At Akuwa Skincare, we believe in clean skincare from the earth that works. Akuwa Skincare is committed to delivering clean products that are toxic-free, fragrance-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and earth-conscious. Each ingredient is added with attention and intention. Meaning, we only use ingredients that are researched, safe for your skin, safe for the environment, and effective. We make clean skincare an effortless obligation.
Keeping the earth clean is also a part of our mission. 2018, in the U.S. alone, 7.9 billion units of ridge plastic was created for the cosmetics industry.₁ In 2018, landfills received 27 million tons of plastic.₂ We want to do our part to reduce as much waste as possible! We chose to have our product in glass bottles so they can be recycled an infinite number of times, reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Our bottle caps are made of single material and can be recycled. Our water-activated packaging tape is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. We use tissue paper that is made from post-consumer & post-industrial content and is recyclable and naturally biodegradable. We still have a long way to go, but every effort counts. Checkout our How to Recycle Your Skincare Containers blog post to learn how you can help reduce waste.
TREES FOR THE FUTURE
We have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant 100 trees every month. Trees for the Future (TREES) trains communities on sustainable land use so that they can grow vibrant economies, thriving food systems, and a healthier planet. Learn more about Trees For The Future at trees.org.
₁An Ocean of Lipstick Tubes & Disposable Razors: It's Time to Get Serious About Beauty's Packaging Problem. Allure 2020. https://www.allure.com/story/beauty-industry-packaging-waste
₂Plastics: Material-Specific Data. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/plastics-material-specific-data