OUR PRODUCT ETHOS AND APPROACH

 

The best things come in smaller, fresher batches

We are not your typical mainstream beauty product made in factories and we do not contain skin-irritating heavy synthetic fragrances and preservatives so that it can sit long on the shelf.
Making small batches allows us to make your product with TLC and work with delicate, active ingredients to give them all the attention and care they need. You get the freshest product, delivered direct to you for the very best results. As a small-batch brand, we can easily adapt and refine our products to ensure you always get the best product we can give you. 
 

Full transparency

All our formulations are truly unique as we formulate everything in-house (excluding Dream Cream) so we have full control on the ingredients chosen and their compatibility together to give maximum benefits in your product. We believe transparency is important so we will disclose even hidden ingredients.
We only choose reliable and reputable suppliers whom we have a relationship with when selecting ingredients so we can ensure they match our critera for cruelty free testing and eco, COSMOS and organic certification
 

Our approach to formulation

We delve deep into dermatology journals and scientific studies when selecting ingredients in your product so they can benefit you in the way they claim to do. All plant and nut oils are also checked for their comedogenic rating and we prefer to use cold-pressed virgin oils vs. refined. We will always seek a non-irritating, skin-friendly alternative when choosing ingredients that are needed in the formulation. This can be a more difficult and costly process due to ingredients being harder to source in Australia but we believe in providing only the best skincare we can make. 
  

Only the essentials

You are getting a concentrated, high quality product without cheap fillers to bulk up the product and no unnecessary extras is such as alcohols, synthetic fragrances/, artificial dyes, parabens, sulphates and mineral oils. We use only ECOCERT/COSMOS approved preservatives that are safe, effective and skin-friendly with zero to low irritation potential. 
 

Eco friendly

All our products are packaged in recyclable and reusable glass. Jar lids, pump dispensers etc can be returned to us via our terracycling program.
Your parcel box is in recyclable cardboard and all the packing peanuts we use are 100% biodegradable, compostable and water soluble.  
Your satchel bag is also 100% biodegradable and compostable - just rip off the label and pop the satchel in with your food scraps and green waste to start breaking down. The satchel will biodegrade within 90 days in a regular home composting process.
Rest assured your environmental footprint is acknowledged here at Zen Botanics. We will continue to effectively be more sustainable in not just our packaging but also on our suppliers and the ingredients we choose. 
 

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