Covergirl is cruelty-free.
This brand has confirmed that it is truly cruelty-free. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don't sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
Covergirl isn't owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free.
At a Glance
|Finished products tested on animals||No|
|Ingredients tested on animals||No|
|Suppliers test on animals||No|
|Third party animal testing||No|
|Sold in mainland China||No|
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Although CoverGirl is fully cruelty-free, their parent company, Coty, is not.
CoverGirl was previously owned by Procter & Gamble, a brand that tests on animals. In 2015, CoverGirl was acquired by Coty along with 42 other Procter & Gamble brands. At the time, CoverGirl was not a cruelty-free brand.
In 2018, CoverGirl became Leaping Bunny certified and is now the largest makeup brand to gain this certification. We reached out to CoverGirl and they assured us that they pulled out of China and their products are no longer sold there. They also confirmed that they don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third parties, anywhere in the world.
Covergirl's Vegan Product List
Even though many CoverGirl products contain animal-derived ingredients, CoverGirl recently launched a line of vegan products. Their Clean Fresh line is formulated without formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, or talc. Please note that this “clean beauty” line falls under the greenwashing category, though it truly is 100% vegan and free from any animal-derived ingredients.
All products from the Clean Fresh line are vegan, namely:
- Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation (all 14 shades)
- Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick (all 4 shades)
- Clean Fresh Pressed Powder (all 4 shades)
- Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Oil (all 6 shades)
- Clean Fresh Mascara
- Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer (all 14 shades)
The following products are also vegan:
- Exhibitionist Mascara
- Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara
- Full Spectrum Matte Idol Liquid Lipstick
- Lash Blast Lash & Brow Serum
- TruBlend Undercover Concealer
Since CoverGirl doesn’t offer a wide selection of vegan products, we’re hoping that they will consider reformulating more of their products without the use of animal-derived ingredients.
How We Classify Brands Like Covergirl As Cruelty-Free
We communicate directly with brands regarding their animal testing policy. Brands are only added to our cruelty-free directory once they answer all our questions and they meet our cruelty-free criteria.
- Does your brand test on animals, for either finished products or ingredients?
- Do your suppliers test on animals? How do you ensure this?
- Do any third-parties test on animals on your behalf?
- Do you test on animals where required by law?
- In which countries are your products sold (excluding online sales)?
Learn more about the Cruelty-Free 5 (our cruelty-free criteria) and why we ask brands these specific questions.
Some brands are listed as cruelty-free by organizations such as PETA or the Leaping Bunny program. These brands are not automatically added to our list, and we sometimes find that PETA-approved brands don’t meet our cruelty-free criteria.