Are We Sustainable?
There are a lot of changes going on here at Pangea. Our Bodycare (and soon Skincare) packaging is now Plastic-free. Our formulations have been upgraded with a powerful line-up of the most nature-rich, bioactive ingredients on the planet.
One thing that has not (and never will) change is our uncompromising commitment to sustainable practices. From sourcing our ingredients to the life cycle of our packaging, we intend to be Beauty Industry leaders in leaving the lightest footprint possible while also delivering the most efficacious products available.
The topographical maps on our bottles are a direct connection to the source of the farmers, ingredients, materials, and care provided in every product produced. We spent almost a decade researching and meeting with partners around the world who aligned with our values and continue to drive future change with us. Our ingredients are sourced through farmers with whom we have long-term relationships. For us, this is where Human Care begins: dignity for all involved in the chain of our products’ production.
Whenever possible, we use certified organic ingredients. This means our ingredients are grown and processed without the use of toxic chemicals that deplete and poison the soil, waterways, and our bodies. Organic also means ingredients are more nutrient-dense than their conventional counterparts. Ingredients that are certified organic are indicated with an asterisk in the list of ingredients.
We believe that animals should never be used or abused to create beauty products for humans. We know it is our job to protect the planet and all living beings wherever possible. Our products (except our Lip Balm, which contains organic beeswax) are completely vegan, and Pangea is aligned with the Leaping Bunny so our customers can be assured that we never test our products or any ingredients in our products on animals.
On all our new Plastic-free packaging, you’ll find a #LifeAfterPlastic symbol. This signifies that the container it’s on is completely free of plastic — even the seals and labels. We have chosen to use glass and aluminum for our Plastic-free packaging, as both can be easily recycled.
- About Aluminum
Aluminum is the most recycled material on earth. An astounding 84% of the aluminum ever produced is still being used today! Whereas plastic can only be downcycled, aluminum can be recycled almost an infinite number of times. In fact, recycling a can takes 95% less energy than producing a new one. And, because it’s so lightweight, using aluminum spares us millions of pounds of carbon emissions annually in shipping. The coating on the inside of our aluminum bottles is BPA-free. This lining creates a barrier between the aluminum and the product so there is no contact.
- About Glass
Aside from being beautiful, glass is sustainable from beginning to end. Made of natural materials (including other recycled glass), it is processed without harmful chemicals and is extremely stable, so there is no concern that it will contaminate its contents or the environment. Like aluminum, glass is infinitely, 100% recyclable.
- Not Perfect Yet
Unfortunately, plastic-free pumps and atomizers are not available for us to purchase at this time. We strongly encourage their reuse and only use them when it is the best option for dispensing a particular product. Customers who purchase pumps will not need to keep buying them each time they re-purchase a product that requires a pump. By selling our pumps separately, we are reducing the needless proliferation of single-use plastics.
Our commitment is to provide clean Human Care products, always. Potentially harmful ingredients, including known carcinogens, irritants, and endocrine disruptors have no place at Pangea. Every ingredient we choose is sourced with respect for purity, people, and planet, which means it is devoid of all harmful constituents.
To us, sustainability means that everything we make must be holistically healthy — for your body, the earth, and all living beings with whom we share the planet.