Our Ethical Policy
"Natural" and "Organic" Products and Ingredients: When the term “Natural Products” is used in the world of skin care, it often has a wide variation of meanings. First, “natural products” and “organic products” are not the same thing. For a product to be labeled organic each ingredient should be certified “organic.” Although we have a number of certified organic ingredients in our products, not all of our ingredients are organic. We are not striving to have certified organic products and will not label them as such unless they truly are.
We are dedicated, however, to the natural origin, purity and safety of the ingredients in our products. We are committed to the use of natural ingredients. Our definition of a natural product is one that has ingredients derived from chemical compounds found in nature, either in a botanical (herb, flower, root, etc), or the human body (Hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10, protein peptides, etc.). Our natural products use emollients, preservatives, emulsifiers, and thickeners that are derived from nature by combining the healing and nutritive characteristics of plant extracts and whole food ingredients with the advances of science. What is not be found in our natural skin care products are chemical ingredients derived from petroleum, ethoxylates, formaldehyde donors, sulfates, parabens, GMO’s or artificial colors. All fragrances are from natural essential oils, or distillates.
Preservatives: The preservatives in our products are a combination of natural anti-oxidants which keep oils from turning rancid, plus broad spectrum preservatives which boost the action of the natural preservatives and provide protection against bacteria, microbes, yeast, fungi and molds, which can pose serious health risks if allowed to develop within a product. No preservatives will ever be used that have its source from the previous list of disallowed ingredients. This is our definition of “natural” products. This is our commitment to you and to our planet.
Human Stem Cells: We do not use embryonic stem cells in any of our research work, nor do we use them in the design of our products. None of our products are made from human fetal tissue; nor is any of our research and development done with any human fetal tissue. We maintain our commitment to use the most advanced research and development in how stem cells operate in human skin and apply that knowledge to our products.
Animal-Based Ingredients: We do not use ingredients from animal products or by-products, except for those produced by live animals such as milk, honey, lanolin, etc.
Animal Testing: We do not test on animals, nor do we use products that were developed using animal testing.