We only have one planet earth
Ethical, sustainable, clean, all very current 'buzzwords' and while we are passionate about saving this planet we live on, both in our treatments and products, we want there to be a balance with effectiveness.
We quietly work hard at trying to get this balance just right, because it takes time, effort and lots of research.
We are big on proven results and benefits, otherwise we just can’t justify using something… it’s a big turn off.
That is why we have a very select range of brands we partner with who feel as strongly as we do about this philosophy.
Behind the scenes
Whilst it’s all very well preaching about being environmentally friendly, as we try to constantly make improvements, it’s work in progress for us. But we love a challenge!
This effort doesn’t stop at which ingredients in our skincare products – it’s the other essential stuff behind the scenes too; stationary, packaging, delivery and other bits and bobs, all of which help to keep our company ticking and contribute towards trying to reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we use biodegradable consumables in our treatment rooms and our energy supplier is 100% renewable.
We used recycled and reclaimed building materials where possible, all in the name of sweet sustainability. It’s pleasing on the eye too – our 1930’s doors came from a reclaimer’s yard in the Midlands and look pretty darn dashing, if we may say so. We never thought we’d say that about a door but hey, it’s the Pfeffer Sal effect.
In fact, we’re never not thinking about how we can improve or reuse things – even the used charcoal from our filtered drinking water make handy shoe refreshers for our team.
Stationery, ecommerce packaging + recycling
Paper, packaging materials and boxes: for Pfeffer Sal they’re a bit like clothing (bear with...). You require it daily – usually - but you don’t want it to have come from an unethical source or to have compromised the world we live in. That’s why we work with suppliers who are committed to finding ways to be kinder to the planet. Deforestation? No thanks. Recyclable? Every last bit of it, actually. Even the adhesive on the courier labels, even the glue. Yup, recyclable glue - get into it.
Just plonk it all (yes, all) into the recycling bin and it’ll be good to go again and again. Even our printers are massively planet-aware and are with the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity, which means that any orders we make will be produced in an environmentally friendly way. You can send us an e-hug later.
Our ingredient manifesto
We are invested in improving your skin’s health. So in the name of you living your best life, on this fragile planet we call home, we’ve actively worked to shun the following list of ingredients from our professional and retail product edit, because you and the environment simply deserve better. This is a constantly evolving list as we do more research, just so you know, we are not resting over here. Ingredients we avoid: