Shampoo by Faith in Nature
UK

Seaweed and Citrus Shampoo – £5.35

Faith in Nature was established in the 1970s, with the aim of providing affordable natural products that cared for people and planet. Still going strong today, and still made in Britain, all Faith in Nature items are free from SLS/SLES, parabens, genetically-modified ingredients, and synthetic colourings, fragrances and preservatives. The company strongly believes in promoting the healing powers of natural botanicals and, to this end, their website features a fantastic guide that includes the details of each ingredient’s purposes and benefits. Wherever possible, ingredients are organic and fairly-traded or ethically-sourced.

The Seaweed and Citrus Shampoo blends the antioxidant qualities of wild-harvested seaweed with the clarifying properties and zesty scent of lemon. It lathers well and gently cleans without stripping away the hair’s natural oils, whilst also helping to maintain smoothness and shine.

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Cruelty Free

Cruelty FreeFaith in Nature is a member of Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny scheme, meaning that no products or their individual ingredients are ever tested on animals. All products except the Neem and Propolis hair care range are registered with the Vegan Society as suitable for vegans.

Green

Environmentally FriendlyAlthough some Faith in Nature products do contain palm oil, the company is careful to follow recommendations from the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to ensure it is sustainably sourced, and is working on solutions to limit the use of palm oil in its products. All soaps are made with fully sustainable RSPO-accredited palm oil, and all suppliers aim to be RSPO-certified as fully sustainable by the end of 2015. All manufacturing is done in Britain, which keeps logistics to a planet-friendly minimum, and products are packaged in recycled plastic bottles wherever possible.

Fairly Traded

Fairly TradedFaith in Nature has been awarded the top grade for ethical and responsible business practices by SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, which is a non-profit membership organisation for businesses that are committed to the continuous improvement of their supply chains. Although Faith in Nature products aren’t officially certified as being Fairtrade, the company is progressively seeking to buy fairly-traded ingredients wherever possible, or to source them from co-operatives or other such ethical organisations. These ingredients are identified as ‘ethically-traded’ on Faith in Nature’s product labels. The purchase of the shea butter used by the company, for example, provides support for the Ghanaian women who hand craft the butter and also contributes to projects that aim to conserve and protect the rich biodiversity of West Africa. All manufacturing is done in Britain, which makes it easier to maintain a transparent production process.