In the last few years, the conversation around sustainability and the environment has shifted significantly. As a growing number of people think about their impact on the environment and how they can reduce it, ideas like low-waste living and recycling have well and truly entered the mainstream. Around the world, people are seeking ways to minimise their waste in all aspects of daily life, from the products they purchase to the skincare they use.
At INIKA Organic, we couldn’t be happier that sustainability is getting its time in the spotlight. We strive to apply our clean beauty philosophy to every element of our sustainable cosmetics - from the natural ingredients we choose to the sugarcane packaging we use. Read on to learn more about our sustainable skincare packaging below, and see why it’s really as sweet as it sounds.
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Why sustainable beauty packaging matters
At its core, sustainable living doesn’t have to be complex. To make it easier to go green, we recommend sticking to a simple, golden rule: Do your best to avoid anything that can’t be reused, recycled, or replaced. In many cases, this can be as simple as avoiding anything that contains plastic.
Why, you ask? Most plastics don’t break down. Instead, they’re tossed into landfills or the ocean, where they stay forever, harming the environment and marine life. Worse still, plastic in the ocean and soil can degrade over time, leaving behind microplastics that can damage soil quality and pollute waterways.
The sugarcane packaging that we use for all of our products avoids all these issues, and gives you a chance to choose eco-friendly skincare that’s every bit as green as it claims to be.
The 3 major benefits of our sugarcane packaging
In addition to providing a sustainable alternative to regular packaging, our sugarcane tube packaging helps the environment in three major ways.
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1. It uses a 100% renewable resource
While clean beauty products are fast gaining popularity, beauty brands with sustainable packaging are still few and far in between. Many brands still wrap their products in conventional plastic packaging that is made with the help of fossil fuels, which have a devastating toll on the environment.
At INIKA Organic, on the other hand, our eco-friendly beauty packaging is made from sugarcane, a completely renewable resource that can replenish quickly and completely. As a bonus, the manufacturing process itself is completely clean, and doesn’t rely on fossil fuels at all.
2. It’s biodegradable
Our sugarcane tube packaging is completely biodegradable, meaning at the end of its life it’ll simply decompose without leaving a trace. It’s also 100% recyclable, meaning that you can either toss it into your household recycling bin or recycle your skincare containers as seed planters or small storage.
Whether you throw away the biodegradable sugarcane packaging or repurpose it for something else, you can rest easy knowing that your beauty products won’t harm the earth once you’re done with them.
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3. It reduces your carbon footprint
As consumers, another thing we can do for the planet is reduce our carbon footprint, or the amount of potentially harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) our actions emit into the environment. The good news? Making the switch to sustainable skincare packaging is a fast, easy way to help you to do that.
Because sugarcane absorbs CO2 from the air as it grows - instead of releasing it - it has roughly half the carbon footprint of traditional plastic packaging. Over time, this adds up to a lot less carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.
How sustainable skincare packaging fits in with our sustainability ethos
Since day one, our commitment to sustainability has been clear and consistent: We want to create clean cosmetics that make you look and feel good, and don’t hurt the environment. To achieve this, we’re involved in every step of the production process, from finding natural skincare ingredients to delivering them to our production facilities.
These are just a few of the ways in which INIKA Organic does our bit to support the earth:
We use natural ingredients, and source them ethically. Our products are infused with 100% clean and natural ingredients, including potent botanical extracts and minerals. We use renewable resources, and source them in the most sustainable ways - we even have the COSMOS Certified Natural label to back it up.
We have a strict ingredient philosophy. Speaking of ingredients, you won’t find any nasties or toxic ingredients like petrochemicals, talc, or parabens on our labels. What you will find are beautiful natural ingredients that nourish your skin, like Aloe Vera, Calendula, Shea Butter, Green Tea, Macadamia Oil, and Rosehip Oil.
Our line is Certified Vegan and Certified Cruelty-Free. We never, ever test on animals or use animal-derived ingredients.
Most of our cosmetics are Certified Organic to the highest possible standard. To get this certification, we’ve proven that our products contain 70% or more organic ingredients.
Our products are made from recyclable materials. Packaging aside, we also use recyclable materials for all our makeup brushes and beauty tools.
Take sustainable skincare to the next level
Choosing clean cosmetics that arrive at your door in biodegradable sugarcane packaging is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and do your bit for the environment. By choosing our plastic-free skincare, you’re committing to products that touch the earth lightly at all stages in their life cycle, from production and use to disposal.