Our Product Philosophy

We formulate using the highest quality natural ingredients with high concentrations of natural actives. We believe that as a brand, we have a responsibility to help educate consumers on what is (and isn't) in their products. We provide full ingredient lists, scientific backings and concentrations of actives for complete transparency on our formulas.

Utter Transparency

We are proud of our ingredients. This is why we not only list what they do for your skin, but also share the scientific studies backing each component of our formulations and where they are sourced from. Because the more you know about what goes into our products, the more you’ll love them.

More is More

Our products have the highest concentrations of active ingredients ranging all the way up to 99%. This ensures that our products produce visible results, while avoiding unnecessary fillers.

Natural (Not “Natural”)

We aren’t interested in being natural with an asterisk. To us, natural means 100% plant-derived, with no artificial ingredients. We formulate according to strictest European Union standards, meaning we avoid more than 1,300 potentially harmful chemicals that the EU has banned. Our products are vegan (no animal by-products) and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free (no animal testing).

Love the Lab

You can’t make quality natural skincare products without loving the science behind them. We research and understand everything that goes into our formulations. Nothing goes to you before it’s been tested multiple times to create the most optimal products with scientifically proven results.

Our natural skincare products will forever be vegan, Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, gluten-free, pregnancy safe and free of the following ingredients.

  • Parabens
  • SLS + SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  • Phthalates
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Toluene
  • Mineral Oil
  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
  • Formaldehydes & Formaldehyde-releasing Agents
  • PEGS (Polyethylene Glycols)
  • Plastic Microbeads
  • Artificial Colorants/Flavours

Our Development Process

At Three Ships, we believe in a highly iterative and customer driven development process. All of our formulations start with polling our community to ask them what product they want us to release next.

Armed with this data, we then work closely with our chemists to create several variations of the new product. We test these formulations, and send the best one to a group of power users. After they have tested the product for 2 weeks, we collect their feedback and iterate the formulation once more before then going through rigorous stability and microbial testing. The final product is one that has been tested rigorously before manufactured in Canada and released to the market.