Covergirl 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.
“Beauties, we have MAJOR news: COVERGIRL does not test on animals! And now we’re Leaping Bunny approved by Cruelty Free International, which means we’re now a Cruelty Free makeup brand across ALL our products, EVERYWHERE we’re sold. The Leaping Bunny approval from Cruelty Free Internationals an internationally-recognized certification for cosmetics, personal care and household product brands which are not tested on animals. COVERGIRL products have not been tested on animals, either by us or our suppliers—it’s the toughest standard in the world. To get certified, we underwent a rigorous independent audit of our global supply chain from start to finish, ensuring that ALL of our products are free from animal testing.”
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 is owned by Coty which is not a cruelty-free brand. If you prefer avoiding brands owned by a company that tests on animals, we recommend avoiding Covergirl.
No, Covergirl is not sold in mainland China.
Yes, Covergirl is certified by Leaping Bunny.
Covergirl is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.
We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their full animal testing policy. If brands answer all our questions and confirm that no animal testing is happening at any point during production and beyond, they're added to our cruelty-free list. All brands we add have confirmed the information above.
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:
The following products are also vegan:
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.
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