Our products with purpose bring beauty rituals into our daily lives and improve our impact on the planet. Over a decade ago, our original products were designed to promote skin exfoliation for an iconic natural brand, Burt’s Bees. In 2015, Urban Spa spun off into its own company, rebranded, and added makeup brushes to our spa tools offering. Our brand originally had success in the natural health industry, with our sustainable spa and body tools. In 2019, Urban Spa Haircare launched with innovative packaging and high-performing natural formulations. We’ve always taken pride in our business model of sustainability, rooted in our desire to design products that create positive change. Better beauty, for a better planet.
Since our inception, I have been committed to building a business with integrity and compassion. I was raised with an awareness of social justice from my minister mother, and a strong business sense, from my banker father. They inspired me to create social change through business. My early experiences made me aware that there were global problems that needed solving. As a teenager, I sailed from the Bahamas to Florida and witnessed the world’s plastic pollution problem in our oceans floating all around our boat. The sheer amount of garbage in our seas was devastating to see. Then, when I was pregnant with my daughter twenty-five years ago, I became aware of toxins in our food and personal care products. My instinct was to protect her and the next generation. I started to understand the impact these issues have on our lives, and how many people shared my desire to do things differently. My own journey galvanized me to build a brand that would protect human health and our ecosystems. My commitment to creating meaningful change is embedded in my mission for Urban Spa: empowering consumers to eliminate plastic with high-performing natural products.
We are sustainable in our ingredients, materials, and packaging. We review all of our collections with the goal of removing plastic from our packaging whenever possible while delivering the perfect products you love.
In 2019, we created a whole new look for our Lovely Lavender Eye Mask. We’ve ditched the plastic sleeve and designed a beautiful paper box (recyclable). We also made changes for 7 more of our best-selling spa products, including the Classic Nail Brush, the Serious Sisal Buffer, The Only Headband, and more.
Our new haircare collection is packaged with 92% less plastic than the average brand. Our aluminum can bag-on-valve technology is a modern dispensing system that uses only compressed air (and no chemical propellants). It is infinitely recyclable. There is an internal bag that maintains product purity, dispenses 99% of our product in every can, and protects it from air and water contamination. BOV is completely safe to use and has less impact on the environment, so we can offer our biodegradable, vegan, natural formulations safely to customers as liquid shampoos, conditioners, and treatments.