Five of the Best Plastic Free Beauty Picks
We’ve spoken about the necessity of going as plastic-free as possible before on this blog, as well as the evils of single-use plastics and how non-biodegradable packaging is just such an enormous problem in the fashion industry.
However, as today (17th June) is #PlasticFreeBeautyDay in the UK, we thought we’d draw your attention to another industry (that we’re rather fond of) that has just as bad a reputation when it comes to plastic packaging – the beauty industry.
Back in 2017, the annual awareness campaign, ‘Zero Waste Week’, reported that more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the global cosmetics industry every year, the majority of which is not recyclable.
Shocked by those stats but not sure where on earth to start with rehauling your beauty regime? Well, here are our five sustainable beauty picks to ease you into the world of plastic-free beauty:
These mineral blushers are made in the UK with natural and cruelty-free ingredients and come in two lovely radiant tones- a natural matte peach and a subtle glowing pink.
Mineral’s powder pots are made from sustainably sourced bamboo and recyclable plastic (and there’s even a completely plastic-free refill option made from cardboard) that makes it easy for you to create a zero-waste makeup routine.
Plus, rather than buying a new pot every time you top up on your make-up supplies, you can also purchase product refill tubes - ideal for further reducing packaging waste whilst saving money.
This professional 11-piece bamboo makeup brush set is handmade in the UK using bamboo from sustainable sources and recycled aluminium.
Flawless was founded with the aim of creating professional standard makeup brushes and natural beauty products which are vegan, affordable, and eco-friendly. All the cosmetic brushes are PETA approved cruelty-free and are designed and handcrafted with materials selected with the environment in mind.
The future of deodorant! Wild is a single-use plastic free refillable deodorant made up of two parts: a sleek and stylish aluminium case and deodorant refills. You keep the case forever and just keep popping in new deodorant refills each time you finish an old one.
Wild is a natural deodorant, meaning it is made up of ingredients derived from nature. There’s zero synthetic chemicals, aluminium, parabens, or sulphates in this deodorant stick! Instead, you can find planet-friendly base ingredients such as tapioca starch and sunflower seed wax here.
These creamy vegan lipsticks are enriched with nourishing oils to keep lips moisturised all day. With a texture of a lip balm combined with the look of a lipstick, the formula feels lightweight yet delivers rich and long-lasting pigment. The gorgeous colour is derived from mineral powder pigments and is completely free from synthetics, parabens, palm oil and petrochemicals!
All lipsticks come packaged in an aluminium tube with plastic lining, in a recycled cardboard box.
Paving the way in the zero-plastic toiletries market, and now offering 40 per cent of its range plastic-free, Lush launched its shampoo bars in 1988 and has 26 different fragrances to choose from.
How does a Shampoo Bar work? Simply stroke your shampoo bar over your hair it a few times to lather it up or rub the bar between your hands to create a lather. Then just massage it into the scalp and hair, as you would with a liquid shampoo. Rinse out and condition if your hair would like a little extra loving. Leave the bar out to air dry, ready for its next use!