We are one week into 2020, and Heather and I have spent time mapping out our goals for the New Year. We recognize that life is busy, complicated and there was much to reflect on in 2019: professional goals, health, fitness, children and family, our role in the community/world, environmental impacts, and of course Save the Wave Skincare.
Save the Wave Skincare opened its doors in March of 2019, and we can't believe our first anniversary is right around the corner. The first year of a business has had steep learning curve, but we have had so much fun along the way!
In addition to connecting with new people every day, one of the things Heather and I love most is being able to give back to our community and to the world as a whole. Not only do we focus on products that are friendly for you and the environment, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact, yet still deliver the highest quality skincare products. From our chemical free sunscreens (no hormone disrupting or coral bleaching chemicals!), low waste packaging, completely biodegradable packing peanuts, to our no waste shampoo and conditioner bars, we won't stop working to keep improving and minimizing our impact. Fun fact: Because of all your help, we’ve donated thousands of dollars to environmental initiatives- and also kept over 500 plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles out of landfills!
Closing out 2019, we were able to donate thousands of dollars to our community, in the form of product and cash donations and will continue to support environmental agencies that are working for a better, healthier mother earth. As part of Save the Wave Skincare ongoing mission, we closed out 2019 by writing a check to 1% For the Planet
. Did you know that a portion of the proceeds from EVERY sale at Save the Wave Skincare goes back to environmental groups? Well, it does. Thank YOU for helping us to give back.
We will continue to evaluate and improve our model of having as little environmental impact as possible. We consider this within every element of our products: ingredients, products and packaging. We will always try to do better for you, our amazing customers, and for our awesome planet.
Heather and I hope that you have much love, contentment and joy in 2020, and we can't wait to see what the New Year brings!
-Heather & Elena