OUR PHILOSOPHY

Respect for our planet, its resources, and each other.

RESPECT FOR NATURE

100% Vegan, Cruelty-Free Skincare

At Scenturie we are proud to make 100% vegan, cruelty-free skincare.

We are proud to be one of the very few NZ skincare companies whose products are 100% vegan. For a beauty product to be considered fully vegan, the formula must contain no animal by-products or ingredients derived from animals, and must also be free of any farming pesticides that could be harmful to animals. 100% Vegan Skincare = No honey, no milk, no silk.

We test our products on ourselves, family, friends, and willing volunteers. We NEVER test on animals. Scenturie is a proud supporter of NZAVS, an amazing non-profit organisation, that defends animals used in science, and is against animal testing. We are proud to feature in their ‘Cruelty-Free Guide’.

Choosing vegan cosmetics and skincare is the only way to truly ensure that products are completely cruelty-free and prevent harm to animals. Sadly, what many people don’t realize is that even some of the most natural skincare ingredients such as milk or honey can still be animal-tested, animal-derived, or obtained via extraction processes that are cruel to animals. Click to read our article: “Vegan Skincare: A Few Good Reasons to Make the Switch this Year.”

RESPECT FOR OUR PLANET & ITS RESOURCES

Climate change is real and the world is waking up to the fact that we have become the greatest threat to the health of our planet. Every purchase that we make has an impact on our environment and ultimately on the future of our planet. Two major contributors to climate change are the worldwide pollution from plastic waste and the extensive use of unsustainable palm oil

Here at Scenturie we are doing our best to tackle these problems. We have chosen to use sustainable amber glass packaging for our skincare instead of plastic. We also offer a Returnable Product Packaging Service where you can return your empties to us for reuse, and be rewarded with Eco-points. We have chosen to avoid using palm oil, and palm oil derivatives, in our formulations, wherever possible. 

RESPECT FOR OURSELVES

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it absorbs much of what we put on it. Choosing skin care products that are natural, safe, and free from harmful chemicals is one of the most respectful things we can do for our bodies to enhance and maintain good health inside and out.

The overall performance of a skin care product is dependent on the quality and proven effectiveness of its ingredients. We select the highest quality botanical ingredients in their pure raw state for our products thus preserving the rich vitamins, minerals, and active properties within. We carefully balance the pH of each formulation so that the skins protective acid mantle is respected and maintained. This results in a range of highly effective natural skin care products that deliver and support optimal skin nourishment and health. We do this out of our deep care and respect for everyone who uses our products: our customers, our families, our friends, and ourselves. Read more in our article: “Why Natural Skincare is Best”.

RESPECT FOR OTHERS

All aspects of our business from raw ingredients to product design, testing, manufacturing, and packaging are sourced locally. We respect and support local businesses because our people and their livelihoods matter! We especially like to support those who produce or supply sustainable raw materials or services, and protect the environment in which they live and work. 

For ingredients that we are unable to source locally we support companies that support the communities they work with, especially those that support initiatives like Fairtrade. Fairtrade advocates for better working conditions and improved terms of trade to empower farmers and workers in developing countries. By ensuring fair prices, fair wages, and humane working conditions people are empowered and the whole community benefits. This results in better education, health care and environmental sustainability. We use Fairtrade coffee in our Espresso Coffee Scrub.

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