EOS mainly makes lip balms and shaving creams. EOS is NOT cruelty-free. An e-mail exchange with a representative confirmed that their products are sold in China, where animal testing is mandatory.


JUL 12, 2014  |  05:38PM EDT

Thank you for your email. We do not develop our products by testing any of our products or ingredients on animals. We do not require our suppliers to perform any animal testing and, to the best of our knowledge, they do not test on animals. We do sell our products in Asia.


Thank you for your quick response. Could you please tell me if you have retailers located in China? I couldn’t find anything in Asia on your website’s store locator.


JUL 13, 2014  |  01:17AM EDT

Our products are sold in China. Thank you for your interest in eos.

Unfortunately, because EOS entered the Chinese market, their products have been tested on animals. It’s also important to note that EOS cannot guarantee that their suppliers don’t test on animals, which means they could be testing on animals outside of China as well.

You can click here to read more about China’s animal testing laws.

  • Hi, I received the same type of response from eos when I asked them about their animal testing policy, “to the best of our knowledge, they do not test on animals.”. Perhaps you have seen recently that Mainland China and Hong Kong are available location options on their website now.


    • Suzi

      Yep, it’s sad that a company like EOS would choose to test on animals.

    • Mich

      Then perhaps they should put that on their packaging.. If that’s true…hmmmmmm suspect

  • Kaya S

    I feel kinda heartbroken now. I just bought so many EOS lip balms!!!!

    • I know the feeling 🙁

  • Kathleen Morse

    This totally bums me out. Any suggestion on cruelty free lip balm? Thank you.

    • Drugstore: I would suggest Burt’s Bees because it’s widely available, but also look for Hurraw or Crazy Rumors (American Apparel, Whole Foods). There are a ton of smaller companies that make natural and cruelty-free lip balm though! Booda Organics, Epic Balm, and Ellovi just to name a few.

      • CindyB

        Last I heard, Burt’s Bees was purchased by a larger company that does test on animals (Clorox I believe).

        • nadin

          it isn’t important, because e g the body shop is owned by loreal but still this company doesn’t test on animals:)

    • Jessi
  • Wrong. EOS is an AMERICAN company, meaning that they’re subjected to the animal testing regulation. It doesn’t matter if their stuff is made in China.

  • Evi

    China requires animal testing for products to be sold in their countries except if it’s sold online. Get informed.

  • Michelle

    In Target now and was thinking about getting the shaving cream….oh well. Walking past EOS right now …they showuld wise up!!!

  • Ughhh I love their lipbalms and shaving cream.. So heartbroken ughhh eos whyyyy??

  • Kali

    Bummer..Do you have any sugestions for a cruelty free dupe of the eos travel hand lotion?

    • I haven’t tried that one, but Juice Beauty makes a great non-sticky hand lotion if that’s what you’re looking for!

  • Lavina

    but the EOS company themselves don’t test their products or ingredients on animals and just because they are sold in china does not mean that EOS test on animals, it means that the people in china receive the product and then test it on animals. It is also not very fair to say that animal testing is mandatory in china, as in some cases it is not.

  • Dee Smith

    Yes, EOS sells to China, and China tests on animals in most cases, but get real here. EOS does NOT test on animals, China does that because they require it. You can refuse to buy EOS products for that reason if you want, but do not accuse EOS of animal testing, they do not. I had stopped buying them, but realized that Walmarts and other stores I shop at sell to China, too. I don’t penalize them for that, because, let’s face it, Walmarts is what I can AFFORD. I’m not going to blame EOS for something China is doing. Yes, I wish they wouldn’t sell to China, but lots of people I have to do business with do as well. I only have a limited amount of money, I’m afraid.

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