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Natio – Mostly Vegan Skin Care, Makeup, Personal Care & Fragrances

Natio have a reasonable range of fantastic vegan friendly products that you can find at just about any Australian retail store or chemist – making them a very accessible product range!  Most of Natio’s range is vegan but there are a few exceptions – such as the lip colour line, some makeup and some skin care products.  Read on for details and to see what they say about their vegan status;

“Natio is accredited by Choose Cruelty Free as seen at www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au. The women’s and men’s skin care, body care and eau de toilette ranges are mostly free of animal by-products. However, vegans please note the Restore 10 Minute Moisturising Mask, Wellness Exfoliating Body Bar, Wellness Bath & Shower Gel, Aromatherapy Skin Nutrition Body Lotion, Orange Blossom Hand Wash and Aromatherapy Paw Paw Lip Balm contain honey and/or beeswax.

Natio’s makeup and nail polish range is also mostly free from animal by-products. However, vegans please note some of our lip products may contain lanolin or beeswax and the Natio Lip Colour in Pretty, Blusher in Rouge Glow, Pressed Powder Bronzer & Enhancer, Mechanical Long Lasting Eye Liner in Graphite and some of our eyeshadows contain carmine. The Cream to Powder Foundation, Lash Definition Mascara, Dramatic Lashes Mascara and the Brow Kit contain beeswax.

You will be pleased to know that Natio’s makeup brushes are made with synthetic hair and our mascara wands are made of synthetic fibres.

Please note this may not be a comprehensive list. To check whether a product is vegan friendly, we always recommend you refer to the ingredient listing on our website.

All ingredients are detailed on our website, so you can quickly see which of our products are vegan friendly. Simply look up the product and click the “All Ingredients” tab. Alternatively, refer to ingredients lists on product packaging and/or attached to the side of the Natio display stand at your local pharmacy or department store. – See more at: http://www.natio.com.au/faqs#sthash.lP0KoNYo.dpuf”

So, it looks like Natio has added a fair few products to their non vegan list since I originally posted this in 2012. Please be sure to take note of the non vegan products listed above.  The rest of Natio’s product lines still look great – here are the categories of products they offer:

For more information on Natio products and where to buy them – visit Natio.com.au

* unfortunately, Natio does use Palm Oil derivatives in some of their products.  They claim to obtain their palm oil from sustainable sources but as most of us know, “sustainable palm oil” is a misnomer.  If you like to avoid Palm Oil, Natio may not be a good brand for you.

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Method: Household & personal cleaning products with a conscience

I just recently discovered Method products after attending an Enjo party – who on-sell the range.  I must admit that I was skeptical at first that the range was truly vegan (that’s the trouble with being a conscious consumer.. you learn to never trust what a supplier tells you until you’ve had a chance to scrutinize the ingredients and company for yourself)…  I am happy to tell you that, after spending much time on websites, and a few emails and conversations with Method, I can confirm that the full Method range is vegan – cruelty free and environmentally friendly – but with ONE CAVEAT… they still use Palm Oil in their products (albeit from apparently “sustainable” sources).  Please read further below for my findings and thoughts on the Palm Oil issue.  I have still decided to include Method on this list for now.. but will be watching to see if they make progress on their Palm Oil sources in the future.

That all said, I do love how the makers of Method are concerned with everything environmental and ethical – as you will see HERE –  it makes them a stand up company in my book.

I have personally tried the dish washing tablets and can say that these are HANDS DOWN the BEST I have used! My dishwasher was consistently producing smeared glasses and not quite clean dishes these last few months and I was under the impression that the machine was on it’s way out… but then I tried the Method tablets and you guessed it, the wash came out perfectly!  No need to call the serviceman after all… thank you Method.

Here’s a little excerpt from the Method website regarding their position on animal testing and vegan status:

Method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of our products, and does not endorse, request, or commission any animal testing on our behalf.

Method has a forward-looking approach. We are trying to make animal testing obsolete. We ensure that none of our suppliers do any animal testing on our behalf and have lobbied to gain acceptance for our non-animal product testing protocols from regulatory agencies, retailers and consumers. For our product safety testing we use in-vitro (non-animal) simulated skin and eye irritation tests and have been successful in lobbying various federal and state agencies to accept these test methods in place of animal test results.

These efforts, and innovations like tallow-free fabric softener products, were part of the reason that PETA named our two co-founders the 2006 PETA persons of the year, and gave method a Proggy (progressive business) award in the same year.

We are proud to be certified by PETA as a cruelty-free and vegan company and are included in their cruelty-free shopping guide.

via method: behind the bottle.

