ecostore New Zealand Blog

Celebrating the launch of SKIN by ecostore

We sourced bioactives from around New Zealand for the dermatologically tested range.

By amanda
April 6th, 2017
What to look for in lip balm this winter

Choosing lip balms with fewer, healthier ingredients can be a better option for taking care of this fragile skin in the cooler months.

By amanda
May 18th, 2016
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ecostore manufacturing certified child labour free

We’re now accredited as a Child Labour Free manufacturer after starting on the certification journey a few months ago.

By amanda
October 16th, 2015
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Why we leave out ethanolamines

Health concerns have been raised over ethanolamines, so are they worth the risk? We’ve delved deeper into the potential harm MEA, DEA and TEA may have on your health.

By amanda
November 25th, 2015
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The good stuff: Jojoba in the spotlight

We use jojoba in our Body Lotion, Baby Moisturiser and Hand Cream – rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it can be used as a cleanser as well as a moisturiser not just for the skin, but also for hair, nail cuticles and lips.

By amanda
December 2nd, 2014
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Less is more
When it comes to ingredients, less really is more

Not only do we use the least number of ingredients in our products, we also use them at the lowest possible concentrations for the best results.

By Melanie Rands
May 6th, 2014
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Spray cleaner
Nasty chemical of the month: benzalkonium chloride

Benzalkonium chloride is an antibacterial chemical that’s added to household cleaners and cosmetic products because of its ability to kill germs, but unfortunately that’s not all it does. Find out more about why we think you should steer clear of this chemical.

By Melanie Rands
February 5th, 2014
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Gloved hands cleaning a hand basin with a spray cleaner
Want to see how ecostore shower cleaner stacks up against the big brands?

Our 4.5-star rated shower cleaner uses just three ingredients, compared to more than 20 in some of the competing products listed in a 2013 NZ Herald article.

By Melanie Rands
October 10th, 2013
Walmart HQ
Walmart phasing out 10 nasty chemicals

In 2013 Walmart prioritised 10 chemical ingredients for ‘continuous reduction, restriction and elimination’ and planned protocols to monitor and carry out regular reviews of ingredients.

By Melanie Rands
September 27th, 2013
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Are you a ‘Tox Avoider’?

A nationwide poll of Australian shoppers by Monash University has found that as many as half of the shoppers surveyed, identified themselves as ‘Tox Avoiders’.

By Melanie Rands
February 16th, 2012
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