our work on sustainability
Welcome to Runa Beauty dear #RUmies.
We’re incredibly proud to call Runa a sustainable beauty brand. However, working to become as earth-friendly and waste-free as possible is a constant process - we’re always learning and working on becoming more sustainable and we always will be!
Our work on sustainability has been a journey, albeit one we’re more than happy to be on. Here’s a little lowdown on what we’ve been working on.
Every story begins with a cause, Runa Beauty starts its journey back in 2019. Our founder’s concern towards sustainability in the beauty industry became the big why of Runa Beauty. She takes baby steps at first to make sure that every single process remains consciously sourced and ethically made.
The journey to look for a supplier starts when Runa visits Kalimantan in 2018. Palm oils are used throughout various beauty products and we know it’s a crucial variable for our future production process. Thus, we need to have a responsible supplier of Palm Oil.
At first we sorted out all the suppliers based on the RSPO certification. The next step we try to convince ourselves by giving a visit to the palm oil cultivation in Kalimantan. We observe and take on a deep research on the process, human resources, and the plantation.
Secondly, we curated a selection of naturally derived ingredients and scientifically proven synthetic chemicals because we believe in nature and science. We believe they can coexist in harmony. As part of our commitment to our health and our environment, we closely review our formulations as new information comes to light, and adjust swiftly and accordingly.
We believe in well-formulated products as well as in a personal approach to skincare and beauty. These beliefs are the essence of our creations. These are some ingredients that we decided not to include in our products, not that it’s "toxin', but because we believe there’s better alternatives that we can use.
Creating a sustainable beauty is an endless process of innovation and education. We believe that to be sustainable we need to prove it by action and small acts do count!