Desert Essence

Beauty is Natural, and Nature is Beautiful

Who They Are

Desert Essence was founded in 1978 around one simple concept: beauty is natural, and nature is beautiful. They believe that by bringing the magic of nature into your daily personal care routine, we can collectively strengthen the bonds between our planet and the people who call it home.

The desert is both the source of Desert Essence ingredients, as well as a model of pristine balance and sustainability, where limited resources can offer unimaginable benefits. With that in mind, they strive to have their practices reflect this relationship, reaping the benefits of nature while maintaining a healthy balance. By sourcing natural and organic ingredients from deserts around the world, as well as supporting a federation of Australian farmers who pledge to grow pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide-free, Desert Essence uses only the purest ingredients in their products.

To Desert Essence, beauty is more than skin deep. It’s found in the thoughtfulness and kindness that touches all the lives around us.


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Why We Like Them

Desert Essence knows their products are only as great as their ingredients, which is why for the last 35 years, they’ve sourced and harvested some of the most powerful ingredients on Earth to create their sustainable and ecologically conscious personal care products. Their ingredients are hand selected to work in harmony with you and the planet, to bring you the results and peace of mind you deserve when using personal care products.

Over 30 natural and organic ingredients compose various Desert Essence products, and all are entirely vegan and created without animal testing. They are proud to be Leaping Bunny certified, refusing animal testing of any kind throughout all levels of production. Instead of using parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrances and colors, they find natural solutions that nourish just as effectively as top brands. That way you can say goodbye to glycols and phthalates, and hello to natural tea tree oils and aloe vera extracts. When you get to the end of your product, don’t fret. All Desert Essence products have biodegradable formulas and come in recyclable packaging, so you can minimize your footprint.

For Desert Essence, success isn’t just a number. It’s about the positive impact you’re able to make. As a company centered around making a difference, they have become a certified B-Corp Corporation member, part of a group of businesses that hold the highest standards in environmental and social transparency and performance.

Because sustainability is a living, ever-evolving commitment, they’ve also partnered with Renewable Choice to constantly find ways to be greener in their business. From purchasing wind power credits, to printing business materials on recycled paper, and even cracking down on turning off the office lights, Renewable Choice elevates Desert Essence to stay at the peak of sustainability.

Desert Essence believes true beauty is found in health, happiness, and harmony; and their purpose is to share that with others. To make a difference in lives of people worldwide, they’ve partnered with organizations like Plan International USA’s Because I Am a Girl Initiative to give back and amplify the voices of others. With every purchase of oil blends and facial oils, 1% of sales will go towards girls without access to education, so they can begin to change their own lives, and their communities.

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