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The Environmental Benefits of Natural Skincare

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On World Earth Day, let's think about the choices we make and their impact on our planet. One area where we can make a significant difference is in our skincare routine. Natural skincare products with cold-pressed plant extracts, sustainable packaging such as silphie paper and reusable glass containers not only benefit our skin but also the environment.

Why should we choose natural cosmetics?

Natural skincare products are made with ingredients that come directly from nature and do not contain harsh chemicals or synthetic additives. When we choose natural skincare, we are not only prioritizing our wellbeing, we are also helping to protect the environment.

The role of cold-pressed plant extracts

During cold pressing, the oils are extracted from the plants without the use of heat, which preserves their natural integrity and effectiveness. However, this process not only preserves the positive properties of the plants, but also has other positive properties for the environment.

1. lower energy consumption: In cold pressing, the oils are extracted from the plants without the use of heat. This process requires less energy than other extraction methods such as solvent extraction or heating methods, reducing the carbon footprint associated with the manufacturing process.

2. minimal use of chemicals: Cold pressing typically does not use chemical solvents or additives that are often used in other extraction methods. This means that fewer harmful chemicals are released into the environment during the extraction process.

3. preservation of biodiversity: Cold pressing preserves the natural integrity of plant extracts and maintains their beneficial properties without the need for synthetic additives. This promotes biodiversity conservation as it supports the sustainable harvesting of plant materials.

4. biodegradability: skin care products containing cold-pressed plant extracts are often more biodegradable than products with synthetic ingredients. After use, these products break down more easily in the environment, reducing their impact on ecosystems.


Silphie paper: a sustainable packaging solution

Silphie paper, which is made from the silphie plant, offers a sustainable alternative to conventional packaging materials. It is biodegradable, compostable and requires fewer resources to produce. By using Silphie paper in skincare packaging, we can reduce our reliance on non-renewable materials and minimize waste. The Silphie flowers in our packaging come from nearby Lake Constance :)

Reusable glass containers

Glass containers are not only elegant, but also extremely sustainable. They can be reused, recycled or repurposed indefinitely. By choosing skincare products in reusable glass containers, we promote the circular economy.

On this World Earth Day, we should consciously choose natural skincare products that prioritize environmental sustainability. By using cold-pressed plant extracts, packaging made from silphie paper and reusable glass containers, we can protect our planet and care for our skin at the same time. At peri, we are aware that our packaging is not yet 100% sustainable. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for small start-ups to obtain high-quality, environmentally friendly packaging as they require immeasurably high minimum order quantities. However, we strive to do the best we can and work with you to contribute to a greener and healthier future for generations to come.

happy world earth day,


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