Anointment Natural Skin Care Inc., a natural skin care company based in Sackville, NB has received vegan certification for select products from US-based Vegan Action Organization, also known as vegan.org. This certification verifies that each raw ingredient in the certified vegan product does not contain animal products, byproducts, nor had the ingredient ever been tested on animals. The certification was desirable as a visible reflection to customers of our internal company values of ingredient transparency and environmental responsibility. To obtain certification Anointment was required to obtain a signed statement from each ingredient supplier verifying the product did not contain animal products nor had it ever been tested on animals. Through this process, it was confirmed that the suppliers Anointment has partnered with also take seriously transparency of their raw materials and supply chain.
As our customer base moves further from our home base in the maritimes, it is important to provide third-party accredited information to our customers who won’t have the chance to meet or talk to us personally. As we grow we rely more and more on our product packaging to tell our story, the vegan certification helps us to do that effectively. By adding the logo to our product packaging customers will immediately know that, along with our previously obtained cruelty free designation, we are committed to using plant-based ingredients in our products going forward, says owner April MacKinnon
Anointment Natural Skin Care is an award-winning company that produces products for several lines including Baby care, Daily Luxury Skin Care for Women, Men’s Beard Care and Grooming Products, and Handcrafted Bar Soap. With a focus on certified organic ingredients and inspired by life on the historic Tantramar Marshes, Anointment also works with local farmers to purchase certified organic herbs. Owner April MacKinnon also keeps a large herb garden and spends time wild crafting botanicals for Anointment bar soap. Anointment products are all produced in a small workshop in Sackville, New Brunswick and distributed throughout Canada in independent baby boutiques, health food stores, lifestyle shops and large chains including Whole Foods. Anointment also provides manufacturing services for other Canadian skin care brands and currently employs four people.
Anointment products that have been certified vegan: Shea Butter Cream, Rose Toner, Herbal Clay Cleanser, Woodland Beard Oil, Unclad Beard Oil, Postpartum Bath Herbs, Baby Oil, Nipple Butter, Baby Powder, Belly Butter, Lemon Poppy Seed Soap, Pink Grapefruit & Vanilla Soap, Seaweed Soap, Lavender Soap, Calendula Soap, Woodland Sage Soap, Shave Soap, Om Shanti Soap, Holiday Spice Soap.