When we founded The Soap Co., environmental sustainability was at the heart of every decision we made.
We chose vegetable based inks, recycled and recyclable materials, reusable pumps and UK based suppliers.
This commitment continued as we chose the ingredients that make up our products. We chose natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Essential Oils and Vitamin E and B. We made the products Paraben Free and Cruelty-Free as standard.
We can proudly say, the products you buy today, are leading the way on sustainability in the luxury market. And that doesn’t even include our positive social impact.
However, at The Soap Co. we don’t rest on our laurels, we are always looking for ways to improve.
So we have decided to go one step further.
In June 2016, we brought experts, talented green chemists from Imperial College London and Sheffield University, Elaine Fowler, Aileen Cooney and Emily Burnett.
They are auditing the current formulations and quizzing our suppliers to ensure that our new formulations deliver more than any other luxury product on the market. We caught up with them to hear about challenges they have faced.
One of the significant outcomes of the process will be to replace the SLS. Although it is an important surfactant used in a large number of products on the market, it can be less kind to sensitive skin. We are exploring the alternatives with the aim of replacing it in our new range.
This is not a quick process. Once all the ingredients have been chosen, there is a three month testing process to get the final product.
With the new formulations, your The Soap Co. products will be at the cutting edge of the luxury market in terms of sustainability and social impact.You can expect to see the new and improved range available to buy in early 2017, along with our fourth fragrance. Watch this space!
We are recruiting for our next Business Development Associate / Manager. Get in touch if you’re interested in working with England’s oldest social enterprise and most ethical beauty brand!
Every year, June 1st to 7th marks Volunteers’ Week in the UK - a celebration of the many thousands of volunteers who do such invaluable work and an opportunity to say thank you for their contribution. The Soap Cọ greatly appreciates the many volunteers who help us with so many aspects of our social enterprise work.
This is our second blog – featuring Adil; you can read all about Ellen’s experience in Focus on photography.
Lots of you who enjoyed our popular Geranium & Rhubarb range have been asking whether they could have this delicious scent in a body wash. Well, happy days, now you can! Like the rest of our eco range, the new body wash is kind to your skin as well as the environment crafted with natural bee friendly botanicals.