Silken Earth Powder Blush Bronzed Earth by Aubrey Organics
Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Powder Blush Bronzed Earth 3 grams
Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Powder Blush Bronzed Earth is a silk-based blush and contour powder that adds color and contrast where you want it to highlight your best features and brighten your complexion for a soft, natural-look. For best results, use after applying Silken Earth Translucent Base for best results. Aubrey Organics features natural colors made with sustainable and agricultural ingredients, for every complexion and occasion. Choose from their elegant palette of Silken Earth blushes for a dash of color to complete your look.
What does "certified organic" mean?
"Certified organic" means that an independent agency accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has verified that products labeled as "organic" meet strictly defined organic standards, as specified by the National Organic Program (NOP). Both individual products and manufacturing facilities must be certified organic to allow labeling of products as organic or containing organic ingredients. Aubrey was certified as an organic processor in October 1994 by Quality Assurance International of San Diego, California, the first cosmetic manufacturer to be certified organic.
Aubrey is also a member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The NOP was scrupulously crafted to have jurisdiction over agricultural products used in foods, and has stringent standards for processed foods. The NOP also has jurisdiction over agricultural ingredients (such as jojoba oil and aloe vera) used in personal care products, assuring consumers that those ingredients are produced without pesticides or herbicides and are processed without chemicals. Aubrey is a founding member of the OTA's Personal Care Task Force, which was formed to review the NOP Standards as they apply to the manufacturing of personal care products. Aubrey advocates strong standards for organic cosmetics - including no petrochemicals, no synthetic colors, fragrances or preservatives, and no water-added ingredients.
What is Aubrey's preservative?
Aubrey has been using this proprietary blend of grapefruit extract and antioxidant vitamins (A, C and E) since the mid-1970s to preserve natural products. The remarkable powers of grapefruit seed extract as an antimicrobial and antifungal were first discovered by Dr. Jakob Harich. Aubrey's formula is a safe, reliable, all-natural preservation system. Their products also stay fresh because they manufacture in small batches of 50 gallons or less and refrain from warehousing.
What is the shelf life of your products?
The shelf life of products varies. Products are sealed to help prevent contamination and leakage. Small batches and quick shipment ensure freshness; however, opened products should be used within a year for best results. Short-term exposure to extreme temperature changes can affect the thickness and texture of products, resulting in possible separation; however the freshness of the product is not compromised. Shaking and/or refrigerating products can restore consistency. Long-term exposure of products to sunlight and/or heat should be avoided because the resulting oxidation may affect freshness.
Why is the three-step skin care method important?
A Three-step method - cleanse, tone, moisturize - is important because nothing is more essential to skin health than a good skin care regimen. These simple steps work together to keep the complexion clear and youthful. A cleanser removes excess oil and impurities and helps keep pores clear; a toner wipes away cellular debris and improves absorption of a moisturizer; and a moisturizer restores softness and elasticity to the skin. Aubrey also recommends the weekly use of a mask, which encourages skin cell turnover, and helps keep pores clear.
What is a proprietary blend?
This is a combination of ingredients - a recipe, if you will - that a company owns and uses under the exclusive legal right of the inventor. It can be protected by a patent or copyright as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture.
Do your products have expiration dates?
As required by the FDA, Aubrey Organics puts an expiration date on all products containing an SPF. The SPF products are given an expiration date of two years from the date of manufacture. Aubrey Organics recommends that an SPF product be used within 6 months of opening and exposing to light and heat. Personal Care products without an SPF do not need to have an expiration date.
Is Aubrey's packaging recyclable?
Most of Aubrey's packaging is easily recyclable. Their bottles and tubes are made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a widely recyclable plastic, and are coded on the bottom. Aubrey aims for minimal packaging whenever possible - using outside packaging (such as boxes) only when extra protection is needed. Their boxes, too, are made from recyclable cardboard. They print catalogs and other material on 100% recycled paper.
Aubrey Organic's mission is to provide all-natural, safe and effective personal care and lifestyle products to the consumer. They offer a true and authentic alternative to many of the mass-produced synthetic products on the market today. They craft only the highest quality all-natural products without compromise as to ingredients, packaging or cost. They believe in education and transparency. A customer is best able to make an educated and correct purchasing decision only when armed with true and valued information. Part of Aubrey's core purpose is to provide that information the best they can.
At Aubrey Organics, they believe great ingredients make great products. This is the simple philosophy at the heart of the pioneering personal care company Aubrey Hampton founded over 40 years ago. Since the very beginning, the high standards they set for themselves have not changed. They use only the finest herbal, plant extracts and natural vitamins in all of their products. You will find no paraben preservatives, no petrochemicals, no artificial colors or fragrances of any kind. Today, Aubrey remains committed to making healthy, natural products based on herbal traditions that, in many cases, date back thousands of years. They believe that everything they know about hair and skin care was learned from nature first.
