Hello Gorgeous! My name is Shivana and I am delighted to share my story with you. After 12 years of practicing as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, I felt that it was time for me to embrace a new direction in my career. It took some serious soul searching, a lot of research and hard work, but I am so happy with the products I want to share with you.
When I embarked on this journey I knew that above all, I wanted to create a brand which I really resonated with. AHIMSA (pronounced uh-him-sa) is the philosophy of not causing harm to other living things. This philosophy beautifully represents our brand as all our lipsticks are natural, vegan and cruelty free.
As I went through the R&D process, I realised just how important it was for me to create my lipsticks using NATURAL INGREDIENTS. This is because I have two darling daughters and I wanted to create products that I would feel good about them using in the years to come. I am proud to say that my lipsticks contain no nasty chemicals, they are highly pigmented, long-lasting and super hydrating.
Another important factor for me is that my products are both VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE. I am a passionate animal welfare advocate. I have been a vegetarian for almost 20 years and have naturally embraced a vegan plant-based lifestyle. I believe that all animals deserve to be treated with love and respect. You can be assured when using my products that they are free from any form of animal exploitation.
I am delighted to say that all my lipsticks are designed in New Zealand and are manufactured in Australia. I am genuinely thrilled with my products and I am excited to be able to share them with you.
Shivana Rajendran xx
Founder Ahimsa Cosmetics