Your Sustainable Christmas Beauty Buys Are Here
Look no further.
News of the climate crisis has become unavoidable.
Zero Waste Week reports that over 120 billion units of packaging are created each year by the global cosmetics industry. With Greta Thunberg’s School Strike for Climate inspiring millions around the world to protest for the future of our planet, there’s no question to why lots of us are turning to sustainable products for our everyday lives.
With this in mind, we’ve made a list of sustainable beauty brands to suit anyone on your Christmas shopping list this year,
Fat and the Moon
Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde set out to create a company that provides natural products to rival their chemical-laced alternatives. Their products are created through a mix of fat and herbs, under the careful influence of the moon. Fat and the Moon offer a range of products, including first aid, haircare, mother and baby products, and their popular toiletries. Using reusable containers and pledging to keep unnecessary packaging at a minimum, Fat and the Moon offer perfect eco-friendly alternatives to mainstream beauty-buys this Christmas.
Shop Fat and the Moon here.
Bee You Organics
When Larissa Warren suffered facial scarring after being hit by a drunk driver, she realised that mainstream skincare and makeup products would no longer work for her. Larissa created Bee You Organics and pledged to use organic ingredients in her products wherever possible. Bee You Organics specialises in makeup and skincare, offering moisturiser, foundation, gift sets featuring top products from their lines, and more.
Shop Bee You Organics here.
Boasting an impressive environmental policy, Lush has long been conscious of its ecological impact. To date, they offer a full Vegan range, their pots and bottles are made from BPA-Free 100% recycled plastic, and they avoid using 450,000 litres of water per year by choosing to sell shampoo bars. So picking up that bath bomb set for your mom or that grooming kit for your brother will have the added bonus of being environmentally friendly. Plus, they offer a selection of reusable alternatives to traditional, often wasteful wrapping paper. It’s a win-win!
Shop Lush here.
Axiology founder Ericka Rodriguez was disappointed in the drying formulas of vegan lipsticks, so she created her own using ten ingredients. In founding Axiology, Ericka set out to create the world’s most ethical lipstick. Axiology offer traditional lipsticks, lip crayons, and their award-winning multi-use Balmies, a set of 3-in-1 lipstick crayons in recyclable wrapping. For the Christmas season, Axiology are offering a festive trio of Balmies in plastic-free packaging.
Shop Axiology here.
While working in research and development for sustainable materials, Aether Beauty founder Tiila Abbitt discovered that in the USA, there are only 11 banned chemicals in color cosmetics, while in the European Union, there are over 1300. This led her to create Aether Beauty, pledging to substitute for more sustainable ingredients when possible (the company will not release a product until this has been done). Aether Beauty offers face and eye products, as well as gift bundles of their best-sellers.
Shop Aether Beauty here