Coty Inc is an international beauty company that owns some of the most popular cosmetic brands. I’m sure you’ve heard of Covergirl, Burberry, and OPI, right? These brands are just a few owned by the parent company Coty Inc and in this post, you’re going to find out their cruelty-free status.
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Coty Inc’s Animal Testing Policy
This is an excerpt of Coty Inc animal testing policy:
“We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, testing of our products or ingredients on animals, except where required by law.”
As you have learned from animal testing on cosmetics post, the statement above excludes them from being considered a cruelty-free brand. And Coty Inc addresses the testing requirements of cosmetics sold in China further on in the policy.
“It is common knowledge that China requires mandatory animal tests on all cosmetic products imported into the country. We continued to be involved in the dialogue with the Chinese authorities, including through or active membership of the China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI), to replace animal test with alternatives. As a result, China has recently started to investigate ways to replace animal testing and has sought the assistance of European scientist. “
Coty Inc Brands to Avoid
Sometimes a brand doesn’t follow their parent companies policy and is cruelty-free. Kind of like a really horrible parent raising a phenomenally kind child. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for Coty Inc. All of their brands follow the parent companies animal testing policy and therefore are not cruelty-free. (update Coty now owns one cruelty-free brand)
- Alexander McQueen
- Boss Hugo Boss
- Bottega Veneta
- Bruno Banani
- Calvin Klein Fragrances
- Davidoff Parfums
- James Bond 007 ™ Cologne
- Jil Sander
- Katy Perry Parfums
- Marc Jacobs Fragrances
- Miu Miu
- Nautica Fragrances
- Roberto Cavalli
- Stella McCartney
- Tiffany & Co.
Skincare & Hair
- Bio Color
- Cenoura & Bronze
- Kadus Professional
- Londa Professional
- Sassoon Professional
- Sebastian Professional
- System Professional
- Bourjois Paris
Covergirl(Leaping Bunny certified 11/4/18)
- Max Factor X
- Rimmel London
- Sally Hansen
Is Covergirl Cruelty-Free?
On November 4th, 2018, it was announced that Covergirl was granted cruelty-free status by Leaping Bunny.
On the Covergirl website, it now shows the following statement:
“COVERGIRL products have not been tested on animals, either by us or our suppliers.”
From Coty inc:
“COVERGIRL is not sold in China.”
These two statements give further validation that Covergirl is indeed a cruelty-free brand. I’m excited that Covergirl is now a cruelty-free brand. They will be removed from the list of brands that test on animals and added to the list of cruelty-free brands.
Now instead of buying Revlon or Maybelline from the drugstore start supporting this cruelty-free brand!
Related: Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Brands
As a lady that loved Coty’s OPI nail polishes…I’m pretty bummed that they are not cruelty-free. However, this mama will not support companies that hurt animals. I’m very excited that Covergirl has become the largest makeup company to achieve cruelty-free status. Hopefully, Coty will continue to make the transition to becoming a completely cruelty-free company.
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