Our responsible sourcing approach ensures that we only use the very best quality ingredients for our products sourced in an ethical, sustainable and socially conscious way to ensure we are always kind to skin, kind to planet and kind to people.
Ingredients with known provenance:
We know where all of our ingredients come from. Only ingredients from our preferred suppliers are allowed to be used in our products. All our raw material suppliers are required to complete a questionnaire which includes question on their labour standards, wages, environmental impact and ethics throughout their supply chain to ensure that only ingredients that meet our high quality and sourcing standard make it into our products.
Natural & naturally derived ingredients first:
When formulating our products, we use natural or naturally derived ingredients that are from renewable sources over synthetic ingredients. All of our products have at least achieved 95% Natural Origin, calculated using the ISO standard for Natural Cosmetic Ingredients and Products.
Carefully considered synthetic ingredients:
Our products do include some synthetic ingredients such as stabilisers and preservatives where they are essential to the product safety and integrity. We carefully consider which synthetic ingredients we will allow to ensure only those that are both kind to skin and planet are allowed in our products.
We have an extensive list of prohibited ingredients that cannot be used in our products. This list is regularly reviewed based on developing research and evidence. Ingredients can be added to the prohibited list for several reasons including skin compatibility, environmental & sustainability consideration.
Suitable for vegans
Our products* are certified as suitable for vegans by The Vegan Society. The approval process requires an extensive review of the whole supply chain to ensure that not only does the product not contain animal derived ingredients, but that the production of the ingredients and product also does not rely on any animal derived materials.
*Childs Farm Strawberry & Mint Conditioner and Grapefruit & Tea Tree Detangler are not currently certified as they contain a honey derivative
We are approved by Cruelty Free International and the Leaping Bunny Programme, the globally recognised gold standard for cruelty free cosmetics. The Leaping Bunny Programmes is the best assurances a brand can give that they are genuinely committed to removing animal testing from its supply chain.
We do not use Palm or Palm Kernel Oil in our products, however we have conducted a full review of all of our raw materials and identified that we do have some raw materials that are derivates of palm oil and palm kernel oil. We require our suppliers of these derivates to ensure that these are RSPO certified and Childs Farm are associate members of RSPO. RSPO is the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil who ensure that only sustainable farming method are used to grow palm.