Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii (Algae) Extract. A natural and sustainable resource native to remote rocky coasts and shallow, ocean waters. As a result of thriving in such diverse and extreme environments, green algae produces an array of unique bioactive, complex lipids and fatty acids that are not generally present in terrestrial plants. This ingredient provides hydration and anti-inflammation benefits. It addresses damaged skin and prevents further damage.
When considering sustainable skincare, an often overlooked aspect is the provenance and impact of the ingredients themselves.
We choose botanical ingredients and prioritise those that are either waste by-products of other clean companies, obtained via fermentation processes or lab-grown like micro-algae.
All our ingredients are vegan-friendly. We believe that beauty products should be cruelty free and we are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved.
A global programme by Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.
It is hard to take every single ingredient and put it under the magnifying glass, but we have tried to do just that and it is our ongoing commitment to regularly review our formulas.
Below is a description of each ingredient used at Whitfords, its provenance in nature, extraction methods and benefits for the skin. This is a work in progress and some ingredients have more information than others at present: