Finder Green Fave: Unlabelled body wash
Unlabelled body wash is vegan, smells great and helps support young people in times of crisis.
This Australian-made body wash uses ethically-sourced ingredients and is suitable for sensitive skin.
It also donates 100% of profits to 4 charities that support young peoples' mental health: Kids Help Line, The Black Dog Institute, Headspace and QLife. This is a key part of Unlabelled's mission to address youth suicide and celebrate diversity.
Developed by award-winning skincare professionals Anthony McDonough and Chris Glebatsas, the Unlabelled body wash range has botanically-inspired scents including:
- Rose, Geranium, Tea Tree & Black Pepper
- Lime, Lemongrass & Peppermint
- Buddha Wood, Orange & Sandalwood
- Lavender, Patchouli & Lemon Myrtle
- Rosemary, Cedarwood & Geranium
What makes Unlabelled body wash green?
Unlabelled body wash uses natural and local ingredients where possible. This includes Tasmanian Sea Kelp Extract (Marine Collagen) as part of a formula developed by McDonough, who is an organic chemist.
The body wash bottles are also made from 100% recycled plastic, with label information printed directly onto the bottle.
There is also a good story about how Unlabelled was created. Both McDonough and Glebatsas were inspired by their daughter, Grace.
"Grace really helped us to understand just how much mental pressure our kids already face. As a society, we don't need to be making things any harder for them by putting them in a box," McDonough said in a statement about the brand.
Our products are for anyone that believes in the next generation, that wants to support them and see what they're capable of doing and becoming by just being themselves.”
Unlabelled has a high level of transparency around its profits and donations, as it is a registered Health Promotion Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
There are also clear details on the Unlabelled website about its focus on ethical, sustainable practices. This includes plans to become carbon neutral and get B Corp certification in the future.
We tried it and love it
Unlabelled sent me a selection of its range to try out, including the Buddha Wood, Orange & Sandalwood body wash and the Rosemary, Cedarwood & Geranium body wash. Both of them smell great.
I tried the Rosemary, Cedarwood & Geranium body wash first. The smell reminds me of another (more expensive) body wash I've used before – spicy and a little sweet. It's not too strong and the liquid works like other body washes.
I also like the little messages printed on the bottles – especially "Be the person that can't be put in a box", which is on the body wash I tried.
To me, this shows Unlabelled has considered different ways to encourage people and celebrate diversity in fun ways.
I only know of a handful of other body care brands that support good causes (thankyou. is another one that comes to mind) and I will gladly add Unlabelled to my list of body wash brands to buy.
Where can I get it?
Unlabelled body wash costs $14.99 for a 500ml bottle and is available at Chemist Warehouse and on the Unlabelled website.
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