Many large, corporate cosmetics companies creates excess amounts of pollutants, or do not have sustainable practices. However, there are brands that value the importance of creating products that not only benefits their customers, but also our home: the planet. Here are 5 eco-friendly beauty businesses that cares about the environment:
The Mountain BC Skincare Co. was founded by Tanja to provide people with organic and locally-sourced ingredients to promote good health and wellness. Tanja partnered up with Indigenous Peoples to learn about the eco-friendly methods of harvesting the ingredients from the beautiful coast of British Columbia.
Additionally, ONETREEPLANTED.ORG will received $1 for every purchase made. This may seem like a small, insignificant contribution, but it actually helps protect our "nature & [preserves] British Columbia's wildlife and green environment." Trees help filter out air pollutants for us to breathe clean air, lessen impacts of wildfires, and provide homes for a diverse world of different animal species that inhabit the planet with us.
Many of the products are vegan, bio-degradable, organic, recyclable, contains vitamins & minerals, and are not tested on animals (when applicable). Some of the products includes:
baby and pet care products
BC wild glacial clay masks
body bars & butters
detox face bars
facial cleansers & toners
KraveBeauty is a skincare company founded by Liah Yoo, a Korean beauty influencer that was once feeling very confused and overwhelmed about skincare routines. At KraveBeauty, they believe in the power of simplicity and stress-free skincare.
Additionally, they have made multiple donations to help relief the forest fires in Amazon & Australia, and funded organizations fighting deforestations. KraveBeauty also became a "member of 1% For The Planet and pledge to donate 1% of [all profits] to global environmental protection projects."
KB has also taken the initiative to have more sustainable practices by encouraging the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In order to reduce the amount of waste from excessive packaging, KB's products are packed in recyclables with non-toxic adhesive labels and UV ink; which are safer and more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional labels. There is also an option for customers to choose carbon offset shipping offer, allowing your products to be packed in 100% recyclable carton with no excess fillers. Some of the products include:
LUSH is a skincare company "[that believes] in protecting people, animals and the planet!" Since 1995, LUSH has dedicated its products to promote positive environmental change through numerous ways.
LUSH actively work with transportation and suppliers to minimize the amount of environmental harm done on Earth. The ingredients used are sustainably sourced to create beautiful, handmade, 100% vegetarian products. All products are created with the thought of "naked packaging" in mind to reduce the amount of excess waste. With naked packaging, the amount of carbon footprint is reduced, as well. Popular items include:
body butters and conditioners
lip scrubs and balms
La Bouche Rouge is a French brand that has committed to having everything plastic-free - from the manufacturing process to products in stores.
La Bouche Rouge also supports Eau Vive Internationale by supplying 100L of safe, clean water for children in Togo to drink. They are also involved in the construction of a water-drinking well and hygiene infrastructure for children living in the village of Hilou.
When shopping in-stores, the shops are made of reusable materials: wood, marble, glass, paper, and metals. This way, everything is plastic-free. The product formluas have no PMMA plastics in them since LBR banned the use of microplastics in the products. Additionally, to minimize the use of single-use plastics, the beauty items are all refillable, plastic-free, recyclable, and crafted with stainless steel, glass, or leather. Makeup brushes and mascara wands are made of castor plant fibers to avoid to use of plastics in the tools. Some of the products include:
bronzers and highlighters
Seed Phytonutrients is a beauty company that embraces the power of sustainability and encourages other companies to do the same.
Their products are all packed in recycled materials and is recyclable, and Seed Phytonutrients is the first to create shower-friendly paper shampoo bottles - that's right, paper bottles made out of 100% post-consumer recycled paper and post-consumer plastic liner. They have also partnered with TerraCycle® to create a free recycling program for pumps, which can be upcycled to start a new life as farm fences or chairs. The main ingredients of all their products are seeds: a variety of different kinds of seeds sustainably harvested from farmers. Some of their products include:
Shampoo and Conditioners