Thank you to Sarah for informing me about this. Coty has purchased OPI, one of the most popular nail polish lines in North America, for what is rumored to be more than one billion dollars. I have been a very loyal fan of OPI for many, many years now, but I do not purchase anything made by Coty. Why? Because Coty still practices inhumane and cruel animal testing. I am obviously very unhappy about this; I was really, really hoping it wouldn't happen. OPI has never tested on animals, so I was hoping that those morals would carry through and they would refuse a deal by a company that is known to perform tests on animals. I love OPI polishes, but I also really liked Essie polishes before they were purchased by L'Oreal (I have not purchased Essie since). I refuse to give money to a company that tortures and kills innocent animals. The price of beauty should never be that high.
Zoya and China Glaze are both popular polish brands that DO NOT test on animals. Orly and SpaRitual are also cruelty-free (thanks MightyLambchop!).
To read more about this, please visit Lacquerized or Body & Soul.
For a recent list of companies who still test on animals HERE or HERE (Do Not Buy lists)
What are your thoughts on this?