As artisan producers of natural and organic beauty products, it is our company ethos to make it as easy as possible to be healthy and green in everyday life. We truly respect our incredible planet and are always looking for new ways to be green. We always strive to create our products in the most sustainable and ethical way possible.
At Evolve Beauty, we choose to use recycled packaging for all of our products. Our glass bottles are made from fully recyclable glass and we use recycled card for all of our cartons. When it comes to plastic, we opt for 75% to 100% recycled PET plastic, which (unlike PVC) is fully recyclable and if it is put into landfill, it doesn't leach any chemicals into the soil.
Every piece of card and paper we use (from packaging to marketing materials) is FSC (Forest Sustainability Certified) to help limit deforestation and ensure forests are sustainably managed.
The grass paper packaging that we use for our cartons is uniquely natural. It is made with up to 40% natural grass fibres which are harvested close to the factory where the cartons are crafted. This natural production process results in cartons that are not only FSC certified and recyclable, but also completely compostable in your home compost bin.
Our labels and packaging are printed using non-toxic soy and vegetable-based inks.
We encourage our customers and our artisans to recycle everything we can, and we’re always on the lookout for new ways in which we can reuse or upcycle our used product packaging!
We are currently looking for hygienic and environmentally friendly ways in which we can refill our products for our lovely customers. We currently don’t have the resources for this, but will offer this service as the company grows.
We buy natural and organic ingredients from as close to home as possible and from fair trade and sustainable sources. Every ingredient is thoroughly screened to check its clean, eco and ethical credentials.
We choose to buy our exotic active ingredients in powder form, so that they don’t transport excess water and only ship the core ingredients. We also purify all of our own water, to ensure that we aren't transporting it around unnecessarily.
We have never and will never use plastic microbeads in our products. Instead, we use natural exfoliants, such as sugar granules and upcycled blueberry particles, and therefore proactively protecting our oceans.
As recent studies have suggested that certain chemical UV filters can damage the health of corals, we instead use reef-friendly non-nano Zinc Oxide in our Climate Veil Tinted SPF.
Our Eco Studio
Whilst our artisans are always full of energy, we try to limit other forms of energy usage on-site in our studio. This includes the energy we use to produce, transport and sell our products to our customers.
We’ve furnished our eco studio with sustainable flooring, we’re using recycled carpet and recyclable non-slip flooring which are reminiscent of natural materials. We’re also using recycled astroturf in our break area, where the whole team gathers for lunch everyday to catch up and unwind. The whole studio is also powered by sustainable energy and we’ve fitted it with eco-friendly motion activated LED lighting.
We try to make our products in an energy-efficient way, encouraging our team to switch off equipment and replacing less-efficient equipment.
We do our best to avoid unnecessary travel, through using public transport, carpools and where possible, arranging telephone and video conference meetings, rather than face-to-face.
In our eco studio, we only use reusable crockery and cutlery, rather than disposable items, and we minimise paper printing where possible.
Cruelty-Free and Vegan
Evolve believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.
All of our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org