Pacifica Beauty

Pacifica 100% Vegan & Cruelty FreeBrook Harvey Taylor’s fascination with the magical world of scents began when as a teen, she picked up a copy of author Tom Robbins’ novel Jitterbug Perfume. For a girl who had always been aware of the world of scents (as a child, Brook was fascinated with blending kitchen spices), Robbins’ book was an invitation to follow her nose and promised that if she did, wonders would await.

At the time, Brook was living in Bozeman, Montana, and had begun mixing her own fragrances from essential oils she bought at the local food co-op where her mother worked. It was a start, though one with no specific destination in sight. The path got a bit clearer when in the early nineties, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, to attend college. While there she began studying aromatherapy with what she calls an “eccentric” aromatherapist who taught her all about natural fragrances and later bestowed on Brook her entire library. Yet, obsessed with perfuming, Brook found herself embarking on a very personal journey, creating fragrances that were like no other.

As Brook was finding inspiration on the West Coast and a fresh direction for her perfuming, fate intervened in the form of Billy Taylor. Billy had studied photography and filmmaking in art school in Oregon, then spent five years traveling around the country making action sports films for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Brook’s talent, Billy’s production background, and their shared love of the great outdoors magically collided, and together they created Pacifica, an idea conceived during a long drive home after a surfing trip.

Pacifica Natural SummerBrook and Billy - founders of Pacifica

From the beginning, Brook and Billy had a grassroots vision. They believed that if they invested in the quality of their products and the fragrance experience, rather than marketing, people who fell in love with Pacifica would spread the word. They were right. Their devout following of fragrance aficionados and earth-conscious connoisseurs deeply value Brook’s fresh approach to perfuming which enhances rather than overwhelms. Her blends are sophisticated and complex, yet, fun, happy, and easy to wear. They come to life differently on each person, becoming a unique and integral part of them. People also trust Brook’s thoughtful attention to product development, where Brook has become a true leader in the natural products industry for formulating innovative, safe, and sustainable products.

Today Pacifica has become known as the most innovative, creative natural beauty brand on the market with a full range of cosmetics, perfumes and skin care. Brook has elevated natural beauty with her unwillingness to accept substandard performance in natural products and has made it her personal mission to uplevel the perception of natural beauty products.

Pacifica Natural MascaraEveryday we work to reduce our impact on the environment

At Pacifica, their goal is to have zero product-manufacturing waste in the Pacifica factory. Pacifica recycle and use post-consumer materials. Pacifica boxes are all 100% recyclable. Pacifica work to use components that are recyclable and with suppliers who share in the Pacifica vision. Pacifica offset their company travel by purchasing carbon credits.

WHILE THE PACIFICA FRAGRANCE MATERIALS AND INSPIRATION COMES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, PACIFICA TRY TO KEEP MUCH OF WHAT THEY DO RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

Most of what Pacifica do is made in the U.S.A. This gives Pacifica greater control over ingredients, the manufacturing process, product quality and the working conditions of their employees. When Pacifica do not manufacture in our own facility in Portland, Oregon, Pacifica make sure that all of their products and ingredients meet the Pacifica high standards. Nothing Pacifica do is tested on animals. And Pacifica never use animal ingredients.

Pacifica supports their local economy, working with local box manufacturers and other suppliers. This requires less shipping of goods into their facility, which in turn means less energy use, less green house gas emissions and reduced carbon footprint.

Another reason Pacifica believe that supporting local businesses is healthy for their community is the fact that many studies have shown that locally owned businesses are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future. This means more jobs, better tax revenues and a healthier, more vibrant community for the Pacifica employees and their children.

Pacifica supports local charities and donates products to local women's shelters. Studies show that working with local charities can have an immediate positive effect on a local community.

Today Pacifica has become known as the most innovative, creative natural beauty brand on the market with a full range of cosmetics, perfumes and skin care. Brook has elevated natural beauty with her unwillingness to accept substandard performance in natural products and has made it her personal mission to uplevel the perception of natural beauty products.

Pacifica Natural Beauty Products

Pacifica is known as one of the most innovative and sustainable makeup lines on the market today. At Pacifica, they are elevating the experience of natural beauty products and overcoming the common perception that naturals don't deliver great results. Pacifica make natural products that work as well or better than any non-natural line. Pacifica's mission is complete when they have delivered the best performing products, using the safest ingredients, in recyclable packaging and components to the largest possible audience of beauty consumers. All Pacifica products are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and animal cruelty free.

Pacifica Natural CosmeticsPacifica Natural Beauty Skin Care

Pacifica natural beauty skin care is formulated with a bevy of natural ingredients for healthy, bright and more youthful skin. Pacifica natural beauty skin care is formulated without: Animal testing, animal ingredients, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, benzene, mineral oil, petroleum, peanut oil, triclosan, and other ingredients you do not want on your skin.

Pacifica Natural Beauty Mineral Make up Colour

Pacifica natural beauty mineral makeup colour is formulated without: Animal testing, animal ingredients, FD&C synthetic lakes and dyes, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, benzene, mineral oil, petroleum, peanut oil, triclosan, and other ingredients you do not want on your skin. Plus all the good ingredients your skin craves.

Pacifica Natural PurfumePacifica Natural Beauty Perfumes

Pacifica Natural Beauty use a natural grain alchohol as the base for the Pacifica spray and roll-on perfume base. Pacifica soild perfume is made from a coconut and soy based wax. Pacifica develop all of their scents using the highest quality ingredients including essential and natural oils from all over the world to create Pacifica's proprietary perfume blends. Pacifica does not support the use of naturals that are threatened or where the harvesting of the plant endangers biodiversity or causes other environmental issues. Pacifica adheres to strict IFRA standards, a self-governing organisation that sets safety standards for all natural and non-natural aroma compounds.

Pacifica Natural Nail PolishPacifica Nail Polish: Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish 

Pacifica 7 FREE Nail Polish is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals. The big toxic offenders in nail polish / varnish care today. Unlike Pacifica mineral make up colour, it does contain FD&C colorants. Pacifica disclose their entire formula so that you can see what ingredients Pacifica are using.

Pacifica Candles

All of the Pacifica candles are made in the USA in their own factory in Portland, Oregon. LEAD-FREE WICKS All Pacifica candles contain lead-free wicks. Pacifica quality control team spends countless hours testing their wick-to-wax ratio to ensure a proper burning candle for every fragrance. Pacifica has worked diligently to become REACH-compliant with their candle colours. This means that Pacifica use vegetable oil based solvents to disperse colour pigment into their wax bases. Pacifica wax burns consistently and evenly. Pacifica use a highly refined paraffin wax in their pillar candles. Paraffin is a by-product of the petrochemical industry and would otherwise be waste.