We have taken over a year to sample oils from different producers in order to secure the highest quality we could find around the world. Each of our ingredients are certified by The Soil Association, which adheres to the strictest requirements of organic farming, involving frequent and consistent monitoring and inspection.
In this way, we are choosing oils whose farming helps to build soil fertility, minimise pollution and damage to the environment, respect animal welfare and avoid all chemical additives. Establishing that your skincare oil has been certified organic and pure is the best safeguard you can make to ensure that you don’t fall victim to the many unscrupulous practices that go on in the beauty industry.
Where an ingredient is not certified organic, it is simply because that plant only grows wild, and in this case it will be certified pure and wild-crafted. Uniquely, we source each of our oils from their true country of origin as scientific research has proven that this leads to a better quality oil and one with more potent benefits than the same plant grown outside of its native soil.
As we are beholden to natural seasonal changes in crops and production, there may be subtle differences in colour and scent between serums. Our serum is bottled in Miron glass; a unique, dark violet glass that, using the science of biophotonics, maintains and even prolongs the potency of the ingredients.
We donate 10% of our profits to the Marine Savers Programme at Four Seasons Resort Maldives – a base for pioneering research on manta rays and coral reefscaping in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This programme is one of the world’s most successful coral reef propagation projects and has already reintroduced 40 thriving species of coral into the Maldivian atolls.
Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth and they help support more species per unit area than any other marine environment. They are also one of our richest sources for human medicine. Climate change, pollution and even shipping are destroying reefs around the world, causing them to bleach and die. Giving back to a programme dedicated to trying to reverse the damage we can’t always notice that we are causing will help rebuild and protect these crucial propagators of marine life.
We also contribute to a carbon offset scheme, which plants a tree for every pound donated, to help undo the carbon footprint we inevitably create in having to transport our oils to and from countries around the world.
To find out more about the Marine Savers programme please visit marinesavers.com