Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub - 4 oz (120 mL)
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub is for all skin types. Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub is a gentle exfoliating antioxidant scrub to stimulate new cell growth. Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub is made with Moroccan Argan Stem Cell and Chlorella Growth Factor. “Seas” the day with natural exfoliation from the ocean! Organic Sea Kelp and Walnut Shell gently exfoliate your skin while French Green Clay and Organic Lemon Peel remove impurities from your pores. Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Raspberry help stimulate new cell growth while providing a deep cleansing, brightening experience. "Sea" the difference today!
Acure Organics Environmental Impact
Planet: Each quarter Acure Organics plants a number of trees to do their part in renewing our natural resources. They are proud to have planted over 20,000 trees so far through this program. They are proud supporters of the Farmland Trust, which works to convert conventional farmland into certified organic farms. They also sponsor small organic farmers in Panama and Costa Rica with microloans.
Green Office: Office and manufacturing are 100% solar and wind powered with Green-e certified renewable energy. They recycle all paper and plastic and maintain a “paperless” office with digital files. They also have composting bins.
Green Products: Acure Organics products are 100% biodegradable, safely breaking down so they don’t pollute our waterways after going down the drain.
Green Packaging: We make every effort to ensure that our packaging is as eco-friendly as possible:
Bottles are recycled HDPE, PET, or glass . These materials are the most widely recyclable, food safe and 100% BPA-free
Our folding cartons are produced using wind power. They are made from 80% recycled paperboard with 20% FSC certified sustainably harvested wood. They are also Rainforest Alliance Certified. These certifications apply for all brochures and support materials we print as well.
We print using only vegetable based inks that are low-VOC and solvent free.Organic Skin Care
Organic Skin Care
Organic food has proven to be higher in nutrients than conventionally grown counterparts. Take a look at the findings of some of these studies:
- Organic fruits and vegetables show significantly higher levels of antioxidants than their conventionally grown counterparts, according to findings published by researchers at the University of California at Davis.
- Organic crops appear to be higher in vitamin C, essential minerals and phytonutrients, according to the 87-page report prepared for The Soil Association of the United Kingdom.
- An Italian study has found organic pears, peaches and oranges had higher antioxidant levels than their conventional counterparts. The study, which began three years and is still ongoing.
- USDA data showed 73 percent of conventionally grown foods sampled had residue from at least one pesticide, many had traces of banned pesticides such as DDT.
- Researchers at the Environmental Working Group analyzed over 100,000 U.S. government pesticide test results and found 192 different pesticides on 46 popular fresh fruits and vegetables.
Acure Organics Supports Fair Trade!
Acure Organics uses Fair Trade Certified ingredients in each of our products.They wholeheartedly believe in the Fair Trade movement and the impact is has upon people and the planet. Acure Organics is proud licensees of TransFair USA, the most reputable certifier of Fair Trade products around. They encourage everyone to buy Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa, cocoa butter, fruit, sugar, rice and flowers. All of these are available certified by TransFair USA. Look for their logo and you are guaranteed that your purchase supports true fair trade. Many companies talk about "fair trade" but unless there is a certifying body behind the claim, it is all hot air.
So What is Fair Trade Certification?
Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Fair Trade is much more than a fair price! Fair Trade principles include:
- Fair price: Democratically organized farmer groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price and an additional premium for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.
- Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and living wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
- Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade revenues.
- Community development: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarship programs, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
- Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers’ health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations.
TransFair USA, a non-profit organization, is the only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S. TransFair’s rigorous audit system, which tracks products from farm to finished product, verifies industry compliance with Fair Trade criteria. TransFair allows U.S. companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict Fair Trade standards.
TransFair USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. We audit transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified products and the international suppliers from whom they source, in order to guarantee that the farmers and farm workers behind Fair Trade Certified goods were paid a fair, above-market price. In addition, annual inspections conducted by FLO ensure that strict socioeconomic development criteria are being met using increased Fair Trade revenues.
