These days, “clean beauty” is a term that easily gets thrown around—listed on a product labelhere, a sweeping claimthere. Not only is it vague, but it is alsounregulated, leaving it up to the brands themselves to define it.
We set out to do just that.
When you open up any APTO product, know that there willnever be toxins, fillers, gluten, artificial ingredients and colors, or GMOs. Toxic ingredients—from parabens and phthalates, to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and formaldehyde-releasing agents—don’t have a place in our formulas, oron our skin. Sure, synthetic fragrances may smell nice, but they are not nice to your skin or endocrine system.
Review our Ingredient Glossary for an all-encompassing list of what we do and do not formulate with.
At APTO, it is important to us that we source all raw ingredients ethically from suppliers around the world, supporting local farmers everywhere from India to Mexico. However, organic certifications don’t exist abroad in the same way as they do in the US, so we had to make a tough decision: acquire a seal of approval or support rural areas. We proudly chose the latter.
Our raw ingredients are grown holistically and naturally, in soilfull of nutrients andsans pesticides and chemicals. We hand select every ingredient that makes the cut into our APTO products, leaving no room for ingredients that won’t nourish, heal, or leave your skin in anything less than perfect harmony.
#CleanBeautyForAll has been our beauty M.O. since the very beginning. So how do we keep our costs down to deliver good-for-your-skin formulas that ring in between $5 and $25? By developing and manufacturingall of our formulas internally at our factory in the U.S. By cutting out the middleman (aka, third-party labs), we’re able to innovate quality, clean formulas with affordable, cost-conscious price tags.
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