Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is MDSolarSciences?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of MDSolarSciences' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is MDSolarSciences cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on MDSolarSciences’s policies.
MDSolarSciences is cruelty-free. None of MDSolarSciences’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of MDSolarSciences’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
MDSolarSciences claims their products are “Reef Safe” and their cartons are made in a facility powered with wind energy, thus reducing their carbon footprint.
MDSolarSciences claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
MDSolarSciences products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About MDSolarSciences

MDSolarSciences creates natural, ultra smooth mineral SPF formulas you’ll actually want to wear everyday – for healthier, protected skin.
PRODUCTS: Skincare, Sun Care


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MDSolarSciences is Cruelty-Free

MDSolarSciences 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 MDSolarSciences to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“we do not sell in China.”

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 2022.

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, or any third parties.

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

MDSolarSciences 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 MDSolarSciences, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of MDSolarSciences’s products are vegan?

All of MDSolarSciences’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 usually means no 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.

Where are MDSolarSciences’s products made?

When I asked MDSolarSciences where their products are manufactured, they told me:

“Our products are manufactured in New Jersey.”

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked MDSolarSciences if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“our approved supplier for mica in our formulas is a member of the Responsible Mica Initiative.”

I hope this article helped you to understand MDSolarSciences’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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