Is Coty cruelty-free?
No. Coty is not a cruelty-free corporation, their products are tested on animals in China where animal testing is required for all imported cosmetics.
It should be noted that none of Coty brands are considered cruelty-free.
Coty Inc’s 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.
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”
According to Coty’s animal testing policy, their products are tested on animals in some countries they sell to, namely in China, where animal testing is required by law.
This is also validated when Coty states “It is common knowledge that China requires mandatory animal tests on all cosmetic products imported into the country.”
Therefore, I would not consider Coty or any of their brands that are sold in Mainland China to be cruelty-free.
It should also be noted that none of Coty’s brands are certified cruelty-free by any organization or by ethical elephant’s standards.
When a corporation, as large as Coty, has over 50+ brands in its portfolio, it’s sometimes hard to tell which brands are selling in China, or certified cruelty-free, or brands that naturally inherit their parent company’s animal testing policy.
In my research, I found that almost all of Coty brands I reached out to, responded back to me with Coty’s animal testing policy. So although there may be no evidence of some of their brands selling in China, but almost all of Coty’s brands inherits their parent company’s animal testing policy, with the disclaimer that they test on animals when required by law.
List of Coty Brands
I wanted to list out all of Coty brands to help with:
- Figuring out which of Coty brands are cruelty-free (Short answer: None!)
- Knowing which of Coty brands are sold in Mainland China
- If you don’t want to support anything associated with Coty, then use this list as a reference as you should avoid all the brands on this list
Sold in China – This brand distributes its products in China where animal testing is required by law
Cruelty-Free – This brand is Cruelty-Free
No notes – It has not been confirmed whether this brand sells in China, buy or boycott at your own discretion.
Color Cosmetics & Nails
- Astor – Sold in China
- Bourjois – Sold in China
- Max Factor – Sold in China
- Miss Sporty
- NYC Color
- OPI – Sold in China
- Rimmel London – Sold in China
- Sally Hansen
- Lancaster – Sold in China
- Philosophy – Sold in China
- Cenoura & Bronze
- Clairol Professional – Sold in China
- Kadus Professional
- Londa Professional
- Nioxin – Sold in China
- Sebastian Profesional – Sold in China
- System Professional
- Wella Professionals – Sold in China
- Alexander McQueen
- Balenciaga – Sold in China
- Bottega Veneta
- Bruno Banani
- Burberry – Sold in China
- Calvin Klein – Sold in China
- Chloé – Sold in China
- Escada Fragrances – Sold in China
- Gucci – Sold in China
- Hugo Boss – Sold in China
- James Bond 007
- Jil Sander
- Katy Perry
- Lacoste – Sold in China
- Marc Jacobs Fragrances – Sold in China
- Miu Miu – Sold in China
- Roberto Cavalli – Sold in China
- Stella McCartney Fragrances
- Tiffany & Co – Sold in China
- Vera Wang – Sold in China