It’s actually easy being Green

For almost 15 years Organic Surge has been caring for your skin, whilst reducing our carbon footprint, with products that (quite literally) don’t cost the Earth.

Here's how our Clean Beauty ethos takes care of the conscience as well as your complexion. 

  1. Keeping it as natural as possible

Our products contain a minimum of 98% naturally derived ingredients and we only use ingredients derived from renewable resources. When we use natural & organic ingredients instead of synthetic ones we enhance the skin's natural function; utilising active ingredients which help optimise our skin's regeneration.

  • 2.    Certified Organic .
    Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics" so rest assured Organic Surge Products contain:
    A minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.
    A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.
    3.    Which means absolutely none of these.
    GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes or animal derived ingredients.
    4.    And also #Glutenfree & 100% Suitable for Vegans.
    All of our products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Organic Surge is against animal testing and upholds the European ban. At Organic Surge we are #allergyaware so all of our Organic Surge products are wheat/gluten free and tested for suitability to all skin types even the most sensitive
    5.    Palm Oil?
    Our products do not contain palm oil itself but some products contain
    ingredients which are derived from palm oil. The sources of these
    ingredients vary but we only buy from suppliers who are signed up to the
    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
    6.    Recyclable Packaging & Biodegradability
    We only use packaging materials which can be recycled, and we don't use more packaging than is needed. And although it's not the prettiest parcel you'll ever receive we work hard to make sure that all of our outer packaging for your order contains biodegradable or recyclable materials too.
    7.    NEVER Tested on Animals.
    We absolutely do not and our manufacturing partners do not. Organic Surge
    will always work with ingredients derived from nature wherever possible,
    rather than using synthetic ingredients. Each ingredient is sourced with the
    utmost care for the environment and respect for the welfare of animals.
    8.    And finally
    We're proud that all of our products are made here in Great Britain!
  • Why choose Organic?

    We’re clearly passionate about organic. Our founder Alan MacKenzie set up Organic Surge after suffering from eczema and skin sensitivity. He was frustrated that he couldn’t find good-quality, genuinely organic skincare at an affordable price.

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    We’re a small team, based in the Scottish Highlands. We’re proud to be fully independent and striving always to make the best products we possibly can – products that are good for your skin as well as for the environment – is the heart and soul of what we do.

    We wanted to find out more about why you choose organic skincare and beauty products, and the differences you see after switching to organic. We were blown away by the response. We had an incredible 214 replies to our Facebook question and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed. So rather than hearing it from us, here are the top ten reasons why you choose Organic Surge skincare, bodycare and haircare.

     

    1. ‘Organic Surge beauty products don’t irritate sensitive and eczema-prone skin’ came up time and time again in your replies. We understand the challenges of sensitive skin. SLS, parabens and synthetic fragrances are the most common irritants in skin and bodycare products so it's safe to switch to Organic Surge, which is 100% free of these harsh ingredients. Plus, all Organic Surge facial skincare products have been clinically and dermatologically tested and are suitable for sensitive skin. Find out more about how we test our products to ensure they are safe for sensitive skin here.
    2. You share our passion for choosing organic because it’s better for the environment. We work with Ecocert’s global standards and ensure we use ingredients derived from renewable resources that are manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. We also work with Ecocert on ensuring our packaging is always reusable or recyclable. You can find out more about Ecocert’s standards here.
    3. You choose Organic Surge because we don’t use any of the chemicals you want to avoid, including GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced such as beeswax).
    4. We were delighted that you said you choose our products because you like our honest approach. This is so important to us. We are a small team and don’t have a marketing department or even an employee dedicated to marketing. We put developing great performing products first and always try to be transparent and honest in everything we do.
    5. You like the way our organic products feel to use. A word that came up time and time again was ‘better’. We don’t use any synthetic fragrances in our products, only pure essential oils. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their skincare benefits and mood-enhancing properties. They also give our products their vibrant, uplifting fragrances.
    6. You try to eat organic, so why wouldn’t you choose organic for your skin, body and haircare too?
    7. Thank you so much Katy Beardmore for feeding back on the quality of our customer services. Coreen and Jenny, who look after our customer services, are based in our office in the Highlands. They are on hand by phone on +44(0) 1955 606 061 or email, at info@organicsurge.com , to help with any questions or advice, so please do get in touch.
    8. You buy our products because they are cruelty-free.
    9. Do you do your grocery shopping on Ocado? Several people told us that they loved being able to easily pick up their favourite Organic Surge products with their weekly shop. Caroline A Emerson is a busy mum who told us that choosing Organic Surge gave her peace of mind for her skin and family.
    10. You also told us that you choose our products because they last and offer great value for money. The quality of the products was mentioned in many of your replies – which we are delighted about. We love reading your product reviews – Alan personally reads every single one. We include them on our website so you can read first-hand, unbiased reviews and feedback on every product.

