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.

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:

    LeapingBunny_colour_CMYK

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.

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

A

  • 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 Estée Lauder, who are 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 Shiseido, who are not cruelty-free
  • Barry M
  • BAOBAB – VEGAN
  • Beach Organics Skincare Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Beautyblender – VEGAN
  • Beauty Without Cruelty VEGAN
  • Becca – Owned by Estée Lauder, who are 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
  • BPerfect peta-logo-small
  • BRYT Skincare  IRISH BRAND
  • Bulldog Leaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by Edgewell, who are not cruelty free
  • Burt’s BeesLeaping-Bunny-logo-small Owned by Clorox, who are not cruelty free
  • Butter London
  • Butter Toki – VEGAN
  • Buxompeta-logo-smallOwned by Shiseido, who are not cruelty-free

C

  • Cailyn CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Cake BeautyVEGAN
  • Catrice
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Ciaté
  • Clove and HallowVEGAN
  • Concrete MineralsVEGAN
  • Cocoa Brown – 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 Coty, who are not cruelty free
  • Crystal Body DeodorantLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

D

  • Deborah Lippman
  • Derma E – VEGAN
  • Dermalogica Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • 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

E

F

  • 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

G

H

  • Hain CelestialLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • 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 Unilever, who are 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
  • INIKA – VEGAN
  • IsaDora
  • Isla Apothecarypeta-logo-small
  • Isle of Paradise – VEGAN
  • IT Cosmeticspeta-logo-smallOwned by L’Oreal, who are not cruelty free

J

K

  • Kat Von D
  • 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
  • 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
  • LUSHpeta-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
  • No. 7 by Boots – Owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, whose cruelty free policy is unclear
  • Nurture My Bodypeta-logo-small VEGAN
  • NYXpeta-logo-smallOwned by L’Oreal, who are not cruelty-free

O

  • 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 L’Oreal, who are not cruelty-free

R

  • Real Techniques  100% VEGAN!
  • REN Skincare – Owned by Unilever, who are 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
  • Simply Skinpeta-logo-small – IRISH BRAND
  • Smashboxpeta-logo-smallOwned by Estée Lauder, who are not cruelty-free
  • SOSU by SJ – VEGAN – IRISH BRAND
  • 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 Colgate-Palmolive, who are not cruelty-free
  • Trish McEvoypeta-logo-small
  • Too Facedpeta-logo-smallOwned by Estée Lauder, who is not cruelty free
  • Topshop Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Trilogy

U

  • Umberto Giannini
  • Urban Decaypeta-logo-small(owned by L’Oreal)
  • Úr Makeup – 100% VEGAN!

V

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

W

  • WaitroseLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Warrior Botanicals – IRISH BRAND
  • Weleda
  • wet n’ wild peta-logo-small 

Y

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

Z

  • Zoeva
  • Zoya

Removed from this list

  • China Glaze (apparently reinvestigating their animal testing policy)
  • Eve Lom (now required by law to test on animals)
  • Forever Living (multi-level marketing company)
  • Inglot (can’t guarantee that their suppliers don’t test on animals)
  • Kryolan (had no interest being included on this list or communicating with Flawless and Pawless, no cruelty-free information on their website)
  • NARS (now selling in China)
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies (multi-level marketing company)
  • Nudestix (now selling in China)

Multi-Level Marketing Brands which Flawless and Pawless won’t include on the list:

  • Arbonne
  • Forever Living
  • Monat
  • Juice Plus
  • Younique (claims to be cruelty-free, but is required by law to test on animals)
  • Doterra
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Flawless and Pawless is Ireland's cruelty-free cosmetic blog created by 23 year-old cosmetic expert, Ailsha Davey. With eight years working in the beauty industry in Dublin as a professional make-up artist and cosmetic expert, Ailsha discovered some of the horrors of cosmetic animal testing- and the lack of knowledge within the Irish market about it. Flawless and Pawless has been set up to spread awareness across Ireland of cosmetic animal testing, as well as to provide suggestions for cruelty-free alternatives to the Irish market's favourite cosmetic products.

One thought on “Cruelty-Free Brands Available in Ireland

  1. I also read that while Nudestix are now selling in China that they have found away to get around the animal testing by law.

    I have my concerns about this but if it is true then why can’t other brands do the same.

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