We are the namaste to your daily skincare routine, making you feel amazing and your skin glow without any icky artificial chemicals or fragrances – just pure plant-based, botanical goodness.
Our choice of ingredients are all super kind - this means you’ will never find baddies like; synthetic colours, silicones, parabens, microbeads, PEGs, Sulfates, GMO's, Mineral oils, petrolatum or chemical U.V. filters in any of our products.
Amazeballs' right? We value compassionate self-care from footprint to paw print. For us, that means no more sad skin, just natural products that do good, because they are darn good, minus the mumbo jumbo. Cruelty-free is our jam, (proudly certified cruelty-free company), not only are we against animal testing, we are a palm oil free zone. (also certified palm oil free, heck yeah!)
We want to spread love from footprint to paw print, so we can be the BBF you can always call and trust. Come join our party, you'll have a blast, and your skin will be drunk in love, all the time.
Below is a list of what we don't include in our products, you can also read our nasty ingredients explainer blog for more info.
who’s not invited to our party
Our entire range is proudly certified Palm Oil Free by Orangutan Alliance.
Due to the social, environmental and ethical implications caused by the palm oil industry, this ingredient is a no go zone for us. Why? The production of palm oil contributes to destroying the habitats of endangered animals through rapid deforestation. Its low cost is why palm oil is used in so many ingredients, sometimes hidden by using ‘vegetable oil’. There is absolutely no guarantee that the palm oil produced is from a conflict-free and sustainable resource. So that’s a big no from us.
Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic found in some exfoliating body washes and facial scrubs. Since their introduction in 1972, These plastic beads kill marine life and bring harmful chemicals into the food chain. We say no to plastic and harming marine life, so rest assured all the exfoliants used in our products are 100% al-naturale, and are safe to wash down your sink, meaning it will not hurt marine life or the ocean.
chemical uv filters
Chemical UV filters are synthetic chemical that have extremely negative health and environmental effects. Oxybenzone, can trigger skin irritation and allergies in people with sensitive skin. It has also been linked to hormone disruption in children and adults.
On top of that, chemical filters (especially those used in sunscreen) have been found to be toxic to coral reefs, contributing to coral bleaching. Regions like Hawaii and Palau have banned sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in an effort to protect their oceans. We at Butt Naked ditto that sentiment.
Parabens are synthetics preservatives used in personal care products to prevent bacteria or fungus from growing in the products, increasing the products' shelf life.
They are believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking oestrogen, which can cause cancer reproductive issues.
Parabens also impact the environment. Studies have reported that parabens have been found in the bodies of marine mammals which were likely washed into the sewage system and released into the environment.
No thanks, we'll stay away from that one...
pegs (polyethylene glycol)
PEG (polyethylene glycols) compounds are used in cosmetics as thickeners and softeners, but never used our products. It functions as an absorption enhancer allowing good and bad ingredients to be absorbed faster into deeper parts of skin. If used on broken or damaged skin, it can cause irritation and system toxicity. In addition, PEGs can reduce the skin’s moisture levels and speed up skin ageing, no thanks.
Sulfates can be found in many products from toothpaste to cleansers to help with foaming. The most commonly used are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Sulfates are known to strip away moisture and protective barriers, irritating the skin more. Some say it causes no problem in small amounts, but we rather not take that chance.
petrolatum + mineral oils
Mineral Oils such as paraffin oil, wax and petrolatum are often used to 'seal' in moisture. Indeed, these ingredients are effective in doing so. However, it seals the skin like a plastic coating and will clog and suffocate the skin and pores, often leading to an increase in breakouts. That's a nope from us!
synthetic colours + smells
Synthetic colours can cause irritation, hyper-sensitivity and have NO benefits to overall skin health. We love the natural beauty of Pachamama (the earth time mother), so why change the colours of our natural ingredients? We love them just the way this are!
Phthalates are used as lubricants or softeners in skincare. They are known to be endocrine disruptors which can have hormonal affects abd cause reproductive defects in males and females. Let's avoid this one.