Kick Plastic to the Curb with These 12 Sustainably Packaged Beauty Products
Virtually every single piece of plastic ever made is still on this earth, and by 2050, we’re on track to have more plastic in our oceans than fish. That’s a pretty awful thought, isn’t it? But the good news is that many beauty brands are taking a stand against the issue and creating beautiful, plastic-free (or entirely recyclable) packaging. Want to help make a difference? Start with these 12 of our favorite sustainable beauty products.
Vapour Siren Lipstick
Not only is the actual product organic and clean, but the packaging is also recyclable and made of recycled materials. Plus, everything is created with renewable energy, making the brand’s environmental footprint even smaller.
Farmaesthetics Nourishing Lavender Milk
Made with 100 percent natural, certified organic ingredients, Farmaesthetics bottles all of its products in recyclable glass containers.
Kevin Murphy Body Mass Leave in Plumping Treatment
The bottles are made of plastic, yes, but the angular design of Kevin Murphy’s products isn’t just for show—it’s so that they can use less plastic than conventional bottles. Even better, the brand is pledging to switch its packaging to be 100 percent made from recycled ocean materials by mid-2019, which will save the planet over 360 tons of new plastic each year. Slow clap.
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation
Housed in a recyclable glass bottle, Ilia’s serum foundation is cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin (and in your garbage bins).
Herbivore Botanicals Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
Here’s another brand that uses nearly all recyclable glass packaging. The label is meant to peel off easily, so you can remove it before tossing everything. Or just keep the pretty jar and use it for storage.
Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Facial Mist
This brand pledges to keep plastic out of our oceans by using plastic bottles made of 100 percent recycled materials and glass bottles that are entirely recyclable, too. By 2025, all of its packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable.
Earth tu Face Organic Multipurpose Skin Hydrating Stick
Use this all-natural, all-purpose stick on your lips, face or body. And rest easy knowing it’s packaged without any plastic at all.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush
A leader in sustainability practices, Kjaer Weis uses an intelligent refill system to cut down on packaging waste. You can buy the full product once and then refill the metal container when you run out rather than buying a new fully packaged product every time. Genius.
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
This might just be the best-smelling cleanser ever thanks to strawberry seed oil. But what’s really impressive is its signature recyclable and reusable glass bottle. Plus, the foldable cartons that the products are sold in are printed on Forest Stewardship Council paper, which promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.
Tata Harper Restorative Eye Creme
In addition to being made with farm-fresh ingredients, the majority of Tata Harper products are packaged in glass and made to be highly recyclable. What little plastic is used is made with corn (instead of petroleum), meaning it comes from a renewable resource.
Lush Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion
Lush offers 35 percent of its products without any packaging whatsoever. But when packaging is necessary, the brand uses recycled and recyclable paper packaging.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
We love this brand’s highlighters and cheek colors, but we especially love that they’re packaging is 100 percent biodegradable, recyclable or reusable.