Our Story

Pioneering Beginnings

When we founded Nourish more than a decade ago, the words "organic" and "beauty" were never found together. We were concerned by numerous studies and research that shed light on the hazardous chemicals in existing beauty products, and by the lack of regulations in the personal care industry. Believing that what you put on your body is every bit as important as what you put in it, we became "organic beauty pioneers," determined to create the very first line of chemical-free, environmentally friendly skincare products.

We were the first beauty company to ever work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a collection of products so pure they could be certified organic under the same strict standards the government uses to certify food. And in 2003, we launched Nourish—the world's first USDA-certified organic skincare collection.

Then, in 2012, we re-introduced the Nourish brand with an even more exciting line up of fabulous USDA certified organic products that you are sure to enjoy.

Good for You. Good for the Earth.

Today, from our headquarters in the rolling hills of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, we create and produce healthy, concern-free, eco-friendly skin care products that really work (and that are as pure and clean as the organic fruits and vegetables you find at your local market). 

In addition to being completely natural and organic, our products are also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan. We display all of the following badges with pride on all of our packaging, so you can be sure that no product you buy is kinder to your skin, and to the earth and the animals with which we share it.

Our Seals

Did you know that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic seal and certification is THE gold standard in organic skincare? This is the only seal that ensures that skincare products are 95-100% organic, up to the standard of food rulings. That means our USDA-certified Nourish products are as pure and clean as the organic fruit you buy in your local supermarket. The USDA does not differentiate between food or beauty products when inspecting products, so any product bearing its seal (whether food or skincare) must be made of 95-100% ingredients that were organically farmed with no pesticides or herbicides. The remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of gentle ingredients (such as purified water) that are not organically grown, but which pose no risk to your health or the environment.

The reason it is so important to look for the USDA seal on your beauty products is because the beauty industry is not regulated by the government or FDA. That means that companies can write “organic” or “natural” on their beauty or skincare products, even if only 5% of the ingredients are really natural or organic and the rest contain potentially harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or EDTA. Without the USDA seal on your beauty product, no government agency is ensuring its safety and purity.

Recently, some beauty companies took a step forward and began using a seal on their products called NSF. The NSF seal, while a step in the direction, only ensures that skincare products are 70% organic, while the remaining 30% can still contain synthetic ingredients like waxes. We applaud companies that have moved in this direction, but we at Nourish maintain our commitment to 95-100% organic beauty products which require the USDA inspection, certification and seal. You can always rest assured that any Nourish product you buy will be the purest, cleanest and gentlest product available in the market, as we were the 1st beauty company in the world to receive 100% USDA-organic certification from the government, and we will only produce USDA-organic products in the future.

An internationally recognized symbol of organic integrity, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) provides a system that combines strict production standards, on-site inspections, and legally binding contracts to protect the producers and buyers of organic products.

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

All of our packaging is made with at least 25% post-consumer recycled content, and everything is recyclable. On a day-to-day basis, we make a conscious effort to recycle, re-use, and re-think the use of resources needed to produce the Nourish products. To learn more about our efforts to live in harmony with the environment, please click here.

The "gluten-free" logo proves a company's commitment to a quality, gluten-free product for celiac-and gluten-sensitive individuals.

The "vegan" logo identifies products that do not contain animal products or byproducts and that have not been tested on animals.

Giving Back

As citizens of the world, we believe it's important to give back when and where we can, especially to our community and to what we believe to be some of the world's most important causes. We work closely with and contribute to a number of organizations and charities including The Women's Center, Association for the Blind, City Rescue Mission, Meals on Wheels, and the Salvation Army. We support local sports teams, schools, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and regularly donate our surplus materials and products to World Vision. We’re particularly proud of our donations to overseas U.S. military personnel, and of our efforts to provide aid to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.