“I don’t talk about or make anything that I don’t use or live by myself; Terra Tonics reflects a journey to a better future.”
Terra Tonics was born out of one woman’s need for a skincare range that was free from chemicals, toxins, and animal products. Bhavna Suri, model turned founder of Australian natural skincare brand Terra Tonics, crafted her own range of sustainable skincare products that didn’t compromise on integrity or quality. If you want something done you’ve got to do it yourself, right?
Terra Tonics is completely committed to providing safe, clean skincare products that will work from the outside in. They’re 100% natural, 100% cruelty-free, and 100% committed to providing skincare that, well, actually cares for your skin. The Terra Tonics skincare products are designed to simultaneously deliver effective, long-term results whilst providing positive experiences and outcomes for everyone and throughout every aspect of their supply chain. That’s what we love to hear.
As for the ingredients used in the Terra Tonics range, they include Finger Lime, Kakadu Plum, and Mountain Pepper Berry, a berry rich in phytonutrients, with chlorogenic acid, rutin, flavone glycosides and anthocyanin (we’re leaving the big scary words to the experts, aka Terra Tonics). The ingredients are also constantly tested for their purity, are extracted using a dual extraction method that ensures bio availability for the product’s entire shelf life, and each product takes between 9-18 months to formulate and test.
Furthermore, Terra Tonics sources all of their native ingredients – including Kakadu Plum and Native River Mint – from their indigenous regions, and works extremely closely with their suppliers to ensure that the highest standards are met and upheld in regards to production, fair-trade, and regenerative harvesting practices.
This Australian skincare company is dedicated to lessening their impact on the environment, as well as helping you to do the same, which is why they carbon offset their shipping and use recyclable, FSC certified, biodegradable product packaging from an Australian supplier. Just to up their own sustainable packaging game, Terra Tonics is also the first Australasian company to make use of a biodegradable and home compostable packaging alternative made from agricultural waste and mycelium (the vegetative part of a mushroom) for their full-sized products.
Not only are they completely vegan, 100% cruelty-free, and will never test on animals, their products are also undiluted. What does this mean? Undiluted skincare means exactly that, not diluted with unnecessary filler ingredients. Most skincare for example contains water, it’s often the main ingredient. What they advertise is what you get, no drop down menus with 100 other ingredients that you can’t pronounce, only highly potent plant and mineral actives that produce incredible results.
Oh, and just to further reinforce how epic Terra Tonics actually is, the hero product, Clean Collagen, won the Gold Award for the Best Natural Retinol Treatment in the 2021 Organic Beauty Awards, and publications including Vogue, Elle, Moss, and GQ have caught on to just how incredible this brand is, too. How do you like them non-GMO apples?
Terra Tonics is a skincare brand that actually cares about your skin, as well as the environment from which they take the ingredients. They take a mindful and sustainable approach to the sourcing of their ingredients and the packaging of their products, they’re 100% natural and cruelty-free, and they ensure their high standards of ethical production are upheld. So, if you’ve been on the hunt for a natural skincare company that actually works, look no further than Terra Tonics.
Want to know where Terra Tonics sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.
All ingredients sourced are organic or wildcrafted. We use only mineral and botanical ingredients for all our products, no fillers, chemicals, fragrances or even water, so as to not harm our customers or the environment daily and longterm. All products are packaged in Miron Glass that is non-toxic and infinitely recyclable, also maintaining the potency of the active ingredients. We use only mineral and botanical ingredients for all our products, no fillers, chemicals, fragrances or even water, leaving no harmful impact on the planet. Working with local businesses to lessen our carbon footprint. Using Sendle a carbon neutral delivery service. All outer packaging is currently FSC certified and recyclable. FSC certified tissue paper and stickers with soy based inks, compostable mailer bags, limestone quarry waste (recyclable) sample pack bags, oxo-degradable cleanser sample bags and recycled paper info cards. New 100% home compostable outer packaging for online orders grown from mycelium, hemp and local waste. Carbon positive packaging capturing C02 upon it's growth stage, positively contributing to soil health once composted, no waste or pollution created during manufacturing or composting, uses less energy to be produced, 100 percent biodegradable and renewable material that can be recycled directly in and by nature. Taking the steps to become carbon positive, will launch this on the website soon.
All products are extracted, manufactured and packed in Australia with businesses abiding by the fair work act. 100% vegan and cruelty free, no animal testing or working with companies that use animal testing. Working with Australian companies to support our society. Working with local Melbourne based company for our compostable packaging, supporting a new business to be able to expand and help other businesses to make the change to more sustainable practices. We are working on a rewards system that is based on good deeds we and our customers can do in their communities with the reward of points for money off our products, giveaways with other businesses, gifts that incorporate other businesses to be able to keep supporting and motivating one another.
All products are undiluted meaning no water is added to any formulation thus no water unnecessarily shipped around the world. Minimal but highly effective ingredients, meaning no need for over use of products to reach desired results, so less overconsumption.
10% of profits went to the Bob Brown foundation at the start of the year to help save the Tarkine and make it world heritage listed. We as business owners got involved running 26k to raise funds and awareness for the Bob Brown Foundation. Now in talks with two companies to give back to, this is very important to us and we want to choose the right areas to give back to that align with Terra Tonics, our customers and will have the greatest positive impact we can.
Working with Australian companies to support our society. Working with local Melbourne based company for our compostable packaging, supporting a new business to be able to expand and help other businesses to make the change to more sustainable practices.
“To my horror, there were so many shocking ingredients hidden in so called natural and clean products. I was also appalled by the widespread use of animal based ingredients in skincare and their many unproven claims. This lead me to a long period of research into many products, particularly in skincare. I found no companies that met the standards that I had. I wanted to buy a great product but I also wanted to know it was made by people who held the same values as I do and it wasn’t just marketing”.