DAVINA & GOLIATH
MADE TO ORDER VS FAST BEAUTY
Fast beauty is a bit like a Macca’s run at 3am.
It’s cheap. It gives you a quick endorphin rush. But its not that great for you, or the planet.
Holy grails, mini trends, hype ingredients, shelfie graveyards, and BUY BUY BUY
(and not the amazing NSYNC kind of Bye Bye Bye). It's gotta stop.
Sustainable skincare is skincare where less products are made, bought, and used.
We’re doing away with the bulk production runs, endless product ranges, and endless hype cures. It’s pretty simple.
We make what you need, when you need it, the way you like it.
- THE HARD TRUTH -
“Sustainable skincare is skincare where less products are made, bought, and used.”
LISTENING, LEARNING, & DECIDING
NATURAL VS SYNTHETIC
‘Natural’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different companies. Neither is better or worse than the other at a glance - even when it comes to sustainability.
We lean heavily towards naturally derived, renewably sourced ingredients.
We try to use less ingredients that are derived from petrochemicals (oil). But, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to avoid them.
Renewable plant sources usually make more sense for the planet. But not always.
Sometimes the environmental impact (usually deforestation) of producing a raw material may be so large, that it is better for the planet to just produce it synthetically to be ‘nature identical’.
It’s a complex issue and one that we will continue to learn, improve, and iterate on forever. And we hope humanity does too.
- ITS NOT THAT SIMPLE -
“Renewable plant sources usually make more sense for the planet. But not always.”
PLASTIC, PAPER, & CUTE THINGS
PACKAGING & CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING
Your August bottle (and your other cosmetics) can be recycled as is by most local councils in Australia, but you should check your local first.
Most councils don’t need the lid separated from the bottle, but its generally helpful to separate the lid and remove any remaining ingredients.
The more work you do to sort your recycling, the more chance it will actually be recycled.
If you find your council can’t recycle plastic pump lids, check out Terracycle.
Everything else is pretty simple! Cue a gorgeous FSC cardboard box, planet friendly ink, and recycled paper inserts.
Pair this with carbon neutral shipping and we’re getting somewhere (even if its a small step)