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Is Coola Vegan?
Coola has confirmed that they only sell vegan products.
Is Coola Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?
Yes, Coola is owned by S.C. Johnson, which is not a cruelty-free company.
Is Coola Sold in Mainland China?
No, Coola is not sold in mainland China.
Animal Testing is required by law in China for all foreign cosmetics companies. All American and European cosmetic brands that are sold in China must undergo animal testing.
Any brand that chooses to sell its products in China cannot be considered cruelty-free.
Even products that can bypass mandatory tests may still be pulled from the shelves by Chinese authorities to be tested on animals.
Coola sells sunscreen and tanning products. Every Coola product is created with at least 70% certified organic ingredients.
Email to the Company
Before classifying any brand as cruelty-free and vegan, I send them an email with the following questions:
- Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones?
- Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals?
- Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification?
- Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf?
- Does your company sell products in mainland China (except Hong Kong)?
- Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?
This is how Coola responded:
Our products are vegan with the exception of the CLASSIC LIPLUX ORGANIC LIP BALM SUNSCREEN SPF 30, which contains beeswax. Our entire collection is completely animal cruelty-free. You can find our cruelty-free symbol of approval on packaging for the products in the form of the Animal Cruelty-Free Heart Bunny. We do not test our ingredients or products on animals during any point of production; the same can be said for any third parties, and we can verify that our ingredient suppliers do not test the ingredients or supplies on animals. Our products are not available in mainland China.
**This email was sent in 2020, so some answers have changed. The changes are reflected in the sections above “Email to the Company.”