As for the use of Palm Oil.. their position in this regard is a little hazy.  It seems they do use it but are working towards (apparently) ethical sources.  Here is what they say in their FAQ section of their website:

Palm oil can no doubt have very negative effects in its sourcing. Deforestation, with the implied biodiversity losses, erosion, and loss of traditional existences is something we want to keep as far away as possible from our business, and source only ingredients from sustainable sources.We are working to ensure the environmental quality of the palm that method sources in two ways. First, we are choosing to work only with suppliers that are part of the RSPO – the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil – all of which have assurances of their plantations and practices not contributing to deforestation. Second, we are working to source a method stock of sustainably produced palm oil from a producer in the Americas, where we have much greater awareness of the production techniques than with oil coming from largely anonymous suppliers on the other side of the world. The palm oil (or palm kernel oil or coconut oil, depending on the application) that we’d source from the sustainable producer would then be used in a variety of method productsVia Method – FAQ’s

  • This response indicates apparent sustainable sources but remember that Orangutans are still killed in places like Borneo even on “sustainable crops” as the apes do not know that these plantations are off limits – and are trapped or killed if they are caught within them.  Methods intention to source Palm Oil from plantations in the Americas seems more promising to me. 

If the Palm Oil use hasn’t turned you off… Method sells a whole range of products to keep you and your home clean as a whistle… the following links show you the full ranges on their American website (which I’ve included because the product descriptions are much better than on the AU site – but remember the prices indicated are in American dollars… there’s a link at bottom of this page for online shopping in Australia):

You can buy Method at IGA, via an Enjo consultant or online (although strangely, the AU online store doesn’t seem to have the full line).
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Evohe – Natural and Organic Skin, Fragrance & Cosmetic Products – Cruelty Free – No Palm Oil

Here’s another great company doing great things with natural and organic, TRULY cruelty free ingredients.  Below is a snippet from the EVOHE website detailing product line descriptions – for you to drool over. 🙂

DAILY SKINCARE

CLEANSE, MIST, MOISTURE 24/7, OMEGA 369

EVOHE keeps it simple. By making no rules!

We offer products for your daily routine that have multiple applications. We don’t believe that it is neccessary to have a cream for this, that and everything else! The days of 40 products on your bathroom shelf can be over!

We believe that you know what is best for your skinand offer choices that will suit most skin types and skin conditions.

ESSENCE

EVOHE ESSENCE – 100% Natural Unisex Parfum.

If you have been missing perfume because you are allergic to the commercial kinds then you will enjoy EVOHE ESSENCE. This blend goes beyond a typical essential oil blend combing over 26 oils, resins and absolutes giving an essence beyond definition. Great for men and women.

BODY-HAIR CARE

BODY MIST, OMEGA BODY, BODY MIST, BODY POLISH, FOAM WASH

EVOHE provides Body products that are also suitable for certain hair conditions. Hairdressers around Australia are loving the effects. For you it means less clutter and expense in your bathroom.

The EVOHE philosophy is to buff the skin regularly and feed it with essential fats so that it cancompatiblyhydrate. You will no longer need to moisturise your bodyevery day!

TRIAL/TRAVEL

We understand what it is like when travelling and these little minatures are ideal. We also understand what it is like if you have sensitive skin and have tried many products only to end up throwing money away. The EVOHE trial pack gives you 3 weeks to assess if these products are suitable for your skin. Please feel free to connect with EVOHE customer service if we can assist with any skin concerns.

TREATMENT

EXFOLIATE, SILICA MASK, REPAIR INTENSIVE

A vast range of treatments suitable for many skin types and based on naturopathic botanicals and super foods.

Complete treatments for your skincare routine with multiple applications for most skin types and skin conditions. For advise on specific Treatment techniques, please connect with EVOHE customer service.

ECO TOOLS & ACCESSORIES

Eco makeup brushes and eco bath accessoriesare hard to come by, these are our pick. Makeup artists are loving the brushes for their quality and durability. Customers are enjoying the sustainability and reasonable price. Vegans are cheering hooray!And, it’s alwayslovely to compliment your bathroom pampering sessions with some eco bath tools and brushes. Enjoy!

EVOHE COLOURS

Something very very different in the realm of Mineral Makeup. No more dry powdery finishes that sits on the hairs or in those fine creases.

The First Liquid foundation made fresh in the palm of your hand.

Great for guys who want a sheer natural sun protectionor for those who want full glamour makeup.

Suitable for sensitive and inflammed skin conditions.

SPF 24 NO NANO 100% Pure Minerals

AVAILABLE AT – http://www.evohe.com.au/index.ews
(vegan claim: HERE)

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Aesop – Vegan Personal Care Products

AESOP offers a large range of cruelty free personal products including;

Classic Skin Care, Parsley Seed Skin Care, Shaving Products, Hair Care, Body Care, Fragrance, Gifts,  Travel and More!

AVAILABLE AT – http://www.aesop.com/shop-au

(vegan claim: http://www.aesop.com/faq)

Skin Care Cleanse Deep Cleanse Blemish Control Tone Hydrate Lip Treat shave Condition Groom Deodorize fragrance gifts treats kits

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Natures Organics – Vegan Products – Huge Range

A full line of products that use plant derived ingredients, no animal testing, grey water & septic safe, and working to reduce/remove palm oil from their range.  Included in the range are:

Australian Made and Owned

Available At – Selected supermarkets, and Cruelty Free Shop

Vegan claim: HERE and Confirmation HERE
Palm Oil statement: http://www.naturesorganics.com.au/about-us/our-commitment (they do use it, but claim sustainable sources and working to remove it from products as they can)