What does water-safe skincare mean?
Water-safe skincare means that the onus of research is on us! This means we are keeping up with the latest studies to ensure we avoid ingredients that show ANY sign of being detrimental to water systems. We do this work, so you don't have to be an INCI-reading detective deciphering every ingredient!
That being said, it is worth noting: cosmetic ingredients' impact on marine life is not overseen by a governing body that provides recommendations or guidelines for producing water-safe products or products with lessened aquatic environmental impact. Organizations like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and Cradle to Cradle (C2C) are leading the charge for environmental hazard detection, but neither have a specific aquatic safety focus.
While many ingredients are individually regulated by country or region, such as sunscreen products, differences in classification vary widely by country and often focus on human impact rather than aquatic life impact.
This means it is rather difficult to simply google "skincare that is safe for the ocean" -- there is not one organization accumulating, interpreting and representing the latest environmental science data.
For more information on how me implement this read our Water-safe Blog Post.
Where are you located?
We are based out of Toronto, ON, with our in-house formulation/production in our Mississauga Lab at 2395 Speakman Drive.
What do your certifications mean?
Leaping Bunny Certification:
The Leaping Bunny logo is issued for use by companies which produce cosmetics, personal care, household and cleaning products which are free from animal testing and comply with the Leaping Bunny certification criteria. The Leaping Bunny is the most trusted cruelty free certification for non-animal tested products.
What is EcoCert?
EcoCert is a globally recognized sustainable development accreditation body. Their certification evaluates the sustainability of the entire production chain, from imports to packaging to distribution, which means that we're green from beginning to end. When we formulate with emulsifiers or preservatives, we ensure that the products are to EcoCert standards.
Do you carry any products with SPF?
We do not currently carry any products with SPF 😉...
Are your products safe for pregnancy?
Though we recommend discussing best products for pregancy with your physician, all products except the Apokathario AHA/BHA (due to the beta hydroxy acid) we consider to be pregnancy safe. All our formulations are supervised by our founder Dr.Jola Wodzinska and stability testing is done in-house at Acanthus Research Inc. labs.
How large are your batch sizes?
We currently produce all products small batch for stability and freshness.
I purchased your products at an retailer, can I return them to you?
If the products were not purchased through Stoic Beauty either online or at a Trade Show, we are not able to process a return and we ask that you contact the retailer directly. However, if you have specific questions please email us at info@stoic-beauty subject line, Client Concierge - XYZ Inquiry, and we’ll be pleased to assist you.
Do you offer free shipping?
We offer free standard shipping in Canada with orders totalling $60 or more.
Are you hiring?
We are not currently hiring though we always appreciate interest in Stoic Beauty and want to connect with like minded individuals that feel aligned with our mission.
Do you gift product?
Thank you so much for your interest! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org subject line influencer request to see if there is an aligned opportunity.
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes! If you're interested in joining please send an email to email@example.com subject line Affiliate Program Please include your social handles and/or site URL in your email request.