Freshening up on the go. That used to be another way of saying ‘Baby wipes, a lot of deodorant and hoping people won’t stand too close to you…
Okay, so perhaps that may be a slight exaggeration, but you get the picture. We all know that feeling when you’re chasing around all day, trying to get the school run in before your first appointment, before you have to be home to let the boiler man in, before you have to be back in the office for that meeting you swore you wouldn’t be late for (again) ….and so it goes on. We all have different schedules and sometimes it feels like you spend your day running. Physically and metaphorically.
I’m someone who seems to be always running (I couldn’t tell you!), so I always (particularly during the summer months) have a can of deodorant in my drawer at work. It was particularly handy on Fridays around 5pm, when a drink after work was mentioned.
But I digress. In a time when we are all trying to do our best to buy more eco-friendly cosmetics, we have always struggled to find products that were both easy on the environment, but actually WORKED.
Enter Nuasan. They are an Irish company (based in Galway), who have just launched Active Body Wipes made from plant-based fibres. They work in harmony with your skin to create a sustained body-odour controlled environment meaning you feel fresh all day long. Enriched with L+pHControl® which eliminates the bacteria that causes body odour, they also contain bamboo and peppermint to instantly cool, as well as macro-algae and aloe to soothe and hydrate.
Well, doesn’t that sound pretty amazing?
Dara Scott, founder and MD says, “Our busy lifestyles mean we have enough to worry about besides trying to stay fresh as well as worrying about if we’re making sustainable choices. So, don’t worry!” This is a range of body care products created with the active and on-the-go life in mind, so that feeling of freshness would never be too far away.
Where did the product come from? Years of expertise using natural active ingredients in a completely different field, lead to the development of Nuasan. Using anti-fungal properties to create HiveAlive, a natural feed for bee health has protected over 6.5 million colonies of bees worldwide. With proven success, Dara and his team began exploring other categories and found that there aren’t very many natural products available for dealing with bacteria and fungus for people. They also found that when it comes to body odour, it’s all about “deodorising” or masking the issue, not actually eliminating the problem.
Why is Nuasan different? Natural body care products have long since been established in the market, so what’s unique about Nuasan? Sustainability is a driving force behind the company’s ethos and impacts every element of the business from manufacturing to day to day business.
Dara says, “Too many companies just focus on growth and profit. We want to use our position to positively impact the future any way we can.”
- Nuasan has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2022.
- Their Nuasan Active Body Wipes are biodegradable and made from plant-based fibres.
- 10% of all profits are donated to combat the climate crisis.
- 75% of their bottles are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic (this means they are taking plastic out of the environment instead of adding to it.)
- All their boxes are made from recycled paper.
- Their HQ office is powered solely by wind power.
- They have a zero-waste policy and compost facilities in their office.
- All their products are vegan and cruelty free.
All in all, we believe that this is a pretty good proposition and a product that we would like to recommend here on Wasted,so we are happy to get it the thumbs up!
Good for your health, good for the environment. And good for the bees apparently.
To learn more and to purchase visit www.nuasan.com; Instagram @_Nuasan and @NuasanActive on Facebook.