Happy Skin’s newest skincare become the first Certified Plastic Negative products in the Philippines
10 September 2021
Happy Skin's Certified Plastic Negative Products
Happy Skin Cosmetics, a homegrown Filipino beauty brand, jumpstarts its sustainability initiatives by receiving the first-ever Plastic Negative certification for its skincare line featuring four hyaluronic-powered products: Hyaluronic Soothing Cleansing Gel, Hyaluronic + B3 Boost Water Cream, Hyaluronic + B3 Boost Capsule Serum and Hyaluronic + B3 Boost Brightening Eye Cream. The Plastic Negative certification awarded by the Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) is achieved when companies successfully offset more than 200% of the net plastic footprint used in their products. Through the certification with PCX, Happy Skin will enable the removal of 1,200 kg of plastic waste away from the environment, and process these through environmentally sound plastic offsetting operations which also empower women micro-entrepreneurs to become champions of sustainability in their communities.
Jacque Gutierrez, CEO & Founder of Happy Skin Cosmetics said, "Committed to delivering world-class quality skincare make-up, we’re very excited to partner with PCX to deliver the country’s first Plastic Negative skincare products. We look forward to enhancing our partnership with PCX to make even more products that not only our customers deserve, but our planet deserves too." On welcoming the non-profit's first Plastic Negative product, PCX Sustainability Campaign Manager Meg Santos said, "The voluntary action taken by Happy Skin Cosmetics to more than double their plastic footprint is incredibly inspiring and hopefully can pave the way for other brands to join in the fight against the plastic pollution crisis." Plastic Negativity is one of the Plastic Reduction Goals (PRGs) that was included in the latest version of the PCX Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard. Together with Plastic-Free and Plastic Neutrality goals, companies have the option to get certified on a product, brand or company level. The Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard was updated in July to reflect best practice developments in industry and policy.