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 KittyPETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)Logical 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:

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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.

Cruelty-Free Makeup

A

B

  • B by SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small– 100% VEGAN!
  • Bare Mineralspeta-logo-small (owned by Shisheido)
  • Barry M
  • Beautyblender – 100% VEGAN!
  • Beauty Without Cruelty– 100% VEGAN!
  • Becca (owned by Estee Lauder)
  • Bella Mari – 100% VEGAN!
  • Bellapierre CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small IRISH BRAND
  • Ben Nye Makeup
  • BH CosmeticsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Black Moon Cosmetics– 100% VEGAN!
  • blincpeta-logo-small
  • BPerfect
  • Bodyographypeta-logo-small
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

C

D

  • Dr. Hauschkapeta-logo-small – also holds Natrue certification
  • DELILAH

E

F

  • Fairy Girl– 100% VEGAN!
  • FARSÁLI – 100% VEGAN!
  • Feral Cosmetics peta-logo-smallLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!
  • FíOr MineralsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Flawless Brushes – 100% VEGAN!

G

H

  • Hourglass (owned by Unilever)
  • House of LashesLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

I

  • Iconic London
  • Illamasqua
  • Illuminare Cosmetics – 100% VEGAN!
  • INIKA – 100% VEGAN! – 100% HALAL!
  • IT Cosmeticspeta-logo-small(owned by L’Oreal)

J

K

  • Kat Von D 
  • Kiko
  • Kirei Cosmetics– 100% VEGAN!
  • Kripa Venezia – 0% TOXIC INGREDIENTS
  • Kylie Cosmetics

L

M

N

P

R

S

  • Sculpted by Aimee Connolly – IRISH BRAND
  • Sigma
  • Smashboxpeta-logo-small(owned by Estee Lauder)
  • SOSU by SJ – IRISH BRAND
  • Spectrum Collections– 100% VEGAN!
  • Stilapeta-logo-small(removed themselves from the Chinese market in 2017 to regain cruelty-free status)
  • Sugarpillpeta-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

T

  • Technic
  • The Natural Collection by Boots
  • The Ordinary
  • Trish McEvoypeta-logo-small
  • Trust Fund Beauty – 100% VEGAN!
  • Too Facedpeta-logo-small(owned by Estee Lauder)

U

  • U-Makeitup peta-logo-small
  • Urban Decaypeta-logo-small(owned by L’Oreal)

V

  • Violent Lips – 100% VEGAN!

W

  • Wet N’ Wild peta-logo-small 
  • Winky Lux
  • W7
  • W7 Very Vegan – 100% VEGAN! – Certified by The Vegan Society!

Z

  • Zelens  100% VEGAN!
  • Zoeva

Cruelty-Free Skincare

A

  • AB Soap Studio – IRISH BRAND – 100% VEGAN!
  • Abbey EssentialsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Alvin ConnorLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Anatomicals – PARABEN FREE
  • Aqua Natural peta-logo-small 
  • Arco EnglandLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • ArgitalLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • AstonishLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

B

  • Badeanstalten
  • Balm BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • BAOBAB – 100% VEGAN!
  • BarberPro
  • Beach Organics SkincareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bia Beauty – IRISH BRAND
  • Blue Beautifly– 100% VEGAN!
  • Blue Labelle – 100% VEGAN!
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Boots
  • Borika Body – 100% VEGAN!
  • Bria OrganicsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small IRISH BRAND
  • BRYT Skincare peta-logo-small – IRISH BRAND
  • The Buddha Beauty Company – 100% VEGAN!
  • Bulldog Leaping-Bunny-logo-small (owned by Edgewell)
  • Butter Toki – 100% VEGAN!

C

D

  • Dahliana Naturals – 100% VEGAN!
  • Decléor peta-logo-small 
  • DermalogicaLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Dr. Bronner
  • Dr. Dennis Gross
  • Dr. Haushka
  • Dr. Konopka – 100% VEGAN!
  • Dr. Paw Paw

E

  • Ecotools– 100% VEGAN!
  • Elave – IRISH BRAND
  • ELEMIS
  • Ellovi – 100% VEGAN!
  • Emma’s So Naturals – IRISH BRAND
  • Eminence Organic Skincare peta-logo-small 
  • Escentric Molecules

F

  • Faith in Nature – 100% VEGAN!
  • FARSÁLI – 100% VEGAN!
  • Fifi + Friends
  • Floris
  • Flourish Organics
  • Flowerfolk Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Franklin & Whitman – 100% VEGAN!

G

  • Ginvera Green Tea Skincare
  • GiovanniLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Green Angel – IRISH BRAND
  • Green Tidings – 100% VEGAN!

