While zero-waste may mean you make a lot of your own products, not everyone has the time or resources to do so. Good thing there are plenty of eco-friendly and ethical companies that make beauty products with natural ingredients and sustainable packaging! Here, I've listed some companies that I have tried and others I'd like to, that offer sustainable and quality products (links attatched).
Urban Oreganics is a woman-run, small business in Oregon (hense, oreganics) offering handcrafted skincare products in glass packaging that you can also choose to send back to be reused.
100% vegan, organic, natural, recyclable.
Elate Clean Cosmetics
Elate is another woman-run business, based in Canada. They offer natural, cruelty-free make-up and brushes with sustainable packaging.
Vegan, cruelty free, toxin free, gluten free.
A San Francisco based skincare line made up of superfoods with a mission to provide clean, consious, and accessible skincare that empowers women. Many of the products come in glass and can be sent back to recycle for a 50% discount when you purchase the same product!
Organic, vegan, natural, recyclable.
Georganics is an UK-based company that provides natural, zero-waste oral-care products from toothpaste, tooth-tabs, mouthwash, floss and toothbrushes. I have never tried any of their products myself since they are in Europe, however they do ship to the U.S. But I fully intend on visiting the store and buying some of their products next time I'm in Europe!
Natural, organic, sustainable, ethical.
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A skincare company that provides vegan products with pure and natural ingredients. They are committed to use the least amount of plastic packaging by providing products in paper or glass, and give monthly donations to ethical charity organizations.
Vegan, natural, cruely-free, organic, sustainble.
Plain Products is a company that sells environmentally friendly bathroom essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. They package their products in steel containers of various sizes and work off a subscription system (optional). When you are running out, you are sent more and put your empty bottles in the package you received with the new ones, to be reused. And they ship plastic-free!
Vegan, organic, natural, cruelty-free, palm oil free, sustainable.
Yay For Earth
A face lotion business by an environmental activist, Stevie Van Horn (you can find her on instagram @stevieyaaaay). With a relatively new business, she's striving to open up a bigger conversation about environmental impacts. This face lotion is packaged in glass and has plastic-free shipping! It's very popular and sells out pretty quickly. Only 5 ingredients! Yay!
Natural, organic, cruelty-free, sustainable.
A natural sunscreen company that offers many of their products in tin and cardboard. They have over 10 certifications such as cruelty-free, organic, natural, and more. They strive to provide the safest, most effective sunscreens with sustainably sourced ingredients that don't damage coral reefs like convential spf's. They also offer plastic-free shipping!
Natural, organic, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, sustainable.
Moon Valley Organics
A line of medicinal, natural skin care products that strives to help #savethebees by offering 10% of their profits to pollinater organizations. Their plastic-free products consist of bar soap and lotion bars.
Organic, natural, post-consumer recycled content, fair trade.
Starting out as @sustainyoself on Instagram, we are now selling our very own sustainable, ethical and 100% biodegradable lip balms, coming soon!
We source all of our ingredients carefully and responsibly and support sustainable bee farming for our beeswax. Only 4 ingredients that heal and repair dry or damaged lips that is also multipurpose and can be used on your hands and face or any other part of the body. And when you're done with the tube, you can toss the whole thing in the compost, sticker included. 100% plastic-free shipping and made with love. Go check out our shop!
Natural, organic, cruelty-free, sustainable, biodegradable.
Each of these brands are making the world a better place through beauty/skincare products. I hope you enjoyed my list of sustainable companies and that you try one or more of them out!