Eco Inside and Out
It’s about more than skincare.
Abundantly available, we hand-harvest mineral-rich glacial mud on the Copper River Delta in Southcentral Alaska. Nearly 100 million tons of buttery glacial mud deposit on the expansive delta each year, the largest contiguous wetland in North America. This glacial mud has been in Mother Nature’s factory for over 10,000 years. Alaska Glacial Mud Co. LLC always pledges to use the most eco-friendly and socially responsible methods for harvesting and manufacturing our products without the use of heavy equipment, mechanical or explosive techniques. We use good old-fashioned 5 gallon buckets and spade shovels. We adhere to permitting requirements and often harvest less than 1% of our permitted resource. To paint a picture of the abundance, we harvest less than a drop in the bucket, so to speak! We use community hydropower to process the raw material. All packaging is post-consumer and/or recyclable and all ingredients are biodegradable. We also give 10% of our profits to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, sustainable community development and environmental education programs. Due to a comprehensive social and environmental company ethos, Alaska Glacial Mud Co. received BCorp status by the BLab in 2014.
Our Environmental Sustainability Guidelines are available (PDF) HERE.
Our Social Sustainability Guidelines (PDF) HERE
All products are manufactured using only natural, wild and certified organic ingredients in small batches. We do not use synthetic fragrances, colors fillers, propylene glycol, parabens, sulfates or pthalates. All products are cruelty-free and are allergy tested for all skin types.
The glacial mud in our products retains more than 60 major and trace elements known to promote healthy cell regeneration and is the most mineral-rich and unique mud in the world. It also contains micro-fine clay particles that absorb toxins and exfoliate dead skin, leaving skin soft, nourished and radiant.
What you put on your skin is as important as what goes into your body. Your skin is the largest organ in the human body and absorbs 60% of products used topically. If you want healthier and younger looking skin, topically feed your body nutrient rich natural skin care products instead of chemical products that introduce unwanted toxins into your system! Other ways to ensure healthy skin include:
- Drinking plenty of water. This may be the single most important thing we do for all our organs!
- You are what you eat! Eat nutrient-dense raw fruits and vegetables each day as the absorption rate of vitamins and minerals from raw foods is highest!
- For supplementation, choose carefully… whole food supplements offer a higher rate of absorption than synthesized multivitamins.
YOUR SKIN, EARTH’S SKIN
By choosing eco-friendly products from companies dedicated to sustainable practices you are ensuring healthy skin for yourself and the planet. Alaska Glacial Mud Co. is a proud signer of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and approved in EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.