The brands we stock, share our passion for natural skincare and organic ingredients. Each has been chosen for their commitment to quality and holistic skin health.
CONTENT stocks brands that are Soil Association certified, Ecocert approved, manufactured as 100% carbon neutral, donate to developing areas, and create foundations to protect our environment and our health. None of the brands we stock test their products on animals, nor do they instruct anyone to do so on their behalf.
Our sourcing policy, looks beyond the elimination of parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, SLS, and synthetic fragrances and extends to a further 25 + commonly used synthetic chemicals. We have listed all product ingredients on our website to ensure you know exactly what you are buying. For more details, please refer to our ingredients page.
We have used the following books and websites when researching ingredients.
An free online data base of medical research
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
CAM on PubMed is limited to the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) subset of PubMed.
Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Database
EWG's data gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from the health risks we all face from everyday exposures to myriad industrial chemicals.
In 2004 they launched Skin Deep, an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products. The aim was to fill in where companies and the government leave off: companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish, and governments don't require companies to test products for safety before they're sold. EWG's scientists built Skin Deep to be a one-of-a-kind resource, integrating our in-house collection of personal care product ingredient listings with more than 50 toxicity and regulatory databases.
Now in its fourth year and third major update, the Skin Deep database provides you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings for nearly a quarter of all products on the market - 28,273 products with 7,231 ingredients. At about one million page views per month, Skin Deep is the world's largest and most popular product safety guide.
A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients
Ruth Winter M.S (6th edition)
A fantastic resource for information on the industry and individual ingredients. Information is compiled from 53 listed references include the FDA and CIR and further Government reports on cancer and toxicity.
Ruth Winter has also written 'A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives'
Mosby's Natural Standard - Herb & Supplement Handbook
Listing 91 commonly used herbs and supplements, and the scientific based evidence, traditional uses, background, safety and side effects associated with each. Every entry is followed by references and was blind peer reviewed.
Edited by 43 Medical and Research professionals, including Dr Andrew Weil, with contributions from a further 108 Doctors and Researchers.
The Complete Guide to Aromatheraphy
Salvatore Battaglia (2nd addition)
An encyclopedia of essential oil descriptions, uses, chemical compositions, and energetics. Each entry is followed by a list of references.
This book also outlines a holistic approach to skincare based the body systems.
Understanding Skin Problems
Papadopoulos and Walker (2nd addition)
Written from a psychological persepectiv. Details approaches to dealing with distressing skin conditions, and information on the mind-body connection and how it can help in dermatology. Complied from 24 listed reference sources.
Healing the Skin
Lueder Jachens (Published in English 2008)
The author is a Dermatologist and Allergen specialist, who after working in medical departments at an Anthroposophical Hospital, set up his own practice in 1992, as a skin specailist in Germany.
Brings together holistic approaches to skincare gathered from his years of experience.
Encyclopedia of Natural Healing
Michael Murrey ND and Joseph Pizzorno ND (revised 2nd edition)
A Classic reference guide for Natural Medicine from Michael Murray, a leading researcher of natural medicine and facality member of Bastyr University in Seattle, and Joseph Pizzorno a prominent naturopathic physician, researcher and co-founder/president of Bastyr University.
Includes 82 pages of references from published research.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Phyllis A Balch CNC (4th edition)
A certified Nutritional Consultant, Balch was instrumental in introducing nutrition as a method of healing to traditionally schooled medical practitioners in America. She spent 2 decades woking in the field of nutrition including testifying before Congress on the power of Natural Healing.
The Ayuerveda Encyclopedia
Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha (5th edition)
The most complete and in-depth book on Ayurveda detailing, 85 medicinal herbs, nutrition and a guide to each body system.
Includes referrals to 88 reference books and is peer reviewed.