Sustainability

 

We have just completed the process of auditing our company's carbon use, and are now a carbon-negative, climate-positive company!

We are so excited about this. More specific on this page.You can offset your personal carbon use too! Check out our assessors Carbon Jacked to see how.

 

Our Face Off, The Body Oil and Acid Washed bottles are made from 100% post-consumer waste plastic. That means plastic sourced from your kerbside collections.
After you've finished your product, please recycle your bottle so we can create a true circular economy.

 

Coming in February (hopefully) we will be launching a zero-waste refill scheme! It's all hush hush while we tie up the last few logistical hurdles, but it's going to be a real game-changer. Stay tuned and keep your bottles til then.

 

NB is formulator and founder led. These formulas have been laboriously poured over, sometimes to over 60 versions, to get the exact perfect effectiveness, texture, scent and after-feel. You can feel the romance in the reviews. There are no repackaged off-the-shelf products here (a common practice in the skincare industry)... where is the love in that!

 

All our formulas are naturally-derived, made with ECO-CERT ingredients and of course cruelty free and vegan.

 

We have always been cruelty-free and vegan, but we are working through the long and costly process of becoming officially certified with the corresponding bodies, show we can show those stamps on our packages and provide greater trust and transparency to our customers.

 

We are a certified Living Wage Employer with the Living Wage Foundation

With a portion of the profits from our online sales, we help to provide crowd-sourced loans for entrepreneurs in developing nations with Lend With Care. You can join up with them and do the same too! It's such a worthy 'charity-non-charity'.

 

All our products are manufactured and shipped from our own professional lab in Leyton, east London, wrapped and boxed beautifully in plastic free postage packaging.
Even our wholesale trade orders go out with either compostable void fill, or reused packing and bubble wrap we have received from other shipments. Everything possible gets recycled. We use a carbon neutral offset option for our trade orders.

 

Our main ingredients suppliers are a lovely family-run UK-based supplier, who source their ingredients direct from farms around the UK, Europe and across the world.


Unfortunately the UK climate cannot grow everything we need for skincare, but the carbon load on the global trade of ingredients sure weighs a bit heavy on us.

So until we can make A-grade botanical skincare from potatoes and strawberries 🙃 as part of our carbon audit we have offset x2 all the shipping of the ingredients we use in our products from wherever they come in the world. This is far and beyond the level of responsibility that most companies take when calculating carbon, in fact we were advised against it! But it was obvious to us. 

 

Our packaging is all recyclable. To recycle the pumps and pipettes you will need to separate the pieces. It's a bit fiddly we know, which is a reason to keep them for our refill service launching soon!

 

We use glass where possible but it doesn’t make sense for all our products, so we’re always looking for ways to make the plastic we do use more eco. In the future the plastic used in our range will decrease.