It’s no secret that the beauty industry has a plastic problem. Look at the beauty products in your house — most of them, if not all of them, are made out of plastic. Reports show that more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced each year by the beauty industry.
That’s a heck of a lot of plastic. Although you might be reluctant to let go of your favorite shampoo and conditioner, there are plastic-free alternatives out there. Here are some of our favorites:
Lush Cosmetics Shampoo Bars
These plastic-free shampoo bars are handmade and cruelty-free. And they last super long.
Earth Hero Refillable Vegan Shampoo and Conditioner Set
Earth Hero’s 100% recyclable aluminum refillable shampoo and conditioner set is 16 ounces each, so they will last you at least a few months and are mess free in your shower. When you are done, you can either recycle them or send them back to be re-filled.
Sun & Earth Sunscreen
This sunscreen brand comes all the way from Australia and is made with natural ingredients and made from natural zinc. The packaging is recyclable.
Biome Rosehip Oil
No need to say goodbye to your favorite facial oils, Biome has rosehip oil that’s made with natural ingredients in an aluminum jar.
Fresh Exfoliating Soap
This exfoliating soap scrub is perfect for dry skin and made with morsels of cranberry, bamboo, and orange. The soap comes packaged in a recyclable cardboard box.
Bobbi Brown Lib Balm SPF
This lip balm comes in a portable silver tin and contains the SPF your lips need.
Elate Cosmetics uses bamboo packaging and is also vegan and cruelty-free.