ECO: Eco Beauty Award

PRIMAVERA

Revitalizing Face Care

Sustainability Principle 1: How does your entry help to reduce or eliminate the build-up of substances from the earth’s crust?

Raw material extraction/processing
Each product in the Revitalizing Face Care collection is third-party certified by NATRUE to be completely free of petrochemicals. We actively avoid the petrochemical hexane during extraction of our plant ingredients.
Creation/Production
Produced in Germany’s first facility of its size and function with a carbon-neutral footprint. It’s heated via a sustainable, energy-neutral approach, consuming no fossil fuels (infrared heating, solar power, etc.).
Packaging/Distribution
PRIMAVERA utilizes glass packaging for the Revitalizing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Revitalizing Face Scrub, Revitalizing Serum and Revitalizing Intensive Seed Oil Capsules, in an effort to avoid plastics as often as possible.
Use and end of life
Because the Revitalizing Face Care line’s formulas are biodegradable and 100% petrochemical-free, when any formulations are rinsed from the skin at the sink or in the shower, no chemical substances enter local water systems.

Sustainability Principle 2: How does your entry help to reduce or eliminate accumulation of substances produced by society?

Raw material extraction/processing
Sources the highest amount of certified organic ingredients available. Products avoid chemical extraction/heavy processing (deodorizing and bleaching) to retain as many living plant nutrients as possible.
Creation/Production
Chemical-free formulations require that the R&D and manufacturing groups avoid chemical ingredients and cleaning agents. Production facility’s special honeycomb structure saved 20 percent on steel and concrete, representing a CO2 savings of 170 tons.
Packaging/Distribution
For products within the Revitalizing Face Care line that require an outer carton, PRIMAVERA uses sustainable and recycled sources printed with chemical-free printing plates and Eco-Color dyes.
Use and end of life
The Revitalizing Intensive Seed Oil Capsules feature biodegradable, vegetable-based capsules.

Sustainability Principle 3: How does your entry help to reduce or eliminate the physical degradation of nature?

Raw material extraction/processing
All partner farmers protect biodiversity, practice crop rotation, use only chemical-free pesticides and fertilizers, and produce no genetically modified ingredients during the cultivation of the line’s botanical actives.
Creation/Production
Use only food-grade emulsifiers, natural fragrances, surfactants, colors and preservatives. Never use synthetic additives, parabens, or genetically modified plants. Facilities feature rainwater collectors and a green roof, reducing storm water runoff
Packaging/Distribution
The custom, recyclable green and brown colored glass bottles feature an environmentally-friendly protective UV coating to keep the Revitalizing Face Care line’s formulas shelf-stable and reduce the need for secondary packaging.
Use and end of life
Whenever possible, PRIMAVERA’s Revitalizing Face Care line avoids the use of an outer folding carton to reduce waste and save natural resources.

Sustainability Principle 4: How does your entry help to reduce or eliminate conditions that undermine people’s capacity to meet their basic human needs, in your company, in your supply chain, and the communities in which you operate?

Raw material extraction/processing
Have long-term, fair-trade partnerships with organic partner farms in India and Turkey to source ingredients. Pay fair prices, guarantee purchase quantities, and sponsor education and development initiatives for workers.
Creation/Production
PRIMAVERA employs local staff members with physical challenges to assemble the Revitalizing Starter Kit product.
Packaging/Distribution
PRIMAVERA targets wellness-oriented spas and destination resorts which are committed to a holistic approach to healthy, sustainable living, including a focus on fitness, organic cuisine, and chemical-free cosmetics.
Use and end of life
Several products have third party clinical test results. Offers an effective, all-natural alternative to get the results consumers want without sacrificing ethics, environmental responsibility or their long-term health to look and feel their best.