An Anti-Ageing Brand That Thinks Like a Natural Brand
At Medik8, we are making huge strides to improve our sustainability in every way. Our ultimate goal? To one day be 'the world's most sustainable professional-led skincare brand'. To achieve this long-term goal, we started at our roots - our professional range and therapist community who perform our treatments every day globally. We've incorporated Post Consumer Recycled Plastic (PCR) into our professional bottles, use 40% recycled glass, all our formulas are 100% vegan-friendly. The list goes on.
Never Testing on Animals
Of course ethically, and as per the strict requirements of European regulation, we do not test on animals. We also will not ask any other company to test on our behalf. We take the matter of checking our supplier compliance very seriously as an integral part of our product development process. We look forward to the day when animal testing is banned worldwide forever. Read more about our product testing policy here.
As a brand rooted in science and nature, we love and respect sea life (our founder is a qualified rescue diver by the way). That’s why we are 100% microbead-free and have been for years. In 2018 we removed all plastic inserts from our cartons and replaced them with 100% recycled card, making our cartons completely recyclable. This saves over 3 tonnes of plastic every year. We have even trialled using ocean-derived plastic bottles in one of our professional range products and hope to roll out further in the near future.
When it comes to paper-based materials, not only are we recyclable, we are made of mostly recycled materials. Medik8 use FSC certified card for all of our cartons, which means it has been sourced from well-managed forests or recycled sources. You will see the FSC symbol on all of our packaging as a mark of dedication to the cause. We try to minimise paper waste in our cartons to be as eco-friendly as possible. But it's not just our cartons. All our collateral materials; leaflets, posters, bags, boxes, ribbons and alike are printed on FSC certified recycled and recyclable materials with soya inks to preserve the environment.
We love using glass. All of our serum bottles are made from glass. All of our pipettes are made from glass. Since 2018, Medik8 glass bottles contain 40% recycled glass (we are told this is the industry standard maximum) yet we are still looking to increase this number in the future.
Leading in Recycled Plastic
Since results always come first at Medik8, it’s unavoidable that some of our formulas require plastic packaging in order to remain stable and active. But wherever we can implement eco-friendly packaging, we will try. One of our primary focuses is to increase use of recycled materials. We've started with our professional range. In our supply chain team we have not one, but two sustainability officers. We are serious about making a difference.
Smart Materials. Less Waste - We Hate Waste
Everyone talks about recycling. And so do we. However, the best way to help our environment is not to solely recycle, but to use less in the first place. Let's think beyond products. Our Product Catalogue and Therapists' Training Manual is now fully digital. We're really cutting down everywhere: you'll notice our boxes are smaller than before; even the cardboard is thinner! Many of our cleansers are deliberately boxless. In many ways, recycling is actually the last resort to help our environment. Re-use or complete non-use are our first considerations.
We Love Vegans
Veganism has gathered pace over the last decade. It's not about being 'trendy' but about saving precious resources and finding alternatives that love and respect the animal world we live in. We owe those living a vegan lifestyle a great debt - a massive personal commitment not just to care for animals but to cut carbon emissions. Did you know every product manufactured by Medik8 is 100% vegan-friendly?
Our buildings are powered from 100% renewable energy sources. We mean 'Green Chemistry' as the effort of making products using energy efficient processes. There is no end of improvements but we are always looking at ways to do things better; from the sourcing of ingredients to final manufacturing. We often use 'cold processes' during manufacturing which means many of our formulas can be blended at room temperature. These small everyday things involved pre-thought and development. There is no need to be wasteful when producing high quality skincare.
The Zipper Foundation
At Medik8, we strive to create innovative formulations and treatments that impact the skincare industry. Likewise, we believe that it is undeniably important to support charitable organisations that have an incredible positive impact on those in need. Rather than choose just 1 charity each year, and in addition to continued support for Cancer Research UK, we have launched The Zipper foundation in early 2019. A charitable foundation dedicated solely to animal welfare with six categories. Click below for more information.Find out more
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