Your skin, our planet. We aim to keep both clean and healthy.
‘The ingredients, production and packaging are all factors in the road to a sustainable brand’.
– Alice Henshaw
The manufacturers where Skincycles’ products are created have all been decreasing their carbon emissions through the increasing of renewable energy sources to power production.
- Use of efficient automation to lower electrical consumption and therefore reduced consumption demand for electricity which can be supplied by new large scale solar power generation though the use of the factory roofs.
- Water is a heavily used resource, in manufacturing, the factories have implemented grey water recycling, rain water harvesting and wastewater treatment before releasing back into the environment.
Supply chain sustainability
Skincycles supports the International Bill of Human rights where principles such as dignity, fairness, respect and equality, human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to everyone, regardless of who they are.
- Human trafficking, child labour and forced labour constitute modern slavery, which are intolerable. The company will partner only with suppliers that respect, train and invest in their workforce. Reducing inequality and increasing economic growth should go hand in hand.
- Virgin finite raw materials. We all share one Earth, we need to reduce demand on natural capital.
- To help this the supplier of the facial mask aluminium pouches use recycled plastic from marine waste.
- With collagen forming an active ingredient in multiple products, the move away from marine animal collagen to a synthetic non animal one has removed one major demand on the marine wildlife stocks.
- The micro beads in the exfoliator are natural volcanic sands which unlike micro plastics will not pollute the environment post use especially by entering the food chain.
The company believes in the concept of a circular economy from production to consumption. Increasingly bio-based materials are used to allows products to be biodegradable. The majority of the other parts are recyclable.
- The airless dispensers we use for many products can be 98% recycled. The protective film we wrap our products in, is made of corn starch, a 100% biodegradable material. Our cardboard boxes, made from hemp fibres (and in the future jar packaging) do not require bleaching chemicals. The hemp grows quickly, increasing productivity and does not require pesticides.
- The jars and vials of the series are made of glass and single-grade plastic. Both materials can be easily recycled by end users by placing in recycling bins.