Avalon Organics

Deep Rooted Beauty Care

Who They Are

Mark Egide, founder of Avalon Natural Cosmetics, first met Mark Levin while working in a cruelty free cosmetic store in San Francisco. Starting as a small startup in Northern California in 1989, they teamed up with the mission of creating organic and natural beauty products with a purpose. In the next ten years, they went from working in a small warehouse, to running multiple factories, launching what was then Avalon Natural Cosmetics into one of the most recognized brands in the natural cosmetics industry. In 2006, Avalon was purchased by Hain Naturals, changing the name to Avalon Organics, while keeping the same dedication to transparency and honesty that built the brand.

Avalon Organics is founded on the belief that all beauty comes from our Earth, with a deep reverence for the planet and respect for all living creatures. This mantra inspires all of their beauty products. They use only the purest ingredients to make vegan and cruelty-free products that truly work. From transparency in their production processes, to third-party Organic and Cruelty-Free certifications, and even supporting government policies that bring education to girls in developing countries, Avalon Organics is determined to make a difference in any way they can.

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Why We Like Them

Curated from pure and natural resources, Avalon Organics skin, hair, and body products are deeply rooted in a profound respect for the earth. They never stop searching for plant-based and organic ingredients from trusted sources to infuse in their ever growing line of beauty products, dedicated to being vegan and cruelty free. This means never testing products on animals, and only sourcing ingredients from suppliers that can prove they are not testing on animals. While it may take more time, the end result is powerful products that are safe to use, and safe for the Earth.

Not only does Avalon Organics infuse their products with nature’s finest, but they want you to know about it. That’s why all their products are certified to either the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients, or the USDA National Organic Standard, which undergo rigorous third party testing to ensure you get the most transparent product available. By promoting honesty in every step of production, Avalon Organics creates products that are safe, effective, and conscious of the greater good.

To further minimize their footprint on the planet beyond just using organic ingredients, Avalon Organics uses packaging from post-consumer materials and sustainably source paperboard, all of which can be further recycled after you receive it. Additionally, they test all their product formulas to evaluate their ability to biodegrade safely.

From start to finish, Avalon Organics infuses their mission to make the world a better place into each and every product. But it doesn’t stop there. Using profits from their products, they support government policies that give girls in developing countries access to a fair education. By joining forces with CARE, an organization dedicated to uplifting families and communities out of poverty, they are able to transform the lives of young people globally. Through this 3 year partnership, Avalon Organics hopes to open the door to education for nearly 31 million girls, encouraging empowerment through reading and writing.

  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free
  • NSF/ANSI 305
    NSF/ANSI 305
  • Leaping Bunny
    Leaping Bunny
  • Vegan
  • No GMO
    No GMO
  • Empowers Women
    Empowers Women
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

The NSF/ANSI 305: Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients Certification helps to label personal care products that may not be eligible for USDA certification, as they are non-food items. Products are evaluated by an independent organization to assure they contain at least 70% organic ingredients by weight. NSF allows for limited chemical processing that is deemed necessary for the production of certain personal care products.

Cruelty Free International certifies that cosmetic and household products are not tested on animals. These companies are audited to ensure that the ingredients and finished products are not causing harm to animals.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This product is made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. The process of using GMO’s involves manipulating the DNA of plants, animals, and other organisms to produce benefits such as an ability to tolerate herbicides or produce their own pesticides. GMO’s have been deemed as unsafe by many developed nations.

This company promotes the empowerment of women by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equality, or donating time or funds towards women’s education and empowerment opportunities.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

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