Posted by Danny Stanzl on 25th Feb 2022
Russian Based Ingredients in our skincare products
In light of current events, we have identified the following three products which are sourced from Russia:
- Sea Buckthorn
- Coriander Seed
- Pine Oil
We had considered removing them from sale; however, we have decided to continue to sell these items and use up the stocks we have.
All revenue of their sale (not just profit) will be donated to the British Red Cross Ukraine appeal https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-cris... to ensure any money from these Russian goods goes to helping those in Ukraine.
Looking forward, we will look to source these oils elsewhere, Coriander and Pine being easy to source from alternative countries. We love the benefits of Sea Buckthorn; however, the vast majority is produced in Russia. We will actively work to find alternative sources, and we have purchased several thousand rootstock plants for planting at our own farm for future production. However, it will be a few years before these can be harvested and processed from the UK.
Any finsihed skincare product that contains any of the above Russian ingredients will be reformulated in future batches to remove them, or if possible use the ingredient sourced from a different country.
Our prayers are with the Ukrainian people and all those affected by this tragedy.