Zero Waste Skincare: How Au Natural Skinfood is Shaking up the Industry!

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Cleaning out the Toxins

I started cleaning out my toiletries of toxic products long before I began my journey to zero waste living. As someone who is not an expert in cosmetic chemistry, it can become frustrating to figure out what’s truly “non-toxic” and “all-natural”. Combine that with minimalism and zero waste goals, and we might be wondering what skincare products are even left that check all the right boxes? As I’m not big into DIY, I was left scratching my head.

All natural, minimalist, and zero waste skincare, is there such a thing?

Enter Au Natural Skinfood

The Au Natural Skinfood’s skincare line is formulated from high-quality and all-natural ingredients that have been ethically sourced in New Zealand, where the company is based. Au Natural Skinfood embraces the science of nature to repair and strengthen your skin, and is perfect for all skin types!

Au Natural Skinfood makes four daily-use skincare products (cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream) that work together to improve the health of our skin and strengthens skin’s natural barrier against the elements. Their focus is on skin health, no cosmetic beauty, so we can have healthier skin. Is anyone else tired of skincare lines telling us that if we buy their products we’ll be more beautiful?? Thanks but no thanks.

We are already beautiful!

We all know that by maintaining a healthy diet, reducing stress, and drinking water we can work towards healthier skin (always a work in progress in my life!). In addition to a healthy lifestyle, Au Natural Skinfood’s science-backed research shows that we can further protect our skin with the right skincare products.

All Natural and Made for Everyone

Au Natural Skinfood is ideal for everyone: any skin type, age, gender, ethnicity, and safe for use during pregnancy. They take the guesswork out of finding the perfect skincare products!

Au Natural Skinfood works naturally to strengthen the skin of all skin types and increases its resistance to environmental damage. This is instead of the more common approach of using targeted ingredients to treat specific skin conditions.


I love that Au Natural Skinfood emphasizes the science behind their products, and demonstrates transparency. Their website is full of information about their ingredients, as well as the laboratory results from an independent company testing their skincare line.

The Products

The main skincare line includes a cleanser, toner, day cream and night cream. The simplicity of the process makes it quick and easy to use them in our daily lives (hello #minimalism!). They are gentle on skin, and help to remove bad bacteria while still promoting healthy bacteria that we need for healthy skin.

Au Natural Skinfood also has a few other products that you may want to add to your routine:

  • Rotorua white mud balancing masque

  • Brush-on mineral powder with sunscreen (available in 3 shades)

  • Multifunctional manuka lip balm

  • 14-day travel kit of the 4 daily essential products (cleanser, toner, day cream and night cream)

Quick facts about their products:

  • Rich in antioxidants

  • Maintains pH balance

  • Calming properties

  • Antibacterial

  • Lightens and tightens

  • Protects the skin

Zero Waste

Not only is Au Natural Skinfood all natural and science-backed, they care about the environment too! They are putting the environment ahead of convenience.

If you’ve ever noticed that your bathroom is overflowing with plastic bottles of lotions and potions, you’re not alone. Au Natural Skinfood notes that every year 400+ billion plastic bottles are used once, and sent to the landfill. If they don’t end up in the landfill, they instead end up in our rivers, lakes and oceans.

Au Natural Skinfood uses aluminum containers that you can refill over and over again with product refills delivered to your door in eco-refills every 8 weeks. The eco-refill pouches are plant-based and recyclable. They are made from cornstarch or sugarcane (not from oil-derived materials like plastic) and their production is zero-emissions.

All packaging and shipping materials are eco-friendly and recyclable or compostable. You can even home-compost the courier bag your refills are delivered in, which helps to close the loop.

Au Natural Skinfood creates the perfect opportunity to check all the boxes:

  • all natural

  • minimalist

  • zero waste

Ready to try Au Natural Skinfood?

Join the #AuNaturalRevolution

These all natural and zero waste skincare products are available for a 14-day free trial. Check out the Au Natural Skinfood website here for details. You can also follow them on Instagram here!

Subscribe to Better: The Zero Waste Collective gets an exclusive discount code, too! Use zerowaste15 to get 15% off the first two month’s subscription to Au Natural Skinfood (this is after the free trial).

About the Founder

Hi! I'm Tara McKenna, Founder of The Zero Waste Collective. Based in Canada, I have created this community as a hub for all things zero waste! Take a look around, and join this global conversation. You can also follow my zero waste journey on Instagram at @mindfully.tara. Thanks for stopping by!


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