All products at Aubrey are creatively designed to work in harmony with nature. This fine balance of performance and nature is truly an art... and a little science. Next comes the sourcing of ingredients. They will accept only the highest quality and purest of ingredients from around the world. Each ingredient is tested to ensure it meets Aubrey Organics' high standards for purity and efficacy.
Then, they mix their products the old-fashioned way - by hand, as you might in your kitchen. Every product is handcrafted in small batches of 50 gallons or less for greater quality control. And there is always a watchful set of eyes during the manufacturing phase. Aubrey Organics products never sit around on warehouse shelves - they are shipped straight from the manufacturing plant to you. This ensures freshness when they arrive at your door.
Remember, there is nothing to be found in an Aubrey product that does not come from nature.
Aubrey Organics' commitment to people is profound. They believe that they are truly citizens of the world, and accept the responsibilities that accompany that. They work with farm communities, suppliers and businesses from around the world. It might be by sponsoring organic agriculture in Honduras, overseeing the development of herbs in Japan, or explaining the importance of organic farming techniques in Ghana.
At the same time, they understand and believe that charity begins at home. They are greatly tied into their local community. It all starts with their employees. They believe in fair pay, safe working conditions, and using an ethical approach when handling all issues. All of their employees are important, have a voice, and are listened to. The smallest of suggestions could lead to the largest discoveries.
Aubrey Organics supports many charities, whether it is an AIDS hostel in Vancouver, Canada, or a homeless shelter in downtown Tampa. They do not discriminate. They are actively engaged in and support the performing arts and encourage participation.
They believe the best accomplishment of a successful organization is to make the world a little better, cleaner, and brighter for tomorrow's people.
Their commitment to the Earth is not new. They have lived with this commitment heart and soul for over 40 years now. It is nothing new to them, and certainly not a trend or a bandwagon they recently jumped on. It is, and has always been, their way of life.
Aubrey Organics' purpose is to leave the Earth in better shape than it is today. From the all-natural ingredients in their products, to the biodegradable, recyclable and recycled packaging they use, they are careful to a fault. Profit is never the overriding factor in their packaging or ingredient decision-making. They use sustainable, plant-based ingredients in all of their products. They never use petrochemicals or other non-sustainable ingredients. All of their print materials are produced on recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. From start to finish, they understand the importance of the product life cycle. The final disposition of a product is as important as its inception. All of their formulations are biodegradable.
They wholeheartedly support sustainable, natural and/or organic farming techniques. They always source certified organic ingredients whenever possible without concern for cost.
They understand that future generations are counting on us to be stewards of the Earth. We need to provide them a clean, safe, and non-toxic world where all can live in health and happiness. One cannot exist without the other. They will do everything in their power to honor this commitment.
Aubrey is a value based organization. They believe that a company can conduct business in an ethical and enlightened manner and be successful, and they are determined to set an example. They believe that competition and fair play are at the heart of success. Corporate greed has no place in today's business environment. They live by these rules everyday and encourage all to follow in the same footsteps.
Their values are their guide to:
- Fair trade
- Fair play
- Fair treatment of employees
- Fair treatment of partners
- Humanity & Nature - it is One World
When Aubrey Hampton first mixed ground ginger, peppermint and eucalyptus leaf into a base of coconut oil in 1967, he never imagined that the batch of bath liquid he created to help combat those harsh New York City winters would change the personal care industry forever. Forty years and more than 200 products later, Aubrey, the company he founded, remains the leader in natural hair, skin and body care, with products sold in more than 4500 retailers throughout the world.
Why use something synthetic when something natural works so much better? That's the practical philosophy behind every Aubrey product. This simple idea has been the cornerstone of this pioneering company since the beginning. Read the labels - you'll find only the finest herbals and plant extracts in their most natural form, and no synthetic additives or petrochemicals of any kind in their products.
In 1994 the company because the first personal care manufacturer to be certified as an organic processor by Quality Assurance International of San Diego, California. This means that their factory - where they create their products - is regularly inspected and certified as a manufacturing facility where organic ingredients are handled according to standards set by the US Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program.
They buy only the purest natural and organic ingredients from fair trade sources, and use them in handcrafted, all-natural products that are good for you and good for the Earth. It is this commitment that has made Aubrey the finest hair, skin and body care products manufacturer and an industry leader with an impressive list of "firsts."
Aubrey was the first personal care products manufacturer
- To list all ingredients (1967)
- To develop a grapefruit seed extract and antioxidant preservative (1974)
- To formulate products with...
- Essential fatty acids in a natural absorption base (1967)
- lactalbumin (milk protein) (1967)
- jojoba oil (1972)
- Evening primrose oil (1982)
- Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Seed Oil (1986)
- Blue chamomile oil (1987)
- Herbal gums and vitamin B-5 (1988)
- Natural fruit acids (1990)
- Matcha green tea (1995(
- Blue green algae and grape seed extract (1999)
- Sea buckthorn oil and Topical Ester C (1999)
- Organic orange pith juice (2003)
- And the FIRST personal care company to be certified as an organic processor (1994)