Hi! My name is Hailey. I'm the Founder & Formulator of Zerra & Co. When I decided to try and live a low waste lifestyle, I struggled to find zero waste cosmetics that could easily replace the versions I knew and loved. After researching DIY versions, I quickly discovered how dangerous they could be. Determined to make a difference, I decided to found a company that made safe, natural, and easy to use zero waste cosmetics. Thus, Zerra & Co. was born.
So what is Zerra & Co.? Well, we're a small woman run cosmetics company based out of Baltimore, MD. Our plastic free mission is something we take seriously, so you won't see any single use plastic in our packaging. We also don't use petroleum based ingredients in our cosmetics. This means no parabens, no silicones, no synthetic fragrances, no coal-tar pigments, and so much more.
We never test our products on animals, only friends, and offer lots of vegan options. Many vegan companies substitute bee products with harsh petroleum products such as mineral wax and silicones, which aren't any better for the environment. We instead use plant based waxes and support local bee agriculture to do our part to save the bees. We also try and offer bee free options for our vegan friends, so everyone can support their sustainable causes without compromise.
We believe the little things add up. So we do a lot of little things to make a big difference. We...
- Ship carbon neutral
- Use either glass, metal, or compostable paper board packaging
- Ship orders in 100% compostable & recyclable shipping materials (Yes, even the tape is compostable!)
- Use only sustainably harvest palm oil
- Will be 100% Mica free by 2022
- Use low-waste manufacturing processes and limit single use plastics in our lab
As a company, we're dedicated to making a difference in the beauty industry. We constantly strive to improve our products and our footprint, all while trying to offer more and more exciting products. Thanks for stopping by, and we can't wait to join you on your zero waste journey.