Toiletries & Personal Care Products

An EU Directive came into force in March 2013 which prohibits animal testing on all cosmetic and toiletry products sold in the EU.   Some companies may, however, continue to test their products on animals for the purpose of selling them in non-EU countries.

The Vegan Society symbol on a product indicates that it was not tested on animals and does not contain any animal-derived substances.

Shampoo, Toothpaste, Moisturiser, Shower Gel, etc:

Supermarkets:

The following products can be found in supermarkets:

  • Original Source . . . (vegan products – available at Dunnes and Tesco)
  • Colgate . . . (Smile for Good toothpaste is certified vegan)
  • Tesco Extracts . . . (Shampoo and conditioner marked as suitable for vegans)
  • Cien . . . (some products marked vegan at Lidl. Company says: “All of our products that are suitable for vegetarians/vegans are clearly labelled on back of pack”.)
  • Pure . . . (range at Marks & Spencers)

The following brands are vegan:

Irish Vegan Companies:

For a list of vegan and vegan-friendly online shops in Ireland selling toiletries, click here.

The following brands have some products which are vegan:

  • Aloe Dent . . . (all vegan apart from the Triple Action toothpaste)
  • Avalon Organics . . . (click here to see the non-vegan products)
  • Freedom Cosmetics . . . (Majority of products are vegan and marked)
  • Garnier . . . (no longer test on animals, many vegan products)
  • Green People . . . (some vegan products)
  • Jason . . . (most of their products are vegan and are marked as such)
  • Lacura . . . (face wash, hand and eye creams – at Aldi)
  • Lavera . . . (search box allows you to list their vegan products)
  • Lush . . . (most of their products are vegan and display the Vegan Society logo on the front of all packaging, labels and signs)
  • ManCave . . . (all except one of their products is vegan)
  • Simple . . . (no animal testing but some products contain beeswax)
  • The Body Shop . . . (website has a ‘vegan’ search, and company has stated that all products will be vegan by 2023).
  • The Ordinary . . . (at Boots)
  • Weleda . . . Some vegan products
    Irish Companies:
  • Elave . . . (cruelty-free, Peta approved, 90% of their products are suitable for vegans, Irish based)
  • Empress Cosmetics . . . (company based in Clare – vegan products are clearly marked with the Vegan Society’s logo)