What is eco-friendly skincare? Is it just a load of “greenwashing”?

Many companies claim to have bought into ethical thinking, but often leave consumers wondering if claiming green is more about sales generation that saving the planet. 
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Combating Climate Change #3: Fly (a little) less

If aviation were a country, it’d be the world’s 7th largest carbon emitter. By 2020, global aviation emissions will be about 70% higher than in 2005 and by 2050 they could grow by a whopping 700%. What can you do as an individual? The obvious answer is not much — but that would be defeatist.
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The Birds & The Bees – World Bee Day

Where would we be without the ‘birds and the bees’? As far as workers go in the garden, bees have to ‘bee’ the hardest workers of all. For years only a few environmentally orientated people and beekeepers understood and acknowledged the work of bees until recently they had become underrated and misunderstood.
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Ugly vegetables - good or bad for us?

Having recently watched a Jamie Oliver programme where he was encouraging people to eat and buy “ugly fruit and vegetables”, I reflected on many conversations we have had about this very topic.  Having raised my children on a lifestyle property, it also occurred to me how many times we had laughed and talked about irregular or funny shaped fruit and veg.
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Bee-friendly gardens and competition

Our dog Nala and best friend who was 19 years old recently died.  Life simply is not the same, suddenly we have rabbits and the odd cat on our front lawn, Nala would never have allowed this on her watch!  When my husband is away travelling, I feel a little unsafe, I am not sure how I thought a 19 year old dog would protect me, but somehow I did.  We don’t have to rush home from work to feed ...
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Compostable and Biodegradable - What's the difference?

For those of us who are mindful of the impact our product packaging has on the environment, seeing disposable items labelled as compostable or biodegradable can be extremely reassuring, and can even help inform our decisions about which products we actually buy. It’s worth taking a closer look, however, about what these two terms actually mean, and their real-world impact on the environment, ...
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It’s Official: Au Natural has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand!

The Team at Au Natural Skinfood are absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand. There have been many successes along our sustainability journey, but this could well be our most meaningful and the partnership was certainly not entered lightly.  As we continue to grow we hope not only to support the the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand. ...
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Eco-refills: The sustainable future for skincare

At Au Natural Skinfood we want our subscribers to have great skin by using premium New Zealand ingredients including the power of Active 16+ Manuka Honey and at the same time have certainty that they are contributing to a sustainable environment, by eliminating single use plastic bottles.
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Yes or No to GMO in skincare?

At Au Natural Skinfood, we’re vocal and proud about the fact that our products are completely GMO free, but we often find that information about GMO is sorely lacking. Here’s a quick rundown on all things GMO: What it is, what it means for you and the planet, and why we’re going without it.
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New Zealand and our urban waste

Picture a world where our lakes and oceans contain more plastic that fish.  Where our local forests have been decimated and we live on a planet where we are experiencing the biggest mass extinction since the loss of dinosaurs.  A planet with no bees, so simple fruit, chocolate and coffee are no longer accessible.
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Are you going circular?

Currently we are using the Earth’s natural resources faster than they are being replenished. We need to start operating within the limits of the planet, recognising that resources and materials are not limitless in supply. Single-use plastics are placing a huge amount of pressure on the environment across the world. Businesses now have a responsibility to be aware of their impact on the ...
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Disrupting the Cosmetics Industry

Au Natural Skinfood is providing world-class skincare without contributing to pollution. Are you looking for ethical, sustainable, and green beauty alternatives?
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