brand also have two skincare collection;hydropure and hydrowhite.

Giorgio Armani
Hugely talented Italian designer Giorgio Armani has been redefining elegance for over 25 years. His sleek style has masterfully set the standard to which many designers follow today.

Prestige Cosmetics
Great drugstore brand, Prestige Cosmetics offers high quality make-up at affordable prices.

Collective Wellbeing
Created by Davies Gate co-founders Jack and Ellen Davies, the line features certified organic ingredients, recyclable packaging, and a program that enables consumers to choose which nonprofit groups benefit from their fund-raising efforts.

Aesop
Australian based line of alternative beauty products featuring planet-based ingredients.

Aubrey Organics
Aubrey Organics boasts a wealth of products, at very reasonable prices. Founder Aubrey Hampton has been lauding the benefits of natural products for forty years.

DHC
The DHC range of products are definately worth considering thanks to some well formulated cleansers and moisturizers.

Paula's Choice
Known to many as the Cosmetics Cop, Paula Begoun is really looking out for our best interests when it comes to our skin. As a beauty watchdog, she has published many books, appeared on many TV shows to answer our endless questions about just what we're getting when we buy skincare and cosmetics today.

Ombrelle
A highly effective and reasonably priced line of sunscreens by L'Oreal.

Revlon
Revlon houses a wide range of skin and hair care lines and produts. Their cosmetics, however remain the best things going for this established line.

Biotherm
This line does boast some effective products, especially their cleansers and moisturizers. And don't forget some of their famous face masks and peels, they are both well formulated and very fun to use.

MAC
An exceptionally popular line of make-up used by many professional make-up artists, MAC has also established itself as one of the most popular everyday cosmetic brands.

Allevia
This Scottish based skincare company's main focus is on natural products for the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis or problems related to arthritis or poor circulation.

Carol's Daughter
Using natural homemade ingredients found in her kitchen, Lisa Price created rich pampering products which found their way to become popular staples for many celebrities as well as featuring on television shows such as The Today Show, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Un-Petroleum
Just as the name suggests, Un-Petroleum is a small line of Lip balms and body care products formulated without the use of petroleum-based ingredients.

Avalon Organics
Avalon Botanics, created by Avalon Natural Products are inspired by organic agriculture to help promote a more environmentally conscious way of life.

Lancôme
One of the main players in the department store cosmetics game, Lancôme started over 60 years ago as a maker of luxury perfume.

Sun Dog's
A recent addition to the Dr.Bronner's family of products, Sun Dog's Magic follows the same principles of eco-consciousness while honoring the true spirit of sustainable, organic farming.

Cowshed
Made from 100% vegetarian ingredients and infused with herbs grown in the garden at Babington, Cowshed's cheekily named high-quality products are gaining popularity around the world.

N. V. Perricone M.D. Cosmeceuticals
Having published many bestselling beauty books, his highly succesful skincare line is laden with some of the most popular "potent" ingredients such as Vitamin C, DMAE and alpha lipoic acid.


more general matches to this glossary term:
Awake
Created in Japan by cosmetic giants Kose, Awake is a fusion of high tech Japanese technology and natural plant botanicals.

Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder is one of today's biggest beauty empires, owning several other brands while constantly delivering high quality lines of their own.

Stila
Created by famed celebrity make-up artist Jeanine Lobell, Stila is one of the most popular cosmetics lines on the market today.

Urban Decay
Urban Decay is the authority in alternative nail enamels, and has launched a cosmetic that carries the same style.

Blistex
One of the most popular and widely used range of lip care products, Blistex has become a staple in many handbags and make-up bags. Considered by many to be the solution for chapped lips and cold sores.

Jurlique
Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Pamela Anderson all swear by this natural skincare line, especially the beloved Herbal Recovery Gel.

Lamas
Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Peter Lamas created his own line of skin, hair and body care products to offer an alternative to the chemical and additive laden products that are use by most of us on a daily basis.

Jack Black
The Jack Black line has everything that todays man wants; simple formulations to meet modern day grooming needs, neatly packaged, nothing fancy, just good stuff.

Natura Bissé
A family run business based in Barcelona, Spain, Natura Bissé started out with only five creams and now offer about 300. The brand was originally target for use in luxury hotels and spas, but now it is also available from high-end department stores such..

Bioelements
Bioelements has grown from a very popular set of health spas. One of the principle concepts of bioelements is that each face has a unique skin type - called a "BioType". For each "type" they offer customized skincare solutions based on individual needs.

The Body Shop
The body Shop is one of the first beauty companies to create naturally inspired skin and haircare products using traditional recipes and an environmentally conscious approach.

Kiss My Face
Kiss My Face is no newcomer to the health food store, the brand is over 25 years old but but every bit as sassy and fresh as its younger competitors.

Ren
Ren is a great alternative for anyone looking for clean, additive-free skincare products.