Sallamander Concepts (Pty) Ltd
We are a small company that was founded by Michael Meyer in 1998, as an extension to his quest to find the fountain of youth and, to quote him, “make living and aging a stunning experience”.
Developing of anti-aging products
To achieve this, he believed in looking at aging from different angles – and to then create workable models and products to achieve his goal. Working with this as his basis, he then decided on manufacturing and supplying anti-ageing products and ranges to help achieve his vision and goals.
For this reason he was a bitter critic and enemy of companies that make inferior products and companies that mislead or lie to consumers.
Therefore, all products made by Sallamander Concepts have to comply with the formulations as clinically stipulated by research laboratories. This then ensures that only products that actually work are manufactured by the company, and that claims can be substantiated.
Although Michael accepted that normal aging is an immutable fact of nature, we aim to retard and contain the negative effects of aging, to prevent pre-mature aging and to help people retain their quality of life during this normal process of growing older.
Unfortunately, Michael Meyer passed away in 2011 and his life partner, Duane Milne took up the reins of the company and is following in his footsteps.
The first range of products to be made by Sallamander Concepts was the Ageless herbal anti-aging range of products. This range consists of a no-nonsense, but very clever and effective skin care range as well as body grooming products and herbal supplements. All products use herbal and botanical extracts in most sophisticated ways, and rely on the therapeutic properties of the herbs and botanicals.
Touching on a more esoteric side of holistic health, we also supply a wide variety of 100% pure natural essential oils.
The very expensive oils – like jasmine essential oil, sandalwood oil and rose oil are offered at a 25% blend – but this is not done to “water-down” the oils – but merely to offer a more affordable option for people to buy. These 25% blends are CLEARLY marked, and we do not try to pass them off as anything else.
Olinat cream was developed especially for people that want only a pure natural organic moisturizing facial cream. Even the preservative used in Olinat is Eco-Certified. Apart from being “all-natural” it is a superb moisturizing cream containing natural vitamin E and other moisturizing and skin conditioning ingredients.
Pricing, fair trade and the environment
Some people find our prices very low for what they are – and yes, people get excellent value for the quality of products that they buy from us.
It must be kept in mind that we buy all our base products at source (have no intermediates or middle-men) and then manufacture our products.
Since we are a very small company our overhead costs are kept to a minimum and we can therefore offer our clients excellent value for money, on superior quality products.
As a company we believe in paying our producers – some of them found in very remote areas – a fair price for their goods, to ensure that they can afford decent working conditions and that child labor isn’t used. We also aim to help with the upliftment of previously disadvantaged people in South Africa.
All our base materials are from renewable resources and are grown and harvested in a sustainable way and we are sensitive to the ecological needs of the environment.
Unlike other companies, we do not tout any “eco-certification”, but work to our own set of stringent rules.
Even the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) consider all these eco-certified labels as too vague to be of any value.
With our head office in South Africa, we embrace the world’s most liberal and transparent constitution and bill of rights.
In keeping with this spirit, we believe in full disclosure and supply detailed information to all our clients on all our products – in order for our clients to make an informed decision when spending their hard earned money.
We are a registered company, incorporated under South African law, registered for tax, VAT and SARS Excise and Duty. We hold valid importer’s and exporter’s Codes and certification, our bank account complies to FICA requirements (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) and our credit card processing is PCI DSS compliant.
All cosmetic products manufactured by us comply with international standards and are registered with relevant authorities.
Supplements manufactured and marketed by us are compliant to MCC regulations and are registered with the South African Medical Control Council.
All products are manufactured following stringent GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and are manufactured in specialized manufacturing facilities.
Buying from us
We accept orders from all around the world, yet we do not send to some countries due to high postal theft (such as Mexico and Russia) or are known for fraudulent transactions such as Nigeria. Countries in South America seem to have very strict import regulations and we are somewhat wary to send parcels to a destination in South America.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and a big thank you to our regular clients – we appreciate your support and unwavering loyalty.
Director – Sallamander Concepts (Pty) Ltd