Sustainability & Ethos
In case it’s not clear, at No Secrets we are all about transparency, particularly with the ingredients in our products. We are very keen to emphasize the plant-based nature of these ingredients and that it was hidden nasties in many other brands, which inspired Lorna, our Founder, to create our beautiful range.
This transparency, and the ethos that lies behind it, also applies to our approach to sustainability and our impact on the environment. We are committed to ensuring our ‘planet footprint’ is as light as possible, whether in our manufacturing processes, packaging, recycling and carbon footprint.
As a small business, we are continuously learning as we go and are determined never to be complacent in this area.
All our ingredients are bio-degradable and are safe to be washed into rivers and oceans making No Secrets safe for the environment as well as your body. Wherever possible we use certified organic ingredients.
We use the purest and highest quality essential oils in all our products. All our essential oils are sourced carefully with integrity. For more information about the therapeutic effects of our oils and how they are used see our ingredients page.
Our base ingredients are naturally derived from raw items such as coconut, cocoa and shea nut and our wax comes from soya and rapeseed. We believe in the power of nature and are committed to finding naturally derived ingredients proven to deliver results.
Ingredients we avoid
Harmful and unethical ingredients are widely used in the beauty industry. At No Secrets we understand that what we put on our skin actually ends up inside us, so it is really important to ensure that it is of the utmost quality. We do not use any of the following ingredients:
Sulphates (ALS, SLS)
No Secrets products are vegan friendly and have been created for everyone to use, from children to adults, including those with sensitive skin (some dogs have even been shampoo’d with the shower gel!). We are currently awaiting accreditation from The Vegan Society.
It seems it is a little known fact that in most countries (except China) it is illegal to sell cosmetic products which have been tested on animals. Therefore, by definition, none of our products have been used in this way.
Nevertheless, we are in the process of applying for approval from the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme.
For more information about Cruelty-Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org
We aim to avoid single use plastic wherever possible. With our newest products, Bath Jelly, Body Jelly and Hand & Body Butter we have chosen glass jars, which are of course fully recyclable, although also great for repurposing!
Where we do use plastic, for our Shower Creams and Hand Cleansers (where glass could be a little hazardous) the plastic is 100% recyclable. At the moment our lids and pumps are not currently recyclable. We are investigating options in this respect.
The rest of our packaging, boxes and tissue are fully recyclable. Our crinkle cut shredded paper is made from 80% recycled material and is 100% recyclable. Our fabulous branded boxes are great for storing all sorts of bits and pieces, perhaps in the kitchen, bedroom or the garage!
Made in England
No Secrets is proud to be a British company. All of our products are manufactured in England and we use British suppliers wherever possible. Our products are produced in small batches, ensuring the quality is of the highest order and there is little wastage.
One of our projects this year is to consider how we can best support one or two charities, which are close to our hearts as well as being aligned to our brand ethos. Watch this space!