Coty is an international beauty company that owns some of the most popular cosmetics brands. But is Coty cruelty-free or do they test on animals.
Keep reading to learn the answers.
Coty’s Animal Testing Policy
Coty’s animal testing policy can be found in the FAQ section of their website. Here is an excerpt:
“At Coty, we do not test our products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing across our industry.
All our products are safe and have been developed, manufactured and packaged in compliance with the laws, regulations and guidelines that are applicable in each country in which they are sold.
Coty’s human safety experts review our ingredients, as well as the finished products, by applying the best science, based on the use of recognized alternatives to animal testing, existing safety data and, increasingly, the sharing of such data with other parties and industries.
Some governments or agencies stipulate the testing of finished products on animals in accordance with local legal and regulatory requirements. An example is China, where we continue to be involved in the dialogue with the Chinese authorities, including through our active membership of industry groups, to find alternatives to their use of animal testing.”
Does Coty Test on Animals?
Yes, Coty does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy Chinese health authorities.
Is Coty Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Coty is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, Peta, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Coty is listed on Peta’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Coty Sold in China?
Yes, Coty is sold in China.
What Brands Does Coty Own?
Below is a list of the brands that are owned by Coty. I’ve indicated the ones that are sold in China and any certified cruelty-free brands.
The choice is yours on whether to boycott some or all of Coty’s brands. But I would err on the side of caution for the brands that have no information.
- Adidas Fragrances
- Alexander McQueen Fragrance
- Balenciaga – SOLD IN CHINA
- Bio Color
- Boss by Hugo Boss – SOLD IN CHINA
- Bottega Veneta – SOLD IN CHINA
- Bourjois Paris
- Bruno Banani
- Burberry – SOLD IN CHINA
- Calvin Klein Fragrances – SOLD IN CHINA
- Cenour & Bronze
- Chloe – SOLD IN CHINA
- Clairol Professional
- CoverGirl – LEAPING BUNNY Certified
- Davidoff Parfums
- Gucci – SOLD IN CHINA
- James Bond 007
- Jill Sander
- Kadus Professional
- Katy Perry Parfum
- Lancaster – SOLD IN CHINA
- Londa Professional
- Marc Jacobs Fragrances – SOLD IN CHINA
- Max Factor X
- Miu Miu – SOLD IN CHINA
- Nautica Fragrances
- OPI – SOLD IN CHINA
- Rimmel London
- Roberto Cavalli
- Sally Hansen
- Sasson Professional
- Sebastian Professional – SOLD IN CHINA
- Stella McCartney
- System Professional – SOLD IN CHINA
- Tiffany & Co. – SOLD IN CHINA
- Wella – SOLD IN CHINA
- Wella Professional – SOLD IN CHINA
Wrap Up: Is Coty Cruelty-Free?
No, Coty is not a cruelty-free cosmetics company. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Coty chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Coty is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are your thoughts about Coty? Will you boycott them completely or use some of their cruelty-free brands? Please leave your comments below.
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