We’re all about recycling and know that food waste is bad, but do we really understand the full impact the beauty industry has on our environment? News flash – it ain’t good. So from plastic-free products to cruelty-free makeup this is our eco-friendly wish list for planet-friendly beauty saviours.
Nail Kind Natural Nail Polishes
On the hunt for an eco-friendly nail polish that’s kind to you and your nails? Nail Kind let’s you add a pop of colour to the tips of your fingers without compromising on ethics. Their range is not only vegan and cruelty-free, but made with up to 85% bio-sourced mineral ingredients that quickly dry too. So whether you wanna go bold or keep them subtle, their impressive colour collection has got something for everyone. We’ll take the lot, please.
Wild Soap Bars
Wild are known (and loved) for their zero-plastic deodorants and now they’re adding another plastic-free product to the range. These new soap bars are packed full of natural ingredients, as well as being free from all the nasties like detergents, synthetic ingredients and parabens. And with three scents to choose from including lavender; orange zest; and Jasmine and mandarin blossom, they’re an easy eco-friendly bathroom swap to make.
Centred Shampoo Bar
Enriched with orange flower water and aloe vera, this solid shampoo bar has been designed to strengthen our hair whilst also making it shine and mega moisturised too. It’s naturally scented, so it’s great for sensitive scalps, as well as being vegan, plastic free and made from 98% plant based ingredients. Each little bar lasts for up to 60 washes (so you’re saving two plastic bottles) and thanks to the coconut based cleanser, this one really foams up meaning you can lather it all over your locks.
Zero Waste Path Shampoo Bar
Swapping from plastic bottles of shampoo and conditioners to bars is one of the best and easiest ways to make your hair washing more sustainable. These bars from Zero Waste Path are totally plastic-free; the cardboard packaging 100% recycled and recyclable/compostable and the bars themselves are 100% biodegradable, vegan and palm-oil free. There are different bars for specific hair types and they are all are 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner so you can save on time as well as on products.
Sugar Coated At-Home Waxing
We’ve been championing sugaring for a while now, and after a failed attempt at making our own at home during the first lockdown, we’re happy to report we’ve now found some ready made sugar wax. It’s 100% natural (made from just sugar and water) and completely biodegradable. That’s right, the sugar melts with warm water making it easily disposed of down the drain without causing any harm to the environment and great for when you get sticky hands. These guys also donate their excess sugar syrup to local beekeepers, so when it’s too cold outside for the bees to produce honey, they can use sugar syrup as a substitute.
IKON Eau De Parfum
This range of natural fragrances are not only made from environmentally sourced ingredients, but they’re also boxed up in compostable packaging and recyclable glass bottles. The collection is exclusive to The Fragrance Shop and includes six different unisex scents including a bold patchouli & black oud, a floral jasmine & neroli and one with notes of coffee & caramel.
8.7 Living Bamboo Makeup Pads
It always feels like such a waste using cotton pads when removing makeup, so these reusable and washable soft pads made from bamboo are the miracle our beauty kit needed. The set also comes with a headband to keep your hair off your face whilst in the midst of a pampering sesh.
Not only is this lipstick vegan, plastic-free and extremely nourishing, there are plenty of shades to choose from. So whatever the occasion, grab a Juni lipstick to level up your outfit game.
Estrid are a Scandinavian, female-first Vegan razor brand, making hair removal pain-free on the skin, wallet and planet. Their starter kits include a steel razor handle, wall mount and two 5-blade cartridge refills. What we like is they come in a range of colours to suit every personality .. or bathroom.
Smith England Hair Care
It’s the little touches that really elevate standard beauty products and Smith England use recycled plastic for their bottles along with nourishing, cruelty-free natural ingredients such as lavender and chamomile that are good for your hair and don’t harm the planet.
Nordic Roots Apple Complex Moisturiser
Nordic Roots is a collection by Green People, produced in Denmark using natural ingredients from the local area, such as sugar beet and apple discard, that would otherwise have been wasted. Their Apple Complex moisturiser is unscented, gender-neutral and promises to deliver a hydrating burst of moisture. Plus, the packaging is 100% recyclable and made with a 25% combination of grass.
£24.99 for 50ml