Philosophy and Sustainability
CERTIFIED PALM OIL FREE SKINCARE
As a cosmetic formulator, creating natural palm free products are very difficult. Because palm's chemical structure makes a great starting material for a lot of raw materials that help products bind together and also foam.
BUT! Palm oil has devastating effects on deforestation and wildlife which you can read more about here: https://www.palmoilinvestigations.org/about-palm-oil.html
"It estimated that over 50 Orangutan are killed every week due to deforestation. Forest homes are cleared by either heavy machinery or fire. Orangutans are left starved with no food source and often trapped in pockets of isolated areas with no way out and often wander onto plantations searching for food. The orangutan are considered a pest by many of the oil palm companies as they often destroy young palm plants in the hope of finding food. They are run over by excavation equipment, doused in petrol and burnt alive, captured, tortured, beaten, shot with air guns or slaughtered. As forest home is destroyed they become vulnerable to poachers. Infant orangutans have monetary value and are often kept as pets or illegally smuggled, the only way a mother will let go of her infant is if she has been killed. "
What about sustainable palm oil though?
WELL! Even though a product says sustainable palm oil it may not be. Unless they are a certified member of the RSPCO.
Sometimes they use Mass Balance. This means that there is uncertified palm oil content mixed with a little bit of certified.
We don't want to be a contributor to these issues. We believe it is possible to create beautiful natural skin care without palm oil.
Donate to the Orangutan Foundation HERE
We use organic ingredients that are safe and gentle, while removing harsh ingredients that can cause irritation. Our formulas always contain over 85% from truly natural and naturally processed origin. Our products are palm oil free and we will only use essential skin actives or a minimal amount of natural ingredients with some synthetic processing where using palm oil is the only alternative.
Not that our products do not contain any synthetic supporting ingredients which are often made in a lab to feel lighter, less sticky and an overall 'better skin experience'. Our products do not contain these synthetic ingredients as it is our belief that natural and palm oil free ingredients are better for the skin and the environment. Our products have been formulated in a way to minimise the effect of feeling too heavy or sticky on the skin, with making the right ingredient selection and being able to stay at least 85-90% truly natural and 100% palm oil free.
Note that all our products have been stability tested to ensure our products have a 12 month shelf life.
CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE:
Because we dont compromise on quality, our formulas are not just clean, they are highly effective and professionally formulated. We believe that it is possible to deliver luxuriously beautiful and effective skincare without all the added harsh ingredients.
For our body range, we have used the most nourishing of oils that leave the skin soft and supple all day long. If you have been frustrated that nothing has been hydrating enough, try our body oil or body butter! They contain organic plant oils that are high in oleic acid, omega 9 – avocado, olive oil and sweet almond oil. These provide a very rich, luxurious moisturing effect on the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin.
Organic Plant Oils
Our range is enriched with high quality organic plant oils. But why are organic plant oils so good.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Certified Organic oils originate from plants and herbs that have met strict requirements in terms of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, and GMOs, so less toxic⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Organic farming practices help restore soil vitality and prevent harmful chemicals from entering water supplies, like streams. The use of conventional pesticides can lead to decreasing wildlife diversity and populations, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Research suggests that organic farming releases less greenhouse gases and is more energy-efficient than conventional farming.
Using organic oil is better for our health and our earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Organic oils are usually between $100 and $300 a litre so you know you're getting only the best quality.⠀
We use amber glass bottles for our packaging.
Why is it the best Choice? Amber glass absorbs the most comprehensive range of light waves of the light spectrum. Amber glass is the best choice for protection from UV light
Amber glass is also easy to recycle and can be made from previously-recycled materials.
Amber glass is one of the most eco-friendly options because it contains virgin materials. Amber can be recycled numerous times without any changes. It is infinitely recyclable.
Amber glass is 40% less polluting than plastic when you recycle it. While plastic bottles are recyclable, the process releases more carbon emissions into the air. It’s relatively easy to recycle amber glass, using fewer resources and energy to do so.
Amber glass is a great choice to help our customers make better choices
In terms of our TOPS, we have two options :
1. Plastic tops which we encourage to be reused. They can also be returned to us to be TERRACYCLED. We have a return program in place to ensure that the tops which we can minimise our impact.
2. We offer REFILLS with aluminium screw tops. Just select this option and simply reuse the top from your previous purchase.
All of our boxes, tape and packaging material are completely biodegradable and recyclable. ⠀
We are also NETZERO CERTIFIED by Safe Cosmetics Australia
THE NETZERO CERTIFIED™ CRITERIA IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES:
100% Palm Oil Free —Submit accreditation & use 80% Biodegradable or Recyclable —Product packaging.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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