Last Updated: December 12, 2023

How Ethical Is Coola?

Coola gets an ethical brand rating of 3.5/5.

Coola is cruelty-free; not tested on animals. Coola is also an entirely vegan brand; free from animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Additionally, Coola claims they use ethically-sourced mica.

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Coola is cruelty-free. None of Coola’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of Coola’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
Coola’s formulas are made with at least 70% certified organic ingredients and they’re committed to using ingredients that follow sustainable farming practices and support local communities.

Coola states they are “deeply committed to improving the health and safety of our communities, waterways, and habitats through responsible ingredient sourcing and sustainable packaging wherever possible.”
Coola claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
Over 80% of Coola’s products come in glass bottles and jars and they only use plastic packaging when needed but state they strive to use the most responsible option available. And Coola’s secondary packaging is made using recyclable materials.

Currently, over 75% of their containers are fully recyclable but their goal is to make it 100% recyclable by 2023.

About Coola

COOLA is the quintessential slice of California life. Coola embodies the best parts of living in California: a fusion of organic wellness, an outdoor, active lifestyle, and supporting local and diverse communities—passions they want to share with you through their products.
PRODUCTS: Sun Care, Skincare


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Is Coola Cruelty-Free?

🐰 Coola is a cruelty-free brand. None of Coola’s ingredients or products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.

How Did We Conclude Coola is Cruelty-Free?

Coola has met all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist, which includes ALL of the following:

  • ✓ Coola confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.
  • ✓ Coola confirmed all their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals
  • ✓ Coola confirmed they do not allow or sell their products under conditions where animal testing is required by law

By meeting all of our Cruelty-Free Criteria, Coola is a truly cruelty-free brand by our standards.

Is Coola Certified Cruelty-Free?

Yes. PETA recognizes Coola as cruelty-free. But Coola is NOT certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny or Cruelty Free International. 

Is Coola Sold in China?

Coola has confirmed they do NOT currently sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

What’s going on with China’s animal testing laws in 2024? Some cosmetics sold in China can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, without meeting those conditions, animal testing is still legally required for most cosmetics sold in China in 2023.

Is Coola Vegan?

⭐️ Coola is a 100% vegan brand. All their products are vegan, and are formulated without any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Are Coola’s Products Certified Vegan?

No. Coola’s vegan products are NOT certified vegan by an official or third-party vegan designation. Coola’s vegan products are self-reported and defined by the brand itself. 

Where are Coola’s products made?

Coola states on its website,

“All of our products are made in the USA!”

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked Coola if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“Thank you for contacting us at COOLA! We only use natural micas in cases when we can ensure they are mined responsibly, and we require full documentation verifying the sourcing and sustainability of our micas.“

I hope this article helped you to understand Coola’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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