Weleda In Canada
What started in 1921 as a pharmaceutical laboratory, with its own plant garden, is today a world-leading manufacturer of certified natural by NATRUE personal care. Our founder, Dr. Rudolf Steiner along with Dr. Ita Wegman, and a team of scientists created the first synergistic products orchestrated to reconnect the body with its natural rhythms.
We believe nature offers the best solutions to every beauty and wellness need. Our products are free from synthetic compounds or toxic chemicals. Instead, we use flower, fruit and root extracts, and minerals and essential oils, each one carefully selected and orchestrated to work with your body’s own systems. With respect for the earth we believe in protecting our farms and building fair trade partnerships to bring you the best nature has to offer.
Since the beginning, Weleda has respected the environment and our natural resources. Our environmental consciousness goes beyond our sourcing to include every aspect of our company, our products and our packaging. Our standards for sustainable packaging are as close as possible to regenerative design. Not only must it protect the life energy and potency of the ingredients, but it must be manufactured from sustainable materials and be recyclable once its packaging life is over.
Weleda uses many raw materials for our products. We know our demand has a significant impact on biodiversity.
We also know we have a responsibility to keep natural eco-systems as intact as possible.
That’s why most of our ingredients come from organic or biodynamic farming or from a controlled wild collection whenever possible. We work continuously to increase this percentage.
At Weleda we can guarantee that all of our products are:
Parabens are preservatives used in cosmetics. Scientific studies have associated parabens with an increased risk of breast cancer. Also, it has been found that methylparaben can lead to accelerated skin aging, skin rashes and allergies. On the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) list, parabens are recognizable under the term "paraben,” preceded by methyl, ethyl, propyl, and butyl.
Since 1921, Weleda has pioneered the use of biodynamic and organic plant-based ingredients in the personal care industry. Instead of synthetic preservatives, we use grain alcohol, pure plant extracts and essential oils to maintain the life of our products. Our completely recyclable packaging is designed to protect each formulation.
These substances provide the foaming and degreasing effect of products such as shampoo, facial cleanser and shower gel. The disadvantage is that they can easily dissolve natural skin oils. Therefore, the barrier function of the skin can be disrupted, causing irritation and drying.
These fragrances are used because they are cheaper than natural perfumes. However, they can cause allergic reactions such as rashes and irritations. Unfortunately, the term perfume is also used in natural cosmetics where only natural essential oils are used for fragrance.
Phthalates are often added to plastic to make it more flexible. They disturb the hormone system and are potentially carcinogenic. They come in many different products such as food packaging, plastic toys and paint. In personal care products phthalates are often used as a stabilizer for synthetic perfumes. Unfortunately, companies are not obligated to mention them in the list of ingredients as perfume is considered a 'proprietary' ingredient.
We only use natural essential oils in our products.
While the U.S. allows GMOs to be unlabeled, in Europe, where Weleda is headquartered, genetically-modified organisms are viewed unfavorably for a number of reasons. GMOs are believed to cause harm to the environment, harm to farmers and harm to the community. Genetic engineering has proven to reduce biodiversity by contaminating existing plants with their altered material.
The chemicals used to protect these crops run off into the water supply, hurting the local community. GMO crops produce sterile seeds so that farmers are forced into a cycle of buying new seeds at increasingly prohibitive prices every year. If farmers produce their own seeds, planting them after using GMO seeds is illegal. GMO plant material is not allowed in organic or in NATRUE-certified products.
Certifications & Practices
Weleda's personal care products are certified natural by NATRUE.
We know it’s important for you to know as much as possible about the quality and safety of the products you use yourself and on your children. NATRUE was created by the International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association to certify natural cosmetic products. NATRUE’s expressed goal is “to protect and promote natural cosmetics to the benefit of consumers worldwide.”
NATRUE and Weleda share a common mission: to create natural cosmetics with exceptionally high standards of quality you can trust. NATRUE certified cosmetics are produced using sustainable production processes and environmentally friendly practices.
NATRUE also requires that no cosmetics be tested on animals and enforces this prohibition.
Weleda is exceptionally proud to offer a wide range of cosmetics that are suitable for those who choose to live an animal-product FREE lifestyle.
Select Weleda products are labelled as Vegan Friendly and are free of any raw materials derived from animals. Be sure to look for the label when shopping your favorite products.
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