Here's the email, tell me your thoughts:
Thank you for your recent inquiry on Rimmel cosmetics regarding the use of animals in product safety testing.
Coty Inc. is a leader in the global beauty industry and one of the world's largest fragrance companies. We have developed a portfolio of notable brands and offer innovative products of outstanding quality for which we are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of consumer safety.
Coty voluntarily ceased testing finished cosmetic products on animals in 1991, long before the official European ban on such testing in 2004. Coty has been actively involved for many years in the research and development of alternatives to animal testing.
Before we place a product on the market, we assess it thoroughly to ensure that it is safe for human use and for the environment and that it is compliant with all applicable laws, r ules and regulations. We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients. Our safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients is based on the use of recognized alternatives to animal testing, the use of existing safety data and, increasingly, the sharing of such data from and with other industries.
We continue to strive for the development and acceptance of additional reliable non-animal testing methods and will continue to vigorously support the research, implementation and improvement of alternatives to animal testing, especially for those more complex tests for which no alternative methods have been established. For this purpose we actively participate in research programs in Europe and the USA by dedicating funding, time, resources and scientific expertise. The common goal of all these efforts is to completely eliminate animal testing.
Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
I honestly love this one Rimmel crayon eyeliner but it burns my eyes really bad for some reason. More than any makeup I've ever used. If that turns out to have been one of the "exceptions" for animal testing, I'm gonna be extra upset.
Revlon have pulled out of selling in China so they are safe again. Rimmel sell in China so do test on animals. It's greed, plain & simple! Other companies get by very successfully without the need to sell in China.
the only reason companies still test on animals is to bring out "new, improved" recipes for products, because basically all ingredients we would need to make any product have already been tested, except for new ones which they will use to make new products. it looks like coty (rimmel, miss sporty) dont test which is pleasing, but thats something to keep in mind :)
In their letter, they write : " We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients." So, they DO say that they DO NOT use animal testing for their ingredients. Later, they imply that animal testing is only performed when there are no other alternatives and that they "strive" to find alternative methods. I think it is safe to assume that this company "generally" does not test on animals, but there are exceptions.
Good video. Animal testing for cosmetics is completely unjustifiable. Perhaps tests for medical reasons is justified (nevertheless there needs to be a lot of focus on making sure those animals suffer the least possible). But testing on animals just for make-up is far from justified.
Hi Kaylie, firstly, I wanted to let you know that I love your videos! I'm a busy working mum of two and don't have time to spend hours experimenting on make up but want to look nice when I go to work and therefore, love getting make up tips from you! As regards to Rimmel testing on animals, from what they emailed you (very cleverly worded), I reckon they do test on animals, at least the ingredients anyway. It's a shame as I too love their lipsticks and nail polishes.Thanks for sharing this info!
also have u tried almay mascara, i have tried to start doing as u and not test on animals and i believe your are right, i was wondering bout them im trying to find a good none tested powder and was excited they had a almost .50 oz powder for 4 $ lol well if it works i think ill stay with it =D thanks!
At frist they said they just dont test the final product on animals but then said they dont have test there product or ingrediants on animals or have 3rd parties to do so...Im confused..Sounds like there lying to me.
Chances are that the third parties do test on animals, coty may not ask them to or require them to but that doesn't mean they don't. I personally feel that the way they danced around it means that at some point in the process of development there is animal testing going on.
It sounds like they don't. The sugar coating may just be their PR attempt to promote themselves. The email is loaded with self-promoting verbage, especially the first paragraph. I also was skeptical about their honesty in failing to just give a simple straightforward "no", but on the other hand I think I would've been equally skeptical if they had been TOO simple in their reply - I would've thought maybe they were dodging the question. It kind of makes sense they'd tell you their whole stance.
haha yeah, im commenting twice... i ran out of space in my last one :)
so, continuing on:
they never gave a straight yes or no.
if they didnt test on animals in any way, then they would be proud of that and given you a straight up "no, we never test on animals :) "
i think that they do it, and are trying to make it seem innocent by sugar coating it.
yes, i am a big fan of their products, and i think that i will also email them to see if there is a difference in answers. :D
okay, heres what i think.
they say "We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients."
okay. thats a good thing.
but they ALSO say that they are donating time, money blah blah blah to find other methods of testing.
So what does that mean? They are LOOKING for other ways, i feel that that means that they do currently, or have in the very recent past, tested the products, or at least the ingredients on animals.
What I find that stands out the most is "We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients." So I would say that is a no, they do not test any part of their products on animals.
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