“WHEN YOU LOOK AT A SKIN CARE BOTTLE FROM THE OUT-SIDE WHAT ISN'T APPARENT IS JUST HOW MANY WOMEN, COMMUNITIES AND HABITATS ARE INVOLVED IN THE INGREDIENTS FOUND ON THE INSIDE”
ETHICAL INGREDIENT SOURCING
With over 350 ingredients we are proud of the ecological and cultural diversity of our ingredients, were inspired by the people who cultivate our ingredients, their lives and stories.
One of the areas of the beauty industry that is often overlooked is the minority workers, many of them Women behind some of the most precious ingredients that we have all come to love and cherish. Mass production of Ingredients such as Shea Butter, Marula Oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil and Morninga Oil are often produced by workers who are not represented within a cooperative. By supporting cooperatives and sustainable suppliers for our cold-pressed oils we have peace of mind that the communities and Women producing the ingredients benefit directly. Some of the way in which these rural communities benefit are through clean drinking water and literacy classes for Women.
OUR SUSTAINABLY SOURCED OILS
Argan Oil - Argania Spinosa
Origin: Women's Cooperative - Anti-Atlas Mountains Of Morocco
Process: Cold pressed and sustainably produced to protect the argan tree and its vital role ecologically. Considered to be one of the rarest oils in the world due the small and very specific growing area this oil is under the protection of UNESCO.
Baobab Nut Oil - Adansonia Digitata
Origin: Certified Organic, Africa
Process: Cold pressed, contains high levels of antioxidants and is rich in fatty acids to help condition dry skin.
Cocobutter - Theobroma cacao
Origin: Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Africa
A labor intensive process, performed primarily by Women of the region. Benefits: A rich source of Vitamin C, contains 60-70 percent Oleic Acid (omega-9 fatty acid), the fruits, and the nourishing oil pressed from the kernels, have been used for centuries by the people of southern Africa for their remarkable therapeutic, benefits.
Coconut Oil - Cocos Nucifera
Origin: Certified Organic, Fair Trade - Philippines
Process: Coconut oil is extracted from copra, making it an important agricultural commodity for many coconut-producing countries.
Marula Oil - Sclerocarya Birrea
Origin: Certified Organic, Women's Cooperative Africa
A labor intensive process, performed primarily by Women of the region. A rich source of Vitamin C, contains 60-70 percent Oleic Acid (omega-9 fatty acid), the fruits, and the nourishing oil pressed from the kernels, have been used for centuries by the people of southern Africa for their remarkable therapeutic, benefits.
Moringa Oil - Moringa Oleifera
Origin: Certified Organic Farming - Rural Ghana
Moringa is known as the ‘miracle tree’. Moringa leaves are incredibly nutritious (gram-for-gram, more iron than spinach, moringa seeds produce a moisturizing oil packed with antioxidants and cell-stimulating plant hormones to help nourish and repair dry skin and hair. Skin Benefits:
Shea Butter - Butyrospermum Parkii
Origin: Certified Organic, Women's Cooperative - Burkina Faso Africa.
Process: Wild Crafted – Sun dried. Shea trees bear fruit once annually after they are approximately 20 years old. Africans have traditionally referred to the trees as “Gods gift to Africa” because of their long 300-year lifespan.
Raw Himalayan Honey
Origin: Certified Organic, Fair Trade - Kassmir Valley, Himalayan Mountains
Considered the purest honey on earth, rich in Gluconic Acid – a mild alpha hydroxy acid that sloughs dead skin cells and brightens the complexion. The honey is a rich dark color and has not been heated to maintain the natural structure of Vitamin B, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Potassium and Calcium.
Made With Love
The quality is obvious upon first application of these beautiful hand-crafted oils.