Our Promise of Quality

Weleda’s natural cosmetics and medicinal products are the result of great care and quality selection, from the purchase of raw materials through to the manufacturing, bottling and delivery of the finished products.

Our enhanced definition of quality

Our quality is based on stringent criteria, with numerous guidelines for sustainable product development, raw materials, origin, production and packaging as well as a commitment to never add artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances, GMO's and to never test on animals.

The natural raw materials for Weleda products are processed in selective and sensitive ways so that the substances and active ingredients can fully develop their effects. A holistic, comprehensive understanding of the nature of humans – formed equally of body, soul and spirit – leads to a broad interest in how substances relate to each other in anthroposophy.

This in turn leads to our enhanced definition of quality, which results in products that are deeply and fully active, giving a wonderful feeling of comfort when used. It’s our priority to offer the best quality to our consumers, because we believe that only carefully selected and processed natural substances can aid the body in its numerous delicately-balanced functions.

Assured quality throughout all processes

The continuous development of scientific testing methods is also an important part of quality assurance. In the formulation and production of our cosmetics, products are always made without synthetic dyes and fragrances, preservatives and genetically modified organisms, silicones, paraffin, other petroleum products and synthetic fats. Wherever possible we use raw materials from certified organic or biodynamic farming and controlled wild collection. Animal testing is prohibited both in the production and in development stages and we only ever fragrance our products with natural essential oils. Weleda products are also made in such a way that synthetic or ‘nature-identical’ preservatives are not required.

The Weleda motto ‘in harmony with nature and the human being’ is an important guiding principle thr oughout the entire manufacturing chain of all natural cosmetics and medicinal products. Sourcing, packaging materials and finished products all meet numerous requirements including regulatory compliance, GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance, compliance with the pharmacopoeias and compliance with specific national legal regulations in the countries of manufacture and sale. We put strong emphasis on the material and ecological quality of our raw materials as well as on the social quality of our trading process.

Quality of Medicines

At the very core of Weleda’s mission is the desire to heal. To restore the body’s own natural balance and promote healthy living. When Weleda began in 1921 the very first Weleda medicines were created, based on the principles of anthroposophy, which views healing as a process to bring mind, body and soul into balance with itself and its environment. 

Today Weleda produces a range of medicines where we are dedicated to producing products of the highest quality. Weleda is licensed and audited yearly by the Ministry of Health (Medsafe) under 21st century regulations. Medsafe ensures that all medicines available to consumers are acceptably safe. Weleda New Zealand also complies with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Pharmaceutical standards.  GMP ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

To ensure maximum vitality and potency, we grow our own herbs to the highest Biodynamic standards, or source the finest ingredients from elsewhere in New Zealand. For those ingredients we can’t grow ourselves or source within New Zealand, we source from sustainably cultivated, fair-trade partnerships worldwide.

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Growing culture

Medicinal plant gardens have been an essential part of the corporate business culture at Weleda since its beginnings in 1921.

Our gardens

From ingredient to product

Whether distilling, extracting or exponentiation: through the correct processing systems, the raw materials that we use become suitable for human needs.

Production

Sow before you reap

Around 3/4 of our plant ingredients come from organic farming or certified wild collection. Naturally, we can't grow all plants ourselves.

Sourcing

NATRUE and more

Natural cosmetics are not always natural cosmetics. NATRUE is the first internationally recognised quality seal for organic and natural cosmetics.

Certifications and labels