100% VEGAN Cruelty-Free Brands Available in Ireland

Today, there are many brands that are certified cruelty-free. However, it is unfortunate that some of these brands do still use animal-derived ingredients, which poses the debate: is a product 100% cruelty-free, if it is not 100% vegan? Realistically, a portion of the consumer market will relentlessly keep purchasing their favourite cosmetics from cruelty-free brands that may not be vegan, so Flawless and Pawless highlights ALL cruelty-free brands- and particularly vegan ones, so the consumer knows the option is there.

All of the above said, most cruelty-free brands do offer an array of 100% vegan cosmetics in their line. When you are shopping for vegan products from a cruelty-free brand that’s not 100% vegan, look out for a ‘vegan’ symbol on their packaging, to determine which products within the range are 100% vegan.

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To be certain that a brand is certified 100% cruelty-free AND vegan, look a combination of the following certifications coordinated by the following organisations:

Below is the official Flawless and Pawless list for 100% cruelty-free AND vegan cosmetic brands. These are all brands that are either available in Ireland or that ship to Ireland. Please note that the list is constantly being updated, so make sure to check again before you go ahead with your next cruelty-free/vegan purchase!

  • ☘️ = Irish brand
  • = PETA certified
  • = Leaping Bunny certified

BRANDS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS REGULARLY TO BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGES. THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS.

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G

H

  • Halo Beauty
  • Hi-Smile
  • Human & Kind ☘️
  • Hurraw! Balm

I

  • iGlow
  • INIKA – Certified by Choose Cruelty Free
  • Isle of Paradise

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  • ORGANii
  • Organyc

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Brands To Avoid

The following is a list I have compiled of worldwide brands who still test on animals that are available in Ireland. The majority of these brands are ‘required by law’ to test on animals, which means they most likely sell in China, where there is no animal welfare law in place.

Why Aren’t These Brands Cruelty-Free?

The brands below take part in one of more of the following practices:

  • The brand is ‘required by law’ to test on animals
  • The brand tests on animals themselves
  • The brand allows third parties to test on animals on their behalf
  • The brand allows its raw ingredients/formulations/finished products to be tested on animals
  • The brand allows its suppliers/manufacturers to test on animals
  • The brand is sold in mainland China, where it is required by law for all cosmetics to be tested on animals.

Many of these brands are owned by the parent companies of the world that conduct animal testing for their products. The main parent companies of the cosmetic world are:

  • L’Oreal
  • Estée Lauder
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Shiseido
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Kosé
  • Dial/Henkel
  • Reckitt Benkiser
  • Unilever
  • Clorox
  • Avon

A

  • Acqua di Parma
  • Airwick
  • Alfaparf Milano
  • Algenist
  • Almay
  • Always
  • Amway
  • Andrex
  • Anthony
  • Aquafresh
  • Aramis
  • Ariel
  • Armani
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Artistry
  • Aspinal of London
  • Atelier Cologne
  • Aterlier Flou
  • Aussie
  • Aveeno
  • Avéne
  • Avon

B

  • Balenciaga
  • Balmain
  • Band Aid
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Batiste
  • Bed Head
  • Benefit
  • Bic
  • Bioderma
  • Bio Oil
  • Biotherm
  • Bleach
  • Blistex
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bodyform
  • Borghese
  • Boscia
  • Bourjous
  • Braun
  • Burberry
  • Bvlgari

C

  • Calgon
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carefree
  • Caress
  • Carmex
  • Cartier
  • Caudalie
  • CeraVe
  • Cetaphil
  • Chanel
  • Chapstick
  • Chloé
  • Christina Aguilera Fragrance
  • Cillit Bang
  • Cire Trudon
  • Clairol
  • Clarins
  • Clarisonic
  • Clean & Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Clinique
  • Clorox
  • Coach
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Comfort
  • Commes de Garcons
  • Coty
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Crest

D

  • Dermablend
  • Dettol
  • DHC
  • Dial
  • Diesel
  • Dior
  • DKNY
  • Dolce and Gabanna
  • Dove
  • Dr. Brandt
  • Durex

E

  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Elie Saab
  • EOS
  • Erno Laszlo
  • Essie
  • Esteé Lauder
  • Eucerin
  • E45

F

  • Fairy
  • FCUK
  • Febreze
  • Femfresh
  • Finish
  • Foreo
  • Frederic Fekkai

G

  • GAP
  • Garnier
  • Gillette
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givenchy
  • Glade
  • GlamGlow
  • Good Skin Labs
  • Got2B
  • Green Works
  • Gucci
  • Guerlain

H

  • Hawaiian Tropic
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Heliocare
  • Henkel
  • Herbal Essences
  • Herbalife
  • House 99
  • Hoyu
  • Hugo Boss

I

  • Innisfree
  • Irish Spring
  • Issey Miyake

J

  • Jimmy Choo
  • John Frieda
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Joico
  • Jo Malone

K

  • Kenzo
  • Kerastase
  • Kloraine
  • Kiehl’s
  • Kosé
  • Kotex
  • K.Y.

