It is a simple motto to live by: If any natural ingredient causes damage to nature (either by damaging the surrounding biome or leading to extinction) - then its no longer considered natural. We are committed to protecting the earth and its inhabitants when sourcing our ingredients. We at Sabine G Holistics ban natural/organic skin care ingredients that have been, in any way sourced unethically or is unkind to the ecosystem. Therefor you will notice a few ingredients purposefully not appearing in our products. What that exactly means is that we refuse to source materials at the expense of destroying the earth or its people.
We create consciously-sourced, nutrient-dense premium botanical products. Our whole plant extracts are paired with organic ethical oils, hydrosols and eco-certified ingredients predominantly from South Africa and Namibia for the benefit of your skin’s health. For us sustainability is an on going project and we keep a transparent relationship in this regard. No company is perfect and when we get leads to unethical practices within our chain of supply we follow up immediately.
We’re passionate about supporting local - local plants, local growers and local manufacturers. Not only does it help our immediate community, it also lowers our carbon footprint.
We celebrate our diverse indigenous plant kingdom. South Africa has a diverse medicinal plant biome that we a super proud of.
Source raw materials from Southern Africa. Without reaching out to other continents, we have a far superior quality in botanicals, adaptogens and seed and nut oils.
Definition of Farm to Face
We grow 8 out of our 13 adaptogenic plants organically on our property which we harvest, dry and extract in our lab through a lengthy extraction process dubbed Lipophilic Splendour Infusion. No nutritional values are lost in decantering, storage and traveling. The organic plants never leave the premises before they are ready to being shipped off to you as a Phyto-nutrient packed skincare product.
Your luxurious skincare arrives to you nestled in innovative package inserts. 100% up cycled cardboard inserts brings us both one step closer to living out sustainability. Each shipping insert is handmade and is as individual as you are, no two are alike. Enjoy the unique humble experience of unboxing Pure Botanical Luxury which is as good to our Earth as it is to your skin.
If you’ve chosen courier instead of collection with your orders recently, then you’ve had the experience of receiving your much-anticipated skincare in a cement-coloured shipping insert with the above printed label on canvas paper. This is beautiful old photographic canvas paper being given new life, that would have otherwise been incinerated or added to waste.
On the other hand, if you’ve popped into the studio and said Hi, or collected from our famous polka dot Collection box, you’ve no doubt received your elevated products softly wrapped Furoshiki style in 100% cotton with a twig of fresh Rose Geranium or any one of our 8 Botanicals used in your product.
Our Packaging Team have one colossal job to do
To brainstorm innovative, eco-friendly, sustainable means to deliver your delicate glass products intact with creating as little waste and world impact as possible. And yet still look and feel luxurious. It takes a special kind of creative to be part of this team. You need to think out of the box and not be afraid of revolutionary ideas that are fluid and evolving. To go where no man has gone before is a tall order and not an easy one at that. Being a luxurious skincare brand, our standards are tremendously high and so are those of our customers. To marry sustainability and luxury, has been one of the most difficult accomplishments thus far. One thing we have chosen not to do, is sell out our ethics to please consumerism norms. To brave the world with no Dieline boxes, no masses of tissue paper, stickers or gold foiled over-dyed printed cards, has been a stressful yet rewarding Company decision. As we continue to implement new sustainable packaging initiatives, we are proud to say your feedback and suggestions have been really helpful.
Our actions now will affect our industry for years to come. We have one world to protect. Its the only one we can leave behind for our children.
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