Beauty Store Business magazine - November, 2019

CoverGirl Receives Leaping Bunny Certification by Cruelty Free International

The cruelty-free movement continues its momentum with beauty giant CoverGirl “leaping” on board. Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies, has obtained Leaping Bunny certification by Cruelty Free International for CoverGirl. CoverGirl is now announced the largest makeup brand to be certified, marking an extensive, ethical step forward for the beauty industry in ending animal testing for cosmetics.

The brand’s supply chain and ingredients have undergone a strict audit to approve CoverGirl products and ingredients, as well as the brand’s suppliers, as animal friendly. The Leaping Bunny certification program checks for animal testing up to the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI) manufacturer level, along with a continual internal monitoring system. Additionally, Coty plans to make all their brands cruelty-free by 2020.

“We are delighted to partner with Coty to end cruel and unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics worldwide and have been impressed with the company’s passionate commitment. The Leaping Bunny certification of CoverGirl marks a new milestone in this area as the largest makeup brand to be certified cruelty free after having met our rigorous criteria. Importantly, CoverGirl’s certification demonstrates to the world that it is possible to be an accessible and innovative brand without inflicting suffering on animals. We hope today’s announcement encourages more cosmetics companies to do the right thing, listen to public demand and make a commitment to ending animal suffering in the cosmetics industry,” says Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, in recognition of the accomplishment.

The Leaping Bunny logo will appear on all CoverGirl products to guarantee consumers that no animal tests were used in development of the products.