Celebrating Earth Month: Nurturing Skin & Planet Together!

Celebrating Earth Month: Nurturing Skin & Planet Together!

As we approach Earth Day on April 22nd, it's essential to reflect on our skincare choices and their impact on the planet. At Hark & Zander, we believe that caring for your skin should go hand in hand with caring for the Earth. In this blog post, we'll explore what to consider when purchasing skincare and how we at Hark & Zander are committed to sustainability.

Reducing your environmental footprint with your health and beauty routine doesn't have to be complicated.

Here are some simple ways to make a positive impact:

When choosing skincare and beauty products, it's essential to consider their environmental impact. Seek out brands that prioritise sustainable sourcing, minimal packaging, and eco-friendly practices. Opt for products containing natural, organic ingredients that benefit both your skin and the planet. Additionally, prioritise products packaged in recyclable or biodegradable materials.

  • Reduce single-use items: Swap out single-use items like cotton pads and wipes for reusable alternatives such as bamboo cotton rounds or washable makeup remover cloths. This helps minimise waste and saves resources in the long run.
  • Conserve water: Be mindful of water usage during your beauty routine. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or lathering up in the shower, and consider using a water-saving shower-head.
  • DIY beauty treatments: Instead of purchasing single-use face masks or exfoliators, try making your own DIY treatments using natural ingredients from your kitchen, such as oatmeal, honey, or avocado. Not only is this more sustainable, but it can also be gentler on your skin.
  • Repurposing product jars and bottles is a great way to reduce waste and give them a second life. Empty skincare and beauty containers can be cleaned and reused for storing small items like cotton pads, makeup brushes, or travel-sized toiletries, adding both functionality and sustainability to your routine. We love reusing our cotton product bags as storage solutions -  perfect for organising jewellery, hair ties, and clips while travelling, these bags offer a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags, minimising waste and maximising utility on the go.

  • Our Commitment to Sustainability:

    At Hark & Zander, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We're proud to say that our products are made with organically grown Hempheart Oil, sourced from local New Zealand suppliers in Whanganui and the Hawkes Bay. By supporting local growers, we reduce carbon emissions associated with transportation and contribute to our community's economic growth.
    Industrial-hemp plants outperform pine trees by removing four times more CO2 from the air, without the need for harmful pesticides. This allows us to cultivate our Hempheart oil organically, leaving our planet in a better state than we found it. 

    Our dedication to sustainability has been recognised with awards such as the Clean + Conscious Awards, Beauty Shortlist Awards, and inclusion in the HealthPost Mindful Brands range.

    "Hark & Zander’s nature-powered and Beauty Shortlist award-winning skincare range flies the flag for this sector of the beauty industry - extra marks for the brand’s circular and sustainable packaging mission, too." Fiona Klonarides, founder - The Beauty Shortlist

    Product Packaging: 

    We understand the importance of minimising waste, which is why we're committed to eco-friendly packaging solutions. Our packaging is recyclable and made from sustainable materials whenever possible - we use glass, PEFC certified cardboard and bio-degradable labels, and avoid all the plastic we possibly can. We're continuously exploring innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact while delivering high-quality skincare products.

    Supporting Local, Supporting The Planet:

    Choosing New Zealand-made skincare isn't just about supporting local businesses – it's also about supporting the planet. By sourcing ingredients locally, we reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable agriculture practices. Plus, you can trust that our products are crafted with the utmost care and attention to quality.

    Our products feature scientifically proven active ingredients such as Kawakawa, Mamuka Black Fern & Red Seaweed, as well as regional ingredients like Te Puke Kiwifruit, Marlborough Grapeseed Oil, and of course locally grown Hempheart Oil. We are dedicated to spreading the heavenly goodness of New Zealand globally.

    This Earth Month, let's make conscious choices that benefit both our skin and the planet. Join us in our mission to nurture skin and planet together with Hark & Zander. Together, we can make a difference – one skincare routine at a time!

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