2023-11-11 Maria Åkerberg: Being near and natural

Maria Åkerberg:
"Being near and natural is the only way forward to a sustainable world

We want to make a difference with skincare that is good for the body as well as the planet. From our factory in the small, coastal town of Frillesås, Sweden we do our part for a better world, one natural product at a time. Our natural ingredients are purchased straight from the growers and often times from the ones next door. Our local connection and the values that are inherent in the land here play a great part in our strength and success. Caring for the planet has always been natural to us, long before sustainability became a fashion statement.

No room for the unnecessary

We are exposed to many chemicals and toxic substances every day and our body absorbs a lot of what we put on it. Knowing how the content of skincare products affect both our bodies and our planet is the foundation for our company. Our mission is to spread knowledge that will make consumers more critically aware. That is why we always provide information about all the ingredients in our products. It has been the only way forward for us since we first started out in 1995, long before complete declarations of content became statutory. And that has actually made us pioneers in natural skincare.

Only ingredients from our nature

We believe in natural minerals and pure ingredients from the plant kingdom that give the skin all the nourishments it needs to stay healthy and beautiful. Synthetic ingredients dry out the skin, lack fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. They decompose very slowly in nature and are stored in our bodies as well as the animals’. Hence, our products contain no chemical emulsifiers, preservatives or emollients. We let renewable, plant-based oils, cold pressed and essential, do the work while contributing to a more sustainable use of natural resources.

We don’t believe in synthetic fragrances and only use aromatic essential oils distilled from nature. We don’t use any artifical colouring either. Our products get their colour naturally from the ingredients. We care for the animals and use no animal-based ingredients. We do believe that bees are part of a healthy eco system and that is why we use Beeswax and Honey in some of our products.

We use water that is much purer than regular drinking water. It is called Aqua Purificata and it comes from nearby lake Lygnern. It is one of the purest waters in Sweden, filtered through the 13 000-year-old end moraine Fjärås Bräcka.

We want the stuff we dispose of to be transformed into new things

Primarily, our waste goes to material recycling. Whatever can not be recycled is used to produce energy, a good alternative to turn our waste into electricity and heat.

All empty containers from MARIA ÅKERBERG can be recycled!

All our packaging can and must be recycled or burned. Nothing should be discarded in nature. We have chosen not to include biodegradation additives in our plastic. If only one plastic bag with additives end up in a batch of collected plastic, that whole batch is ruined.

We are affiliated with the organisations that ensure proper recycling of glass, packaging and newspapers in Sweden. This way we fulfill our responsibility as a manufacturer, by contributing not only to collection and recycling, but also to administration, such as information and reports to customers and authorities.

Throw your empty bottles in the recycling bin too!

Glass can be recycled an unlimited number of times without degenerating its quality. Some of our oils require glass containers, since essential oils are too strong to be stored in plastic. It is more energy-demanding to make glass than to produce plastic. Glass recycling saves both material and energy. Melting recycled glass is 20% less energy-demanding than making new glass, using sand, sodium carbonate and calcium carbonate. It also generates smaller carbon dioxide emissions.

Business subjected to permit or notification duty according to the Environmental Code

MARIA ÅKERBERG AB is a business with notification duty according to the Environmental Code. The regulatory agency is the municipality of Kungsbacka. MARIA ÅKERBERG AB takes full manufacturing responsibility for container recycling by being affiliated with the FTI, Förpacknings & Tidningsinsamlingen, in Sweden as well as with Swedish Glass Recycling."


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