Brand: Intelligent Nutrients
Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Certified Organic Lip Delivery Nutrition is a lip balm that is packed with anti-oxidants and free of petroleum-related components. It also uses food-based ingredients such as coconut, sunflower, castor seed and palm kernel oils and waxes.
The ingredients listed for this product are certified organic, contains Antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, or contains Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend. It is also completely free of petrolatum, synthetic oils, lead, toxic minerals, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrance and artificial flavors.
Ingredients: Beeswax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Ricinis Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guaneesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Rosa Rubignosa (Rose Hips) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Butryrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Natual Orange Mint Flavor, Mentha Arvensis (Corn Mint) Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Limonene, Eugenno, Isougenol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Intelligent Nutrients is a leading innovator in health and beauty products. Founded by natural beauty pioneer and active environmentalist, Horst M. Rechelbacher (Founder of Aveda), the products are made from 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients.
Intelligent Nutrients’ products are distributed by Le Bono Collection in Singapore. You can buy from Le Bono directly or from its stockists.
The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 12 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 6 Mar 2012):
2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?
The company has various sustainability policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.
4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?
The company is using renewable energy for its operations.
Energy and Climate Change
7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?
All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products.
11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?
Intelligent Nutrients grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.
All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products. The Intelligent Nutrients headquarters in Minneapolis is also 100% powered by renewable energy.
Materials and Waste.
16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?
The ingredients in the products are organically farmed. They grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.
19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?
The company’s Education Manual states that all of their packaging is either recycled and/or recyclable. The paper unit cartons are 80-100% post-consumer recycled content. In general, glass can be separated from pumps/sprayers and put into glass recycling containers. Airless packaging (Megapumps) can be put into mixed plastic recycling systems. Cartons are recyclable in mixed paper recycling systems.
Chemicals and Health
23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?
The product is certified organic, and does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.
24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?
The product is USDA Certified Organic. The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.
25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?
Intelligent Nutrients merge food-grade and certified organic ingredients, and work with physicians and scientists at leading universities and institutions as well as food and cosmetic chemists to create non-toxic, active formulations that deliver superior performance, without the use of petrochemically derived ingredients.
Intelligent Nutrients does not use Pesticides, Phtalates, Sulfates, Silicones, Artifical Fragrance, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Toxic Mineral, Triclosan, Enthoxylates, and Petrochemicals.
Social and Ethical
26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?
The product has the Leaping Bunny logo for animal cruelty-free. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.
27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?
The company has various sustainability and social policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.
Founder Horst Rechelbacher, donates all after-tax profits from the sale of Intelligent Nutrients products to environmental and social causes.
Intelligent Nutrients also collaborate with the Henry Ford Hospital and the Mayo Clinic and their leading Center for Integrated Health, looking at a new model of total healing and true care.
28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?
None of their ingredients or products are ever tested on animals, as demonstrated by the leaping bunny seal on all Intelligent Nutrients products.
“Packaging wise, I thought it was too white and clinical and could have had a bit of colour on it. Other than that, the tube is small and convenient to carry around.
The product itself though, I have a bit of mixed feeling on it.
On one hand, it is easy to apply, unlike my previous lip balm where I had to put more applications. It is smooth and not greasy on the lips. And there is a slight minty taste as well. Also, with a great list of ingredients it had, I felt good that I was feeding my lips with something healthy.
On the other hand, while it gave instant hydration to the lips, and my lips were smooth for the next 3 to 4 hours, I wished it lasted a bit longer. Because after those few hours, and even applying it on a daily basis, my lips still returned to its dry state.”