Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions
Are your products Australian Made?
Yes, all G&M Cosmetics products are proudly manufactured here in Australia at our facility in Taren Point, Sydney NSW.
Are G&M Cosmetics products Vegan?
G&M Cosmetics do have some brands that are Vegan Registered. P’URE Papayacare, P’URE Papayacare Baby & Australian Creams Kakadu Plum Collection are certified vegan by the Vegan Society. You can view our certification here.
Are your products organic?
We’ve noticed ACO COSMOS on your packaging, what does this mean?
ACO is the Australian auditing body that ensures COSMOS Standards are met. COSMOS Stands for “COSMetic Organic and Natural Standard”, which sets certification requirements for organic & natural cosmetics products in the Europe. The standard is recognized globally by the cosmetic industry. You can view our certification here.
Do you test on animals?
No, G&M Cosmetics do not test our products on animals.
You sell to China, so you must have animal testing?
G&M Cosmetics applied for our licenses 20 years ago, at the time China did not test on animals as they tested on human volunteers. Our current licenses are renewed every 3 years, without the need for further testing.
Are your product tubes, jars & cartons recyclable?
Yes, G&M Cosmetics is also signatory member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), this means we are part of businesses across Australia sharing the responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of packaging. You can view our certification here.
Where do you source your ingredients from?
At G&M Cosmetics we want to ensure we source the highest quality ingredients. We source the majority of our ingredients from local Australian suppliers. Some of the ingredients we use are not available from local Australian Suppliers, therefore sometimes we need to source from overseas.
Who manufactures your products?
G&M Cosmetics manufactures our own products on-site at our Taren Point facility, giving us optimum quality control.
What quality controls do you have?
G&M Cosmetics has a Technical Team, led by our inhouse PhD Chemist, who is responsible for all aspects of quality control from the ingredients & formulation, to the production line & finished packaged product.
Are your products safe to use on babies?
Everybody, regardless of age, has different skin types because of this we have created specific products to suited babies. Our P’URE Papayacare Baby range features 4 products that have been specially formulated for delicate skin. The DR. V So Pure range is also suitable for babies. As with any product, we recommend talking to your doctor if you are unsure and testing any of our products on a small patch of skin prior to use all over to ensure there is no reaction.
Are your products safe to use while breastfeeding?
We do not recommend using products on the breast area directly before breastfeeding to avoid ingestion of the product by the baby. Our products are not designed to be ingested orally. For any further concerns using any product during breastfeeding/pregnancy we always recommend to consult with your GP.
How can I find the expiry date of my product?
All expiry dates are located on the bottom of pumps & jars, & etched into the top of tubes. If you are having issues locating the expiry date on your G&M Cosmetics product please contact us.
Do any of your products contain SPF?
No, G&M Cosmetics currently do not have any products that contain SPF within our ranges.
Where can I buy your products?
Our products are available domestically & internationally. You can check where certain brands and products are sold in our ‘Where to Buy’ section, click here or scroll to the bottom of this page.
I am not a distributor or stockist, can I order directly from you?
Currently G&M Cosmetics do not sell direct to the public. If you are after a certain product & can no longer find it at your local supermarket please contact us.
I want to be a distributor or stockist for your products, how can I do this?
Head over to our enquiry form & select ‘become a stockist’, click here.
The packaging of my P’URE Papayacare product is different, why is that?
G&M Cosmetics acquired P’URE Papayacare in 2019. In 2020 G&M Cosmetics rebranded P’URE Papayacare from Black to Purple packaging. If you have recently purchased or are using a P’URE product in purple packaging, rest assured it is authentic.
If you changed the packaging of P’URE Papayacare did you change the formula too?
G&M Cosmetics have altered the source of Calendula Extract to Calendula Oil, without sacrificing quality or efficacy of the product. Calendula Oil is more pale yellow in colour, so you may see a difference in the colour of your product in purple packaging.
Why is my Papaya Skin Food or Ointment product too hard or too soft?
Our Papaya Skin Food & Ointment are made from 100% natural ingredients, with no artificial emulsifiers or stabilisers, which means the consistency will change dependant on the environment in which the product is stored. We recommend keeping your Papaya products out of direct sunlight in a stable environment, like a cabinet or drawer. If your Papaya product is too hard, gently warm the tube between your hands to warm the product. If your Papaya product is too soft, leave it in the fridge for a few minutes to harden.