Rawgaia is an award winning skincare range brought to us by Jessica Micheal from Brighton in the UK, where every item from their skincare range is handmade in small batches.
The ethos behind Rawgaia is of a range of organic, vegan skincare made with cold-pressed superfoods that we all can recognise with absolutely no synthetic chemical ingredients included.
I find Rawgaia, as a brand to be totally transparent in everything they do. All the ingredient are stated and are clearly labelled with certification from COSMOS Soil Association, The Vegan Society and Leaping Bunny.
Why Raw Superfoods? Our bodies are made to eat and absorb natural plants that are full of nutrients, vitamins and mineral our bodies need to be healthy. We absorb 60-80% of everything we put on our skin, so by applying well researched raw superfoods to your skin we are harnessing the raw power of plants to not only help us with the conditioner of our skin but also to not do any further harm.
Why Coldpressed? In basic terms no heat is caused by the extraction of the ingredient from the plants, therefore the ingredients are purer with a higher nutrient content.
Organic. Ingredients are sourced from organic or wildcrafted sources wherever possible. Organic meaning, using ingredients which are grown without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers and more. (Soil Association Definition). The Goji Berry and Hemp Glow Ritual are certified COSMOS products. The MSM Ritual is organic but not certified due to the use of MSM, as while MSM is organic it cannot be certified as Organic.
With all the press talk on greenwashing, it is really great to see brands such as Rawgaia using The Soil Association COSMOS certification. The certification means the product has to state on the packaging what percentage of the product is Organic. For the product to be called and certified organic, it must have Organic ingredients of 95% or over.
Leaping Bunny Certified & Vegan The brand is totally vegan and Leaping Bunny certified. Rawgaia requires all their suppliers to complete a legal document to state that they do not test their raw ingredient on animals. Rawgaia is tested on human volunteers and does not pay anyone to test products on animals.
Packaging. Rawgaia uses recyclable packaging for the products and compostable packaging when sending the items to us. I find the glass bottles and jars to be beautiful and hope in the future Rawgaia will do a return scheme like Bloomtown as they are too beautiful to recycle as normal.