Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Ltd - Organic Skin Care

Our Ingredients promise



‘Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s labelling is the clearest we have ever seen on any range of cosmetics’

Skins Matter – Free From Skincare Awards



We are passionate about Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing:

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 never test on animals

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!


Awards We’ve Won for Our Natural Credentials

We have won a plethora of awards for our natural, BioOrganic products. Here are a few we’d love to tell you about..

Natural Health
Beauty Bible
Skin Matters
Red

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 customerservices@aureliaskincare.com.




INGREDIENTS WE AVOID

Find out why we avoid certain commonly used yet questionable ingredients and how to spot them on a label


NO mineral oils or Petroleum

How to spot them on a label: mineral oil, paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum, petroleum, paraffin oil.

Mineral oil, also known as liquid paraffin, is derived from petroleum and cannot be synthesised by the skin. This ingredient is very cheap, blocking pores and diminishing the skin's ability to breathe and function.



NO sulphates

How to spot them on a label: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).

Sulphates (surfactants) are essentially an inexpensive foaming agent which act as detergents for cleansing and are used in many face or body washes and shampoos. Foaming agents can be very tough on the natural oil barrier of the skin, often stripping it significantly and causing irritation and sensitivity.



NO MI or MIC

How to spot them on a label: Methylisothiazolinone or Methylchloroisothiazolinone.

These are two synthetic preservatives found widely in skincare, bodycare and shampoos.



NO parabens

How to spot them on a label: benzylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, heptylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben and ‘anything’ -paraben

We never use parabens which are synthetic preservatives found widely in skincare. The use of parabens in beauty and pharmaceutical products is becoming increasingly controversial. Parabens have displayed the ability to slightly mimic oestrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer) and have been found in very small amounts in some breast cancer tumours. However, there is still a lack of evidence on both sides to conclude this debate meaning we have decided to use alternative preservatives. Instead we use very small amounts of selected safe preservatives that are non-persistent in the environment. Our preservative is also natural association approved.



NO Aluminium

How to spot them on a label: Aluminium Chlorohydrate

WHY DID WE CREATE AN ALUMINIUM-FREE DEODORANT? Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Botanical Cream Deodorant offers a highly effective gentle and natural alternative for all those concerned with the effects of aluminium and who may want to avoid this questionable ingredient. Aluminium-based antiperspirants work by using aluminium salts to block and alter sweat ducts. This interferes with our body’s natural response. It has been clinically proven that aluminium is absorbed through the skin but currently there is not sufficient evidence to establish a causal relationship between aluminium exposure and the augmented risk of developing breast cancer.



NO synthetic fragrances or colours

How to spot them on a label: product labels can hide synthetic fragrancing chemicals and often use the term 'Parfum'. These can cause allergic responses for many people

When brands talk about ‘nature identical’ fragrance, they are referring to fragrance made in a lab to be similar to a natural ingredient but they are not made from or derived from the natural ingredient. Our fragrances are created from blending 100% pure plant and flower essential oils and aromatic flower waters.



NO propylene glycol (PG) and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

How to spot them on a label: Propylene Glycol, PEG (followed by a number which represents its molecular weight), Propandiol

There are two glycols that are approved by organic and natural associations, these are propandiol and pentylene glycol (often made from sugar cane stalk pulp or corn) Propylene glycol is one of the more common petrochemicals used in skincare products for its moisturising properties. However, is also a skin irritant and can trigger eczema and hives.



NO silicones

How to spot them on a label: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone and dimethicone copolyol

Silicones are never used in our products. Silicones are often used in the beauty industry to achieve a superficial silky feeling when applied to the skin but they do this by creating a plastic-like film. This alters the skin's ability to process toxins and can mean irritants are trapped on the skin's surface and pores are more easily blocked. They are also non-biodegradable.



NO phthalates

How to spot them on a label: dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP), or ‘anything’ -phthalate

Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in personal cosmetics, such as nail polish, hairsprays, soaps, cleansers and shampoos. Phthalates are a frequent component of synthetic fragrances ('parfum') as they hold scent very well. However, regulations do not require the listing of the individual fragrance ingredients. As a consumer you are not easily able to determine from the ingredient declaration if phthalates are present in a fragrance.



NO ETHANOLAMINES (DEA, NDEA, TEA, MEA)

How to spot them on a label: diethanolamine (DEA), nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), TEA-Lauryl sulfate, MEA, DEA-cetyl phosphate, LinoleamideMAE

A group of ingredients that are used as foaming agents, emulsifiers and stabilisers.



NO GMOs

How to spot them on a label: diethanolamine (DEA), nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), TEA-Lauryl sulfate, MEA, DEA-cetyl phosphate, LinoleamideMAE

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are living species that have had their DNA engineered (or designed) artificially in order to make them stronger, bigger, longer-lasting or hardier than in their natural form. The last 30 years has seen a boom in the practices of GMO to boost yields particularly in the U.S. It is nearly impossible to tell if ingredients contain GMOs, you have to ask the brands. At Aurelia, we don’t use them.



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INGREDIENTS PROMISE

MADE WITH LOVE in England from seed to skin using the purest, BioOrganic, ethically sourced, cruelty-free ingredients to make your skin glow.

MADE WITHOUT a long list of questionable ingredients, including sulphates, parabens, mineral oils and MI to name only a few.