We know that the beauty industry has a lot to answer for when it comes to plastic waste and sustainability. However, slowly but surely, brands are adapting, and changes are being made to make our hauls more planet-friendly.
To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of our fave products created by beauty conscious brands to champion those taking small steps to make a big difference. Scroll for our top picks.
Upcircle Beauty Soap Bars
Not only are the Upcircle Beauty soap bars plastic-free, they also use 100% recyclable packaging, are 100% natural, palm-oil free, vegan-friendly, and so much more. Basically, they tick all the boxes. We’ve fallen in love with the brand’s sustainable, eco-friendly approach to beauty, and their upcycled products are testament to their mission to leave the world better than they found it. These soap bars can be used on the face and body, so they’re the perfect planet-friendly way to streamline your shower regime.
Yes To Tomatoes Paper Mask
There’s nothing we love more than a good face mask, especially when it’s plastic-free and made with 96% natural ingredients like the Yes To Tomatoes Paper Mask. Skincare products made with few synthetic chemicals leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment, so you can feel that little bit smugger whilst you combat your blemishes and refresh your complexion.
Shrub Botanical Wonder Oil
Haircare that’s kind to the planet? Count us in. Shrub’s Botanical Wonder Oil is the ethically and sustainably sourced hair hero that helps to reduce dandruff, thicken the hair strands, and encourage growth. Saying no to liquid plastics, the vegan brand are here to fast-forward your hair goals without compromising on your ethics.
Grace & Green Tampons
With an average of 100 billion pieces of sanitary waste taking its toll on the planet every year, swapping your regular tampons out for an eco-friendly alternative is a smart move for the beauty conscious. Luckily, Grace & Green Tampons are the biodegradable and organic substitute we’ve been waiting for. Non-irritable and suitable for sensitive skin types, the fully absorbent design features eight grooves to provide enhanced protection for you and the planet.
Dr. Hauschka Quince Body Milk
If you’re looking for a hydrating body lotion that’s vegan, natural, and free from synthetic fragrance, mineral oils, and silicone, Dr. Hauschka Quince Body Milk has got you covered. Refusing to test on animals, the brand develops fuss-free formulas that offer real results. This lotion is enriched with quince seed extract and jojoba and olive oils to balance, nourish, and soften the skin.
GRÜUM Revitalising Shampoo Bar
Switching your regular shampoo bottle out for a GRÜUM Hår Revitalising Shampoo Bar is a quick and easy way to massively reduce your plastic waste. Lasting up to 60 washes, this eco-friendly bar features an ultra-foaming formula enriched with cocoa butter, so it’s perfect for cleansing and hydrating dry or damaged hair.
Committed to continually taking steps towards becoming more sustainable, Alpha H packaging is 100% recyclable, with 40% being made from recycled materials. They’ve also recently added 195 solar panels to the roof of their own factory and head office to make the most of Mother Nature and reduce their carbon footprint.