About Dragör Skincare

Dragör Skincare is a completely natural and highly nourishing skincare range of products that wants to highlight the beauty of women in a natural and sustainable way. Their main focus is on ecology, recycled materials, and raw ingredients, which together make products that take good care of your skin and the environment.

 

They are completely honest about what they put in their products, how they are made and how they work on your skin. Dragör have composed their products from a unique blend of oils, which are primarily harvested in the Nordic nature for the least possible transport. They believe that the right care with lots of moisture and nourishment provides the most beautiful skin, regardless of skin type and age.

 

Their organic products are also paraben and perfume-free, and they come wrapped in sustainable packaging that is ingeniously made of recycled plastic from fishing nets and fishing trawls.

Brand Ethos

Dragör Skincare want to reduce the environmental impact while you as a consumer can be confident in what you put on your skin. They have created Dragör Skincare based on a desire for greater transparency in the beauty industry as well as a greater focus on circularity at all levels. Their products don’t compromise on quality and effectiveness, and at the same time don’t pollute or deplete nature from its resources.

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

Dragör Skincare challenges the beauty industry's traditional thinking and conventional approach. They do this through an amazing product formulation and packaging choice, all in an ambitious attempt to become Scandinavia’s most sustainable skincare brand.

 

Natural and Plentiful Materials

The oil mixture in Dragör's products contains oil from sea buckthorn, rosehip, rapeseed and hemp together with cloudberry and chamomile extract for incredibly effective results that don’t impact the environment. These ingredients are chosen on the one hand because they complement each other in terms of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. On the other hand, they come from robust and renewable plants that grow wild in nature. Using local Nordic ingredients requires a different way of thinking, but the end result doesn’t compromise absolutely anything.

 

Reduced Waste

By working on the basis of circular principles, where resources are recycled or re-cultivated, Dragör Skincare design as much away from waste and pollution as possible. Having adopted this circular mindset, they ensure to basically never run out of raw materials. The brand only uses renewable, biodegradable raw materials and ingredients. That way, their products don’t pollute if residues end up in nature. For example, one of their main goals is that 75% of raw materials must come from food side streams, such as residues from food production that would otherwise be wasted. Some of their products contain active ingredients like upcycled coffee grounds and consistency enhancers from juice production.

 

 

Dragör use only natural organic ingredients sourced as close to their production in Denmark as possible. They want to avoid long transportation in order to diminish their CO2 emissions, which is the reason why you won’t find exotic ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, açai and jojoba oil in any of their products. Furthermore, Dragör Skincare has been approved to participate in the EU’s Green Circular Transformation – a project that analyses their entire value chain and offers an overview of where they can reduce their CO2 footprint, and thus accelerate their sustainable development.

 

Sustainable Packaging

Dragör Skincare are very passionate about reducing the amount of waste we have in the world, especially that of marine plastic and its huge threat to our existence. Thus, the 100% recycled plastic bottles come from fishing nets, fishing trawls and other hard plastic handed in or collected in the sea by their Danish cleantech partner company, Plastix. The product labels are made of the same material as the bottles and lids, so that the entire packaging is sorted together after use. They also try to use as much recycled paper and cardboard as they can. Both them and their suppliers use FSC certified cardboard and paper, thus supporting sustainable forestry.

The Comarché Notes

For Dragör Skincare, sustainability is not just a word they adorn themselves with, but rather the only way they know and want to do business. Their wish is to be the sustainable frontrunner in the skincare industry and their transparency is to be applauded. They make an annual report every year, so that everyone can follow their development. We only wish more brands came forward in disclosing their sustainable efforts as thoughtfully and openly as they do!

Certifications, councils and pacts

The Brand does not work with any registered certifications. Neither on brand level nor in relation to one or more phases in the Product Life Cycle as depicted in the Comarche Framework.
See here for more information on the framework.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Good health and well-being image Goal 3: Good health and well-being

We have made great progress against several leading causes of death and disease. Life expectancy has increased dramatically; infant and maternal mortality rates have declined, we’ve turned the tide on HIV and malaria deaths have halved.

Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It takes into account widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases. Universal health coverage will be integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities. Emerging global health priorities not explicitly included in the SDGs, including antimicrobial resistance, also demand action.

But the world is off-track to achieve the health-related SDGs. Progress has been uneven, both between and within countries. There’s a 31-year gap between the countries with the shortest and longest life expectancies. And while some countries have made impressive gains, national averages hide that many are being left behind. Multisectoral, rights-based and gender-sensitive approaches are essential to address inequalities and to build good health for all.

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Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation image Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people, an alarming figure that is projected to rise as temperatures do. Although 2.1 billion people have improved water sanitation since 1990, dwindling drinking water supplies are affecting every continent.

More and more countries are experiencing water stress, and increasing drought and desertification is already worsening these trends. By 2050, it is projected that at least one in four people will suffer recurring water shortages.

Safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems is essential.

Ensuring universal safe and affordable drinking water involves reaching over 800 million people who lack basic services and improving accessibility and safety of services for over two billion.

In 2015, 4.5 billion people lacked safely managed sanitation services (with adequately disposed or treated excreta) and 2.3 billion lacked even basic sanitation.

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Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production image Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Agriculture is the biggest user of water worldwide, and irrigation now claims close to 70 percent of all freshwater for human use.

The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal. Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste is equally important, as is supporting developing countries to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption by 2030.

A large share of the world population is still consuming far too little to meet even their basic needs.  Halving the per capita of global food waste at the retailer and consumer levels is also important for creating more efficient production and supply chains. This can help with food security, and shift us towards a more resource efficient economy.

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Goal 14: Life Below Water image Goal 14: Life Below Water

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counterbalance the effects of climate change.

Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, today we are seeing 30 percent of the world’s fish stocks overexploited, reaching below the level at which they can produce sustainable yields.

Oceans also absorb about 30 percent of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, and we are seeing a 26 percent rise in ocean acidification since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Marine pollution, an overwhelming majority of which comes from land-based sources, is reaching alarming levels, with an average of 13,000 pieces of plastic litter to be found on every square kilometre of ocean.

The SDGs aim to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. Enhancing conservation and the sustainable use of ocean-based resources through international law will also help mitigate some of the challenges facing our oceans.

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Sustainable highlights on brand level

Product Lifecycle

Design

The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.

        Production

        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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