L

  • Labello
  • LabSeries
  • Lacoste
  • La Mer
  • Lancaster
  • Lancome
  • La Prairie
  • La Roche Posay
  • Lenor
  • Li Lets
  • Listerine
  • L’Occitane
  • LORAC
  • L’Oreal

M

  • MAC
  • Makeup For Ever
  • Marc Jacobs Perfume
  • Mary Kay
  • Matrix
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • Mentadent
  • Michael Korrs
  • Miss Sporty
  • Mitchum
  • Mr. Muscle
  • Mugler

N

  • Nair
  • NARS
  • Naturissmo
  • Neutrogena
  • Nexxus
  • Nice N’ Easy
  • Nicole by O.P.I.
  • Nivea
  • Nioxin
  • Nu Skin
  • Nuxe
  • NYC

O

  • OGX
  • Olay
  • Old Spice
  • O.P.I.
  • Oral B
  • Oriflame
  • Origins
  • Oust

P

  • Paco Rabanne
  • Pampers
  • Pantene
  • Pearl Drops
  • Persil
  • Physique
  • Phyto
  • Ponds
  • Procter & Gamble

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R

  • Ralph Lauren
  • Reach
  • Redken
  • Revlon
  • Right Guard
  • Rimmel London
  • Revlon
  • RoC
  • Rogaine

S

  • Sally Hansen
  • Savlon
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Scope
  • Sebastian
  • Sensodyne
  • Sephora
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • Simple
  • SkinCeuticals
  • Skinvitals
  • Soft & Beautiful
  • SoftSheen
  • St. Ives
  • StriVectin
  • Suave
  • Sunsilk
  • Sure
  • Swiffer

T

  • TIGI
  • Tom Ford
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Tresemmé

U

  • Unilever

V

  • Vaseline
  • Veet
  • Venus
  • Versace
  • Vichy
  • Victoria Secret
  • Vicktor & Rolf

W

  • Walgreens
  • Wella
  • wet n’ wild

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Y

  • Younique
  • Yves Rocher
  • Yves Saint Laurent

Z

  • Zovirax

Cruelty-Free Brands Available in Ireland

Here is the official Flawless and Pawless list of cruelty-free brands that are available in Ireland. Many of them are 100% vegan, too. Some brands are cruelty-free but are owned by parent companies who test on animals.

I sourced these official cruelty-free brands from Cruelty Free KittyLogical Harmony and Cruelty Free International, but the majority is from my own research. I also regularly check the Leaping Bunny and PETA databases.

Some of the below brands are not officially certified as cruelty-free or vegan. Many of these uncertified brands are working towards an official certification, however since the EU ban of animal testing and marketing, some brands don’t believe it’s a necessity for them to do so. Some companies may also not have the budget to spend on an official certification, but are gradually working themselves towards this position.

It’s important to note that there are many fake logos and packaging statements on many products that claim to be cruelty-free. Some statements to be careful of include:

  • “Finished product not tested on animals”
  • “We never test on animals except when required by law”
  • “We do not test on animals ourselves”

The only official cruelty-free certification logos you should look out for are the bunny logos for PETA, Leaping Bunny and Choose Cruelty Free. Leaping Bunny has proven to be the most reliable cruelty-free certification as it is the most rigorous process of them all. I will detail the difference between the certification processes between PETA and Leaping Bunny in a separate article. There is also a difference between a brand that is certified vegan and a brand that is certified vegan AND cruelty-free.

I’ve also pasted the two most reliable cruelty-free certification logos beside each certified cruelty-free brand: The PETA logo: peta-logo-small or the Leaping Bunny logo:

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Some cruelty-free brands clearly state ‘NO TO ANIMAL TESTING’, ‘AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING’ or put their own bunny logo on the packaging with a message to confirm they do not test on animals. While animal testing and marketing has been banned by the EU since 2013, it is important not to buy products from brands who sell their cosmetics in China, where it is required by law for foreign cosmetics to be tested on animals. The product you buy in the local chemist in Ireland may not have been tested on animals itself, but unfortunately the same product is being tested on animals in the remaining countries in the world who have not banned animal testing.

