eos or Evolution of Smooth is known for their drugstore lip balm spheres and personal care products but is eos cruelty-free and vegan? We’ve got the updated answers here!
Is eos Cruelty-Free?
(UPDATE: NOV 2020!) eos is now certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny!
eos is Cruelty-free! None of eos’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
eos Animal Testing Policy (2020 UPDATE!)
eos used to sell their products in China where animal testing is required by law. However, in 2020, eos is no longer sold in China and is also now Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free!
This means that eos has confirmed with Leaping Bunny that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor do they allow others to test on their behalf. In addition, their suppliers also do not test on animals and they do not allow their products to be tested on animals where required by law.
Below is a screenshot of eos’ official animal testing statement:
Is eos Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, eos is no longer sold in China, therefore they are not required to test on animals.
The brand recently confirmed this to me in an email response (Nov 7, 2020):
“We do not sell our products in China. We are proud to be cruelty-free certified through the Leaping Bunny program. This certification means that we, and our supply chain, do not conduct, commission, pay for, or allow any tests on animals for our ingredients, formulations, or finished products.“
eos used to sell their products in China and claimed that since those products are manufactured in China, they were able to bypass China’s pre-market animal testing requirements.
Although eos was able to avoid China’s pre-market animal testing requirements by manufacturing their products in China, their products were still at risk of post-market animal testing. This is where Chinese officials will pull product off store shelves and test them on animals. This was often done without the company’s knowledge or consent. For those reasons, eos was considered a Grey Area brand by our cruelty-free standards.
In case you were curious, below is a snippet of the email response I received from eos last year on Sept 19, 2019:
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But in 2020, eos has confirmed they are no longer selling in China. This means their products are no longer at risk of being tested on animals in China. And the fact that eos has gained Leaping Bunny’s certification is a HUGE deal!
Leaping Bunny has the most rigorous standards in the industry when it comes to verifying and auditing brands’ animal testing policies. So the fact that eos voluntarily went through LB’s extensive certification process gives me the reassurance and confident to believe eos is cruelty-free now!
eos will now be added to our Cruelty-Free Brand Directory!
Is eos Vegan?
Not all of eos’ products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax. However, eos does have some vegan options including their crystal lip balms, shave creams, and lotions.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on eos’ website about its vegan products:
I hope this article helped you to understand eos’ 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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