Blue Earth is a small family business based at the foothills of the Southern Alps with a great sustainability ethos. Their philosophy is to provide natural botanical skincare with integrity. Their products are formulated with flowers, clays, natural gums, plant oils (not palm oil) , extracts and infusions and they DO NOT use animal ingredients, parabens, artificial colours, artificial fragrances, palm oil, PEGs, synthetic preservatives, or sodium laurel/laureth sulphate. Blue Earth products are made in relatively small batches and have a comparatively short shelf life, compared to most other leading natural skin care products. This is because their products are COMPLETELY NATURAL with NO synthetic or harsh preservatives. Once opened they should be used within 3 to 4 months.