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10 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands and Products to Consider in 2022

With the beauty industry being one of the biggest contributors to climate change, it’s time we took a serious look at sustainable and eco-friendly beauty product and brand alternatives.

Skincare is the most profitable industry with an annual turnover of £2.8bn, while the global beauty industry is estimated at $603bn (£446bn ).

It’s no surprise, then, that with all the packaging that accompanies every purchase we make, our beauty and skincare regimens are massive contributors to climate change.

Luckily, many beauty and skincare brands are now using eco-friendly and sustainable products and packaging – all we need to do is make this change.

But for us to make this significant change, we need to understand exactly what eco-friendly and sustainable is, and also what to look for when we buy.

What does eco-responsible and sustainable mean?

Sustainable: Can be maintained – Many brands are now using packaging alternatives that can be reused, meaning there’s less reason to throw it away so often.

Nature-friendly: Eenvironmentally friendly or not harmful to the environment – eg. products that end up in the ocean, like plastic, which, unbeknownst to us, ends up in many household products like face wipes. Also products that contain dangerous chemicals like sprays and detergents.

Do green products contain chemicals?

Eco-friendly products still contain chemicals, but are less likely to include environmentally harmful products.

What ingredients to avoid when buying beauty products?

If you’ve decided to make this switch, there are some ingredients that eco-friendly brands won’t include in their products, such as:

Parabens: Preservatives that extend the shelf life of a product. They are also known to disrupt hormone function, by activating the hormone estrogen, high levels of which have been found in breast cancer tumors.

Products that contain parabens include: shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, facial moisturizers, body lotions, foundations, mascaras and toners.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): SLS provides products with lots of bubbles and helps keep things perfectly clean. But long-term use can dry out skin, irritate eyes, inflame eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions, and leave skin “stripped” of moisture.

Products containing SLS: Liquid soap, shampoos, laundry detergents, dish detergents, toothpaste, bath bombs.

Phthalates: Phthalates help products retain their color and fragrance and are frequently used in cosmetics and to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. It is also used as a solvent in cosmetics and other consumer products.

Products containing phthalates: plastic bottles, cosmetics, nail polish, shampoo, hair gel, shower gel and more.

Formaldehyde: Helps keep produce fresh and free of contaminants. Also called DMDM ​​hydantoin in beauty products. At low levels, breathing in formaldehyde can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation. At higher levels, exposure to formaldehyde can cause skin rashes, shortness of breath, wheezing, and changes in lung function.

Products containing formaldehyde: nail polish, nail polish remover, straighteners, shampoo and conditioner, liquid soap, moisturizer, toothpaste, etc.

What should you pay attention to on the packaging?

Biodegradable: Able to be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thus avoid pollution.

Reuse: Designed to be durable and used multiple times.

To recycle: Packaging made of materials that can be reused. Recyclable materials include glass, metal, cardboard, paper and some plastics.

nails inc. Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml

Without 21 harmful ingredients, what’s not to love about this Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish?

Characteristics:

  • vegan
  • cruelty free
  • Comes in 19 gorgeous colors
  • The packaging is recyclable and eco-friendly with a 100% FSC ash wood cap.
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Save 18% – Wild & Stone Eco Friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads (16 Pack)

Made from 100% cotton, they’re not only kinder to the environment but also your skin and can be used with your choice of cleanser/toner or simply dampened with lukewarm water.

The pack contains:

  • 4 x cotton sponge pads for deeper cleaning and removing hard to move makeup
  • 12 x soft, reusable organic makeup remover pads for daily cleansing
  • Recyclable packaging

facetheory Amil-C Whip M5 SPF 30 Moisturizer

This whipped foam moisturizer is said to refine and brighten your skin while protecting against UV damage – the added Vitamin C is there to refine pores and brighten the complexion while Vitamin E protects and nourishes.

It’s vegan and cruelty-free, and also free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils, making it an ideal eco-friendly solution for skin hydration.

Eco-responsible and sustainable beauty products 2022

1. Wild & Stone Eco-Friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads






Wild & Stone Eco-Friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Why not try these reusable makeup remover pads instead of cotton pads and wet wipes?

You have 16 in the pack, so you don’t have to worry about running out of clean products.

Made from 100% cotton, they’re not only kinder to the environment, they’re also kinder to your skin and can be used with your choice of cleanser/toner or simply dampened with lukewarm water.

