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At Thankful Planet it is our mission to provide society with products that make them look and feel beautiful both inside and out whilst encouraging them to make wiser product choices for themselves as well as the world around us. This can start with something as simple as cleaning out your makeup and cosmetics drawers from all the products that contain toxic chemicals and were more than likely once tested on animals.
The avoidance of chemical ingredients in your beauty routine is undeniably brilliant. The skin becomes alive and glows with a beauty that radiates from within. Of course your overall health improves as we avoid the use of any chemical ingredients that would disturb your bodies’ lymphatic function. Many people do not realise that when you place any skin care or cosmetics product on your skin, your skin absorbs that product. If the product is made with synthetic or toxic chemicals, your skin will absorb those toxins as well. Although your skin is designed to be a protective barrier, it is porous and will absorb the ingredients in many skin care and cosmetics products. Regular use of chemical laden ingredients will cause the body to store these chemicals. Over time this accumulation can cause many health issues.
Today the use of chemical ingredients in your beauty products is rather controversial. We however have seen the effect that chemicals have on skin, health and wellbeing which has led us on this journey. Thankful Planets wish is to provide you with advice on how to stay beautiful naturally whilst providing you with choice. Not just any choice, a choice of high quality products that deliver results. There are so many wonderful brands of beauty in this world that South Africa is yet to experience and our website aims to bring those brands to you for the first time. At the same time we bring you a thorough knowledge of what makes a brand truly natural and organic, as well as practical, expert advice.
Each brand offered on the Thankful Planet website is painstakingly selected and tried and tested by humans only. The process for selection is intense and we only bring brands to you that come from companies who have clearly defined humane, ethical, and environmental policies ensuring the care and beauty of our planet and its inhabitants!
Thankful Planet makes it easy and fun to shop for effective and beautiful natural and organic products in one place. Luxurious beauty is brought to your doorstep, providing you with ethical alternatives to your conventional toxic lipsticks, moisturizers and shampoos. Every ingredient has been analyzed for you, taking the guesswork out of choosing beautiful clean products that assist you in living a healthier more vibrant lifestyle.
Thankful Planet support and retail ONLY brands that give back to the environment, the world, care for our animals as well support the health of us as humans. We have taken the guess work out of sustainable beauty for you and have brought together brands on one site that allows you to discover your beauty naturally. When making purchases for Thankful Planet we look at everything from where the ingredients are harvested, to how the workers who harvest them are treated, and lastly the brands' integrity and sustainability practices.
All of our brands carry important certification stamps which are your seal of assurance that they are as ethical and sustainable as they claim to be. Beware of products that claim to be natural, always ask for the certification stamps. Many brands have caught onto the organic/natural trend and now make use of one or two organic ingredients in their products, however the other ingredients that go into the product are chemical and synthetic which cancels out the effects of the natural/organic ingredients. An important differentiating factor is that we do not sell brands that contain maybe one organic or natural ingredient. We ensure that the entire bottle, pot or tube contains ONLY 100% natural ingredients. We investigate “extracts” and ingredients “derived from” natural ingredients while seeking the highest percentages available in certified organic ingredients. Lastly we do not accept brands that despite having natural or organic ingredients are placed at risk to leeching dangerous chemicals from their packaging selection – there are numerous brands like these.
The products sold on our sight have to fulfil the following requirements:
- Product packaging is 100% biodegradable, reusable or recyclable
- Product is not tested on animals.
- Product are cruelty-free and certified by world leaders in certification
Products sold on the sight do not contain any of the following ingredients:
- Eythyl, Methyl, Propyl & Butyl Parabens,
- Propylene glycol,
- Synthetic fragrance,
- PEGs (Polyethylene Glycol)*
- Free Nano particles
- Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
- Petroleum or petrolatum
- Coal tar
- DEA (Diethanolamine)
- TEA (Triethanolamine)
- Urea (Diazolidinyl or Imidazolidinyl urea)
- DMDM hydantoin
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Tetrasodium EDTA
- Disodium EDTA
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