Sustainable Beauty Made Simple; Our Top 5 Products From Eco-Friendly Brands
Products that help you and the planet.
Living in times where seemingly all you hear about is the ice caps melting and fires spreading rampant and oh, right, the fact that we have less than a decade until climate change becomes as good as irreversible — there’s even a clock for that online, if you were wondering — is straight-up scary. And we simply can’t help but wonder, what can we mere mortals do to challenge and counteract the damage we do to Earth during our lifetimes?
Now, we know what you’re thinking — what the hell can sustainable beauty brands do against the monstrous problem we are facing? And to that we say: everything counts. Just do your part, however small you think your impact is. Now, true, there are other small things you could do that add up, such as doing volunteer beach clean-ups or cut out plastic from your life, but that merits a list of its own. We might share it with you, soon!
But, in the meantime, if you’re a shameless beauty lover and would like to know what your sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives are, this list is for you.
EcoTools is your go-to brand when looking for eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free makeup tools, all without sacrificing quality. Their BioBlender beauty sponge is a godsend in times like these. Made with 5 earth-friendly ingredients, “The World’s first 100% biodegradable” is here to not only make your makeup application flawless, but also to decompose smoothly back into our planet once you’re done with it.
Shop it here for $5.99
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
BareMinerals aims to “Do good for the planet,” a goal which they infuse into their products from the manufacturing process up to delivering it into your hands. In fact, they are optimistic that by 2026, 100% of their products’ packaging will be made with recycled and recyclable materials. This tinted moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, squalane, and SPF 30 is said to boost the skin’s hydration by 215% in a week while providing buildable coverage.
Shop it here for $33.00
A brand that focuses on providing women with products that are good for their bodies, get the job done, and do right by the environment, but without the Pink Tax. All their shipping packaging is recyclable, and the razor handle is reusable. Get a subscription and enjoy the joys of receiving your razors to your door every month!
Shop it here for $9.00
Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser
Talk about a company committed to sustainability. Youth To The People have clean formulas with ingredients sourced locally in California, choose glass for their jars and bottles as an alternative to wasteful plastic, and all their products are packaged in boxes made from recycled paper. What more could you ask for, right? Their renowned Superfood Cleanser is worth all the hype, we promise.
Shop it here for $36.00
Sea Witch Botanicals Green Fairy Body Veil
Sea Witch Botanicals sells handmade and all-natural home and body products, and they’re dedicated to donating a percentage of their profits to environmental charities like Earthjustice and the Environmental Working Group. “We chose the name of the Sea Witch as a symbol of our commitment to keeping the waterways clean of toxins,” they say on their website. Our recommendation is their Green Fairy Body Veil perfume, which can also be used as a room spray.
Shop it here for $20.00
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