There are so many different natural, organic, and many other creams available today. Why should anyone be choosing Amana? Amana products are unique, specialist skincare concoctions. Here is why:

All our products are freshly made to order. This means that only the freshest products with most effective, clinically proven properties, are delivered to customers.

All Amana ingredients are sourced fresh, rather then purchased in bulk to benefit from lower wholesale prices, while that would allow for the properties of the ingredients gradually drop while they are resting in a warehouse.

At Amana we would never do that. Our products have a short expiry date of 3-6 months. It is recommended to typically use up a 50 ml pot of cream within this time anyway!

The freshness of the products ensures that the properties of the potent active ingredients are at their best and soothe, rejuvenate, deeply moisturise, nourish and renew your skin. Many naturally derived ingredients, such as stem cell extracts, aloe vera gel, vegan collagen, anti-oxidants and cleansing papaya extract, lose their potency, enzymes and vitamins over time.

You may compare it to a freshly made organic salad on one hand, and a packaged ready meal in the other. Both are food. Both are edible, and perfectly suitable for human consumption.

The colourful, crunchy salad is bursting with vitamins, enzymes, minerals, healthy nutrients, beneficial oils, nourishing peptides and fresh anti-oxidants, since it is organic, it contains no harmful preservatives, pesticides and other nasty chemicals. But one better eats it right away. Who wants to wait anyway, it is full of sunshine and joyful crunchiness!

The ready meal on the other hand is likely to be loaded with sugar, salt, preservatives, sodium monoglutamate, trans fats… you name it. Bad stuff! The natural nutrients are most likely to be lost, but you have ages to eat it, no rush. Like 4 months perhaps? Or more. It is convenient.

Which meal is better for you, especially in the long run? Which meal ensures you will enjoy  perfect health and youthful, glowing skin for many years?

That is our philosophy at Amana. Fresh goes way better.

Click here to learn about Aloe Vera always fresh gel

How does it work?

You order a product today, we ship it to you today or tomorrow, right from the freshest, current week’s batch stock, and then you have 3-6 months to use up your pot of cream.

Once you are done with your cream you can recycle the cream jar by posting it to us at no cost to you. For more information click here.

The majority of ingredients used at Amana are organic. What does it mean?

The vast majority of ingredients we use in Amana products are either certified organic in the EU (BIO) and/or approved Organic products by the British Soil Association. Some of our ingredients are also COSMOS certified.

Why are organic ingredients in creams so important?

We care to eat the best, whenever possible, to nourish our bodies with fresh and valuable nutrients. Ideally, the best kind of food for us would be wild berries, nuts and crystal clear river-caught fish, etc. However, this kind of diet is available only to a handful of us.

Hence, we do our best to buy organic and fresh produce and eat as much of the unprocessed food as possible. Research consistently confirms that organic produce, meat and dairy contains more vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and other healthy nutrients, and significantly less pesticides, heavy metals, environmental pollution particles etc. It takes a long to become certified as an organic farmer, as the criteria is so strict!

When we care and pay extra to nourish our bodies from within, why not apply clean, pure, organic skincare every day?

Amana products are not only divine smelling, smooth and soft creams. Each cream is unique and specially formulated to best suit the needs of your skin.

For a free skin consultation on the correct choice of Amana product, click here

There are three reasons why Amana products are so effective on your skin:

i) Concentrated

We add the highest possible concentrations of the active ingredients such as stem cells, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel, vegan collagen, skin-friendly vitamins to our products. There are skin care products available that state they ‘contain’ anti-oxidants or aloe vera gel. But in face they only contain a miniscule amount of that ingredient.

That is not likely to benefit your skin, just like one single raspberry in your raspberry mojito is not your one of your five-a-day!

ii) Fresh

The ingredients we stock are fresh. They are constantly being purchased, never stored in  warehouse for too long, to ensure freshness and potency. It really does make a difference. Think salad!

iii) Plant based

We do not use petroleum based ingredients or harmful chemicals. Our products are plant based, which means they do not contain petrolatum, sillicones, dimethicone which are cheap petrochemical products that dry out the skin in the long run and are known to clog the pores. Amana products are non-comedogenic.

All our ingredients are plant based, and we only use natural organic oils and butters, in our products, such as:   jojoba oil, rosehip oil, almond oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, thistle oil, plant glycerine.

…ethically sourced and animal cruelty free ingredients and production process:

Amana creams and serums are plant based and suitable for vegans. We do not source any animal based ingredients in our products. Our suppliers are carefully hand-picked and we thoroughly research the companies on whether the ingredients’ sources are ethical.

How would a face cream contain animal products?

Well, many skincare products on the market contain e.g. tallow (sodium tallowate), which is derived from pig fat. So even if you do not eat pork or meat in general, you might be rubbing pig fat on your skin. At Amana we only use plant oils and butter, such as jojoba oil, rosehip oil, almond oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, thistle oil.

Many skincare companies that use hyaluronic acid derived from the poultry industry. Meanwhile at Amana we only use vegan, plant based hyaluronic acid, produced in sterile UK labs by bacteria. It is much cleaner, safer and ethical this way.

Hyaluronic acid is contained in these Amana products:

At Amana we use only vegan collagen.

We never source our collagen from animal farms, the fishing industry or GM 8543 crops. Our collagen is derived from specially cultivated algae. Cruelty-free collagen mimics the action of natural human skin collagen and imparts greater skin elasticity.

Our suppliers have looked to yeast for a source of collagen-like material that will provide moisturisation for both skin and hair. Our collage has been extracted from the intra-cellular matrix from yeast cells in a water-soluble form suitable for use in cosmetics. It is a moisturising complex of sugars and proteins. It has excellent moisture binding properties.

Collagen is contained in this Amana product:

How else is Amana an ethical company?

Our ingredients, wherever possible are locally sourced to minimise the impact on airmiles and air pollution and to support local suppliers.

Our imported ingredients, such as our divine organic unrefined coconut oil, are purchased at fair prices directly from local suppliers in Nigeria and the Philippines. This directly benefits the local communities.

We never test our products on animals. Our products have been thoroughly tested in the UK for efficacy and purity, but no animal has been harmed in the process.

At Amana we pride ourselves in the very careful choice of ingredients. We shy away from potentially harmful, carcinogenic, impure, animal-or petroleum- based products.

We never use parabens, petroleum products, synthetic/artificial colouring, phtalates, triclosan, formaldehyde, propylene glycol.

Parabens.

Parabens are widely used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast in cosmetic products. The have estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors. They can be found in makeup, body washes, deodorants, shampoos and facial cleansers. You can also find them in food and pharmaceutical products.

Petroleum products.

They can be found as  petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, petroleum jelly, silicones, dimethicone.

They clog the skin not allowing it to breathe or expel toxins. This in turn may lead to blemished, break-outs and clogged pores. Petroleum products act as a skin barrier, which sometimes may be helpful, such as post-surgery where the skin area should not be exposed to water. Otherwise, they should not be used on healthy skin.

They might initially seem innocent and moisturising. However, all a petroleum product does, is creating a cling film-like layer on the skin. It has no skin nourishing properties apart from providing mechanical protection. The skin will appear moist, as it will likely sweat under the petroleum layer. Also in the long run, certain areas of the skin get used to the mechanical protection, and when exposed (like after washing) they absorb other environmental and product based toxins more easily.

Do not allow your skin to get so vulnerable and make sure you read the product labels, where only skin nourishing plant-based oils and butters are listed!

Synthetic/ artificial colouring.

If you take a look at your product label and notice letters D&C, they represent artificial colours. These letters precede a colour and number (e.g., D&C Red 27). These are derived from petroleum or coal tar sources. Synthetic colours are suspected to be a human carcinogen, a skin irritant and are linked to ADHD in children. The European Classification and Labelling considers those substances a human carcinogen and the European Union has banned it.

Phthalates. 

A group of chemicals used in products to increase the softness of plastics. The main phthalates in cosmetics and personal care products are dibutyl phthalate in nail polish, diethyl phthalate in creams / lotions, and dimethyl phthalate in hair spray. They are known to be endocrine disruptors and have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer, early breast development in girls, and reproductive birth defects in males and females. Unfortunately, it is not disclosed on every product, as a loophole in the cosmetic legislation.

Triclosan.

Tricolson is widely used antimicrobial chemical that’s a known endocrine disruptor especially thyroid and reproductive hormones, and a skin irritant.  Tricolson can be found in toothpastes, anti-bacterial creams and soaps.

Formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRP’s) preservatives are used in many cosmetic products to help prevent bacteria growth. This chemical was deemed as a human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) and has been linked to occupational related cancers: nasal and nasopharyngeal. It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system. It can be found in nail polish, skin lotions, hair products, eye shadows.

Propylene glycol.

Propylene glycol is a small organic alcohol commonly used as a skin-conditioning agent. It’s classified as a skin irritant and penetrator. It has been associated with causing dermatitis as well as hives in humans, even at concentrations as low as 2%. It can be found in moisturizers, sunscreen, makeup products, conditioners, shampoo.

If in doubt, check out the EWG’s Skin Deep Database to research toxic chemicals that could be in your cosmetic and personal care products.

Instead, at Amana we only use as natural and pure as possible, researched and tested ingredients.

Our emulsifiers and preservatives have been approved as allowed ingredients in baby food in Scandinavia. They are safe and gentle, and are known to not be causing irritations and allergies.