We use Phenoxyethanol as a preservative system in most of our products, this is done to ensure that our products are 100% safe for use. We include this ingredient at less than 1% to make sure that no bacteria, fungus or mould gets into our products and negatively affects your skin & your health!
Our Research & Development Team are constantly on the lookout for ways to keep optimising and improving our formulas, and we will continue to strive to use the most natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced and proven to work.
CRUELTY FREE / NO ANIMAL TESTING
Sukin is a certified 100% cruelty free company, committed to creating products that are free from all animal testing. Sukin has been dedicated to cruelty free practices and products from day one. Our manufacturing and testing processes are completely free from animal testing, and we only source from suppliers who do not test on animals.
Also important to note, we currently only sell our products online in China. We choose not to sell to physical stores due to China’s animal testing policies. Selling products online does not require compliance with China’s animal testing regime.
Sukin is a 100% Vegan brand. This means we do not use any animal derivatives, of any kind in our products. This includes things like lanolin, as well as animal by-products like honey and beeswax.
Here at Sukin, we're committed to providing skincare that doesn’t cost the earth. This isn’t merely a commitment to creating affordable products, but also with minimal cost to our precious environment. We achieve this by thinking and acting sustainably wherever possible. Keep reading for our environmental initiatives.
GREY WATER SAFE
Sukin formulations are grey water safe, so you can feel confident that what you are using is not going to damage our rivers, animals and plant life once it heads down the drain.
Our formulations are biodegradable, avoiding contamination in our waterways. Sukin face and body scrubs are free from micro plastic beads and employ only natural and biodegradable exfoliants.
For Sukin products, we carefully develop our packaging based on our Sustainability Policy, considering not only the primary packaging but also through the whole supply chain, maximizing efficiency and reducing the impact to the environment. We also support our packaging development on the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO) in order to be compliant with the latest regulations.
Sukin uses PET plastic on most full sized products. PET plastic is 100% recyclable and all packaging is BPA free. We encourage all Sukin bottles to be put into the recycling bin. However, to make sure the material is successfully recycled in the Material Recovery Facilities, we suggest to rinse the product off and leave the caps on the bottles before putting it in the recycling bin. Sukin also uses amber glass and PE tubes for some products, being both 100% recyclable.
As a commitment with our future generations, we keep improving our packaging, without compromising its quality, as well as our sustainability design strategy. This is only possible working in collaboration with our packaging suppliers and external institutions.
Climate Change affects us all, here’s what we are doing to make sure we are part of the solution and not the problem.
When Sukin first hit the market back in 2007, we were one of the first to say NO to ingredients and processes that can cause harm to you, animals and the environment, creating products that help reduce the demand for harmful ingredients worldwide. In 2008, we decided that we could do one better for the environment and became Carbon Neutral.
Sukin will continue to champion the environment moving forward, giving you peace of mind that the Sukin product you use, will not negatively impact on the environment.
It means that we offset each carbon emission that we as a company produce. From the emissions made when transporting our products to store, to running the machines that make our products, to the electricity that powers our offices.
By investing in projects that earn carbon credits for displacing fossil fuel by producing renewable energy, our purchase and retirement of credits from these certified projects ensures that the total carbon output of Sukin is 100% counteracted and guarantees that Sukin does not leave a carbon footprint on this earth.
Over the last 10 years, we have invested in several certified projects that have offset our carbon emissions. Certified means that these carbon credits have been assessed against a third-party standard and independently reviewed against that standard. Importantly when the credits are retired this occurs in a public registry to demonstrate transparency.
Sukin have previously invested in different types of projects including wind energy – creating clean energy from wind generators in China through Carbon Reduction Institute. In 2018 our investment in a new project through Greening Australia’s carbon trading arm - Biodiverse Carbon Conservation (BCC) is in a solar farm in India. This initiative reduces energy poverty in one of the world’s fastest growing nations, creates local employment during construction and displaces coal fired power.
We choose to leave Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) out of our products, as they are not natural, and do not add to the safety of our products.