the miessence product brochure


the miessence product brochure
m essence
unrivalled purity, potency & freshness
world’s first certified organic skin care range
our logo, the heart-shaped leaf of the bodhi tree, symbolises wisdom, unity, prosperity and longevity
introduction and ethics
Our policy of using only 100% natural and organic ingredients, stems from our belief in
the body’s innate wisdom, which resonates in harmony with nature. Our absolutely pure
products truly support and encourage glowing skin, shiny hair and a vital body! We
thank you for your interest in Miessence (pronounced my-essence) and warmly invite
you to continue your journey towards true health and beauty with us.
Narelle Chenery
Miessence Creator
unrivalled purity,
potency and
So pure you could eat
them! Yes, our certified
organic products meet organic
food standards. EVERY
ingredient in every certified
organic Miessence product
is beneficial to you and
your body.
unique and revolutionary
cold formulation process, our
precious ingredients are unaltered
by heat or synthetic emulsifiers
and retain significant quantities
of bio-available nutrients
to feed your skin.
Miessence is unique in the
world. We hand-blend every
one of our short shelf-life products
on a monthly basis. Our fresh, handmade products are shipped directly
to our customers and retailers
from our manufacturing plant
in Nerang, QLD.
greenwashing – avoid misleading labelling
What is Natural?
Did you know there is no legal definition of natural for cosmetics? We believe the ultimate definition
of a truly natural ingredient is one that has been extracted and processed without a harmful chemical
process. This produces a product that is truly safe, edible and food grade. The vast majority of natural
cosmetic and skin care products do not meet this definition.
What is Organic?
Our research shows that the vast majority of cosmetic and skin care products that claim to be organic
still contain synthetic, toxic ingredients. Some companies even claim to meet organic standards, but
that certification is an unnecessary expense. Organic certification fees amount to 0.2% of organic
products sales. The majority of the cost of certified organic products is in the raw materials used, not
the certification itself.
What is Certified Organic?
Did you know that Miessence is the world’s first certified organic skin care range? [2001]
The only way to verify an organic claim is to look for the seal of approval by an independent third party
certifying body such as:
Certified Organic is:
• an independent guarantee of true organic content (minimum 95%)
• an independent guarantee of the purity and integrity of every single ingredient
We challenge any ‘organic’ company to get real, and get certified! Only certification can guarantee
that truly certified organic ingredients are used. Remember, only certified organic products can
bear a certifiers logo. Without the logo, it’s just greenwashing.
skin care
Rich, creamy, delicious
smell... Everyone loves
these qualities in their
skin care products.
But the bottom line is
products are
designed around
four different skin
natural and certified
organic product range,
including Cleansers, Moisturisers,
Conditioners and Serums get
results naturally through active,
vital botanical ingredients with
properties that target dryness,
redness, dullness, fine lines,
dirt and pollution.
essential oils
Imagine squeezing only the
best of nature into little bottles for
your health, beauty, and pleasure.
miessence has done just that! Our
certified organic Essential Oils are the
purest essence of the plant. That
means exceptional colour, fragrance,
sensory experience, and mood
enhancing qualities you have
to try to believe.
We all desire a full head
of silky, shiny, healthy hair.
Miessence hair care is both good
for you and the environment.
Organic aloe vera, mild and natural
cleansing agents like yucca
juice, vitamins, herbal and fruit
extracts promote a strong
and lustrous crowning
A smile is your gift
to the world. Make
yours a beautiful one
with Miessence
oral care.
F re s h
and cool organic
mints, zesty spices
and sweet citrus extracts
freshen your breath and
maintain healthy teeth and gums
- without health-compromising
fluoride, aluminium, artificial
sweeteners, and detergents.
Accounting for around 15%
of your body weight, your skin is
not only a protective barrier, it is the
communicator between the external
environment and you. Miessence bathing,
deodorising, moisturising and protective
products serve to support and nurture your
skin without impeding it’s vital natural
Delight in the aromatic
sensations of invigorating citrus
extracts, cold-pressed fruit and
nut butters and exotic
With choices
like that from
miessence, who
would want to
use synthetic
Give your baby the
purest start to life.
Gentle enough even for
newborns, Miessence baby
products are totally free from
semi-naturals, allergens,
fragrances, and even
essential oils.
fresh beauty with a palette of
simple hues and pigments from
Made from nourishing fruit oils,
botanical waxes and mineral
pigments so fine, you’ll hardly know
they’re there. Your admirers
will just think you have a
perfect complexion!
