With consumers realizing how dangerous non-recyclable packaging, excess plastic, bad harvesting processes and toxic components are to the environment, there has been a renewed push for eco-friendly and sustainable products in recent years. And when it comes to eco-friendly beauty products, they aren’t just better for the environment; they are better for your body, too! Read on to discover some of our favorite eco-friendly beauty products.
Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser ($26, shop here)
This gentle cleanser from Biossance is a go-to product due to its lightweight formula. It also doesn’t dry out your skin like other cleansers do. Its standout ingredient is sugarcane-derived squalane (not squalene, a beauty ingredient that usually comes from sharks, millions of which are killed every year). This product is also Green Lab Certified, meaning energy and water are used responsibly, and waste is disposed of properly.
Caliray Freedreaming Skin Wellness Diffusing Tiny ($39, shop here)
Caliray’s buildable skin tint is available in 10 flexible shades and features clean ingredients like vitamins C and E to make the skin glow and natural silica to blur imperfections. The bottle is made from 75% post-consumer recycled plastic, and the box is 100% FSC-certified recycled paper. It’s also labeled Clean + Planet Positive at Sephora, which means it meets standards for climate commitments, sustainable sourcing, responsible packaging, and environmental giving.
Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar ($45, shop here)
You might be shaking your head at the idea of a solid bar serum, but hear us out. This cruelty-free, vegan serum is light, nourishing, and easy to store. All you have to do is rub the bar between your hands and apply it straight to your face. A single bar is the equivalent of two product bottles.
Package Free Bamboo Hairbrush ($20, shop here)
Plastic brushes are not only bad for the environment, but they also increase static. No one wants that! This bamboo hairbrush has a wide rectangular paddle, bamboo pins, and an easy-to-grip handle, perfect for detangling and safe for all hair types. In addition, the lack of packaging makes for no waste, which is a huge plus!
EcoTools Interchangeables Daily Essentials Face Kit ($7.39, shop here)
EcoTools makes affordable, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free products created with recycled and renewable materials. We recommend this face kit because it has everything you’ll need to get ready: five makeup brush heads, two handles, and a reusable tin for storage.
Do you have any favorite eco-friendly beauty brands or products? Share them with us in the comments below!