We want to give you who are extra aware and want to take your skin care to a new level an exclusive opportunity to do this! The ambition is to offer a clean, fair organic skin care to the whole family at a reasonable price. GAIA's natural products are not only created from organic ingredients but also with love, respect and concern for the environment as well as all the people who are in some way involved in the production chain. The skin care brand GAIA is created with the family, especially the children and thus the future in focus and GAIA means precisely: "The soul of mother earth". Let organic ingredients from Australia's wonderful nature gently and gently create balance in your skin, your body and your senses.
THAT'S WHY WE CHOOSE GAIA
By making an active choice when choosing products for your everyday hygiene, you do not only affect your own health. Products manufactured according to GMS (Good Manufacturing Standards) look at the whole. This applies to everything from raw material production, social legislation, environmental legislation and waste management. Most of us know that a cheap price tag basically always has a flip side. What does it matter if you have a product with good, clean ingredients about the people who made it live in poor social conditions in countries with poor environmental legislation. The toxins that are spread in their immediate environment will eventually catch up with us as well.
We want to help you not to be misled by concepts such as "locally produced" or "organic". Locally produced is a term that includes end product. It is often not thought that the product usually contains one or more ingredients that cannot be produced in our latitudes, such as shea butter. Shea butter is basically a necessary ingredient in emollient creams and lotions. The shea butter used in GAIA's products is purchased through a joint project in Ghana. The project is supported by the organization "fair trade" and the region is ecologically certified. Sheanut trees grow freely without chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, toxic or dangerous substances coming into contact with these trees. When the fruits ripen, they fall to the ground where women collect them on foot. After being sun-dried, roasted, and hand-painted, they are kneaded into soft shea butter. The fuel used for the fire on which the nuts are roasted consists mainly of wood collected by the women. No trees are cut down to produce the fuel used in production. Paper-lined trucks transport this organic handmade raw material to the port, for further transport to the refinery where it is processed and deodorized.
Finally, a steam treatment is undergone that gives the exact right ecological standard ready to use
This is something to keep in mind when reading that a skin care product is locally produced. For what is the concept really worth if one or more ingredients are imported from developing and low-wage countries with a bad environment and social legislation. In the end, it poses the same dilemma for the environment.
When it comes to eco-labels, my research has shown that this often does not make it easier for consumers. This is because the meaning itself is unclear. Several manufacturers label the product as "eco", or "organic". This is perfectly legal to do even though only 1% of the content is actually organic. Some go further and mark out the% content of organic content. This is better but there are no clear directives whether you specify the amount of water or not. If water is not specified, you will thus get a misleadingly high% content. In addition, a certification entails a fee for the manufacturer (usually a fairly high one) in addition, the certifying body requires an annual percentage of the company's profits. The end result is thus an unnecessarily high consumer price.
GAIA instead uses the method to, as far as possible, manufacture its ingredients on its own crops, all of which are ACO (Australian Certified Organic) certified, or to buy ingredients approved by the soil association in the UK (one of the world's most stringent independent review bodies). Through this, you as a consumer can trust the content but avoid unnecessary cost for certification of end product.