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about anise: a story of two moms

Our Story

Anise skincare was started with the intention of providing a natural alternative to skincare that was effective and safe to use on our precious children, rather than chemically laden products that are available in the market today. We chose the highest quality ingredients and with our team of formulators and external testing agencies, transformed them into healing skincare products that you can trust and depend on.

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Who we are

The idea of Anise skincare was conceived by two moms, Lakshmi and Bindiya, who when they couldn’t find suitable skincare products for their own children’s sensitive and atopic skin types, decided to start their own range that would look more specifically into what a child’s skin needed and do so in a natural fashion. For this purpose, they teamed up with expert formulators, certified ingredient suppliers, ISO certified manufacturers and got all their products independently tested by a dermatological testing agency and by Safe Cosmetics Australia (SCA). Each product you buy from Anise therefore comes with the guarantee that they are Made Safe, Australian safe cosmetics and Allergy certified, and dermatologically tested, non toxic and non irritant.

Our Philosophy

What 'natural' means to us

Our Definition

To us, a ‘natural ingredient’ is one that has its origins from a natural renewable source in nature like coconuts, hibiscus, aloe etc. A ‘nature derived ingredient’ on the other hand, means its origins are from a natural source but it needed to be processed to be usable in the formulation. A ‘synthetic ingredient’ is one that does not have its origins from and is not derived from a natural source and is extensively processed before becoming the ingredient.

Our use of ingredients

At Anise, we try formulating with natural or nature derived ingredients for the most part. We do use certain synthetic ingredients (marked out in our packaging so that you can make an informed decision) but rest assured that supreme care is taken that it is used only to a very very small, harmless and toxic free percentage and only used in cases where a natural ingredient was not available or effective enough for the job.

Our certifications and processes

Ingredients

Anise procures its ingredients only from a select list of trusted and certified suppliers who derive their ingredients maintaining strict standards on how they maintain their fields, cultivate their herbs and fields and extract their oils and essential oils.

Stability testing

Once a certified formulating team make the recipe for the product based on the expected requirement for the same, this product undergoes a long stability and microbiology test.

FDA Certification

This product goes for further testing and certification with the FDA, dermatologists and testing agencies to check it for its non toxic and non irritant qualities.

Safe Cosmetics Australia

It is then sent to an Australian certifying agency so that it passes ‘Safe Cosmetics Australia’s’ and ‘Made Safe’ strict quality standards. Click here to read more about their testing process.

Made Safe

Each product you buy from Anise is now therefore Made Safe, Australian safe cosmetics and Allergy certified, and dermatologically tested, non toxic and non irritant.

ISO manufacturing

We didn’t stop there though. We also made sure that these products are manufactured, labelled and packed in an FDA approved, ISO certified plant to ensure product quality and integrity in every step of the process.

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About our products

Anise products are manufactured in an FDA approved, ISO certified manufacturing unit to ensure product quality and integrity. Every formulation is non irritant and dermatologically tested to minimise the risk of allergic reaction and to be considered safe for our children’s sensitive skin. In the ingredients section, we have included reasons as to why each was considered essential for the formulation as well, so that you may make an informed choice.

Further, on our labels, we have clearly identified the natural and the synthetic ingredients used (in regular and italic fonts respectively) allowing you, the customer, to see just how green and natural our offerings are.

Safe Cosmetics Australia

We are a proud certified member of Safe cosmetics Australia, Made Safe, and Organic beauty brands and actively support clean cosmetics and the toxin free campaign started by these prestigious organisations.

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At present, we are offering a complete care line for children, but we intend to keep researching and introduce new products for the parents as well, so keep in touch with us to be the first to know what we are developing.

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