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Coty Brands – Which Ones are Cruelty-Free or Sold in China?

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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.

Coty Inc’s Animal Testing Policy

Source: Coty

“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”ο»Ώ

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.

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
  • 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

Leaping Bunny – This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified 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
  • COVERGIRL – Leaping Bunny
  • Max Factor – Sold in China
  • Miss Sporty
  • NYC Color
  • OPI – Sold in China
  • Rimmel London – Sold in China
  • RisquΓ©
  • Sally Hansen
  • Younique


  • Lancaster – Sold in China
  • Monange
  • Philosophy – Sold in China

Hair Care

  • Biocolor
  • Bozzano
  • Cenoura & Bronze
  • Clairol Professional – Sold in China
  • ghd
  • Kadus Professional
  • Londa Professional
  • Nioxin – Sold in China
  • Sebastian Profesional – Sold in China
  • System Professional
  • Wella ProfessionalsSold in China


  • Adidas
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Balenciaga – Sold in China
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Bruno Banani
  • Burberry – Sold in China
  • Calvin Klein – Sold in China
  • Cerruti
  • ChloΓ© – Sold in China
  • Davidoff
  • Escada Fragrances – Sold in China
  • Gucci – Sold in China
  • Hugo Boss – Sold in China
  • James Bond 007
  • Jil Sander
  • Joop!
  • Katy Perry
  • Lacoste – Sold in China
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances – Sold in China
  • Mexx
  • Miu Miu – Sold in China
  • Nautica
  • Playboy
  • Roberto Cavalli – Sold in China
  • Stella McCartney Fragrances
  • Tiffany & Co – Sold in China
  • Vera Wang – Sold in China

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  • Devonne Lopez
    August 16, 2019

    Wow what a waste of time reading you’re comment I thought you actually had something useful to say to her and she’s the one bitchin. Lol. Like she said Bye felicia! 😜

  • Marti
    May 23, 2019

    Is cover girl cruelty free or not? They say they are but, there is no bunny on their packaging.

  • R Ksleska
    October 3, 2018

    You would do better to discuss the Chinese policy instead of any company who trades in China.

    You will find it very hard to find any company that does not, historically has not, or be forced by foreign countries to currently animal test.

    Why not put your passion to good use instead of bitching about legitimate companies?

    • Vicky Ly
      October 3, 2018

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I have lots of articles talking about China’s animal testing laws, thank you very much. (see below for a list)

      Yes, at some point.. every ingredient, including water, may have been tested on animals in the past. But what we can do NOW is prevent any MORE animal tests from happening. We can’t change what happened in the past but we can definitely avoid testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals from this point forward.

      And for the companies that have CHOSEN to sell in China knowing that they’ll have to test their products/ingredients on animals is NOT OK in my books. This article is showcasing some of those brands that have decided to sell in China and for those of us who don’t want to support those companies may find this list helpful.

      I’m going to “bitch” about these non-cruelty-free companies till the day we see a global end to animal testing for cosmetics and if you don’t like what you’re reading then BYE, FELICIA.

      Understanding China’s Animal Testing Laws – https://ethicalelephant.com/understanding-china-animal-testing-laws/
      Cosmetics Made in China vs. Sold in China, Animal Testing Laws- https://ethicalelephant.com/china-animal-testing-laws-cosmetics-made-china-vs-sold-china/
      Can Cosmetics Sold in China Be Cruelty-Free? – https://ethicalelephant.com/can-cosmetics-sold-china-cruelty-free/

      • Em
        August 5, 2019

        Girl YES, thank you.

        Animal testing is completely unnecessary in this day & age. Moving forward, companies should take note and make the change, and stop imposing unnecessary cruelty onto the voiceless.

    • Devonne Lopez
      August 16, 2019

      R Ksleska Ignorant. Lol. Keep on keeping on Vicky Ly!!!πŸ€™πŸ˜Ž

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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