18 Sustainable Cosmetics Brands For Eco-Friendly Beauty In 2022
Sustainable beauty brands are becoming more and more common. And with it, a growing sense of awareness for plastic waste and how to leave the planet in better shape than we found it is infiltrating the beauty industry - as we speak!
To celebrate sustainable beauty products, we've compiled a list of the best sustainable beauty brands out there today. Keep reading to find the next beauty brands to stan for their commitment to clean beauty and to the earth.
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#1. PAPR Cosmetics
Sustainable packaging that's both biodegradable and zero waste. So you can indulge in our natural products with only natural ingredients while giving back to the planet too!
#2. Neal's Yard Remedies
Neal's Yard Remedies is another beauty brand whose passion to create eco-friendly and clean beauty has made its impact all the way up to the UK government. Partnering with Greenpeace and Fauna & Flora International, this powerhouse in the cosmetics industry helped to ban the use of microbeads in the UK.
Their other sustainable practices include working with the World Land Trust to balance its carbon emissions and neutralize their carbon footprint. And since 2012, they've helped to save 1,000,000m² of endangered forest!
Hydrophil is a company that's all about sustainable living. Their vegan and cruelty free products are water-neutral so as to only use sustainable ingredients.
And they're a fair trade company which means that they're committed to ensuring decent working conditions and payment for farmers and workers throughout the entire supply chain.
#4. Wild Deodorant
Wild Deodorant's packaging may be made from durable aluminum and recycled plastic. But that's the only kind of aluminum you'll find in this aluminum free deodorant of theirs.
Plus, each of their deodorants come in zero waste, refillable packaging. All you need to do is order a couple of refills and you're good to go!
#5. Nudi Goods
All Nudi Goods products are formulated to be plastic-free, including their shipment methods! Plus, using as few organic ingredients as possible, this clean beauty brand says no to animal testing and only uses responsibly sourced mica.
Between its biodegradable packaging - and plastic free packaging at that - this beauty brand is the perfect addition to your beauty routine. Plus, they have an entire range of products to choose from.
If there's one thing Davines detests, it's animal derived ingredients. Their mission to leave a positive environmental impact has influenced their commitment to organic and/or ethical farming.
#7. Love Beauty and Planet
Love Beauty and Planet has been making a name for itself in the cosmetics industry. Namely due to their 100% post-consumer recycled packaging!
Their vegan formulas with only natural ingredients for your body and hair make for the perfect additions to your beauty routine. And they even have specific formulas made for sensitive skin!
#8. The Body Shop
The Body Shop has been in the sustainable beauty game - and fair trade game - for quite some time now. Back in 1987, they launched their community fair trade program which sustainably sources ingredients and invests long-term in local communities.
#9. Izzy Zero Waste Mascara
We bet you didn't think mascara could be zero waste. But Izzy says it can!
Their reusable, recyclable medical-grade stainless steel tube is designed to be refilled again and again. Then, once the formula runs out, customers simply drop it off into a multi-use mailer where even the shipping process is zero waste! A perfect pair to our zero waste deodorant.
#10. Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash Refillable Glass
If you like clean ingredients and ethical production, then you'll love Bathing Culture and their gallon-sized refillable bottle. With certified organic ingredients and recyclable glass, they know how to make zero waste look desirable.
Starting with sustainable production, Aveda houses their vegan and cruelty free skin care products in recycled material. And the brand's head office is entirely wind-powered - just one example of their environmental awareness.
Using only raw materials, Bybi offers skin care products with only vegan and cruelty free ingredients (just like our vegan deodorants too!). They've even upcycled strawberry seeds from juice manufacturers in order to invest in creating sugar-cane packaging!
#13. Viori Rice Water Shampoo Bar
Viori's waterless shampoo ingredients make for a welcome addition to your shower-time routine. And to make you feel even better about your purchase, they keep a running tally of the number of plastic bottles they've kept out of the ocean - nearly 3 million so far!
Ilia is another clean beauty pioneer who knows how to make the most of recycled aluminum and glass for their product packaging. Each recycled paper is printed with vegetable based dyes, so everything about your skin care is cruelty free!
All palm oil free, vegan and cruelty free products from SBTRCT are housed in compostable packaging. And with vegetable derived emollients and essential oils, you can't go wrong adding these products to your daily routine.
Briogeo products are all based within what the brand likes to call their NOVA complex. This is a blend of natural oils, vitamins, and antioxidants to give your hair the very best from plant-based, cruelty free ingredients.
#17. Ren Clean Skincare
From sustainable sourcing to eco friendly packaging, Ren Clean Skincare knows what they're doing. Their products are housed in recycled goods like plastic so as to reduce waste even after use.
#18. Maya Chia
Plant-powered ingredients are at the core of Maya Chia products, all of which are free of synthetic fragrances, synthetic chemicals, parabens, and phthalates. In fact, each product is formulated with chia sourced from Guatemala, giving you a luxurious skin care routine to delve into.
The bottom line
Buying sustainable beauty products has never been easier. Just take it from these 18 powerhouses making a difference in the clean beauty game!
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PAPR Cosmetics is on a mission to create conscious beauty products with as little impact on the planet as possible. Our products are fully recyclable, vegan, and cruelty-free. When we take down one tree, we plant a new one. For more information and sustainability tips, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, and Tumblr.