CONSCIOUS BEAUTY

Our beauty routine shouldn't ruin the world!

What is Conscious Beauty?

In today's world being GREEN, CLEAN or SUSTAINABLE is not enough anymore.

At Dust & Glow we want to look at the full eco system. We acknowledge that we are at the beginning of our journey and will endeavour to move towards a circular economy. On our quest to being a low waste, conscious brand we teamed up with the experts at Circularity NZ. These clever folks (women) helped us see clearly and validate our guiding principles. 

We will keep you updated along the way - feel free to send us some suggestions too! 

We focus our efforts on 3 key pillars:

1- Our impact on the planet 

2- Our impact on people

3- Our impact on animals


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WE’RE A CONSCIOUS BUSINESS

Vegan, Cruelty-free & naturally derived ingredients

Almost everything that goes down our drain eventually ends up in our water systems, our food chains and our bodies. We keep it ultra-clean, without sacrificing performance.

We only work with natural (and organic when we can), vegan active ingredients & minerals.  We try to source our raw ingredients locally when we can, like superfood NZ blackcurrant.

We have eliminated all nasties to only keep the GOODNESS.

Free from: water, fillers, irritating surfactants, sulfates, silicones, animal actives, preservatives, allergens & fragrances. 

At Dust & Glow we also love our furry friends as much as we love people & the planet. We are vegan, cruelty-free & do not test on animals. 

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Endlessly recyclable aluminium

Our bottles are designed to be re-used and refilled.
Aluminium can be endlessly recyclable.

Recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the energy and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions as compared with primary production. It is also the most cost-effective material to recycle. 

We reviewed all types and packaging, weighing pros & cons and here is why we picked aluminium:
Endlessly recyclable unlike plastic 
Lightweight: to reduce our carbon footprint vs glass
Refillable 
Made to last - we say NO to single use
✓ Compact & easy to travel with
✓ Shower friendly: no risk of breakage vs. glass and they dont rust!
✓  Food grade

*https://www.recycle.co.nz/

Limestone labels

In an ideal world, we would have no label on our bottles. But as we are starting up that wasn't an option so we looked at all label options available.

And then we found the perfect match. 

Our labels look like a normal paper label but it is not! It is made of natural limestone waste off-cuts and recycled resin in a process that uses solar energy and generates zero waste. It has a low CO2 emission profile It beneficially reuses a waste stream. Its manufacture does not pollute waterways and rivers with toxic effluent. Its manufacture uses relatively little energy utilising solar power. 

It is estimated that the production of 1 ton of RMP compared with pulp paper:

✓ Low carbon emission           

✓ 7480 gallons of fresh water saved reduction of CO2 release

✓ 19.05 Kg water borne waste not produced

✓ 107.05 Kg atmospheric emissions eliminated

✓ 6 million BTU's energy not consumed                                 

✓ 20 trees not cut down 

https://www.stonepaper.co.nz/about-rockstock/environmental-attributes

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Refill, Refill, Refill

While we encourage recycling, we believe that we need to move towards a more circular economy. 

We encourage you to re-use and refill our aluminium bottles instead of purchasing a new bottle. That is why our FULL range is refillable. We are proudly plastic free.

Our Refills are certified home compostable & commercial compostable by OK COMPOST, OK COMPOST HOME and OK Biodegradable SOIL certified by TUV Austria in European Union. 

 Do more with less, that's the pow(d)er to make a difference! 

Take Back Program

Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

As we are working towards a fully Circular model, we want to help you close the loop.

Our aluminium bottles can be endlessly recycled but we encourage you to refill them with our amazing Home compostable pouches. If you want to recycle them, in NZ they can be kerbside recycled - check with your local council.

If you can't recycle them locally, we are making it easy for you (NZ only). 

1) Collect 4 Bottles 

2) Send us an email to gaelle@dustandglow.com with your details

3) Pack your products in a small envelope/carton

4) We will send you a free shipping label to print home

5) Et voila, we will work with local Metal recyclers to turn these into new aluminium

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Giving Back

Over 785 million people struggle to find clean water, the most fundamental element of life

 With every purchase, we donate 1% of gross sales to help bring access to families in need with charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 

If you wish to make an even greater impact, consider donating here. On average, it costs about $40USD (55NZD) to bring one person clean water for a year.

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