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Skin Nerds by Nature

Our company commitment to sustainability.

Our Mission

At Skinfix, our respect for the planet influences every decision we make. We work rigorously to ensure that with everything from our ingredient list, to our packaging, we contemplate the impact on your skin and planet earth.

The Truth About the Global Beauty Industry

The global beauty industry is responsible for producing over 120 BILLION UNITS* of plastic packaging, most of which are not recyclable and end up in our planet’s landfills or oceans.

On top of that, the cardboard that envelops many of these products contributes to the loss of 18 million acres of forest each year.**

We realized that we were part of the problem and we choose to do better.

This is what the skin nerds are doing today.

planet love packaging

planet love packaging

clean products

clean products

sustainable ingredients

sustainable ingredients

cruelty-free

cruelty-free

vegan + beegan

vegan + beegan

The Truth About Plastic

Virgin plastic is the plastic we see everyday. Virgin means brand new plastic from new resin. Nearly every pound of plastic humankind has ever produced is still here. An average plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose.

What is PCR Plastic?

Post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic is plastic made from existing plastic. It has a 60% lower carbon footprint than virgin plastic because by making products with PCR you are not only taking virgin plastic out of the environment, you are preventing new virgin plastic from being made!

blue plastic bottle

The Cost of Going Green

As we shift to new packaging, we must undergo a new round stability and compatibility testing for every product that we transition to PCR. For a small company this is a big financial investment. Happily, the cost for reclaimed & recycled cardboard is the same as virgin cardboard, yay paper industry!

packaging stability symbol
PCR packaging symbol

Refills

We have reduced plastic by 86%*** with our refill system for our top two moisturizers and continue to invest in refillable solutions. Here is an example of the raw material reduction we can achieve by repackaging our best-selling barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream to accommodate refillable pods.

The refill jar is 86% less plastic than the outer chamber it is housed in. It is also made from 70% PCR plastic, reducing the amount of new plastic being made.

triple lipid peptide refill pieces
Source 1
*Zero Waste Week (2018, September) Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – day two! Retrieved from https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/welcome-to-zero-waste-week-2018-day-two/
Source 2
**Parker, Laura. National Geographic (2017, July). Here's How Much Plastic Is Littering The Earth. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/
Source 3
***Life Cycle Analysis Resources. NAPCOR. (2020, September 21). Retrieved from https://napcor.com/sustainability/life-cycle-analysis/
Source 4
***AAA Polymer. (2022, August 16). 8 FAQS about post consumer recycled resin (PCR resin). AAA Polymer. Retrieved from https://www.aaapolymer.com/post-consumer-recycled-resin