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Incognito: ethical products with bite

The Soil Association’s Campaign for Clarity continues to pressure both the beauty industry and government to adopt standards for the use of terms ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ on beauty products. While it’s important to ensure that fake ‘natural’ products don’t make it to the market, we also need to nurture an environment where true natural alternatives, like Incognito, prosper.

Triodos Bank only supports businesses that are working to create this positive change—businesses like Incognito, the makers of an all-natural insect repellent and ethical alternative to DEET-based skin-care products.

Ten years ago this month, Howard Carter launched Incognito into a market entirely dominated by pesticide-based bug repellents. The product was a very personal one for Howard, having contracted both malaria and dengue fever on trips abroad, even though he had been using a DEET repellent. After recovery, he travelled the world seeking the optimal formula for a natural alternative, learning from local communities and healthcare experts. The final formula not only highly effective, it is 100% natural, is safe for babies over 3 months, and is bio-degradable. Incognito is also making waves with a COSMOS-approved line of skincare products called Second Skin that includes a body wash, moisturiser and newly-certified suncream insect repellent.

By taking an active role in supporting initiatives that have social, environmental and cultural benefit, Triodos Bank is bringing together a movement of people dedicated to positive change.

 

When Incognito needed to take their business to the next level, Triodos Bank helped raise over £350,000 from new company shareholders—a sum that went towards the development of the suncream. The bank also has provided working capital that helped Incognito upgrade all of their packaging to a special plastic made from a renewably-sourced sugarcane that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

By taking an active role in supporting initiatives that have social, environmental and cultural benefit, Triodos Bank is bringing together a movement of people dedicated to positive change. By banking with Triodos—whether it’s your yearly ISA contribution or your holiday savings—your money really can help change the world.

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N 3 months ago

I heard about this company’s repellent recently and have spread the word. I look forward to buying and trying it, particularly after a recent repellent-free experience in the very aptly named Midgehole area of Calderdale! Thank you.

Gill 3 months ago

So good to see these products. Look forward to trying on my next trip away.

David Taylor 3 months ago

Used Incognito spray, shower gel & their incense sticks in Africa & not a single bite! I’m looking forward to trying their suncream repellent which I’ll order now. Dave