eos claims to be cruelty-free and state on their website that they do not test any of their products or ingredients on animals, however, eos products are sold in-stores in mainland China.
In a recent email response (Sept 19, 2019), eos states:
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eos continues to look for new ways to improve not only our products, but also to support our environment. Please let us know if you have any other questions.”
eos seems to have by-passed China’s pre-market animal testing requirements by manufacturing their products in China. In this case, it is true that China does not require domestically-produced, ordinary cosmetics to be tested on animals.
The possibility of post-market animal testing applies to both domestically-produced and imported cosmetics in China. Because of this, any cosmetic brand that is currently selling their products in-stores in mainland China are not considered “cruelty-free” to our standards.
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It should also be noted that eos is not certified by any third-party organizations like Leaping Bunny or PETA. So no one else is regulating or looking into eos’ “cruelty-free” claims but themselves.
Is eos Cruelty-Free?
Is eos Vegan?
eos’ crystal lip balms, shave creams, and lotions are free of animal ingredients and they claim these products are “vegan”. However since we were unable to substantiate or verify eos’ cruelty-free status, we would not classify any of eos products to be considered “vegan” by our standards.
In order for products to be classified as “vegan” by ethical elephant’s standards, a product and its ingredients must not be tested on animals, anywhere in the world, and must not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.