Inika Organic
Organic and mineral cosmetics
Founded in 2006 by Miranda Bond and Jenni Williams. Bought by Total Beauty Network in 2013.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating B
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Inika Pty Ltd
AUS
Total Beauty Network Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Inika Pty Ltd
AUS
Cosmetics
Founded in 2006 by husband and wife team, Tony and Sharon Rechtman. Acquired Inika Cosmetics in 2013.

Company Assessment

Inika Pty Ltd
Praise
About half of Inika's products are certified organic by the Organic Food Chain (OFC), which means they contain between 70-95% organic ingredients, the other half comprises 100% pure mineral make-up.
The majority of this company's products are certified microplastic-free. Microplastics are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Information
This company uses mica in its mineral cosmetics, and has no information on its website on its mica sourcing policy. Much of the world's mica comes from Jharkhand and Bihar in India, where child labour has been found in the supply chain.
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's personal care products are palm oil free, or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' 2011 report Market Shift describes the seven-year project during which the Campaign worked with companies through the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned in other countries, avoid harmful ingredients whenever possible and fully disclose product ingredients. The report highlights the 322 cosmetics companies (called 'Champions') that met the goals of the Compact. Another 110 companies (called 'Innovators') made significant progress toward those goals. This company was listed as an Innovator.
Total Beauty Network Pty Ltd
Praise
This company has either signed PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests.
Source: PETA (2023)
Information
This company uses mica in its mineral cosmetics, and has no information on its website on its mica sourcing policy. Much of the world's mica comes from Jharkhand and Bihar in India, where child labour has been found in the supply chain.
In 2015 this company was convicted and fined $75,000 at the Magistrates Court in Moorabbin following an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift and sustained serious injuries.
This company manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)

Company Details

Type:
Private company

Contact Details

Address:
PO Box 181, Corrimal, NSW, 2518, Australia
Phone:
02 4227 4832
Website:
www.inika.com.au

Products / Brands

Inika Organic
Inika Cosmetics