The zeitgeist around green beauty isn’t going anywhere… and rightly so! With the environment needing our help and more awareness than ever, we’re happy to shout about beauty brands that are making the effort to create eco-friendly products. Here are our five fave waste-reducing, green beauty buys of the moment…
Tools with rules
It’s all in the name with this one, folks. Eco Tools really are sticking to their guns and producing some planet-friendly products for all of us to use and enjoy. They’ve switched out plastic and wood and are making their brush handles out of renewable bamboo – one of the fastest growing plants in the world! And they’ve also gone for paper-free packaging which is doing the trees a massive favour! Our top pick? This Travel Detangler for on-the-go gorgeousness.
Everyone knows Bleach London as the colour lovin’ brand that made dyeing your hair any colour of the rainbow easy as pie. But what you might not know is that they’re all about plant-based beauty and incredibly savvy when it comes to sustainability. All of their products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free and packaged in 100% recycled cardboard. They also have some of the best liquid lip duos we’ve ever tried and this Lip Kit in Matte Le Blanc is one of our new staples. Velvety smooth application and a formula that doesn’t budge in the prettiest of pink hues is just what party season called for.
One of the major problems our planet is facing is excessive plastic production. Love Beauty & Planet are aiming to curb this with their unpatented packaging innovation that is 100% recycled and recyclable – if you’re wondering why their bottles aren’t completely clear plastic, that’s why. They’ve also made sure that all the fragrance oils used are ethically sourced so you can beautify on the outside, while feeling fab and guilt-free on the inside. Every product is formulated in a way which is ethical and sustainable without compromising on quality. That’s especially true for this Muru Muru Butter and Rose Blooming Colour Conditioner. Amazonian Muru Muru makes hair shiny and helps keep your colour looking fresh – we’re sold!
Shout out to sugarcane
Speaking of packaging innovations, man’s best bud Bulldog Skincare have used sugarcane to come up with some seriously smart packaging solutions. They are making their packaging from sugarcane plastic, which is more sustainable and eco-friendly than your bog standard polymers. The formulas inside the packaging are also cruelty-free and suitable for vegans which is an added bonus! Their Oil Control Moisturiser is a fave among the fellas. It’s a non-greasy formula that contains witch hazel and willow bark to help balance oils and mattify skin.
Loads of you may have made the switch to plant-based eating, but there are tons of animal derivatives in beauty products, too. If you’re looking for affordable, vegan-friendly makeup and skincare, Superdrug’s B. range is the one for you. Completely cruelty-free, the B. products are great for everyone, whether you’re a hardcore vegan or just trying to switch up your routine for the better. With party season rolling round, the B. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is our must-have of the moment. It effortlessly gets shot of stubborn makeup while being soothing on the eyes and great for anyone with sensitive peepers. We’ll take two!