Sustainability is a choice and at Sonage we make the choice to create products that are nourishing, revitalizing, and healthy for your skin and the environment. It seems like nowadays everyone is preaching sustainability but what does it actually mean to create products that are sustainable? When we break sustainability down from more than just a trend, we see how we are all connected and have a responsibility to take care of the earth & each other. We want to give you an inside look into how we use stem cell technology to create one of our fan-favorites, Patagonia Berry Stem Cell Mask with integrity, love, and respect for the environment.
SUSTAINABILITY IN INGREDIENT SOURCING USING STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY
The notion of wanting naturally derived products under the guise that they are more environmentally friendly or safer is a contradiction and couldn’t be more inaccurate. We know that, on average, 1 pound of a botanical material produced for the skincare industry requires hundreds of pounds of solvent, tons of water (literally tons) and the monopolization of many square miles of land for many years to produce. With environmental concerns like global warming, urban sprawl, water depletion, climate change and many more affect every human, animal, and nation on this planet – we are constantly seeking solutions that present a win-win scenario for the environment and for our customer. Stem cells have an indefinite self-renewing capacity and given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer many health and beauty benefits. Sonage partners with leading scientific researchers to explore the uses of plant stem cell technology using Meristems in the advancement of our skincare products. In our bestselling Patagonia Berry Stem Cell Mask, we use eco-friendly meristem botanicals (Berries from the sparsely cultivated Patagonia region in Chile) cultivated in a sterile lab environment using a state-of-art process. Our researchers have found that Meristems have superior efficacy activity relative to traditional botanical extracts and have a significantly reduced environmental impact. This Meristem production method is of the highest purity and free of pollutants, as it requires no pesticides, fertilizers, or land… having little-to-no impact on the environment. The result is a product that is a targeted treatment for wrinkles with a high level of efficacy and meeting all sustainability goals including depletion of endangered plant species, water, and land conservation, no environmental contaminants, organic and non-GMO and can be sourced on an as-needed basis without seasonal or geographical variations.