& Concealers
are available in
four natural
Perfumes are hand-blended
in the traditional artisan
method of natural perfumery
using rare and exquisite
botanical extracts, absolutes
and essential oils solely
as their aromatic
Botanical Perfumes
are imbued with a depth
of character lacking in
synthetic perfumes. True plant
extract perfumes are the highest
valued perfumes in the world &
Miessence presents these
exquisitely packaged at
an affordable
Do you want to live
Care for your home, and you
a long, healthy life? Our
do yourself with the Miessence
mission is to support you in
range of non-toxic, certified
this vision! Two supplements
organic home care products to
stand out above the rest to
clean and freshen your sanctuary.
supercharge the body’s
Purifying, environmentally friendly
natural health: Probiotics
essential oils, beneficial bacteria
and Antioxidants.
cleaners make light work of
In-Liven probiotic
your daily chores.
superfood is a unique
combination of the complete
13 strains of the digestive-friendly
lactobacillus family combined with
26 whole foods. Fast-Tract is a gluten
free probiotic liquid. Berry Radical, our
revolutionary antioxidant superfood, is full
of the most potent antioxidants known
to assist the body in neutralising free
radical damage that may be caused
by cigarette smoke, toxins,
pollutants, and poor
eating habits.
core purpose
To seek out the most
pure, potent and beneficial
ingredients available in nature to
create innovative, certified organic
products that support vibrant
health, total well-being and true
beauty for our customers
who absolutely love
using them!
To have a planet of contented,
healthy and loyal employees,
customers and representatives
whose endeavours are rewarded
abundantly via ethical, fun, and
educational experiences. To achieve this,
we will be: an outstanding community
of inspiration, conviction and integrity
that is a transformational force
for ethical and ecological
business practices.
why we developed certified organic products
• To be a beacon of integrity amongst the plethora of fake ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ products
• To support growers in the ethical and sustainable use of the earth’s resources
• To offer products that are truly safe and effective
dare to take the toxic test!
These are Ingredients and Contaminants of Concern in Personal Care Products.
(Go to your bathroom now and check your product ingredients lists for these chemicals.)
Parabens and/or Honeysuckle extract
Nitrosamine contaminants (MEA, DEA, TEA)
Parabens are known endocrine disrupters that
influence the hormonal system, can affect foetal
development, and are suspected to influence
breast cancer.
Nitrosamines have been identified as one
of the most potent classes of carcinogens,
having caused cancer in more than 40 different
animal species as well as in humans. NDELA
(nitrosodiethanolamine) is the specific nitrosamine
“to which human exposure is the greatest,” since
it occurs “in cosmetics” and is “absorbed readily
through the skin.” (Carcinogenesis 1985, National
Cancer Institute). Nitrosamines are created when
nitrosating agents are combined with amines.
Avoid these nitrosamine contaminating ingredients:
• MEA (Monoethanolamine),
• DEA (Diethanolamine),
• TEA (Triethanolamine),
e.g. Cocamide MEA, DEA Oleth-3 Phosphate,
TEA Lauryl Sulfate.
Plantservative, labelled as “Japanese
Honeysuckle Extract”, is a highly processed and
concentrated paraben extraction that may be
contaminated with synthetic parabens.
Avoid these paraben preservatives:
• methyl, ethyl, propyl, and butyl paraben.
Ethoxylated ingredients (..eth..)
Ethoxylation is a chemical process that generates
1,4-dioxane as a by-product and is “known to
the State of California to cause cancer” under
proposition 65.It is also a suspected kidney
toxicant, neurotoxicant, and respiratory toxicant
according to the California EPA.
Avoid these ethoxylated ingredients:
• ‘PEG’ or ‘polyethylene glycol’,
• ‘polyethylene’, ‘polyoxyethylene’, any ingredient
with ‘-eth-’ in the name (such as sodium
laureth sulphate), ‘oxynol’, ‘ceteareth’ or ‘oleth’.
Formaldehyde donating ingredients
Some ingredients release formaldehyde, which
is linked to cancer. The EPA classifies it as a
possible carcinogen.
Avoid these formaldehyde donating ingredients:
• Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (Suttocide)
• Imidazolidinyl urea (Germall 115)
• Diazolidinyl urea (Germall II)
• Quaternium-15
• 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol)
• DMDM Hydantoin (Glydant)
Synthetic Sunscreens
Chemical compounds in sunscreens can
accumulate in body fat and in breast milk. These
chemicals mimic oestrogen and can cause
hormonal changes within the body such as
increasing the size of the uterus.
Avoid these synthetic sunscreen chemicals:
• Benzophenones (dixoybenzone, oxybenzone)
• PABA and PABA esters (ethyl dihydroxy propyl
PAB, glyceryl PABA, p-aminobenzoic acid,
padimate-O or octyl dimethyl PABA)
• Cinnamates (cinoxate, ethylhexyl
p-methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, octyl
• Salicylates (ethylhexyl salicylate, homosalate,
octyl salicylate)
• Digalloyl trioleate
• Menthyl anthranilate
• Avobenzone [butyl-methyoxydibenzoylmethane;
Parsol 1789]
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