EOS was on our list of brands that test on animals because they claimed that their products were sold in mainland China. However, they currently claim that their products are no longer sold in China, and they have acquired their Leaping Bunny Certification.
Their old policy stated:
“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.”
As you know, even though brands are able to bypass pre-market animal testing in China using these loopholes, they could still be subject to post-market animal testing. This is why we don't regard any beauty brand that sells cosmetics in China, in physical stores, as being cruelty-free.
Fortunately, it appears that EOS has since pulled out of China, and is therefore no longer at risk of any post-market animal testing. We are happy to add EOS to our list of cruelty-free brands! You can view their page here.
This is the new policy we received from EOS:
“We are proud to be cruelty-free certified through the Leaping Bunny program as well as animal-test free certified through PETA. 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. We do not sell our products in China. We are very to have made it official!”EOS Customer Service
About EOS: "Ingredients matter, and we've always believed in adhering to the strictest safety standards while using the best sustainably-sourced oils, butters, and beeswax for our products. We geeked out with our R&D teams, ensuring that all of our formulas are tested under the supervision of a dermatologist and every product is developed by expert scientists in our R&D lab. But to make an even greater impact on the world around us, we are partnering with TerraCycle to help recycle the plastics in our spheres. And, in the process, we're substantially reducing the amount of waste contributed by eos products."