‘Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s labelling is the clearest we have ever seen on any range of cosmetics’
Skins Matter – Free From Skincare Awards
We partner with not-for-profit organisations working on the ground to ensure a sustainable supply of the unique botanicals our research and development team desire. The ethics and organic practices are also reviewed to determine the best source for us. We pay a fair-trade price to the communities that collect and harvest for us across the world in remote areas. This dramatically improves their quality of life, helping to provide additional income for food, schooling and housing. Wider benefits are also being seen in the increasing biodiversity of these regions; trees previously being cut down are now seen as valuable commodities and are being protected.
Please watch our founder Claire on one of her African research trips which shows the harvesting process of omega-rich Baobab and skin-firming Kigelia Africana. This was shot in the Rift Valley near Lake Malawi within one of the rural communities that supplies Aurelia Probiotic Skincare through Phytotrade Africa.
We are a Cruelty-Free International certified company supporting the end to animal testing in cosmetics. The Leaping Bunny mark is placed on our labels and outer boxes, offering peace of mind for all of our customers. This stipulates that no animal testing is conducted or commissioned for finished cosmetic products or ingredients by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. This accreditation required total transparency by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, enabling Cruelty-Free International to independently audit us throughout our supply chains, ensuring that we adhere to its animal testing policy and the Standard's strict criteria.
If you are shopping for beauty in the EU, you can be confident that your products have not been tested on animals as a total ban has been in place since 2013. The challenges arise when some brands knowingly retail their products in China where they are still tested on animals. You can ship across the border to China and be exempt to this rule but the minute they retail within the country (in a department store, pharmacy or independent shop) the government insist animal testing takes place unless the product is manufactured in China. Many brands turn a blind eye to this. We don’t!
Brands can choose to be certified by independent bodies such as Ecocert, USDA or the Soil Association, which do a brilliant job of supporting natural skincare.
The term ‘organic’ refers to the growing method of the natural ingredients used, not the whole product. The term organic can only ever be applied to ingredients within products that are ‘grown’, which means that many natural products such as clays, salts, minerals or even water that have many benefits can never claim to be organic.
Why did Aurelia Probiotic Skincare choose not to gain organic certification?
Largely because we made the decision from the beginning to choose to support communities who supply us unique botanicals from around the world. Often these are wildly harvested but these communities can’t always afford to get their land certified or accredited by independent bodies due to the costs involved. Accreditation would restrict our sourcing abilities, the choice of ingredients we want to work with and who we buy them from. Additionally, we use select, unique botanicals whose popularity are now growing as their benefits are being more widely discovered. These are currently only available through our community sourcing network, and are not organically certified. To choose only organically certified ingredients would mean we would have to compromise on these rich, magical ingredients we use.
We are 'BioOrganic', a term that encompasses the ethically sourced natural, organic and wild harvested plant and flower botanicals used throughout the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare range.
We have won a plethora of awards for our natural, BioOrganic products. Here are a few we’d love to tell you about..
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare prides itself on only using the best ingredients that benefit your skin. We also believe in letting you know exactly what ingredients we use in our products and the reasons why we avoid certain commonly used ingredients. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.