Uviña Skin- A Sustainable Skin Care Brand
From the moment we decided to build Uviña Skin, it was important to make sure we were weaving sustainability practices into our company fabric. Although we’re very small, we realize that small acts can have a significant impact. Here’s what we’ve done:
Glass Containers: Recycle, recycle, recycle! We found out that most plastics can only be recycled a limited number of times (if at all), so we knew that we needed to be plastic-free. After much research, we found that glass can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality. To make the deal even sweeter, amber glass is best for serums and creams that have antioxidants, as it helps limit light exposure. Win win!
Screen-printing: Did you know that labels can cause the container you tossed into the recycling bin to NOT be recycled? If your container has an adhesive label, it may be removed from the recycling process because the adhesive may cause damage to the recycling equipment. To make this process as easy as possible, we decided to not take any chances and chose to eliminate the label.
No inner shrink-wrapping/foils: All of our products are made and bottled in a professional facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practices. This includes following all FDA sanitary practices and testing all batches for contamination before being bottled and capped. As a result, inner-sealing of our containers felt unnecessary. So we decided to nix the thousands of small plastic seals that would end up in our landfills.
The Isabel facial cleansing bar: Requires no packaging, is lightweight, and easy to travel with. It also uses...
Sustainably sourced palm oil: The Isabel facial cleansing bar is made with ethically and sustainably-sourced palm oil that is 100% organic, deforestation-free, wildlife friendly, and fair & social. Aside from the amazing benefits, palm oil is the highest yielding vegetable oil on Earth, producing 5-10 times more oil per acre than any other oil.
Additionally, PDR partners with the farmer, provides them fair wages, and provides resources that help strengthen and grow the communites (implementation of programs that improve access to water, medical care, and other resources). Read the suppliers promise HERE.
Boxes: Our product boxes are recyclable, printed with vegetable-based ink, and made with 50% recycled content (30% which is post-consumer content!).
Local partnerships: We are fortunate to have found amazing partnerships with local companies. This decreases our need for heavy, long-haul shipments during product development and restocking, which decreases our carbon footprint.
Cruelty-free: Being a cruelty-free brand helps save animals, but it also helps save our environment! Labs that conduct animal testing create and release large amounts of hazardous waste per year. As a Leaping Bunny Certified brand, we have committed to never participate in these types of activities.
As a self-funded, small business, it took creativity and determination to find the balance between aesthetics, sustainability, and affordability. Understanding that this is a start, we continue to look for ways to enhance our sustainability practices. We want to be as good to ‘Mama Earth’ as possible.
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