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Skincare that upholds the earth’s natural balance
and honors the people behind the products.

Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing

There is wisdom and power in nature’s balance, not only in your skin’s own ecosystem but also in the environments where our ingredients grow. To disrupt that balance is a violation — it is a betrayal of future generations. That’s why we don’t source from farms that clear land. We don’t bend natural wonders to our will.

We practice sustainable hand-harvesting from wild growth plants to preserve biodiversity in the ecosystems where our ingredients natively grow.

As much as possible, we work with certified organic producers, but prioritize sustainable harvesting, with the safety and benefits for our customers above all.

Ethical Biotrade

Ethical Biotrade

The Muswodi Dipeni Village in Limpopo. The Ka-ben Village in Swaziland. The Kunene Region villages of Namibia.

These communities have discovered the benefits of these powerful plants and used them for generations, some for thousands of years. Their resulting expertise — where to find the best trees, the most effective techniques for harvest — is unparalleled. And all of their work is done with the utmost respect for the land, which is also their home.

We honor this indigenous intellectual property and do not pressure these producers into exclusive agreements. We also guarantee access to transparent and equitable benefits sharing, in accordance with the Nagoya protocol.

Learn More About Our Indigenous Ingredients

Responsible Packaging

Responsible Packaging

Our commitments extend to the global ecosystem and community. This means contributing to the fights against climate change and the eradication of harmful packaging materials as much as we can.

In packaging our products, we use recyclable glass and aluminum and limit our use of plastic to caps and pumps. We only use paper when necessary, and when we do it’s from certified sustainably managed forests (FSC)

Community Investment

Community Investment

Farmers in rural villages are often women, who are also primarily responsible for childcare. Their work takes them away from their villages, and it’s not always practical or safe to bring their very young children with them. Informal pre-schools crop up to fill this gap need, but these are not adequate solutions.

Terres d’Afrique donates 1% of its sales to the Baobab Foundation, which supports projects in Baobab harvesting communities. They are building a pre-school in the Dambale Village, which provides Terres d’Afrique with Baobao for our products.