All About Bio-Sourcing
At Sophie la Girafe Babycare, we take pride in bio-sourcing each of our products to deliver the best packaging and formulas available for you and your little ones. Let’s take a look at what it is, all the benefits, and why we do it!
What is bio-sourcing?
Bio-sourcing is the process of obtaining ingredients from natural, renewable resources. This approach focuses on the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, such as farming and harvesting methods that preserve biodiversity and reduce waste.
In addition to using bio-sourced ingredients, it's also important to consider the packaging of the products. Traditional packaging materials (like plastic) can have negative impacts on the environment and human health – especially little ones who are more susceptible!
Bio-sourcing in baby care packaging
Bio-sourced packaging is usually made from natural, renewable resources like sugarcane, corn, or bamboo, and is designed to be biodegradable or compostable. This means that after use, the packaging can break down into natural components, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or oceans.
The use of bio-sourced packaging is particularly important for baby care products because many of these products are used daily (and frequently!) and can result in significant amounts of waste - quickly adding to the problem of plastic waste our planet is facing. Additionally, bio-sourced packaging can also help to reduce the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), which can leak from plastic packaging and into the products we use on our little one’s skin.
Bio-sourcing in baby care formulas
The skincare industry as a whole is notorious for its heavy use of not-so-kind synthetic ingredients, many of which are derived from non-renewable resources and can have harmful environmental impacts. Though baby care is generally void of some of the ingredients found in adult skincare, bio-sourcing provides a safer approach that isn’t just better for the planet, but also for our little one’s skin.
Many parents are increasingly concerned about the impact of chemicals on their babies' health and wellbeing, and this has led to a growing demand for increased safety and protocols when it comes to baby products. Bio-sourcing allows parents to easily choose products that are safe and gentle for their baby's delicate skin.
As a bonus, bio-sourced ingredients are often rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds that can help to nourish and protect babies’ skin and because they are derived from natural sources, they are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions compared to synthetic ingredients.
Some examples of commonly bio-sourced ingredients include:
- Aloe Vera: A popular ingredient in baby care products due to its soothing and hydrating properties, making it a great choice for delicate, sensitive skin.
- Coconut Oil: Used for centuries in skincare, it’s rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, making it an amazing moisturizer and skin protectant.
- Green tea: A potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory when applied topically, its benefits make it a great ingredient for calming and soothing irritated skin.
Are bio-sourcing and “clean” the same?
While there is some overlap between the two, there are some key differences you need to take into account.
“Clean” itself is not a regulated term and varies depending on the company's philosophy. Often characterized by a focus on natural, non-toxic, and sometimes even food-grade ingredients, the goal of creating clean products usually emphasizes removing potentially harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances for increased safety, gentleness, and effectiveness.
Bio-sourcing, on the other hand, is focused on sourcing ingredients and materials from renewable and sustainable sources. While bio-sourced products are often considered clean, there is increased emphasis on the environmental impact of the product itself.
At Sophie la Girafe Babycare, bio-sourcing is non-negotiable. By prioritizing eco-friendly practices, we can ensure that our little ones are not only safe and healthy but also inherit a sustainable world that they can thrive in. It is our responsibility to make conscious choices when it comes to baby care, and choosing bio-sourced ingredients and packaging is a step towards a brighter future.Did you learn something new today? Let us know your thoughts on Instagram @Sophielagirafebabycare !