Cruelty Free on a Budget: The Easiest Cruelty Free Brands to Switch to

One of the most common misconceptions about going cruelty-free is that cruelty-free cosmetics and products are more expensive. This could not be further from the truth. Initially, when my older sisters encouraged me to use cruelty-free products, I was intimidated by this myth that I believed was true. However, upon doing a bit of research, I discovered that many of my favourite brands were cruelty-free- some even vegan- and that cruelty-free cosmetics are available for everyone’s budget.

Here is a compiled list of the easiest brands to switch to on a low budget. These are the brands that I immediately switched to, slowly integrating product by product into my home while I used up the remains of any product I owned that was not cruelty-free.

An important thing to note is that when you start going cruelty-free, don’t just throw out a product you own that is not cruelty-free, as that is essentially a waste of an animal’s life. Instead, donate the product- if brand new- to a women’s shelter, or just use up the remainder of the product while you find an accurate cruelty-free alternative that you can compare it to.

  • VF – VEGAN FRIENDLY = OFFERS VEGAN OPTIONS
  • Leaping-Bunny-logo-small – Certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny Program
  • peta-logo-small – Certified by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Makeup

  • Barry M VF
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • Catrice VF
  • e.l.f. – 100% VEGAN!peta-logo-small
  • essence VF
  • GOSHpeta-logo-smallVF
  • Kiko VF
  • Lacura by Aldi VFLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • L.O.V. VF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-small VF
  • Makeup Revolution VF
  • NOTE Cosmetics – 100% VEGAN!
  • PS… by PrimarkLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • Technic VF

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Eyelashes

  • Ardell – 100% VEGAN!peta-logo-small
  • Eylure – 100% VEGAN!
  • PS… by PrimarkLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SOSU by SJ – 100% VEGAN!

Budget-Friendly Vegan Makeup Brushes

  • e.l.f.peta-logo-small
  • EcotoolsLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Real Techniques
  • SOSU by SJ
  • Spectrum Collections

Budget-Friendly Skincare

  • Boots VF
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Bulldog (owned by Edgewell)Leaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • Dr. Bronners VF
  • Dr. Konopka – 100% VEGAN!
  • Dr. Paw Paw VF
  • The Konjac Sponge Company – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-small VF
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Montagne Jeunessepeta-logo-smallLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • NIP + FAB VF
  • Organic Shop VF
  • PS… by Primark VFLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Tesco VF
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Deodorant

  • Boots VF
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Faith in Nature – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • JASONLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Meditree VF
  • Pit Putty – IRISH BRAND100% VEGAN!
  • PS… by Primark VF Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Tesco VF

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Haircare

  • Boots VF
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Dr. Konopka – 100% VEGAN!
  • Ecotools – 100% VEGAN!
  • Faith in Nature – 100% VEGAN!
  • GiovanniLeaping-Bunny-logo-small VF
  • JASON VF
  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-smallVF
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Montagne Jeunessepeta-logo-smallLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Noughty Haircare – 100% VEGAN!
  • Organic Shop VF
  • Phil Smith BE GORGEOUSLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Tesco VF
  • Umberto Giannini VF
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Hair Dye

  • Arctic Fox Hair Colour – 100% VEGAN!peta-logo-small
  • Boots
  • Eco ColoursLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Good Dye Young – 100% VEGAN!
  • Surya BrasilLeaping-Bunny-logo-small

Budget-Friendly Cruelty Free Tan

  • BPerfect
  • Black Magic Tan
  • Organic Tan
  • Skinny Tan

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Fragrance

  • The Burden Perfumery – IRISH BRAND
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-smallVF
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Nail Care

  • Barry M
  • Catrice
  • Essence
  • L.O.V.
  • Wet N’ Wildpeta-logo-small
  • Classics Nail Polish Remover

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Oral Care

  • Boots
  • Kingfisher Toothpaste
  • LUSHpeta-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • PS… by PrimarkLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco
  • Weleda

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Male Grooming

  • Boots VF
  • Bulldog (owned by Edgewell)Leaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • JASONLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Lock Stock & BarrellLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • LUSHpeta-logo-smallVF
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • PS… by PrimarkLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • Surya BrasilLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco VF
  • The Body ShopLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF
  • The Konjac Sponge Company – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-smallVF

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Intimate Care

  • Boots
  • Healthpoint (Dealz/Poundland)
  • JASONLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Lacura by AldiLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Household Cleaning Products

  • AstonishLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Co OpLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Faith in Nature – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Suma – 100% VEGAN!Leaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco
  • Winni’s – 100% VEGAN!

Budget-Friendly Cruelty-Free Babycare

  • JASONLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Marks & SpencerLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SainsburysLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • SuperdrugLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
  • Tesco
  • The Konjac Sponge CompanyLeaping-Bunny-logo-small – 100% VEGAN!
  • Yes toLeaping-Bunny-logo-small
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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.

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