Last Updated: January 13, 2022

How Ethical Is Ellovi?

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 Ellovi's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is Ellovi cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Ellovi’s policies.
Ellovi is cruelty-free. None of Ellovi’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Ellovi products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Ellovi is committed to using plant-based, natural, and ethically-sourced ingredients. Ellovi works with ethical suppliers including partnering with a women’s collectives in Ghana where they source their organically-grown shea butter from.
Ellovi’s body butters come in recyclable glass jars with a plastic lid. And their lip balms come in plastic packaging.

About Ellovi

Ellovi offers all-natural body and lip butter that are made by hand in Berkeley, California with fair-trade, wildly harvest, and eco-friendly ingredients.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care, Lip Care


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Ellovi is Cruelty-Free

Ellovi 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 Ellovi to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“We do not sell to China.”

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 2022.

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.

Ellovi is 100% Vegan

Ellovi has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

The following is the response I received from Ellovi when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“Yes we are 100% vegan.”

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no 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.

Where are Ellovi’s products made?

Ellovi states on its website,

“handmade in California.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Ellovi’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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