We are committed to products designed to have a real and meaningful impact on the quality of our customers' lives and the planet we live on. Here's how this has guided our decisions around ingredients and formulations.
FORMULATED WITHOUT ADDED:
CLINICALLY-TESTED TO BE:
- Dermatologist reviewed
- Sensitive skin friendly
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As a science-based company, it's important to us that the claims we make are based on concrete definitions and supported by evidence.
Words often seen on product labels are usually open to interpretation from one company or consumer to the next. As a result, one word can mean different things to different people, making it unhelpful as a measuring stick for the information you need.
With this in mind, we want to help our customers understand what it is we're doing with full transparency and in terms that have clear definitions so that you get the information that matters to you most.
All Of Our Ingredients Are:
For the reasons above, we refer to our ingredients as "plant-based" over something like "natural". All of our ingredients are botanically-sourced, which is a fancy way of saying that they're derived from plants.
Our biome-friendly products strike a balance with science and nature, allowing AOB to thrive in the modern world. Unpreserved, plant-based products nurture AOB and maintain harmony in the skin biome.
We formulate our products with non-petroleum based ingredients, which are biodegradable and more environmentally sustainable than ingredients that are derived from petroleum. All of our ingredients are derived from plant-based materials.
We try to create products that are as good to the environment as they are on our microbiome. So, our products are made without ingredients derived from petroleum, are unpreserved, and are easily biodegradable.
POLICY ON ANIMAL TESTING:
Mother Dirt products are never tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients. All safety data we use is from non-animal based studies.
Because we believe in being fully honest and transparent, we want to make you aware that Mother Dirt has a science partnership with AOBiome, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in high-level bio-therapeutic research and testing.
The FDA requires animal testing as part of their process to ensure that pharmaceuticals are both safe and effective. There is currently legally no way around this process. These are not Mother Dirt products. AOBiome products are different in the formulation and are produced in a separate facility. Mother Dirt does not exert influence over work conducted by AOBiome, and vice versa.
AOBiome is committed to working with the FDA to find alternatives to animal testing whenever possible and to minimize animal testing when no alternative is available and is a contributing member of the ASCCT, a scientific society dedicated to the promotion of toxicology testing and research that reduces and replaces the use of animals.
We are extremely sensitive to issues surrounding animal testing and have always followed the belief that being as transparent as possible is the best policy. To that end, please let us know if you have any follow up questions.
A lot can happen on the way to bottling a product, along the supply chain as well as during manufacturing. Despite the careful steps taken by our suppliers and manufacturers, there is always the potential for the presence of impurities in raw materials, the occurrence of cross-contamination during manufacturing, or formation of by-products after formulation. Because of this, we test our finished products to make sure that no unwanted chemicals make their way into our products by surprise. This testing is not required, but something we believe important to do.
THE CHEMICALS WE TEST INCLUDE:
- Heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic)
- 1,4 dioxane
- Bisphenol A (BPA)
Track Record & Partnerships:
MADE SAFE® CERTIFIED:
We're committed to putting consumer safety first, and providing full transparency to the ingredients we use when formulating our biome-friendly products. The MADE SAFE seal verifies that the AO+ Mist is free of any chemicals known to harm human health or the environment.
CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE COSMETICS:
A project of the Breast Cancer Fund, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works to promote the development of safer cosmetics. The Campaign focuses on educating the public, working towards legislative changes, and advocating for corporate accountability. Since 2004, the Campaign has helped reduce the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and increase the level of disclosure and transparency of cosmetic companies.
THE MICROBIOME COALITION:
In 2016, the White House announced the launch of The National Microbiome Initiative (NMI). With $121 million in federal funding and $400 million in private funding, the initiative aims to provide a big boost to our understanding of the global microbiome.
The American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT) is a scientific society dedicated to the promotion of toxicology testing and research that reduces and replaces the use of animals.
GC3 (GREEN CHEMISTRY & COMMERCE COUNCIL):
GC3 is a network of companies, NGOs, and other organizations fostering a science-minded community and working together to promote green chemistry and reduce the use of toxic chemicals throughout manufacturing supply chains. GC3 members collaborate to develop green chemistry tools, policies, innovations, and business practices.