The pack contains:

  • 4 x cotton sponge pads for deeper cleaning and removing hard to move makeup
  • 12 x soft, reusable organic makeup remover pads for daily cleansing
  • Recyclable packaging

2. Faith in Nature – Coconut & Shea Butter Solid Shampoo 85g






Faith in Nature – Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo Bar 85g – €4.34 – Holland & Barrett

This luxurious and deliciously scented coconut and shea butter shampoo bar will leave your hair soft and hydrated.

It contains 100% natural fragrances and essential oils and is free of SLS or parabens.

Characteristics:

Buy now from Holland & Barrette (£4.34).

3. Wild Purple Case & Coconut Dreams Deodorant Refill






Wild Purple Case & Coconut Dreams Deodorant Refill – £12

This sleek and stylish deodorant applicator is reusable and made from durable aluminum and recycled plastic – it’s gentle on the skin with maximum sweat safety.

It’s vegan, cruelty-free, dermatologically tested, and free of artificial fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and aluminum.

This pack includes:

  • 1x purple reusable aluminum case
  • 1x coconut scented natural deodorant refill

4. facetheory Amil-C Whip M5 SPF 30 Moisturizer






facetheory Amil-C Whip M5 Moisturizer SPF 30 – £18.99, facetheory

This whipped foam moisturizer is said to refine and brighten your skin while protecting against UV damage – the added Vitamin C is there to refine pores and brighten the complexion while Vitamin E protects and nourishes.

It’s vegan and cruelty-free, and also free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils, making it an ideal eco-friendly solution for skin hydration.

Buy now from facetheory (£18.99).

5.nails inc. Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml






nails inc. Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml

Without 21 harmful ingredients, what’s not to love about this Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish?

The vegan and cruelty-free polish is available in 19 gorgeous colors, so you’re spoiled for choice. Plus, the packaging is also recyclable and eco-friendly with a 100% FSC ash wood cap.

6. NIVEA Naturally Good Biodegradable Wipes






NIVEA Naturally Good Biodegradable Wipes, £3.30 – Amazon

These eco-friendly wipes are made with 100% renewable plant-based fibers and are biodegradable, helping you save the planet with every use.

Suitable for dry skin – these herbal cleansing wipes are enriched with Aloe Vera extract to effectively remove the toughest makeup and waterproof mascara.

The packaging is made from 45% recycled materials, while the formula contains 0% alcohol and is enriched with 97% naturally derived ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and refreshed.

7. Hand + body lotion with bergamot water






Bergamot Water Hand & Body Lotion, £14.99 – UpCircle

This 99% natural citrus scented hand and body lotion will leave skin feeling nourished, hydrated and lightly scented. What more could you ask for?

An invigorating lotion that combines Bergamot Water with Grapefruit and Lemongrass Oil to uplift and invigorate the senses while protecting and repairing all skin types.

Characteristics:

  • 100% vegan
  • Cruelty-free and made in the UK
  • Presented in a glass bottle with plastic pump.
  • For a repeat order without plastic – keep the pump from your first bottle

Buy now from circle up (£14.99).

8. Bamboo Makeup Brushes

This set of 11 makeup brushes is made with high quality fibers that are suitable for all skin types.

The bristles are super soft with a natural touch, while the wood effect brushes and handles feel quality and durability.

Package contents:

  • Set of 11 brushes
  • Small travel bag

9. Lemon Purifying Hair and Body Wash






Lemon Purifying Hair & Body Wash, £12 – The Body Shop

Start your day feeling refreshed with this Vegan Lemon Purifying Hair and Body Wash

This lemony beauty has been enriched with natural lemon essential oil known for its purifying properties, it helps eliminate bacteria and impurities, leaving your hair and body clean, fresh and subtly scented. Yum.

Buy now from The body store (£12.00).

10. Aveda Nutriplenish Lightweight Hydration Shampoo






Aveda nutriplenish lightweight hydration shampoo, £27 – Aveda

The lightweight, creamy formula, with a blend of vegan superfoods, cleanses and replenishes dry hair with nutrient-fueled moisture – so if you’re looking for well-nourished locks of hair, this is your answer.

Free from all the nasties – ingredients include:

  • Certified organic low molecular weight coconut oil penetrates hair to help moisturize
  • Fatty acid-rich mango butter helps nourish leaving hair soft and smooth
  • Oat extract helps give the formula a luxurious, creamy feel, which is suitable for all types of dry hair

Buy now from Aveda (£27.00).