We do not test any of our ingredients, formulations or finished products on animals. Our products are cruelty-free every step of the way. In addition, we do not import our products into China or any other country that requires mandatory animal testing or 3rd party animal testing on skin care products.
We are vigilant about our ingredients and base our formulation decisions on several factors such as efficacy, safety and proven studied results and not just whether an ingredient is natural or not as many natural ingredients are heavily processed and do not belong in skin care formulations.
We use several resources when analyzing the ingredients for our formulations including the EWG database and the Whole Foods Premium List as we feel these list are most closely aligned with our belief in dermal vitality and biodegradable earth friendly ingredients. With so much misinformation floating on the internet we analize only legitimate ingredient studies and we do not subscribe to internet trends and or ingredient fear tactics. When it comes to our ingredients we categorize them according to what they are, how they are processed and what their benefits are.
For our list of un-acceptable ingredients click here
We source our ingredients from the most pristine environments with many of our formulations containing high levels of certified organic and wildcrafted ingredients. We work directly with artisan farmers and distillers that we have cultivated relationship with for over the past decade.
While we have decided to exclude most synthetic ingredients, the efficacy of our anti-aging formulations and our non-toxic approach to beauty for both the skin and the environment is our main focus.
Having been in the skin care industry for over two decades and experience in both 100% natural organic, biodynamic and science based skin care we feel the very best results are achieved when there is innovation first ahead of formulating to fit into a category box such as all natural. To define ourselves as all natural would eliminate our ability to take advantage of some of the most superior forms of active ingredients for example; Vitamin C Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and L-Absorbic Acid – which are synthetically derived and have hundreds of studies and proven results – sadly there are many skin care brands that claim these to be natural when in fact they are not. In our 25 years in the skin care industry we have yet to find a natural active that has the same clinically proven results and efficacy as Vitamin C Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. For this reason alone we have decided not to define ourselves as a 100% natural brand.
We list full ingredients on each product page so that each consumer can decide what is right for their lifestyle choices.
Our sustainable glass packaging is designed with our intention to be mindful of the environment and with this we decided on a label that can be peeled off so that the bottles and jars can be repurposed and not just thrown away for recycling which is great but is also a heavily burdened aspect of over consumption. Our glass bottles are hand blown glass and can become beautiful bud vases and small keepsake jars.
We do offer a fully recyclable PET shower size bottle by request for all of our cleansers due to the safety of glass in the shower. We are currently sourcing new green technology to replace the plastic pumps and lids and as the plastic ban becomes more wide spread this task will become easier to accomplish.
All of our products are free of animal ingredients and by products of animals with the exception of Honey and Propolis that we use in the following products: Himalayan Honey Mask, Daily Dirt Exfoliant and Elixir Noir Cleanser
Below is the type and process we use for our honey usage.
Our prime concern is for the health and natural life of the honey bee and this is why wild honey is very costly as it is not over harvested for mass production. Our honey is ethically sourced, raw, certified organic, certified GMO free and Fair Trade Certified from an artisanal honey collector.
1. The bees eat only the pollen which they collect from nature, and are not feed “pollen substitutes” which can be made of GMO soya or other substitutes of any kind.
3. There are no chemicals used to collect the honey.
4. The honey is raw and unfiltered.
Every order is shipped with product samples, we also offer a travel size discovery set that is a great option when you want to try a product before purchasing it. We offer three different discovery sets and also encourage you to fill out our complimentary on-line questionnaire so we can personalize the discovery set for you. DISCOVERY SET LINK
We are currently working on a non-toxic sunscreen that we can feel good about selling. We consider sun protection to be one of the very best ways to protect the skin. We are hoping to launch our sun screen in late 2019.
With our products ingredients being mainly natural in origin there is always a possibility that you may find an ingredient you are allergic to. To help you navigate the ingredients in each product we have listed them on each product page on the drop down menu. We are also more then happy to help you select products if you have known allergies and welcome you to fill out our on-line consultation form
All of our face treatment oils are silicone and plastic free and made with non-comedogenic cold-pressed plant oils. Not all face oils are created equal and many face oils on the market contain pore clogging oils such as:
Avocado Oil (3), Evening Primrose (3), Coconut Oil (4), Flaxseed Oil (3), Moringa Oil (3-4).
The best way to determine if a plant oil will clog your pores is to check it’s comedogenic scale. The scale uses a numbering system of 0 to 5. Here’s how the numbers rank on the scale:
All of our products are free from below ingredients:
- Prescription Strength Retinoids Found in prescription acne and anti-aging medications (Please note we do use Vitamin A derivatives in some of our formulations)
- Acne Medications
Every person’s decision of what ingredients to use while pregnant is personal so please feel free to email us about a particular ingredient as we are also able to customize all of our face oils to leave out essential oils and vitamin c.
In order to provide you with our website on-line services, Mary Allan Skincare may collect information about you and your company from our website, emails and written and verbal communications required to process your order.
– To provide products and services you request
– To communicate with you in the event that any products or services you have requested are unavailable
– To track activity on our website
In order to provide our products and services to you, we may need to appoint other organizations to carry out some of the processing activities these may include: delivery organizations (such as UPS or Fedex) In these circumstances, we will ensure that your information is properly protected and that it is only used in accordance with this policy. You can decide at anytime to cancel your account and or to opt out of promotional offers and news letters by writing to us by email (see contact us).
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Security of information
We take the security of your information very seriously. When you submit your credit card details to us, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information.
Our policies and procedures are constantly under review. From time to time we may change our security and privacy policies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically to review our current policies. You have the right to receive a copy of the information that we hold about you.