OPI is not cruelty-free, as they sell their nail polish in China, where animal testing is mandatory for foreign cosmetics.
OPI used to be on PETA’s list of companies that do not test on animals, but this is no longer the case. Since Coty acquired OPI in 2010, the brand started selling in China. Coty’s animal testing policy is that they don’t test on animals except when required by law.
I have e-mailed OPI about their cruelty-free status and have not received an answer yet. However, the fact that PETA removed them from their cruelty-free list, along with the fact that they have a distributor in China and retail in China in physical stores, means they don’t have an ethical stance against animal testing.
Here’s a screenshot from their website. OPI has distributors all over the world, including China. Although their distributor is based in Hong Kong, the company has claimed to sell in mainland China. If I ever hear back from OPI, this page will be updated.
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.