It can be tricky to find beauty products that are good for you and the environment – but, thankfully, not entirely impossible. Here are five brands doing their bit for the good of the planet.
When make-up artist Kirsten Weis launched Kjaer Weis (pictured above), her gluten-free, organic cosmetics line was designed to be sustainable and practical. The brand works solely with certified natural or organic ingredients, is free from parabens, silicone and synthetic fragrances, and was the first luxury beauty brand to introduce refillable packaging at its launch.
Aveda has always been a frontrunner in the sustainability stakes, but this year the brand has taken it further. Every single hair, skin and beauty product is now entirely vegan and over 85% of the range is bottled using recycled plastic. With Arizona Muse now as the brand’s first sustainability ambassador, we’re excited to see what Aveda does next.
Another brand at the forefront, REN is tackling everything from plastic waste to climate change with its multiple initiatives. Between its sustainably sourced ingredients, reclaimed ocean-plastic packaging, and refill schemes, the brand is on track to achieving its ‘zero waste’ aim by the end of this year.
Rahua (pronounced ra-wa) was founded by husband-and-wife team Fabian and Anna in 2008 with one goal: to create 100% organic haircare products that are produced in sustainable partnership with the indigenous people of the Amazon. Rahua is also committed to leaving zero imprint on the ecosystem and uses 100% recyclable packaging.
Since launching in 2010, Tata Harper’s products have become the gold standard in non-toxic, naturally derived and intelligently considered skincare that actually works. The brand has long been using recyclable cardboard packaging and soy-based inks, but it has also started using refillable packaging. This is farm-to-face beauty at its best.
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