Au Natural is proudly releasing Anti-Ageing Face Oil to its range of skinfood products. The Oil is certified vegan and sourced from Harakeke seeds and lightly fragranced with vanilla oil.
“Reuse, Reduce and Recycle is the philosophy behind the Au Natural concept, and it’s a mantra that myself and my team keep in mind in our everyday life.” says Tony Ahern, their CEO and founder. “We want to help people understand that small day-to-day decisions, such as choosing eco-friendly skincare, can really have a positive impact on the environment. Making these small changes on a mass scale, will help solve the plastic pollution problem our world is facing.”
It doesn’t stop at plastics either. By reducing the size of packaging throughout the supply chain, from the manufacture of raw inputs, warehouse distribution and last mile courier, a reduction of up to 75% in packaging volume helps significantly reduce their carbon footprint.
Encouraging change, leading by example and making sure that the lifecycle of their materials is maximised has been recognised, too. At the end of 2018 they were awarded Jane Goodall Institute certification — the first skin care company in Australasia to have their work encouraging a circular economy recognised by the Institute.
Au Natural has also always taken pride in the ‘conscious packaging’ that literally frames all of their products. Anti-Ageing Face Oil is no different. The label is biodegradable, the glass dropper jar is reusable, the box is recyclable, and the courier bag it gets delivered in is compostable.
All in all, quite commendable.
What else is commendable?
Sourced from the Tasman district of New Zealand, Au Natural’s non-GMO Harakeke seeds are known for providing a luxurious botanical moisturiser. Packed with linoleic acid, which boosts the skin’s barrier layer, they help to seal in natural moisture. Harakeke seeds are rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) — Omega 3 and 6 — making them super nourishing. Crucially, EFAs are not produced naturally within our bodies, but play a vital role in the health of our skin — they especially help to regulate our skins cell function by aiding the control of trans-epidermal water flow. In turn, they help thicken your skin and improve its barrier function. EFAs can also improve acne. By promoting healthy cell renewal and dissolving the fatty deposits that block pores, they encourage the skin to repair and strengthen naturally.
Retinyl Palmitate is the skin conditioning agent. It reduces flaking and restores suppleness, thus improving the appearance of dry and damaged skin. It is also an effective antioxidant improving collagen production, helping smooth out those fine lines. Retinyl palmitate is a combination of the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid — and a major component of palm oil. Of course, Au Natural imported retinyl palmitate is certified from sustainable sources of palm oil, free from the risk of allergens, and contains no alcohol or products that have been tested on animals.
Finally, the vanilla oil plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin — the antioxidant properties of vanilla help to protect your skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins.
Au Natural helps you take care of your natural and personal environments. Order their biodegradable, reusable, recyclable and compostable products, including their Anti-Ageing Face Oil, direct from their website.