Sustainability

from the inside out

CHAMPIONS OF PREMIUM GLASS         ZERO WASTE         LOCAL INGREDIENTS         CERTIFICATIONS         OUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

Sustainability

from the

inside out

Genuinely making a difference

Since day one, we have set out to become the world’s most sustainable and efficacious natural skincare brand – and that means defining new benchmarks in beauty. Our products are made exclusively here in New Zealand, using locally sourced ingredients; they are independently certified by international organisations; and they are packaged in premium materials that are recyclable and biodegradable.
Of course, quality remains the pinnacle of achievement at Antipodes Skincare. We will never compromise the integrity of a formulation – but our innovative and thoughtful approach and drive to seek constant improvement, means we’ve never had to.

Since day one, we have set out to become the most sustainable and efficacious natural skincare brand in the world. Our products are made in New Zealand, independently certified, and packaged in premium glass and aluminium. With every sustainable choice, we're making a difference.

CHAMPIONS OF PREMIUM GLASS

ZERO WASTE

LOCAL INGREDIENTS

CERTIFICATIONS

OUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

Champions of premium glass from the start

From the beginning, we’ve said no to low-quality, high-waste plastic – an approach that has saved more than 10 million plastic containers from landfill.
Instead, we choose premium planet-friendly materials such as glass, aluminium, and cardboard. Find out about our premium packaging and our movement towards zero plastic.


Low effort.Zero waste. High reward.

How do we make our sustainable ethos practical and achievable? By investing in recyclability. Our goal is for every component of our packaging to be recyclable through local council programmes – which means all you need to do with your Antipodes Skincare packaging is place it in your recycling bin.


Traceable.
Transparent.
Repurposed & upcycled.

Traceable ingredients from forest to face

Not all brands know where their ingredients come from – but we do. We are privileged to partner with local New Zealand growers and producers who share our vision of sustainability.

In fact, we’ve worked with many of the same suppliers since Antipodes Skincare was founded, which has enabled us to achieve 100% traceability of ingredients. Our next goal is to make this transparent for our devotees by publishing the results.


Vegan Vegetarian
Organic

Independently certified

What does “green” really mean? The proof is on the packaging. From BioGro to BCorp, we invest in independent third party certifications to verify our status as a leader in sustainable natural skincare.

Right now, we’re awaiting our BCorp certification. Watch this space!


Champions of premium glass from the start

From the beginning, we’ve said no to low-quality, high-waste plastic – an approach that has saved more than 10 million plastic containers from landfill.

Instead, we choose premium planet-friendly materials that ensure our natural skincare maintains the highest integrity. Materials like apothecary-style glass, sleek aluminium, and durable, biodegradable cardboard. Equal parts luxe and low waste, these materials are endlessly recyclable, require minimal effort to recycle, and retain their quality, even when repurposed into something new. Sustainability and style, in symbiosis.


Low effort. Zero waste. High reward.

How do we make our sustainable ethos practical and achievable? By investing in recyclability. Our goal is for every component of our packaging to be recyclable through local council programmes – which means all you need to do with your Antipodes Skincare packaging is place it in your recycling bin.

Whilst every region, city, and even suburb has its own regulations, we’re proud that our glass, aluminium, and paper materials are already recyclable in most markets around the world. We are researching alternatives for components that are currently unable to be recycled.


Traceable. 
Transparent.
Repurposed & upcycled.

Traceable ingredients from forest to face

Not all brands know where their ingredients come from – but we do. We are privileged to partner with local New Zealand growers and producers who share our vision of sustainability. In fact, we’ve worked with many of the same suppliers since Antipodes Skincare was founded.

Thanks to these long-standing trusted relationships, we know our partners and natural skincare ingredients on a deeper level. That’s allowed us to achieve 100% traceability of ingredients, from forest to face. Our next goal is to make this transparent for our devotees by publishing the results.


Vegan
Vegetarian
Organic

Certified by world-recognised organisations

What does “green” really mean? The proof is on the packaging. From BioGro to BCorp, we invest in independent third party certifications to verify our status as a leader in sustainable natural skincare.

Each of our products is certified either vegan, organic, or vegetarian by internationally recognised organisations. To achieve this, Antipodes skincare formulations must meet strict criteria for natural status. They must not be tested on animals. And we must operate according to the highest standards of responsible business practice.

Right now, we’re awaiting our BCorp certification. Watch this space!


Our sustainability goals

Sustainability is a journey that takes time, effort, and passion. We’re working on some exciting initiatives for 2022 and beyond, that will contribute to our ultimate goal: to be the world’s most sustainable, efficacious natural skincare brand. We have met the criteria for BCorp status and are now awaiting our final audit alongside our cruelty-free certification. We are excited to join these international organisations shortly.

Here's what we’re working to achieve:

BCorp certified

The highest industry benchmark identifying businesses that do good.

CURRENT STATUS

We’ve submitted our application to BCorp and are on our way to becoming certified.

Leaping Bunny certified

Although our vegan and vegetarian status confirms that our products are not tested on animals, we are seeking additional verification that we are 100% cruelty free.

CURRENT STATUS

We’re working on it!

100% plastic-free packaging

That means zero plastic in our core natural skincare range. This is challenging, as some components do not yet have plastic-free alternatives. As new innovations come to market, we’re confident in a plastic-free future.

CURRENT STATUS

86% plastic-free across the Antipodes skincare range

100% kerbside recyclable*

We want every component of our packaging to be able to be recycled through your local council programme. Every town, city, borough, suburb, and even street has different rules – so we’re going to start with New Zealand.

CURRENT STATUS

Our glass, aluminium, and paper materials can be recycled in most markets. We’re researching alternatives for componentry that can’t be recycled.

*In New Zealand.

Our sustainability goals


BCorp certified

CURRENT STATUS

We’ve submitted our application to BCorp and are on our way to becoming certified.


Leaping Bunny certified

CURRENT STATUS

Antipodes Skincare is against animal testing. We are seeking additional verification that we are cruelty free.


100% plastic-free packaging

CURRENT STATUS

86% plastic-free across our natural skincare range.


100% kerbside recyclable*

CURRENT STATUS

Our glass, aluminium, and paper materials can be recycled in most markets. We’re researching alternatives for componentry that can’t be recycled.

*In New Zealand


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