I think Human Nature is a relatively sustainable and reputable brand worth mentioning especially in the Philippines where vegan, ethical and sustainable products are very limited on the market. So for them to be putting in this much effort to provide consumers with alternatives and options is very respectable. Just like most hygiene products, plastic packaging is very much an issue and I try to be understanding of the limitations they may face since they do try to keep their prices affordable and must abide by FDA standards or proper health protocols. But for the most part I can tell they are very environmentally conscious about the products that they produce and I think they are a great example of a social enterprise that factors in other branches of sustainability and aim to cover various SDGs.
The Human Nature conditioner ingredients consist of aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol (vegetable-derived), cetrimonium chloride (vegetable-derived), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocoglycerides (coconut-derived), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) flower essential oil, Citrus limon (lemon) fruit essential oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) seed oil, olus (vegetable) oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer (vegetable-derived), diheptyl succinate (vegetable-derived), hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, levulinic acid (plant-derived), sodium levulinate (plant-derived), glycerin (plant-derived), p-anisic acid (anise seed-derived).
In short they really like using organic ingredients in their products and try to keep it as natural as possible so that it will not cause as much harm to water ways nor affect wildlife. Another interesting ingredient i’m pleased to not find in this list is palm oil so I’m relieved that his company is aware of its effects and does not support the use of it. On the downside, I don’t appreciate their use of plastic packaging for many of their hair products. They do have a shampoo bar for sale but they still continue to sell shampoo and conditioner in plastic squeeze bottles. I did notice their efforts to cut down on plastic since they have a bulk option that uses 62% less plastic than the regular sized bottles. I assume its a refill bottle but I still think shampoo and conditioner bars are the best way to go when wanting to cut down on plastic packaging altogether. In my opinion the company should make that extra step to really commit and invest more on their bars instead of the hair products that come in plastic bottles.
Conventional chemical based hair products go straight into waterways and can pollute lakes, rivers and oceans. With Human Nature, their products have been carefully formulated to be safe for our planet and they take measures to have chemists ensure that the organic ingredients used will be of no harm to surrounding wildlife after it is discarded or rinsed off. Human Nature products are formulated in a lab and factory but nonetheless their raw materials and organic ingredients are sourced locally from Philippine farmers and they prefer to use plants that are common within the country. The employees are ethically paid and compensated for their work and they have partnerships with organizations such as Gawad Kalinga that promote fair trade amongst farmers where they source their raw materials from.
Human Nature as a company has 3 core values: Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor, and Pro-Environment. They formulate products using ingredients that can be grown in the Philippines and prioritize Filipino suppliers whenever possible to help make our local economy stronger. They are firm believers of fair trade principles and offer to buy at fair prices from local community-based suppliers to provide a better quality of life for the farmers of the Philippines. They are a member of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the world's largest nonprofit dedicated to natural manufacturing, and they adhere strictly to its environmental and safety principles.
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