These beauty brands are committed to offering high-performing options that don’t hurt Fido.
All products are 100 per cent cruelty-free – no part is tested on animals, or linked to companies associated with animal testing. ‘We buy ingredients from suppliers that do not commission tests on animals,’ says Lush’s Anita Baker. TRY Cupcake Fresh Face Mask (Dh75), a choc-mint vegan mask that knocks out blemishes.
This home-grown skin and body care company has signed up to PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies programme, certifying that its products are proudly cruelty-free. TRY Nutmeg & Sunflower
Oil 24 Hour Cream (Dh189), a hydrating day and night cream that suits all skin types.
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The green-leading stalwart has joined forces with Cruelty Free International, an animal protection and advocacy group, setting a goal to collect eight million signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations for an international convention that bans animal testing globally. TRY Baked
Blush (Dh76), a cheek duo that flushes and highlights in one stroke.
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The tattoo artist-turned-beauty magnate loves animals even more than she loves winged eyeliner, often posting passionate manifestos to social media deriding animal testing. TRY Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Malice (Dh100), a stunning summer-ready coral lip colour, that won’t budge, feather or bleed.
The haircare brand pulled its products from Chinese shelves when animal testing became a requirement, and uses only synthetic bristle brushes in its salons. TRY Clarifying Shampoo
Two (Dh56), a deepcleansing shampoo that removes all traces of product build-up.
The French brand specialises in niche fragrances that are also vegan and cruelty-free as verified by PETA. However its sale to the Estee Lauder group may affect that standing. TRY: The Noir 29 EDP (Dh895), a woody unisex scent that’s inspired by black tea, but smells more like a blend of fig, cedar, tobacco and rose.
The family-owned Texan men’s range has never tested on animals, making it a great alternative for shavers compared to more dubious supermarket buys. TRY: Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather (Dh100) is rich foaming shave cream that softens both whiskers and skin.