Love buying our skincare because you know it's ethically, environmentally and socially responsible? We've put together five tips for finding sustainable beauty products.
Tip 1: Choose ingredients you understand
Would you eat it? Although we don’t mean this literally, your skin is the body’s largest organ and what you put on it gets absorbed. Read the label closely and examine the ingredients. If there are names that aren’t familiar, look them up online on a credible cosmetics ingredients database.
Tip 2: While you’re there, check for plastics
Plastic microbeads find their way into scrubs, body washes, and shampoos and end up washed down the drain into the ocean. This plastic pollution is completely unnecessarily because there are plenty of biodegradable alternatives out there, like our crushed apricot and walnut seeds in our Fresh Glow 3-In-1 Brightening Face Polish.
Check the ingredients list for polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethlyl methacrylate (PMMA) or nylon.
Tip 3: Are the products are certified natural/organic?
If a product is certified natural or organic, it probably has to comply with soft manufacturing processes and environmentally friendly practises.
For example at least 70% organic ingredient in each products and the brand obtain "Truth in Labeling Pledge" in which all the products are guaranteed to have 95% of the ingredients are from nature with no artificial coloring and fragrance. Also, more than 50% of our products are classified as USDA Organic.
Tip 4: Is it cruelty-free?
All the Mambino Organics products are cruelty free and we’re against animal testing. We do not test our ingredients, product prototypes or finished products on animals and we work closely with our ingredient suppliers to ensure they are aware of our company values and policies.
The awarded USDA Organic Certification guarantees thatall our products are not tested on animals.
Tip 5: Choose nontoxic, recyclable packaging
Ensuring our ingredients and packaging are sustainably sourced is very important to us. Packaging is recyclable and uses sustainable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper and board and biodegradable, non-bio-accumulating vegetable-based bio-inks and varnishes. With full traceability over every ingredient, we can be confident they too are from sustainable sources.