H

  • Hanz de Fuko
  • Harvey Prince Organics– 100% VEGAN!
  • Hempz
  • Hey Honey peta-logo-small 
  • Heyland & Whittle
  • Human & Kind – IRISH BRAND

J

K

L

M

N

  • Nacomi – 100% VEGAN!
  • Natural by Nature OilsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Nía – IRISH BRAND
  • NIP + FAB
  • NIU Body – 100% VEGAN!
  • No. 7 by Boots
  • Nurture My Bodypeta-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!

O

  • Ógra Skincare peta-logo-small
  • Organic Shop – NON-TOXIC
  • ORIGINAL HUMAN Co. – 100% VEGAN!
  • Original Source – 100% VEGAN! – Certified by The Vegan Society!

P

  • Pacifica – 100% VEGAN!
  • Pai Skincare – 100% VEGAN!
  • PatykaLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Pelle Beauty – 100% VEGAN!
  • Pestle & Mortar – IRISH BRAND – 100% VEGAN!
  • PHYTS – NON-TOXIC
  • Pixi Beauty
  • Power HealthLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • PS… by Primark

R

  • Ria Organics – IRISH BRAND
  • Rituals
  • Ri Na Mara – IRISH BRAND
  • Rasul Mud Chambers – 100% VEGAN!

S

  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Sand and Sky
  • SantaverdeLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • Sanzi Perfomance Organics – 100% VEGAN!
  • Sappo Hill Soap – 100% VEGAN!
  • Scaramouche & FandangoLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SiskynLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Skin Deva – 100% VEGAN!
  • SKN-RGLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • skyn ICELAND– 100% VEGAN!
  • The Soap Shop Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Social Skin – 100% VEGAN!
  • Soleil Toujours – 100% VEGAN!
  • Spa Ritual – 100% VEGAN!
  • Spacemasks
  • Starskinpeta-logo-small
  • Stoer
  • Sugar Strip Ease
  • SUMA – 100% VEGAN!
  • Sunday Riley
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Sundari – 100% VEGAN!
  • Surya BrasilLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

T

  • Tanning Essentialspeta-logo-small 
  • Tesco
  • Terre VerdiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Handmade Soap Company
  • The Organic Pharmacy
  • TheraneemLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • This Works
  • Trilogy
  • Trish McEvoypeta-logo-small

U

  • Urban Veda

V

  • VOYA – IRISH BRAND

W

  • WaitroseLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

Y

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

Cruelty-Free Haircare

A

B

C

  • Cake Beauty – 100% VEGAN!
  • Cloud Nine
  • CODE Beautiful
  • Colour Wow
  • COTE Hair CareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

D

  • Daimon Barber LTD.
  • Dr. Konopka – 100% VEGAN!

E

F

G

H

J

K

  • KEVIN.MURPHYpeta-logo-small

L

M

  • Macadamia Natural Oil
  • Marks and SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

N

  • Noughty Haircare – Certified by The Vegan Society! – 97% NATURAL INGREDIENTS

O

  • Organic Shop – NON-TOXIC

P

  • Pacifica – 100% VEGAN!
  • Paul MitchellLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Phil Smith Be GorgeousLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Power HealthLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

S

T

  • Tesco
  • ThernaneemLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

U

  • Umberto Giannini

Y

  • Yes to Carrots

Cruelty-Free Tan:

  • Bellamianta
  • Black Magic Tan – 100% VEGAN!
  • BPerfect
  • Bronze Leaf
  • Dripping Gold Beauty by SOSU by SJ – IRISH BRAND – 100% VEGAN!
  • He-Shi – 100% VEGAN! – IRISH BRAND
  • Insanity Tan
  • James Read
  • Loving Tan
  • Lycobronze/Lycon
  • Mango Madness SkinCareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • St. Tropez
  • Tanning Essentials
  • Vita Liberata
  • Xen Tan

Cruelty-Free Fragrance:

WARNING: WHEN PURCHASING CRUELTY-FREE PERFUME OR COLOGNE, WATCH OUT FOR THE INGREDIENT ‘MUSK’ OR ‘CIVET’, AS THIS INGREDIENT IS ALWAYS DERIVED INHUMANELY WHEN NOT SYNTHETIC! IF YOU COME ACROSS ONE OF THESE BRANDS USING REAL MUSK IN THEIR FORMULAS, PLEASE SEND ME A PICTURE VIA EMAIL OR ON INSTAGRAM.

  • ArgitalLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bella Freud Parfum
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Burren Perfumery – IRISH BRAND
  • Captain Fawcett
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Clive Christian
  • Floral Street
  • Floris
  • Kat Von D peta-logo-small 
  • Kilian
  • Lisa Hoffman Beauty
  • Lush peta-logo-small 
  • Marks and SpencersLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Micallef
  • Morris
  • Plum & Ashby
  • Rosebud Perfume Co.
  • Trish McEvoypeta-logo-small

100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free Fragrance:

Cruelty-Free Nail Products:

  • Barry M
  • Catrice
  • Ciaté peta-logo-small 
  • Deborah Lippman
  • Essence
  • Eyemimo
  • Faby
  • Lottie London peta-logo-small 
  • L.O.V.
  • LVX
  • Marc Jacobs Beautypeta-logo-small
  • Mavala
  • Nailberry peta-logo-small
  • Orly – 100% HALAL!
  • Seche Vite
  • Wet N’ Wildpeta-logo-small 
  • Classics Nail Polish Remover

100% Vegan Cruelty-Free Nail Products:

Cruelty-Free Oral Care

  • HiSmile
  • Kingfisher Toothpaste
  • Laviish – SmileLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • LUSH
  • Marks and Spencers
  • Mr. Blanc
  • Swissdent
  • Tesco
  • Tom’s of Maine (owned by Colgate-Palmolive)
  • Weleda

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Oral Care

For Men

  • Abbey EssentialsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Balm BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • BarberPro
  • Beach OrganicsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bria OrganicsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • BulldogLeaping-Bunny-logo-small (owned by Edgewell)
  • COTE Hair CareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • DermalogicaLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Hush & DottiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • JASONLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Live NativeLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Lock Stock & BarrelLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • LUSHpeta-logo-small
  • Mahalo Skin CareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Moa the Green BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Molton BrownLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Monroe of London
  • Montagne JeunesseLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Natural by Natural OilsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Original Source – 100% Vegan!
  • Phil Smith BE GORGEOUSLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Powerful OrganicLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • PS… by Primark
  • SantaverdeLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SKN-RGLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SumaLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Surya BrasilLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Konjac Sponge CompanyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!
  • Tom’s of MaineLeaping-Bunny-logo-small (owned by Colgate-Palmolive)
  • VIP Soap Products Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

Babycare

  • Abbey EssentialsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • ArgitalLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Balm BalmLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Bria OrganicsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • EcocareLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Elave
  • JASON
  • Little ButterflyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Live NativeLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks and Spencer
  • MotherloveLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Natural by Natural OilsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Terre VerdiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Konjac Sponge CompanyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!
  • The Soap Shop Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • VIP Soap Products Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

Pet Grooming

  • Eco Mutt – 100% VEGAN!
  • Farm Dog Naturals
  • HowndLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Mrs. Conn’s
  • Power HealthLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • The Konjac Sponge CompanyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!

Household Cleaning Products

  • Aldi LacuraLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Allegro Natura – 100% Vegan!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • ArgitalLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Assured Products Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • AstonishLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Beach OrganicsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Co OpLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • EcosearchLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • EcozoneLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Faith in Nature – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Farm Dog NaturalsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Suma – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco
  • VIP Soap Products Ltd.Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Winni’s – 100% Vegan!

Intimate Products

Cruelty Free Condoms:

  • Aldi LacuraLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Boots
  • Healthpoint (available in Dealz)
  • Sir Richards – 100% VEGAN!
  • Tesco

Cruelty Free Lubricant:

  • Boots
  • Natural coconut oil – 100% NATURAL AND VEGAN
  • Healthpoint (available in Dealz)
  • Sliquid – 100% VEGAN!
  • Toka – 100% VEGAN!
  • Tesco

 

Medical Products

  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marimer Nasal Hygeine
  • Meditree
  • Marks and SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Primark
  • Tesco

 

Pending Brands for Cruelty Free Status Re-Checks

These are all brands that I have contacted within the last seven days who I am awaiting a response from. The last I heard, these brands were cruelty-free, but for this list, it’s important for me to conduct maintenance checks in order for the list to remain 100% reliable for you guys.

This week, the pending brands are:

  • The Balm
  • Blank Canvas Cosmetics
  • Butter London
  • Cor Minerals
  • Fab Brows
  • Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
  • Glitter Queens Emporium (claims to be ‘bunny-approved’ on their site… I’m not sure what this means.)
  • Karaja
  • Lord & Berry
  • Luxie Beauty
  • Makeup Gallery (Dealz)
  • MDMflow
  • Cailyn
  • Helen E Cosmetics
  • Morphe
  • Sleek Makeup (they claim to be cruelty-free, but do not ellaborate on this. They also don’t seem to offer any vegan options.)
  • Healthpoint
  • Cowshed
  • ELEMIS

Removed from this list

  • Batiste (sells in China, but claims on European packaging to be cruelty-free with fake bunny logo)
  • Burts Bees (now selling in China)
  • China Glaze (apparently reinvestigating their animal testing policy)
  • Cocoa Brown (unable to respond efficiently about their animal testing policy)
  • Eve Lom (required by law)
  • Foreo (now selling in China)
  • Forever Living (multi-level marketing company)
  • Inglot (can’t guarantee that their suppliers don’t test on animals, claims to be certified cruelty-free due to the EU ban, this is not an official certification)
  • Kryolan (had no interest being included on this list or communicating with Flawless and Pawless, no cruelty-free information on their website)
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics (yes, his brand is vegan and cruelty-free. However, I do not wish to promote his brand on my site due to his racist remarks and terrible, outrageous ethos)
  • 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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