Please note that for a brand to be listed on Flawless and Pawless as cruelty-free it must offer VEGAN OPTIONS. This shows that the brand is doing its best to eliminate all associations with animals from their line.

Another thing to note is that Flawless and Pawless does not support cruelty-free brands that use Multi-Level Marketing strategies. You can find out why here.

Please note that all information here is regularly updated and can change at any time, but all information is correct at the time of posting.

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  • 7th HeavenLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • 100% PureLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallpeta-logo-small

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  • Abbey EssentialsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Adorn Cosmetics peta-logo-smallVEGAN
  • Aesoppeta-logo-small
  • Aether Lashes – VEGAN
  • Afterglow CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallpeta-logo-small
  • Aldi LacuraLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Allegro Natura Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Alvin Connor Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Amika Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Aqua Natural peta-logo-small
  • Arco England Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Arctic Fox Hair Colour Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Ardell peta-logo-small
  • Argital Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Aroma NaturalsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Aromi Beauty Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Assured Products Ltd. Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Astonish Cleaning Products Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Autograph by M&S Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Aveda peta-logo-small Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

B

  • B by SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • babyliss
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Balm BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bare Mineralspeta-logo-small Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Barry M
  • BAOBAB – VEGAN
  • Beach Organics Skincare Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Beautyblender – VEGAN
  • Beauty Without Cruelty VEGAN
  • Becca Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Bedrock & Bloom – VEGAN
  • Bella Mari VEGAN
  • Bellapierre CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small IRISH BRAND
  • Ben & Anna
  • Ben Nye Makeup
  • bh CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bia Beauty – IRISH BRAND
  • Black Dahlia Lacquer
  • Black Moon CosmeticsVEGAN
  • blincpeta-logo-small
  • Blue BeautiflyVEGAN
  • Blue Labelle – VEGAN
  • Botanic Beauty – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • BPerfect peta-logo-small
  • BRYT Skincare  IRISH BRAND
  • Bulldog Leaping-Bunny-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Burt’s BeesLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Butter London
  • Butter Toki – VEGAN
  • Buxompeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

C

  • Cailyn CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Cake BeautyVEGAN
  • Carter Beauty Cosmetics – IRISH BRAND 
  • Catrice
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Ciaté
  • Clove and HallowVEGAN
  • Concrete MineralsVEGAN
  • Cocoa Brown Tan – IRISH BRAND
  • CODE Beautiful
  • Colourevolution
  • Comforte for PMSLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Co OpLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • COTE Hair CareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Coverfx VEGAN
  • Covergirl Leaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Crystal Body DeodorantLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

D

  • Deborah Lippman
  • Derma E – VEGAN
  • Dermalogica Leaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • DELILAH
  • Dimension Nails
  • Dose of ColoursLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic SoapsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Dr. Hauschkapeta-logo-small
  • Dr. Konopka – VEGAN
  • Dripping Gold by SJ – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND 
  • DUO

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  • Eco CareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Eco Colours Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Eco MuttLeaping-Bunny-logo-small IRISH BRAND
  • EcosearchLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • EcotoolsVEGAN
  • EcozoneLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Eco MineralsVEGAN
  • ECooking
  • Elate Clean CosmeticsVEGAN
  • Ella + Milapeta-logo-small VEGAN
  • Eleven Australia peta-logo-small
  • e.l.f. Cosmeticspeta-logo-small VEGAN
  • ElixeryVEGAN
  • Ellovi – 100% VEGAN!
  • EmaniVEGAN
  • Eminence Organic Skincare peta-logo-small 
  • Emma’s So Naturals – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND 
  • essence
  • Everyday MineralsVEGAN
  • Eyemimopeta-logo-small
  • Eye of Horus Cosmetics
  • Eylure

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  • Fairy GirlVEGAN
  • Faith in Nature Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Farm Dog NaturalsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • FARSÁLI – VEGAN
  • Feral Cosmetics peta-logo-smallLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • FíOr MineralsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Flourish Organics – IRISH BRAND
  • Flowerfolk Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Franklin & Whitman – VEGAN