There are enormous social benefits to buying fair trade ingredients and products.The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and workers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.
By receiving a fair price, Fair Trade producers can avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice quality. The Fair Trade producers' traditional artesanal farming methods result in exceptional products.
Most Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and chocolate in the US is certified organic and shade grown. This means that the products you buy maintain biodiversity, provide shelter for migratory birds and help reduce global warming.
Empowered by the economic stability provided by Fair Trade, members of the COSURCA coffee cooperative in Colombia successfully prevented the cultivation of more than 1,600 acres of coca and poppy, used for the production of illicit drugs. In Papua New Guinea, the AGOGA cooperative, is investing in a medical team to meet the healthcare needs of its isolated rural community. In the highlands of Guatemala, indigenous Tzutuhil Mayans in the La Voz cooperative are sending local kids to college for the first time. Near Lake Titicaca, in Peru, the CECOVASA cooperative is assisting members from Quechua and Aymara indigenous groups in raising coffee quality and transitioning to certified organic production.
Acure Organics Pledge
They always say “create with your conscience." Their deep commitments to the environment and our community drive them to create safe, natural and effective products that meet our stringent standards of Quality Assurance. They are always on the lookout and studying peer reviewed science to ensure that they are on the cutting edge of technology and meeting or exceeding global standards for cosmetic product cleanliness.
The Acure Pledge is their commitment to their customers to be transparent in how they conduct business. It helps them lead responsibly into the future. The values we bring to the business are honesty, integrity, courage and respect. Acure Organics has created a great place to work that welcomes innovation, values diversity and nurtures the individual.
Certified Organic Ingredients
Acure Organics uses as many certified organic ingredients as possible. Many of their products are also USDA certified organic and bear the USDA seal.
- 100% NATURAL
Acure uses only plant and plant-derived natural ingredients in their formulas. Keeping things as close to the natural state is not only healthier for you and the planet but also makes for more effective products.
- FAIR TRADE
Acure is a licensee of TransFairUSA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified Ingredients in the US.
- NO ANIMAL TESTING
Acure guarantees that all of their products meet the standards for no animal testing. They do not conduct animal testing and do not purchase ingredients from companies that test on animals to ensure that our entire supply chain is cruelty free. All of their products are 100% vegan as well (except our lip balm and line eraser which use certified organic beeswax).
- 100% CARBON NEUTRAL
Green-e Certified Renewable Energy through Carbonfund.org to offset all aspects of operations.
- FSC CERTIFIED
Any paper Acure uses is either 100% recycled or Forest Stewardship Council certified from sustainably managed forests. This certification lets customers know that they use sustainably managed paper products that use no elemental chlorine bleach and have high recycled content.
- NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES
Synthetic fragrance is one of the most toxic substances allowed in skin care ingredients. It is also found in many so-called "natural" products as well. Synthetic fragrances can contain up to 150 unnamed ingredients such as phthalates and formadehyde donors. Acure only uses 100% steam distilled, pure plant essential oils to scent.
- GLUTEN FREE
Each Acure product is free of wheat ingredients except for facial cleansers.
Acure for your Skin...Acure for the Planet....Acure for a Cure
Acure Organics is a family owned and operated company founded on sustainable principles to provide the highest quality fair trade, natural and certified organic personal care products.
Their products are created with great care and are a reflection of our values. Each product is free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors.
Acure travels the globe to find the most potent certified organic ingredients that meet their high standards of efficacy and purity. They thank you for sharing in our mission to have a positive impact on the world we live in.
From Acure Organics founder, Kristy Guerra: “I founded Acure Organics as a way to honor my grandmother, who battled breast cancer for over 10 years. I wanted to help raise money for breast cancer research and awareness while also providing healthy products that promote healthier living and a greener planet. We are proud to donate to Bright Pink and to help provide free mammograms to at risk women.”