    Brands With a Conscience

    Every single Organic Surge product sold contributes to our efforts to support Africa’s most vulnerable children. Integral to the Organic Surge brand are our ethical ambitions. Our ultimate aim is to develop a highly successful brand which helps in our efforts to release children from poverty, enabling them to live enriched, meaningful lives. We take an unusually hands-on approach to charity work and have been known to send one of our team into a troubled area to give help directly at source, especially where vulnerable children are involved. Here is the Organic Surge founder, Alan, with some of the children at the school in Africa.

    Organic Surge has been proud sponsors of the Baby Care Unit in Kenya Children's Home, Nairobi since 2009. The Baby Care Unit cares for 48 sick or abandoned children, from newborns to 2 year olds and Organic Surge contributed to costs for nursing care, food and staff.

     

    We are proud that every product sold from our collection helps to create financial and emotional opportunities for some of the most neglected people in our world. We believe brands should be doing their bit to support others and here are just few brands we think are doing a fantastic job!

     

    Out of Print Clothing: This online fashion boutique features iconic book covers on clothing, accessories and stationary, perfect for all you bookworms! Out of Print Clothing know that many parts of the world don't have access to books so they decided, for each product sold, a book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.

     

    Lush: Lush help give something back to grassroots groups around the world that need help to make a difference. They help raise money for vital and important grassroots campaigns and charities from those purchasing their Charity Pot. Globally, the Charity Pot is now sold in 24 countries - all given away to frontline campaigns for animals, human rights and the environment.

     

    Garden Organic: Garden Organic is the UK's leading organic growing charity. Dedicated to promoting organic gardening in homes communities and schools. Their vision is of a healthy sustainable world that has embraced organic growing. Click here to read more about what Garden Organic does and how you can help support them!

     

    The Co-Operative: The Co-operative are out-performing their targets to being a socially responsible business. They have an ethical plan in place in which they support local communities, help to protect the environment, tackle poverty and help to inspire young people to become green pioneers. Click here to find out about the great amount they do! You can find your favourite multi-award winning skin, hair and body care brand Organic Surge here, too!

     

     

    Do you have any favourite brands that help charities close to your heart?

     

    Click the link to find out more about the charity we support: www.kenyachildrenshome.org.uk

    Meet The Team - Katie!

    May has finally arrived, hurray! Another week and another member of our lovely team to introduce you to!

    What is your role at Organic Surge and what does it involve?

    Hi there, I’m the marketing manager for Organic Surge, so I look after everything from the e-commerce platform on which our website runs, to all the communications and promotions both on site and through our newsletter.


    We recently relaunched the website and now have a faster, mobile and tablet enabled, and overall much easier to use website. Plus we’ve also been able to launch a loyalty scheme, wishlist function, and currently we have a number of great bundles of products with 10% OFF for loyal customers!


    What are your interests outside of Organic Surge?

    Since joining Organic Surge I’ve become a lot more interested in my health and what goes into our everyday products. I seem to spend a lot of time planning nutritious but delicious meals (takes forever to read the ingredients on everything), trying out new health kicks like buggyfit (willing to try anything to loose the baby weight), and looking for ways to stay stress-free and relaxed (yoga does seem to help, when I can make it to the class). I also enjoy catching up with friends and seeing the latest movie releases.


    What are your top 3 Organic Surge products and why?

    First Class Face Mask – The best pick me up when my skin is worn out, dehydrated and sleep-deprived; as it can also be used everyday!
    Moisture Boost Shampoo – One of the first products I ever tried.. I still love the scent and it really does leave my hair looking glossy and full of body
    Lavender Meadow Foaming Bath – The perfect way to unwind after a hard day, light a couple of candles and soak in the tub for as long as possible


    What has been your highlight since working at Organic Surge?

    There have been a number of highlights since I joined Organic Surge, so it’s difficult to choose one.

    I love that Organic Surge is a brand with a conscience and that we give something back. We continue to support Kenya Children’s Home and a couple of year’s ago launched the million dollar pledge with the aim of raising $1 Million from sales.

    I also love that we are able to listen to our customers and make changes based on their suggestions, for example a few customers requested products for more mature skin, so we launched the extra care range to help your skin stay timeless, starting with the Hot Cloth Cleanser,  and there are more products to be announced later this year.

    Overall it’s a challenge to work in the skincare industry, and I hope with the support of our loyal customers we are able to grow into a household brand, as more people become aware of the benefits of buying natural and organic products for everyday use.

     

    Tune in again next week to meet team member number four!

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