I Dew Care (MBX)

Last Updated: June 10, 2021

Is I Dew Care (MBX) Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Supporting companies that share the same values and ethics to what matters most to us is how we can drive positive change in this world. Here’s a quick summary of I Dew Care’s ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is I Dew Care cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on I Dew Care’s policies.
I Dew Care is cruelty-free but I Dew Care is owned by MBX, a parent company that is NOT cruelty-free.
Not all of I Dew Care’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
I Dew Care claims “sustainability is at the top of mind for us at I DEW CARE. Every day we are constantly trying to do our best to make our products vegan & better for the environment.” Currently, the only sustainability initiative I could find was I Dew Care uses FSC materials for their secondary packaging and shipping cartons.
I Dew Care products come in plastic packaging. Their secondary packaging and shipping cartons are made of FSC-certified materials. I Dew Care states they are exploring biobased and recycled plastic to minimize their use of virgin plastic.

About I Dew Care (MBX)

I Dew Care is a K-Beauty brand, known for its unique formulas, playful products, and serious results for everyone to try and share because skincare is always better together.
COMPANY BASED IN: Korea
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Korea
PRODUCTS: Skincare
CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

I Dew Care (MBX)

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You can find I Dew Care cruelty-free products at Ulta, Beautylish, Target, and Amazon.

I Dew Care is *Cruelty-Free

I Dew Care has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

By our standards, we would consider I Dew Care to be *Cruelty-Free.

*I Dew Care is owned by MBX, a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free because they allow some of their other brands to test on animals.

It’s your choice whether you want to support or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer to this. I encourage you to do what you’re comfortable with, but I think it’s important to disclose that MBX owns I Dew Care.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

I Dew Care has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2021.

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.‘ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.

At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

I Dew Care is Not 100% Vegan

‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.

In the case of I Dew Care, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of I Dew Care’s products are vegan?

All of I Dew Care’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.


I hope this article helped you to understand I Dew Care’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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