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H

  • Hain CelestialLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Halo Beauty VEGAN
  • Harvey Prince OrganicsVEGAN
  • Hempz
  • Hey Honey peta-logo-small
  • He-Shi – VEGAN
  • Hi-Smile – VEGAN
  • Human & Kind – IRISH BRAND – VEGAN
  • Hurraw! BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Hourglass Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • House of LashesLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • HowndLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

I

  • Iconic London peta-logo-small
  • iGlow peta-logo-smallLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VEGAN
  • Illamasqua
  • Indeora – IRISH BRAND
  • INIKA – VEGAN
  • IsaDora
  • Isla Apothecarypeta-logo-small
  • Isle of Paradise – VEGAN
  • IT Cosmeticspeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

J

K

  • Kat Von D – VEGAN
  • Kennedy & Co – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • Kester BlackVEGAN
  • KEVIN MURPHY 
  • Kirei CosmeticsVEGAN
  • KKW Beauty
  • KKW Fragrance – VEGAN
  • Kotanical – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • Kripa Venezia
  • Kylie Cosmetics

L

  • La Canopée – VEGAN
  • Lacura by Aldi 
  • LA Girlpeta-logo-small
  • Lavera
  • Laviish – SmileLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Lethal CosmeticsVEGAN
  • Light Mountain Hair ColorVEGAN
  • Lime CrimeVEGAN
  • Lippy Girl 
  • Little ButterflyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Live Native 
  • Liz EarleLeaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, whose cruelty-free policy is unclear
  • Loa Skin Care VEGAN
  • LockStock & Barrell Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Lord & Berry
  • Lottie London peta-logo-small
  • Loving Tan
  • LUSH Cosmeticspeta-logo-small
  • LVXpeta-logo-small

M

N

  • Nacomi
  • Nailberry peta-logo-small
  • Najel
  • Natracare
  • Natura Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Natural by Nature OilsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Necromancy Cosmetics VEGAN
  • NÍA  IRISH BRAND
  • NIMA Brush Vegan Veluxe Collection – IRISH BRAND
  • NOTE CosmeticsVEGAN
  • Noughty Haircare  VEGAN
  • Nurture My Bodypeta-logo-small VEGAN
  • NYX Professional Makeuppeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

O

  • Ófra Cosmetics
  • Ógra Skincarepeta-logo-small
  • Organic Shop
  • Organii
  • Organyc
  • Orly

P

  • Pacifica peta-logo-small VEGAN
  • Pai Skincare – VEGAN
  • Patyka Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Paula’s ChoiceLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Paul Mitchell Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Pelle Beauty – VEGAN
  • Perricone MD
  • Phil Smith BE GORGEOUSLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Physicians Formulapeta-logo-small
  • Pinks Boutique
  • Pirouette Professionals100% VEGAN!
  • Pit Putty – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • Pixi Beauty
  • Plain Jane BeautyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Power Health Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • PS by PrimarkLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Pureology – Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

R

  • Real Techniques  100% VEGAN!
  • REN Skincare – Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Ría Organics – 100% VEGAN!

S

  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SantaverdeLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Scaramouche & FandangoLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Sculpted by Aimee Connolly – IRISH BRAND
  • Seche Vite
  • Shay & Blue – VEGAN
  • Sigma Beauty
  • Simply Skinpeta-logo-small – IRISH BRAND
  • Smashboxpeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • SOSU by SJ – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND peta-logo-small
  • Spectrum CollectionsVEGAN
  • Spotlight Whitening – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • Stilapeta-logo-small(removed themselves from the Chinese market in 2017 to regain cruelty-free status)
  • Sugarpillpeta-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SiskynLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Skinny Tan Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SKN-RGLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • skyn ICELANDVEGAN
  • SpaRitual
  • Starskinpeta-logo-small
  • SUMALeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVEGAN
  • Sunday Riley
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Surya BrasilLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

T

  • TanOrganic Leaping-Bunny-logo-smallpeta-logo-small
  • Tata Harper SkincareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Technic
  • Tesco
  • Terre VerdiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • TheraneemLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Burren Perfumery – IRISH BRAND
  • The Konjac Sponge CompanyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Soap Shop Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tom’s of MaineLeaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Trish McEvoypeta-logo-small
  • Too Facedpeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Topshop Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Trilogy

U

  • Umberto Giannini
  • Urban Decaypeta-logo-smallOwned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
  • Úr Makeup – VEGANpeta-logo-small

V

  • VIP Soap Products Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small

W

  • WaitroseLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Warrior Botanicals – IRISH BRAND
  • Weleda 

Y

  • Yes to CarrotsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Yon Ka

Z

  • Zoeva
  • Zoya