The past few weeks in this series that will be ongoing probably to the end of time, I was focusing only on brands that are cruelty free. But I figured why not include ones that do into the series, so we can keep track of their animal testing policy. As I'm planning on updating these if they ever change. So today I'm going to be looking at Covergirl and getting into what their policy is. Spoilers, they test on animals.
The criteria I use to determine if a brand is cruelty free are the following:
- Don't test finished products or ingredients on animals.
- Don't have suppliers who test on animals.
- Don't allow any third parties to test on animals on their behalf.
- Don't sell cosmetics in physical store in mainland China.
- Don't test on animals where required by law.
Animal Testing Policy
Covergirl diverts their animal testing policy to their parent company Coty. Now Coty's policy is one of those ones where the main info you want to pay attention to is at the beginning as the rest would make it seem like they are all for being cruelty free. But the beginning is the biggest tell as they state "... testing of our products or ingredients on animals except where required by law." PETA also has them on their list of brands that do test.
At A Glance
- Finished products tested on animals: No
- Ingredients tested on animals: No
- Third party animal testing: No
- Tested on animals where required by law: Yes
- Sold in mainland China: Yes
- Certifications: None
- Parent company: Coty
- Parent company status: Not Cruelty Free
Covergirl is not cruelty free and should be avoided. There are plenty of other amazing drugstore brands that are affordable and cruelty free. Check out our guide on Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands.