Rose Correa and Shane Lindner began Amazonian Skinfood to create positive change and to create a culture of forest life preservation, strengthening ancestral traditions and the socioeconomic autonomy of its people.
“Our mission is to create a responsible supply chain and sustainable economy in the Amazon rainforest. One that moves away from the destruction and rampant extraction of forest resources caused by cattle farming, mining, and logging to one that uses renewable resources and non-timber forest products that produce economic value while keeping the forest standing”
After two years of R&D, in December 2021 , we launched Superfruit face oil and Sacha Inchi Peptide Firming cream using native plants such as sacha inchi, cacay, ucuuba, acai and buriti.
A cleanser and further premium beauty products are set for release next year.
We spent 2 years researching Amazonian ingredients, focusing on its sustainability impact in the forest and people: its season, social and environmental impact in the communities, availability in scale, characteristics, performance.
The beauty market is very saturated, and one thing we noticed was an opportunity to bring forest ingredients that have amazing nutritional profiles.
Amazonian SkinFood works with local communities like riverside people, indigenous and the quilombos—settlements founded by Afro-Brazilians who escaped slavery—to ensure ethical agroforestry management practices, wild harvesting where possible to provide more economic opportunity.
“We want to tell more of how our ingredients are produced and show the families involved in the process,” Correa adds. “We strongly believe that trading goods and services can generate significant economic value by helping reduce poverty and, most importantly, preserve and reuse environmental resources. The opportunity for genuine, sustainable trade is crucial to fight deforestation in the Amazon and address the current climate crisis.”
A proponent of “conscious commerce,” Amazonian SkinFood donates 10% of the company’s profits to benefit the Ni Shunpin project. Commenting on the partnership, Correa notes: “During our last trip to Brazil, we met the Ni Shunpin project of the Indigenous leader Ixã Huni Kuin, from Altamira Village, Acre, where almost 170 people live. We were able to listen to his vision and his call to build alliances with people of all colors, from all directions. We immediately connected to the idea of creating a sacred and protected place where knowledge could be practiced for the next generations yet to come.” The company is also a member of Origens Brasil, a network focused on the conservation of the rainforest, on top of supporting fair trade in its sustainable supply chain.