EOS is NOT cruelty-free.
This means that this brand either tests on animals, pays for animal testing, or sells in mainland China. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.
At a Glance
|Finished products tested on animals||No|
|Ingredients tested on animals||No|
|Suppliers test on animals||Uncertain|
|Third party animal testing||Uncertain|
|Sold in mainland China||Yes|
EOS's Official Animal Testing Policy
“We care about our furry friends! We are happy to say that eos does not test any of our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask anyone to do so on our behalf. eos products that are sold in China are manufactured there, using locally sourced ingredients and are not required to undergo animal testing.”
What This Means
Unfortunately, even though EOS is bypassing pre-market animal testing in China by manufacturing their products locally, there’s still a small risk of post-market animal testing. For this reason, we don’t consider eos to be a cruelty-free brand.
Why We Classify Brands Like EOS As “Not Cruelty-Free”
The term “cruelty-free” is unregulated. This means any brand can claim to be cruelty-free without breaking the law, even if they test on animals.
Because of this, we communicate with brands directly to gather information about their full animal testing policy.
Brands who are classified as “not cruelty-free” break one or more of the Cruelty-Free 5:
- Their company engages in animal testing
- Their suppliers engage in animal testing
- They allow third-parties to test on animals on their behalf
- They test on animals where required by law
- They knowingly sell cosmetics in stores in mainland China, where animal testing could be performed
A supplier is any company that sells the brand raw materials, ingredients, or finished products. A third-party is an outside company or entity, whether or not it’s hired by the brand.
What’s The Deal With China?
Many beauty brands choose to sell their products in China. It’s important to note that these companies can not be considered cruelty-free.
As of 2020, China still requires most cosmetics to be tested on animals in order to be sold in the country.
As for products which can bypass these mandatory tests, the Chinese authorities may still pull these products from the shelves and have them tested on animals. Although the chance is small, we believe that companies can not be considered “cruelty-free” while taking this risk.