Wellness Hub February 2019 Why Swisse Skincare? Swisse September 3, 2015 Share Our formulas luxuriously combine vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential oils and plant extracts that are friendly to your body and the environment. All Swisse Skincare products are: Made from premium quality natural ingredients that support skin health Not tested on animals Safe and free of harmful chemicals RSPO certified – we only use sustainable sources of palm oil SWISSE SKINCARE HERITAGE We are committed to constantly researching and developing products that support your health and wellbeing. Swisse is a brand that believes in premium ingredients and proven results. Swisse was founded in the 1960s by Kevin Ring. Inspired by the natural approach to healthcare during a trip to Switzerland, he opened a wholefoods store in Melbourne and began developing wellness products. Swisse Skincare grew from this profound yet simple heritage, producing products that are naturally nourishing for your skin. WHAT WE PUT IN Swisse Skincare is committed to providing a skincare range based on sustainably sourced natural ingredients. These ingredients are highly effective in improving skin health, by working with the skin’s own natural processes, without causing disruption or harm. We continuously research and source the most up to date natural ingredients for our skincare range. We use natural plant seed oils and botanical extracts in our products because of their high concentration of active compounds. Naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, they improve the barrier function of the skin, boosting hydration and replenishing suppleness. Powerful antioxidants are also important for skin health because they protect the skin from damage caused by environmental free radicals such as ultra violet light, smoke, pollution, and daily exposure to chemicals. These free radicals enter the skin, attack cell membranes and damage DNA, causing premature aging, loss of skin tone, pigmentation, inflammation, dryness and skin sensitivity. Free radicals also trigger the formation of enzymes that damage connective tissue, such as collagen, within the skin. Vitamins such as vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), vitamin C and E also act as potent antioxidants, and further protect the skin from free radical damage. These are just some of the ingredients featured across the range, included to protect, nourish and restore the health of the skin. WHAT WE LEAVE OUT At Swisse we don’t include any ingredients that do not constructively support the skin. This is in keeping with the first principle of natural medicine, which is to ‘do no harm’. We exhaustively search for ingredients that do not have any potential for adverse or unhealthy effects on people or the environment. You won’t find any of the following ingredients in the Swisse Skincare range: Parabens, SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrances or colours, petrolatum, silicones, mineral oils, PEGS, TEA, DEA, urea, peroxide or animal products. Swisse Skincare products are not tested on animals.