Sustainability is at the heart of Anam Cosmetics.

Every aspect of our business was designed to be kind to the planet. This includes our products, ingredients, packaging, and where we source our materials.

Our first product is a biodegradable glitter eyeshadow. To learn more about biodegradable glitter, click here.

We believe that helping the planet means helping people and animals too. We only use ethically sourced ingredients to make our cosmetics. We are a cruelty free and vegan brand.

Anam Cosmetics is approved as Cruelty Free under the Leaping Bunny Programme.

Anam Cosmetics is certified by The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark.

We will never use ingredients that have been tested on animals or contain any animal substances. To read a full break down of the ingredients in our cosmetics, click here.



We have ensured that our long-term use packaging is refillable/reusable, and our short-term use packaging is easily recyclable.

Our eyeshadow components are ABS and mono-material, which means they are made with one single type material, making them easier to recycle. ABS is a thermoplastic, which means it can be recycled, reprocessed, and reused.

However, we have also ensured that they are refillable, to facilitate refill options which we hope to offer soon. You won’t find mirrors in our packaging, as they cannot be recycled.

Our outer packaging is fully recyclable. Both our boxes and mailers are 100% recyclable, FSC certified and sourced from Irish companies. You can simply dispose of them in your green bin. Our cards are responsibly printed on 100% recycled paper with eco-inks, using self generated green energy, by an Irish company called the Factory.

Sustainability is a journey, and we are constantly searching for new ways to be more environmentally friendly, by using recycled and recyclable materials and reducing waste. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by using our contact form.



What is Biodegradable Glitter?

Biodegradable glitter is a sustainable glitter. It is made from plant derived, renewable materials, biodegradable and vegan. Biodegradable glitter breaks down naturally over time and will not accumulate in ecosystems. Traditional glitters are classed as microplastics, which are causing significant damage to the planet by disrupting ecosystems and harming marine life. 

Plastic can take hundreds or thousands of years to degrade, and over that time microplastics will likely be ingested by many organisms. For example, when microplastics are washed down the drain and into the ocean, they are consumed by fish and birds and are very damaging to marine life. Due to their size, they enter the food chain at the bottom and become embedded in animal tissue.  Microplastics have even been found in the human bloodstream. 

Biodegradable glitter is the eco-friendly solution to traditional plastic glitter, so you can keep on sparkling! To read more about Biodegradable Glitter, click here.

  • We want to be completely transparent about what is in our products. Here are the list of ingredients that make up our Biodegradable Glitter Eyeshadows, with a brief explanation of each. 

  • 1,2-Hexanediol is a versatile cosmetic ingredient commonly used as a humectant and solvent in various skincare and beauty products, contributing to their moisturizing and texture-enhancing properties

  • Caprylyl Glycol is a naturally derived, multifunctional cosmetic ingredient known for its moisturizing and conditioning properties. It also acts as a preservative and enhances the stability of skincare and cosmetic formulations.

  • Cellulose Acetate is a natural and biodegradable polymer derived from cellulose, often used in cosmetics and personal care products as a film-forming agent, thickener, and binder to improve texture, stability, and the overall performance of the product.

  • CI 77000, also known as Aluminum Powder, is a widely used cosmetic ingredient that imparts a metallic or shimmering effect in various makeup products. It is a finely ground powder composed of aluminum particles. 

  • CI 77491 (Iron Oxides) is a makeup ingredient that provides a warm, reddish-brown hue, commonly used in cosmetics to add depth and color to various products such as foundations, blushes, and eyeshadows.

  • CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) is a makeup ingredient that serves as a white pigment and sunscreen agent, widely used in cosmetics to provide opacity, brightness, and UV protection.

  • Diisostearyl Malate is a cosmetic ingredient commonly used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent in various beauty products, providing moisturization, smooth texture, and enhancing the overall feel and spreadability of the formulation.

  • Mica is a natural mineral often used in cosmetics to provide a shimmering or reflective effect. It is derived from the earth's crust and is known for its light-reflecting properties. Anam Cosmetics' mica supplier is part of the Responsible Mica Initiative.

  • Octyldodecanol is a cosmetic ingredient commonly used as an emollient and texture-enhancer in skincare and beauty products.

  • Silica is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used in cosmetics as an absorbent and anti-caking agent. It helps to control shine, improve the texture of powders, and enhance the longevity of makeup by absorbing excess oil and moisture. 

  • Tin Oxide is a cosmetic ingredient used in makeup products to provide a pearlescent or shimmering effect. It is a white powder that reflects light, adding luminosity.

  • Triacetin is a cosmetic ingredient commonly used as a multifunctional additive in skincare and beauty products. It serves as a solvent, emollient, and viscosity regulator, helping to improve the texture, stability, and spreadability of formulations. 

  • Zinc Stearate is a cosmetic ingredient that serves as a texturizer, binder, and anti-caking agent in various skincare and makeup products. It is a white, fine powder derived from a combination of zinc and stearic acid. Zinc Stearate helps to improve the texture and adhesion of powders, prevent clumping, and enhance the overall application and blendability of cosmetics.

  • Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dilinoleate Copolymer is a cosmetic ingredient that acts as an emulsifier and emollient in skincare and beauty products. It helps to blend and stabilize different components of a formulation while providing hydration and softness to the skin, resulting in improved texture and a smooth application experience.