Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coty Inc. says they do not conduct animal testing.

Coty Inc. does not conduct animal testing. That is the response I got when I personally emailed Coty Inc. inquiring. Just thought I'd pass along the information they sent me. As some readers have pointed out, it sends a mixed message of sorts. Read the entire letter I received below.

We at Coty Inc. share your respect for life, and we are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of human safety while eliminating the need for testing on animals. 

Coty Inc. does not conduct animal testing.  This is accomplished by selecting raw materials of the highest quality with well-established safety records and using extensive ingredient databases, in-vitro testing, computer modeling and studies with human volunteers.  In fact, to ensure human safety all our products are clinically tested as needed on humans before they are sold in the marketplace. 

Our research and development team has pioneered safety tests and alternative testing methods in order to eliminate the need for animal testing.  However, there may be rare occurrences when a government or regulatory agency may indicate to the Cosmetic Industry that an animal study is necessary, where no validated alternative exists, to ensure consumer protection for a component of our products.  In such cases, the need for testing is carefully examined by our Industry and if the test must be performed, it is strictly controlled. 

Coty Inc. has been actively involved in the search for alternative testing methods for many years and we support industry research programs such as those conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, the European Chemical Industry Ecology and Toxicology Centre (ECETOC), the European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (COLIPA) and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)  


  1. Very interesting. Glad you posted this!

  2. Unfortunatly that just means that they DO Animal testing if a certain product or ingredient requires. A lot of other companies of the same area just do not make products (or use certain ingredients) that would require those animal tests. It's a choice no matter how pretty they dance around it.

  3. I've read this statement .... times because it seems to be general answer to their "do you test on animals" question. I agree with Evil Angel that it only says that they do test on animals and the government "forces" them to do it... I mean there are quite a few companies here who are all cruelty free- nubar, china glaze, zoya etc. etc. and they are made in the us so I can't understand that point because they don't say that the government says they have to test certain ingredients on animals.

  4. Oh, that's great! Thanks for posting! :-)

  5. Thanks ladies for pointing that out--after I posted I realized that it sounded like I was stating for a fact that Coty Inc. does not test on animals, when I was really quoting their response to me. I put what I think is the important part in bold, for the other readers. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to read, so so much!

  6. You don't understand. That is an automated message, I have seen the exect message on other blogs. They most likely do conduct animal testing.


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