Sustainability

Sustainability

We don’t think you should need a PhD to understand what’s in your product. You have a right to expect that we’ve done our homework. We’re committed to being completely transparent about our impact on the planet and on your health. Have a look at our scorecards to see how we’re doing. We’re doing well - and we’ll do better!

OVERALL SUSTAINABILITY SCORE: VERY GOOD

We reduce, reuse, recycle and compost. We do sometimes eat chips and drink bubbly in our atelier, which cannot be called a sustainable practice but is good for the soul.

Lipstick Formula: Sustainability Scorecard

Waxes: VERY GOOD.
Sustainable ingredients, plant-based or beeswax (byproduct that doesn’t harm bees by being used)

Pastes: GOOD.
Nourishing, plant-based ingredients – but the agricultural sustainability could be
improved for ingredients like cocoa butter and shea butter

Oils: EXCELLENT.
Sunflower oil, jojoba oil and castor oil are all examples of oils that are deeply nourishing and also extremely sustainable agriculturally

Pigments: NEEDS IMPROVEMENT.
Our pigments meet industry standards and are used by most respected clean beauty brands.

Like many respected clean beauty brands we use pigments that are approved for use in the EU and the US, but do not meet our goals for sustainability. These include Red 6, Red 7, Yellow 5, Red 33, Blue 1, Red 27. These pigments currently represent less than 5% of our total formulation, and while our goal is to reduce it even further, it’s been very challenging to find alternative ingredients that offer the same great color range.

OVERALL SCORE – VERY GOOD

Lipstick Packaging: Sustainability Scorecard

Through our printer, we participate in the Zero Carbon Neutral Printing Program to neutralize emissions from forest to mill, to recycling by investing in forest conservation.

Box: GOOD.
Recyclable and compostable paper and ink, made from 30% recycled materials, made and printed by carbon-neutral printer

Belly band: VERY GOOD.
Recyclable and compostable paper, made from 100% recycled materials, made and printed by 

Crayon handles: VERY GOOD.
Recyclable and compostable paper, made from 100% recycled materials

Info card: VERY GOOD.
Recyclable and compostable paper, made from recycled materials

Wafer stickers: NEEDS IMPROVEMENT.
Some recyclable and compostable, some not

OVERALL SCORE – GOOD

Shipping Packaging: Sustainability Scorecard

We purchase our shipping supplies from a company that is committed to pursuing net positive sourcing and materials circularity.

Box: VERY GOOD.
Recyclable cardboard, made from 100% recycled materials

Tape: EXCELLENT.
Recycled paper tape, made from 100% recycled materials

Void fill: EXCELLENT.
Recyclable paper, made from 100% recycled materials

Tissue: EXCELLENT.
Recyclable paper, made from 100% recycled materials

OVERALL SCORE - EXCELLENT