Produced in the pure and beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia
Luxurious, certified organic and supercharged with unique, native Australian botanical oils and extracts, Ipsum skin care is carefully formulated with highest quality and sustainably-sourced plant oils, esters and waxes.
Each ingredient is extracted only from plants grown and harvested in their native habitat to ensure the integrity of benefits for skin.
The Ipsum Skin Story
The pure, high-performance, COSMOS certified organic formulations are delicately-balanced blends of carefully selected, nutrient-rich and active native plant oils and extracts which work together to ensure the best results for your skin needs, through the rigours of daily life and across the seasons. The natural fragrances of the plant oils also offer powerful aromatherapy benefits to balance the mood and to support general health.
Ultimately, Ipsum has been created to offer luxurious, clean and pure skin care that will ensure you achieve your very best skin.
The culmination of over 25 years of learning, understanding and writing about the best in beauty in the UK and in Australia, Ipsum Best Skin face and body care has been created by former beauty journalist and author Janet Hayward, with the knowledgeable and devoted belief in the unique and effective power of pure, native plant oils.
As a journalist, the opportunity to meet and interview global specialists including green cosmetic chemists, dermatologists, aromatherapists and botanists – along with a hands-on approach to producing natural beauty in book titles “Organic Beauty”, “Lemon’s are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Pretty as a Peach” – offered invaluable insight and helped inspire the creation of the Ipsum range.
Pure, Active Cosmos-Certified Organic Plant Formulations
COSMOS Organic certification offers assurance of the quality and integrity of the ingredients used to create Ipsum products and the product formulations themselves.
The COSMOS standard is the result of a harmonization effort conducted by five leading European certification bodies: BDHI (Germany), Cosmebio (France), Ecocert (France), ICEA (Italy) and Soil Association (UK) with the aim to create a globally recognised Organic and Natural Cosmetics Standard that meets stringent requirements, including:
To support the use of products from organic agriculture and respect biodiversity;
To use natural resources responsibly and respect the environment;
To use processing and manufacturing methods that are clean and respectful of both human health and the environment;
To integrate and develop the concept of “Green Chemistry”
“The love affair might have begun with the Lip Oil Balm but it continues throughout the entire Ipsum Skin collection – hero product after hero product.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Are Ipsum face and body oils vegan-friendly?
Yes. All Ipsum products are made with 100% pure and organic plant oils, extracts, esters and waxes. None of the products in our range contain any animal derived ingredients.
Q. Are Ipsum products cruelty-free?
Yes. Ipsum face and body products are always tested on humans and will never be tested on animals.
Q. Can I use Ipsum if I have sensitive skin or rosacea or eczema?
Yes – in particular, Ipsum Best Skin Nourishing Face Oil and Ipsum Best Skin Body Oil in Patchouli Rose have achieved great results when used as part of an everyday regime for sensitive skin issues. All Ipsum products do include very small amounts of beneficial essential oils in the formulations therefore it is always best to first carry out a small patch test on your skin.
Q. Are any of the Ipsum products suitable for oily skin?
Yes! Many plant oils help bring balance to oily skin and have powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antibacterial properties that can soothe sore and reddened acne skin. They also contain vitamins and anti-oxidants to help heal and restore skin back to health. All Ipsum products are formulated with plant oils and extracts that are highly beneficial to help decongest, balance and rejuvenate oily skin especially jojoba, rosehip, lavender, ylang ylang, patchouli, roman chamomile and Australian Sandalwood.
Q. Are Ipsum face and body oils safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes – and the massaging action plus the aromatherapy benefits of the oils can works wonders to balance skin and calm the mind.
A full list of ingredients are featured on all Ipsum products and as they contain very small amounts of essential oils, please do check with your doctor first if you are in any doubt.
ACO COSMOS ORGANIC
Australian Certified Organic is the first Asia-Pacific based certifier accredited under the COSMetics Organic and natural Standard (COSMOS) as an approved certifier for Organic and Natural cosmetics as well as cosmetics raw materials, following an accreditation process through the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS).
What is the COSMOS standard?
COSMOS standard is the result of a harmonization effort conducted by five leading European certification bodies: BDHI (Germany), Cosmebio (France), Ecocert (France), ICEA (Italy) and Soil Association (UK) with the aim to create a global Organic and Natural Cosmetics Standard. Since its constitution in 2010, the standard has been placed in the hands of COSMOS-standard AISBL, an international non-profit Association.
The COSMOS ORGANIC signature is available for products that comply with the COSMOS-standard in all respects and contain the required percentages of organic ingredients as specified in the COSMOS-standard.
IN THE PRESS
“Bow down to the best body oil we have tried in a long time” – GLAMOUR UK
“Essential to deeply nourish” – VOGUE ITALIA
“This emergency concentrate is formidable for erasing signs of fatigue.” – VOGUE PARIS
“Ipsum isn’t kidding around when it comes to giving you your best skin.” – RUSH
“We love the nourishing Best Skin Face Oil for a smoother, more even-toned complexion” – ELLE
“The velvety feel of the organic “Best Skin” face and body oils…with ingredients to carry the healthy Australian life to the rest of the world.” – VOGUE GERMANY