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Last Updated: May 17, 2021

Is Eyeko Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here’s a summary of Eyeko’s ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Eyeko cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Eyeko’s policies.
Eyeko is cruelty-free. None of Eyeko’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Not all of Eyeko’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
Eyeko does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Eyeko has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
Eyeko products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Eyeko

Eyeko is the go-to brand for eyes, specialised in award-winning mascaras, eyeliners & brows.
COMPANY BASED IN: UK
PRODUCTS MADE IN: UK
PRODUCTS: Makeup
CERTIFICATIONS: PETA-Certified

Eyeko

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You can find Eyeko cruelty-free products at Ulta, Beauty Bay, Anthropologie, and on Amazon.

Eyeko is Cruelty-Free

Eyeko has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

By our standards, we would consider Eyeko to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of Eyeko’s official animal testing statement:

Eyeko Cruelty-Free Claims

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2021.

But Eyeko has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.‘ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.

At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Eyeko is Not 100% Vegan

‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.

In the case of Eyeko, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of Eyeko products are vegan?

You can find out which of their products are vegan as they’re all marked accordingly on their website under each product description. See below for an example.

The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Eyeko’s official website about its vegan products:

Eyeko Vegan Claims

Eyeko Vegan Product List

As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Eyeko vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.

The following Eyeko products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products. This vegan product list was provided by Eyeko.


Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless a company publicly addresses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked Eyeko if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor, but they never responded to any of my emails or messages.

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