The brand creates products that are organic, handcrafted, fair-trade and cruelty-free. They shun the use of ingredients such as petrochemicals, parabens, GMOs or other synthetic ingredients. And, the company claims that all of their ingredients break down within 48 hours of use, meaning they are biodegradable and therefore better for the planet. As was Onysko’s original goal, a portion of Pangea’s profits are put toward the Pangea Institute, a non-profit that researches and teaches all aspects of sustainable living and business practices. Even more incredible, some of the company’s product boxes are made using a zero-waste process that mashes 100% post-consumer paper with organic seeds. So instead of throwing it away, you can soak the box in water and plant it in the earth, Jimmy’s packaging contained Genovese sweet basil.
Jimmy has been gushing about this brand, everything from its lip balm to their face mask, nothing negative here.
TIA has applauded the brand on multiple occasions ever since Jimmy reviewed it in 2008. Pangea Organics was in a roundup of TIA’s favorite green brands and the Egyptian Basil Mint body cleanser was in our five best cleansers of 2010. We’ve also been fans of the Massage and Body Oil with jojoba seed oil and cardamom, the jack-of-all-trades matcha tea, acai and goji berry mask, and the shower gel with white sage, geranium and yarrow. Given that the packaging is eco-friendly in its zero waste process and that the products contain no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan, we give it a general thumbs up. We think Mother Earth may agree.
Pangea Organics Shower Gel
Pangea Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry
Pangea Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Lip Balm