At ZERO by Skin Academy our mission is to celebrate the natural beauty of your skin while being just as kind to our planet.
As a brand, we recognise that every choice we make in the development and creation of our products and packaging has an impact on our own environmental footprint. And that by keeping sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we’re making it easier for you to make earth-friendlchoices, too.
“As a beauty brand developer looking to reimagine traditional skincare products, it was important for me to think outside the skincare jar and ensure that all aspects of ZERO products and packaging were as safe for the environment as they are for our skin.”
Every part of our packaging has been produced to be fully recyclable and minimise the impact on our environment. We’re committed to actively researching and improving our packaging, making it as sustainable and recyclable as possible with ZERO compromise on quality.
ZERO. Your Skin. Our Planet.
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At ZERO, we believe that everything you need to take care of your skin can be found in nature. Each product is made from a unique combination of ingredients to deliver the perfect balance of skin nourishment, efficacy and affordability.
ZERO formulations are certified as being 100% derived from a natural source by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
You can have a look at the ingredients list here:
When over- or incorrectly used, all exfoliants have the potential to irritate or damage your skin. It is important to note that you should never use a physical scrub, even a gentle formula like the ZERO Face Scrub, on broken or irritated skin. Always listen to your skin.
When developing the ZERO Facial Scrub, our product development team considered the needs of those with more sensitive skin. A physical scrub should also only remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and nothing else. The grade (fineness) of the ground apricot powder has been specifically designed to almost blend into our ZERO Face Scrub formula. Upon application, the scrub gel actually feels refreshing and effective rather than harsh, irritating or abrasive.
Although our Face Scrub is gentle enough that it could be used daily, we would never recommend that this is suitable to do for all skin types.
ZERO by Skin Academy is a vegan friendly and animal kind brand. No ZERO products or individual ingredients are tested on animals.
Thankfully, it is now against the law in Europe for any beauty products to be tested on animals. As a European beauty brand, we naturally comply with the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 and can proudly confirm we are and will always be cruelty free. We have also made the choice to never directly sell our products into any country that requires animal testing to be undertaken as part of the requirements to be able to sell there.
Sweet Almond Oil is one of the key ingredients across the ZERO skincare range. We would recommend that if you have a tree nut allergy, you should consult your doctor first before using any of the ZERO products.
ZERO skincare products are naturally fragranced with sustainably sourced, plant-derived ingredients, notably Sweet Orange, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Jasmine oils. ZERO products are naturally fragranced to enhance the consumer’s experience when using our skincare products.
Yes, we use a 100% natural preservative system for ZERO skincare products. Water-based formulations require preservatives to prevent bacterial growth. The natural preservative system we use in ZERO is called Dermosoft ® 1388 Eco. It is a blend of plant-derived – Basil, Star Anise, Sugarcane and Rapeseed – organic acids. No harsh chemical or synthetic preservatives are used or will ever be used in a ZERO skincare product.
No, we have never and will never use micro beads in our products. We will always use natures alternative such as finely ground Apricot seeds and kernels because finding natural and sustainable alternatives for our skincare products is our mission.
When sourcing ingredients for ZERO products, sustainability is one of our non-negotiables. This is especially relevant to palm oil, and is why we only use a certified supplier who meets the strict standards set by RSPO (The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – the world’s largest palm oil certification scheme), that guarantee it has been grown responsibly and sustainably, with zero harm to animal or human habitats.
Removing palm oil all together is not the solution. There is a misconception that the social and environmental concerns around palm oil can be addressed if companies simply stop using palm oil in their products and replace it with other types of oil. However, there are a number of reasons why this is not as easy as it sounds:
- By eliminating palm oil from the equation, demand would shift to other vegetable oils. This would increase sustainability problems because compared to other crops, like sunflower or rapeseed, oil palms produce by far the most vegetable oil per hectare of land (4-10 times more), so switching to other vegetable oils may very well result in more primary forests being converted into agricultural land, not less.
- In producing countries, millions of farmers and their families work in the palm oil sector. Palm oil plays an important role in the reduction of poverty in these areas. In Indonesia and Malaysia, a total of 4.5 million people earn their living from palm oil production. Stopping the production of palm oil would mean these people may no longer be able to support their families.
This is confirmed also by a WWF Germany report, “Searching for alternatives”. According to the report “the one-to-one substitution of palm oil with other tropical plant oils would not meet the desired objectives. Soya and coconut oil grow in similar or ecologically similarly sensitive regions, and therefore the replacement of one oil for another would not solve the problem but only shift it elsewhere and, in part, even exacerbate it. More land would be required, more greenhouse gas emissions would be generated, and more species would be endangered.”
Each ZERO skincare product has been designed to be as kind as possible to all types of skins. All ZERO products have been dermatologically tested* and passed. (*European Cosmetic and Perfume Association- COLIPA standard).
All ZERO products are sustainably packaged and fully recyclable:
- ZERO product cartons are fully recyclable and made from sustainably sourced 15% recycled card, with a pledge to use 100% recycled card by 2021
- ZERO tubes are fully recyclable and made from sustainably sourced sugarcane ethanol – each tube features the I’m greenTM Polyethylene seal, guaranteeing its bio-based composition
- ZERO bamboo lids are sustainably sourced and compostable
- ZERO thread inserts and shives are made from PCR plastic and can be recycled
- ZERO glass jars are fully recyclable and reusable
To understand how to recycle your ZERO products, please go to the individual product page and look at the Recycle Me tab to find the best way to do this.
Purposeful, sustainably sourced plant-derived ingredients are the backbone of the ZERO range, notably Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sacha Inchi Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, delivering a powerful combination of well-known nourishing and moisturizing benefits across the range. Additionally, Green Tea extract gives a rejuvenating boost to the night cream formula while ground apricot seeds in the facial scrub create a gentle exfoliation effect.
For more information on ZERO’s key ingredients, visit: https://www.beautybyzero.com/ca/ingredients/
Yes, we take pride in using only the best natural ingredients in our products. Anything synthetic or with the potential to cause harm to ourselves, animals or the environment is a no-go. Our products have:
ZERO synthetic preservatives
ZERO artificial ingredients
ZERO synthetic fragrance
ZERO artificial colours
ZERO harsh detergents
ZERO propylene glycol
ZERO animal derivatives
ZERO sulphates (SLS/SLES)
ZERO 100% Natural Face Scrub
Ultra-kind to your skin and 100% natural, this daily facial scrub gently removes excess oil, dead skin, pore-clogging surface debris and other impurities. Our naturally scented blend of plant-based oils (Sacha Inchi Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Coconut Oil) works to nourish and soften, while finely ground Apricot Seeds help to smooth and brighten your complexion. Gentle enough for all skin types.
Benefits: This 100% natural eye cream is rich with botanical extracts including:
GROUND APRICOT SEEDS – A natural nutrient-rich exfoliator that promotes soft, smooth skin.
COCONUT OIL – Antioxidant-rich and antimicrobial, to protect, soothe and help keep skin supple and soft.
SWEET ALMOND OIL – An excellent natural emollient that helps to nourish and soften your skin
How to use: After cleansing, squeeze a small amount into your hands and massage in circular movements onto dampened skin. Splash with warm water to rinse, then pat dry.
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