The SUSTbeauty position is that we should all be doing our utmost to reduce plastic packaging and packaging in general. None of the brands we work with plastic wrap their outer packaging, some use a protective cardboard outer boxes which are of course fully recyclable. Some brands prefer to use plastic bottles for safety reasons, when a product is likely to be used in the shower for example. With high grade sensitive formulations a rubber and glass pipette application or plastic pump are used to preserve the integrity of the product so it remains fit for purpose for longer, these are the trickiest to recycle. The pumps can be unscrewed and the inside space where there is a coil can snapped off with pliers, you can then throw all the separate parts in the recycling…..but that’s quite a lot to ask so the easier option is to find you local free Terracycle drop off for all pumps and pipettes. The link to their interactive map is below. All jars are glass, some with glass lids, some with recyclable plastic lids.
What do we mean when we say...
Our Carbon Footprint is as low as possible
The majority of the SUSTbeauty edit is intentionally sourced from within the UK and Europe to try to keep the carbon emissions as low as possible. Brands that make their product elsewhere have a holding warehouse in the UK so keeping emissions to a minimum. Any products that have come from outside of the UK have been shipped using a carbon neutral courier service. We also use a local carbon neutral courier for our deliveries to you and only deliver within the UK. We are powered by a responsible energy supplier using renewable resources only.
we Bank ethically
We bank with a British responsible bank who do not invest in arms, oil or any other industry that might be considered damaging to humanity or the environment.
We take sourcing Ingredients seriously
We take the sourcing of ingredients extremely seriously and every brand must sign a document whereby by they confirm that every ingredient they use in their products are sustainably and responsibly sourced. This means that they know exactly where the ingredients come from, on what land they are produced and who harvests them. But we know that isn’t the whole story and we have a responsibility toward the environment and each other after a product washes of your skin and into the waterways. We also ask brands to confirm that non of the ingredients they use are toxic or damaging to people or the environment, regardless of whether they are natural or synthetic, this includes products that are harmless in small doses but have the potential to bio-accumulate in nature.
We've selected our Partners carefully
We know every supplier we work with personally, these are real people trying their utmost to bring the best innovation with the least harm. Every product ranged has been tried and tested by our founder Zahra who is looking for products that really deliver above and beyond her expectations. What you see on these pages are the results of months of testing, trialling, thought, discussion and deliberation to bring you the highest standard with the most compelling ethics. This is your introduction….but we’re just getting started.