Without even realising, our beauty routines have become dirty habits when it comes to the environment. Microbeads, harmful ingredients and superfluous packaging have all contributed to polluted oceans and toxic waste around the globe.
However, in a fight for change, an increasing number of brands are paving the way for a more sustainable industry and future.
So if you’re looking to keep your environmental footprint as clean as your skincare regime, here are a few of the best brands to try…
Davines offer a wide range of products for every hair type while aiming to leave as little impact on the environment as possible. Specialising in sulphate and paraben-free styling, the ingredients will soften and shine your hair into a new lease of life. We love the Oi Oil Celebrative, which moisturises even the driest of manes.
Having recently redeveloped their packaging to be 100% recyclable, REN is leading the way as an eco-friendly skincare brand offering maximum results. Not sure where to start? Try the Evercalm Overnight Balm, to revitalise dull and tired skin.
Boasting 100% natural ingredients, Dr Botanicals adds extra vitamins to their skincare range, so you don’t have to. Blending the finest botanical extracts, you’ll be looking and smelling fantastic after using this Japanese Orange Revive & Firm Facial Serum. Apply a small amount under your SPF in the morning to further reduce the effects of sun damage. Dr Botanicals makes sustainable beauty a breeze and a joy.
This much loved beauty brand delivers a range of award-winning bath, body and skincare products true to their British heritage. Cowshed has evolved a holistic approach towards “no nasties”, championing zero animal testing and sustainable essential oils. For the ultimate pamper session, try the Moody Cow Balancing Scrub, for the softest skin you’ve had in years.
It doesn’t take much convincing for us to swap out our tired makeup base for this Loose Mineral Foundation. Containing just four natural ingredients, what better way to switch up your morning routine than with a natural foundation that promises less waste and better coverage? Sustainable beauty at it’s cleanest. We’re sold!