ABOUT US


    

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 compassion, kindness and non-violence.  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 have the ingredients of my lipsticks as NATURAL as possible. 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, are super hydrating and are packed full of natures best ingredients. 
Another incredibly 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 plant-based vegan 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