Are Dose Of Colours Products Tested on Animals?

QUESTION ANSWER SOURCE
Do they test their products on animals? No Email response (see below)
Do they use third party testing? No Email response (see below)
Do they use ingredients tested on animals? Unsure Email response (see below)
Are they owned by a parent company who tests on animals? Unknown No source
Are their products vegan (they contain no animal ingredients)? Yes Email response (see below)
Do they sell in countries that require animal testing? No Email response (see below)
Are they on Peta’s cruelty-free list? No They’re not on Peta’s Companies Don’t Test list
Are they certified by Leaping Bunny? No Not on Leaping Bunny’s Color Cosmetics list

I reached out to Dose of Colors a while back to find out about their animal testing policy. As you can see from their statement below, they do not test on animals and are committed to not selling to markets which require animal testing.

The only grey area is whether the ingredients are tested on animals. They said that the lab they use knows they are cruelty free and purchases the ingredients, but they did not state that they can guarantee that the ingredients are cruelty-free. As always it is up to you to make a judgement call but I’m going to classify them as cruelty-free.

PARTY DATE RESPONSE
Me Feb 2, 2014 Hi there,
Can you please tell me if your products are tested on animals?
Dose of Colors Feb 5, 2014 Hello,

None of our products are ever tested on animals. They are also vegan.

Thanks,
Dose of Colors

Me Feb 15, 2014 Hi there,
Thanks for getting back to me. That’s great that your products are vegan. When you say that your products are never tested on animals, does this include finished, unfinished and raw materials by yourself or a third party? Also, do you sell your products in countries that require animal testing, like China?
Dose of Colors Feb 16, 2014 Hello,
We do sell to all countries. We have shipped orders to China and haven’t had any problems. We will in no circumstance test on animals. If China asks us to test on animals, we will simply not offer our products in that country. Our lab is in Los Angeles. Our products are tested by us only. Our lab staff and chemists test also but they understand we are cruelty free and only test on themselves. Raw materials are ordered from our labs chemists. So in conclusion, yes we are a real cruelty free company.

Thanks,

Dose of colors

Are EOS Products Tested on Animals?

QUESTION ANSWER SOURCE
Do they test their products on animals? No EOS’ Facebook page – Customer question
Do they use third party testing? No EOS’ Facebook page – Customer question
Do they use ingredients tested on animals? No EOS’ Facebook page – Customer question
Are they owned by a parent company who tests on animals? They are a private company EOS’ LinkedIn pageCompany Bio
Are their products vegan (they contain no animal ingredients)? No, they use beeswax. Smooth Lip Sphere Balm page Ingredients List
Do they sell in countries that require animal testing? Yes, they sell in China. See screenshots below
Are they on Peta’s cruelty-free list? No They’re not on Peta’s Companies Don’t Test list
Are they certified by Leaping Bunny? No Not on Leaping Bunny’s Color Cosmetics list

A reader of mine was kind enough to share her screenshots of the emails she had with EOS. They clearly stated that they sell in China, which means their products are subjected to animal testing. I am therefore classifying them as not cruelty-free and will no longer be purchasing their products.

EOS Sells In China

Quick Facts on Animal Testing in Canada

The Humane Society International – Canada produced a Q&A quick sheet to shed light on animal testing in Canada. Many of the resources I find online are about the American market so it was great to come across this.

Quick Facts:
1. Animal testing is NOT required by Health Canada but it is not banned either
2. There are more than 20,000 safe raw ingredients in existence
3. Animal testing has its limitations and are often not reliable
4. More than 40 non-animal tests are available
You can read the entire list here: Q&A: Cosmetic Testing in Canada.

For more information about animal testing check out the following resources:
Humane Society International – Canada
Leaping Bunny

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